Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ric-Rac Pickle Sewing Day


The neighbourhood children came over for the day on Tuesday, and we decided to have some sewing time together and make some Ric Rac Pickles.

Brooke is 10 and got a sewing machine for Christmas, so I told her to bring it over and we'd get it humming.
 
 

4 Children walked away at the end of the day, very pleased to have made their very own Pickle, and although I was tired, I had a sense of satisfaction, to be passing on a very loved skill of "making things!"

Today I've been working in my garden, and finished my new Keyhole garden path - thanks to the help of Mr Flowergardnen and Master Flowergarden.
I am so pleased with the result.

My Delphiniums are in full flower and just look beautiful.

This rose is called Ashram. It is special to me as a friend gave it to me when my Dad died 3 years ago. Each time it flowers, I have a quiet smile on my face. It lasts so long inside as a cut flower too, so just a great performer.

BTW
I'm loving being on School Holidays!
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7 comments:

Paula's Place said...

What a lovely way to spend the day passing on your skills. Love the new garden. Happy holidays.

Quiltedtime said...

I am really wanting that Ashram rose. Apparently, it is sold under different names here in the USA. I love the name because my friends and I occasionally visits ashrams here in California. That color is certainly very prominent there.

Muddling Through said...

I love that you are passing on your love of making to another generation, and that rose is gorgeous. I'd never heard of it before.

Jan said...

What fun, Annie! And your flowers look lovely, as always.

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie
The garden looks wonderful. What did you use for the base of the path?
Deb from Albury

Why I garden... said...

How colourful and creative!

Leanne said...

What a wonderful person you are and such lucky children. Looks like it was a fun day.