Sunday, February 27, 2011

Some changes . . .

I changed a couple of block as I just wasn't convinced. I think it looks better - oh and I fiddled with the directions. I think I have changed the directions back again to make the red squares all going down in a row. It's amazing how it changes the look by just moving the direction of blocks.
So many OS bloggers are saying how Spring is on it's way, but over here in Australia, we are getting the first hints of Autumn. I love Autumn.
My little Pete has started a new patch in my garden for his vegies. It's right at the back door and we had fun rearranging plants to make space.
oh, and we went to the Library on Saturday morning and got a book called Luscious Lemon Desserts. We made the Perfect Lemon Tart. We're going to try it tomorrow night.
I can't wait!

I couldn't help myself . . .

Friday, February 25, 2011

Inspiration cometh . . .

A big thank you to all the lovely comments of encouragement and ideas, to help me get back into some sewing. I have finally ventured into the sewing room, and am pleased to report that a new quilt is on it's way. This week's excitement in Ballarat couldn't have come at a better time for me. On Wednesday night, I was lucky enough to get a ticket to attend a Kaffe Fasset lecture. What an interesting man who has had, as he described "a charmed life"
At the end of the talk, there were some of his quilts on display, and some people took their quilts for Show and Tell. It was a most interesting evening and most inspiring.
Here's the man himself, and I was bold enough to get a photo of me with him, although he wasn't too keen on the flash. Of course there was a book signing opportunity too, and just a tiny bit of fabric purchased!!!
And our wonderful Jen from the CAKE shop had these cakes especially made, and I was lucky enough to get one. Thanks Em!
. . . stay tuned, tomorrow is a weekend!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Help needed -

I don't quite know where I am at the moment.
I want to do some sewing, but I just don't know where to start.
I have been consumed by my garden of late.
I could find things to do out there infinitum.
School has just started back.
Busy busy times . . .
I need some distractions,
but I want to sew something.
I love my garden, but I want to feel the love in the sewing room -
any ideas?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Almost late for work . . .

I went out on Thursday morning, to feed the chooks, and my eyes strayed as they do, upon my beloved plants. I saw these little mushrooms coming up in the compost and was compelled to return inside to get my camera, to catch what my eyes were seeing, and share it with you all.
. . . of course this led onto other things, and I was almost late for work.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Roses for Happiness


Julia's Rose
Mystery Fushia
Gallipoli Heath

My goal for the day was to have a trip to the Nursery and buy myself 2 roses.
I felt I needed some Rose Love.
I got a Pierre de Ronsard and a Red Pierre, and then spent the rest of the day moving things and pottering around making room for my new friends.
. . . a nice quiet day off,
back to the Rat Race tomorrow!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The buds of the Cosmos
I worked on this part of the garden this week. I planted a new tree for Autumn colour. My wonderful Echium's have finally "had it" - they are not long livers, and have been in about 5 years - and all that rain just soaked them out. I left a couple of little ones, but pulled the old ones out. It's left a big gap, which is a different look in my back yard, but I'm sure it will soon fill up.

More Cosmos buds
Just Joey, is one of my favourite roses as it is such a great performer.
. . . and I just LOVE Papa Milland. I moved this one at the wrong time, and thought I'd lost it, but it has come back stronger than ever and is full of flowers, and the perfume is divine.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

School's in . . .

During the holidays, can I just say, that I took it upon myself to have a tidy up of my computer.
Being non "tech savvy" I seem to have inadvertently deleted my email ability.
I'm apologising for not being able to return email's just now - they don't seem to work, but I'm pleased to see some new visitors to my blog, and especially my faithful followers.
Mr Flowergarden says they must have a special hand signal at work to know when I am on my way to the computer office.
. . . but I do love my garden. I've not been doing much sewing lately (oh, yes, I did manage to whip up a new skirt for the first day back), but meetings are back on the agenda tomorrow.
. . . school's definitely in

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The last "hoorah"

A trip to the beach in our "Vintage Van"
Some swimming, some Boogie Boarding . . .

. . . and now back to school