Thursday, August 28, 2008

This one's for you, Chookyblue.......

After reading Chookyblue's post about how she was given flowers I felt rather envious. I rarely get given flowers and when I questioned David about this he said he grew masses of flowers for me in the garden. And it's true - and what's more, now that the sun is coming out, they've decided to bloom. When I shared this with Chookyblue she suggested that I share my flowers - so here they are.

These lilies were originally planted by David's grandmother in her garden and we managed to get a few of the bulbs for our garden.

The anenomes are looking beautiful at the moment.

This is our big patch of ranunculi - I don't know if you can see it but they are just starting to come out but there are masses of flowers coming - I can't wait!

I think that ranunculi are my favourite flower - oh and poppies - and freesias (for their scent), and orange blossom - mmmmm I love orange blossom.

This last photo is what we have to look forward to - this was last year's crop.

These are my flowers to all of you!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Warning......Construction in progress

Just before the holidays, our old, old shed had to come down as it was a potential hazard. David, the avid recycler, decided to use as much as he could from the old shed to make a cubby house for the boys. His aim was to make it completely without having to spend a cent. Unfortunately he had to buy a couple of posts, but other than that it's made from things he's scrounged from around our garden and my dad's shed.

This became the school holiday project.

The boys tried to help as much as they could - it was quite fun to watch them enthusiastically telling David what to do!

The lookout tower - no doubt they will be spying on me in the kitchen!!

As you can see, David has used the old iron from the shed to clad half the cubby.

This is how it looks today. The boys have moved in and made a huge mess which doesn't bother me as I'd rather they mess that than my house - lol!

Finally a carved name plate for the door. David did the carving telling the boys in no uncertain terms that they absolutely, definootly shouldn't play with the carving tools as they were very, very sharp. A few minutes after he came inside, Julian came running in, looking very sheepish, needing a bandaid. Now he knows that dad really, trooly meant it! ouch!!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

A very cute giveaway,

With, sorry, not much time left to enter!
I found this giveaway at Gisele's Blog. How cute is this mug??? There are plenty to choose from but this was by far my favourite as I'm a big lover of tea parties!!!

So pop by her blog and have a go - remember - you've got to be in it to win. Although.......if you don't enter, I might just have a better chance of winning! :)


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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

To sash or not to sash???

That is the question!

I bought some fat quarters in Kadina when I was there for our quilting weekend and I've finally decided to use them.

I'm using a block that I've just recently learnt how to make in my quilting class.
I decided on this particular block as I thought it would join together well and avoid the need for sashing.

But, my quilting teacher thought it would look better with sashing in between and a block of different fabric in each corner.

Now I'm confused so I'm throwing out to you guys - should I sash or should I not???


ps sorry about the crappy photos -i felt inspired to blog and quickly took photos whilst cooking dinner.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm back.........for now

I'm not sure what's happening at the moment - we seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of sickness in this household - when one gets better, the next gets sick :(

I'm finding I've very little time to blog, read blogs or craft. I miss you all though and I'm hoping to get back into it now.

Today is my birthday - yipee! And today is our wedding anniversary - 15 years today!! We are still happy - and probably more in love than ever.

This week, whilst David has been off work with tonsillitis, he has been very busy with Louis, who has been off kindy with a cold. This is what they made me:

It's a new telephone address book that David covered and Louis drew on. I absolutely love it!

I got a lantern from Julian for when we go camping in the next lot of holidays. brrrrr I hope it's warmer by then!!

I've been admiring this bowl for many months at a local shop. It's such a beautiful rich, warm red and it looks just gorgeous stacked with winter fruit.

Thanks Emily - I love my bowl!

And finally, this beautiful, beautiful book. I can't wait to get started on some of the patterns - they are just gorgeous.

For our anniversary, which we don't normally celebrate with gifts, David found this gorgeous bottle (15 years is crystal or glass) and he made this beautiful card (roses are the flower for 15 years of marriage).

So, I'm off now, to organise my gift for David and then it's off to lunch. I look forward to catching up with your blogs over the next few days and getting back into a better blogging routine.