Thursday, 17 February 2011

Morning Sun....

.....in just the right spot.........





7.30 this morning, no flash just sunlight coming through one of the kitchen windows and hitting the oranges on the sideboard, perfect shot....love it...!


A very short while later and the sun moved right onto the tulips on the dining table..





..I know, Tulips, totally out of season but I was in the supermarket yesterday and they had all their valentines flowers reduced to $5 a bunch, wouldn't you be mad if you paid $40 for roses on Monday and Wednesday they're $5...?

They're gorgeous aren't they..



Just lovely to look at..



Got to go now, off to my patchwork group...
Cya...
xxx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Chiang Mai.....

Just wanted to show you this photo of Ryan, our second eldest grandson...





..having a ball at Kardinia Sum Pun. They spend a good amount of time at the local school, helping and working and as you can see lots of time playing with the gorgeous kids..
You can check out The Chiang Mai Journey here....


I do miss the boy...

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Bliss...

..by name....





..and bliss to look at...





Finished this top today, the blocks were part of a Flickr bee group....





I love this fabric, it's so summery, fresh and bright..





..and I can just imagine snuggling up under all that summery freshness in the middle of a cold winter..

Friday, 4 February 2011

Busy week...

This girl (Sam) has been staying for a few days....

...and she's been very busy..! She found a little kit for Jodie's *Pocket Bot* that was hiding on the shelf and just had to have it. She's never made a softie before, so she followed Jodie's excellent instructions to the letter and even though it's a little lop-sided we love it. I have to tell you that she re-named it, you'll love this, it's now called a *lizzie bot* in honour of her Nana :o)
She also made these yesterday....

..for her bed when they move into the new house in March..


The girls from my patchwork group came over yesterday and we had a great sit and chat and eat, it was so lovely to catch up after the Christmas/summer break. Sam made a cake and some cupcakes on Wednesday for the ladies and decorated them early in the morning so they were ready for lunch time ...

They were as yummy as they look too, banana cupcakes, Mmmm Mmmmm!

Jill brought her Dahlia quilt made in French General fabric, isn't it gorgeous? It's just back from the quilters and waiting for the binding.


These little poppets went to the groomers on Wednesday...

Clipped, clean and neat again, well the first time for Molly...

Natalie (our doggie beauty person) said she was a bit wriggly but overall quite well behaved, phew, thank goodness as she's booked in every four weeks from now on..

It was an exhausting day though, she slept for ages afterwards...
Told you it was a busy week didn't I? 

Just to finish have a look at this photo..!

We keep a running tally of the monthly rain total on the blackboard door in the kitchen. I've been doing it for about five years now, at the end of the month the total is transfered to a chart on the back of the pantry door and at the end of the year I have an annual total. I think I've become a bit obsessive with it!! Anyway, this is the total for January this year and to bring it in to perspective last years January total was............1mm..!! True, last year we had one mm of rain for the whole month...!


It's raining on and off again today and forecast for more tomorrow...sigh!
Going to do some sewing....
xxx

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