Sunday, 28 August 2011

Blissful Weekend

I should have done this during the week, but as usual the week vanished. No matter, now is just as good.
Last weekend we took ourselves off to the country for the weekend. Theo and Justin went up on the Friday night by train, apparently a lovely trip, just over 2 hours, and I drove up on Saturday afternoon after work, which was actually quite nice. I turned up the music and off I went.

It's been nearly a year since our last visit with Frank and Raeleen(my BIL & SIL) everything was in drought, brown, dry and very sad too look at. Now.........well it gorgeous. Green and lush.

There is Wattle growing everywhere, these gorgeous tiny pompoms with the most delicate scent telling you that spring really is just around the corner

Even the weeds are pretty!!

We went to the local footy game where Matt (the nephew) was the star of the game, (Well, we thought so) He kicked the winning goal!!
Here's the cheer squad, Justin, Raeleen and Frank

Back at their place, what do I find sitting on my quilt??,
yep!! Lacey the cat!!
What is it with cats and quilts??

Sadly it was time to go home, we had a beautiful sunset to finish off a perfect relaxing weekend.

Whatever your week brings
Enjoy It, Live It, Love It

Saturday, 20 August 2011


Goodness, where did those two weeks just go???
I can tell you that the house renovations are pretty much done!! Yay!! Just a few touch ups and lots of sorting, sifting, giving away and throwing out!! That is more daunting than actually renovating and extending!!

Finally finished this quilt for my sister. It's called Hills and Mountains, I started it about 18 months ago and it was a bit of playing with 60* triangles. I'm really happy with the result.

This is the beginning of my next long term project.
The quilt is Life Is Beautiful by Helen Stubbings, it will be a quilt-as-go, you can see the full version on her blog here
First block stitched, 31 to go.

Off to the country in the morning to visit some family, bit of time away from  it all.

Till next time

Enjoy It, Live It, Love It,

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Around The Corner Is....

SPRING.....well signs of it anyway. Last week we had a couple of magnificent days around 23*C (73*F) beautiful and sunny AND confusing my garden!! Blooms have gone mad, they really think it's Spring.

But this week it was back to the bleak grey skies and rain(which really don't bother me at all and the daffodils aren't fussed either)

It's amazing how the gloomy weather takes it's toll on people.

But, having said that, I think we ourselves have all needed a dose or two of sunshine. Here's to more Spring days!!

Till next time
Enjoy It, Live It, Love It