Hello everyone, I hope your week got off to a good start wherever you are.
After a busy weekend of markets I am taking a deep breath, slowing down and thinking about things other than sewing, sewing , sewing....
I must say it makes a nice change.
As you can imagine there are always ideas for future projects lurking in the depths waiting for the opportunity to surface.....
Saturday's market was held in Bright, a lovely drive, a beautiful town, particularly in Autumn.
The above photo was taken along the way.
Fog had created an inland sea, the beauty of it took my breath away as I crested a hill and it came into view.
I had to put the brakes on pull over and take a pic.
Nestled under a blanket of fog are farms, who are waking up to a 'pea souper'
It was the most beautiful Autumn day.
A real stunner.
As you can see the Autumn colour in Bright is breathtaking and at this time of year there are many visitors, soaking it all up and enjoying the spectacular colour.
The place will no doubt be choc-a-bloc over Easter.
The market went well, being school holidays there were plenty of people around. The market is held in a park by the river and I had a lovely spot in full sun, which was much appreciated as it started off a little chilly.
No pics, sorry, you'll just have to take my word for it.
When it was time to pack up, I really didn't want to as it was so pleasant just sitting there relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere.
Sunday morning was the monthly market in my home town.
Another gorgeous day, quieter than expected but I was still happy with sales.
I realised after the January market I did in Bright that I needed to have a sign on my stall, so people could put a 'name' to my wares.........
So, Friday night saw me madly going through my stash of fabric, looking for something suitable to use as a background.
An old pillow slip that I had already used half of proved to be the very thing I needed.
Polka dots and a bird were the obvious choice and I was happy with the finished sign.
I asked hubby and No.1 for their 'creative' opinion and I got the thumbs up from both, phew.....
Don't forget to click on the pics for a better view.
There seems to be alot of red and blue going on in this photo.
I didn't realise until I had uploaded it........
Once he woke up, No. 1 came in to play a few tunes to add a festive atmosphere.
He needed some 'petrol money' to get to Canberra on Good Friday for a gig.
So to all of you who throw a few coins into a buskers, hat or guitar case, can I just say a 'BIG THANKYOU', on his behalf.
After a weekend out and about I needed to head into town yesterday to do some grocery shopping, op shopping and general running about.
I found myself in a cookware shop and spied these cute as a button 'cookie cutters'
You know, I just couldn't resist them. That flop eared bunny, just too cute.
Then there was a little dog cutter and it is 'Wee Jock' to a tee.............
They just had to come home with me. The 'oooooh' factor was over the limit.
Mind you, I may never use them, but just looking at them makes me smile.
Isn't that worth just a few dollars?
Could I actually eat some bunny shaped biscuits?
Wee Jock better watch out, that goose/duck is a bit too close for comfort.........
Today has seen me out in the vegie garden, removing spent Zinnias, which although still flowering are past their best and I just need to be ruthless.
The good thing is, my 'gardening man' aka No. 1 son can do all the boring stuff while I get in and do the .......... other boring stuff, like weeding, hmmm......
I'm feeling much better having got that done and off the 'to do' list.
Another of my little helpers.
Hand picked as they are very good at their job.........eating bugs and the occasional worm.
Wandering around the garden I had to take a couple of Autumnal (oooh, there's that word..)
The carpet of beautiful leaves, is compliments of the Manchurian Pear.
Here it is in all it's glory, the colour just gets better and better.......
The girls are finding the overcast day a little gloomy and for some reason are all huddled together under one of the fruit trees.
The cold spell that hit us last week and had me reaching for the matches to light the heater, has disappeared.
Heading towards Easter we are expecting a bit of rain and a drop in temp, but Easter is expected to be very pleasant.
We will be busy as No.1 has a few gigs on, so we will be out and about, but enjoying the time together and the beautiful weather and Autumn colour.
Whatever you have planned over the break, enjoy it and safe travels.
Thanks for taking the time to say 'hi', it's always nice to hear from you.
Till next time, take care,
P.S. A little query, some Aussie bloggers might be able to help me with.
I am looking to get some labels printed.
Nothing too fancy, just the twill variety.
Have done a little searching on the net but haven't yet found anything.
Can anyone recommend a company?
Thanks , Claire