With the drop in temperature and the disappearance of recent humidity, I had a hankering to make some flowers.
Saturday was the perfect day.
It was wet, verrrrry wet, no gardening could be done, so it was definitely an inside day.
I found a wonderful tutorial over at Cynthia Shaffer . These little beauties are addictive and once you start well you are well and truly in the grip of "Floral Fever' there is no escaping it, so be warned.
There is a cure and that is to keep whipping up flowers until you use every scrap of fabric in your stash or till you get thoroughly sick of the sight of them.......
The fabric combinations can be endless, but so far the yellow polka dot flower is my favourite.
I'm not exactly sure what type of flower they are......Zinnias perhaps!
Maybe a new David Austin rose?
Not only were there fabric flowers blooming on the weekend but crocheted flowers too.
I had this pattern written down somewhere, but didn't want to go searching for it..........
Yes, it was one of those lazy, dazy days.
I found this tutorial on youtube.
You can whip them up in a very short space of time and it's great for using up leftover yarn.
The tutorial also shows you how to crochet leaves, but I haven't managed to get past the flowers yet.......
Last post, I mentioned some a couple of treasures found at the oppy last week.
Here they are in all their laundered glory.
Tucked away in a corner of the op shop, I gasped in delight when I pulled out the stack of tea towels and found them.
They must've been waiting just for me. I'm sure they couldn't have gone to a better home, as you know how much I love birds and Red Robins are my favourite.
The Robin tea towel is Irish linen made in Ulster.
It had a couple of little marks which disappeared after a wash and for 50 cents each, I think you would have to agree they are a bargain of the utmost kind.............
The second teatowel, must've been a magazine gift from Country Style and I think it's a Willy Wagtail, cheeky little birds..........
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Well the rain has disappeared for a couple of days, but will reappear at the end of the week along with the humidity. At least that's what the weather forecasters are telling us.
Today is just glorious, blue skies with a few fluffy, cotton wool clouds.
The temperature is very pleasant.
Here in Australia we have had cyclones and floods up North, more floods down South and over in the West there are bushfires.
It's hard to comprehend the diversity of the landscape and the weather system, but days like this lift your spirits and make you realise that despite the hardship and the problems we all face in life, things are pretty, jolly good.
I hope wherever you are things are going well.
Thankyou for stopping to visit, always lovely to hear from you.
Till next time, take care,