Thursday, July 21, 2011

Winter Where Are You?

Hello every one, how's your week going ?

Thanks for popping by to see what's happening here in the Sweet Birdy Love Household..............

I'm still working on new designs for singlets.
I've used white thread for a change, instead of the usual black. I'm not sure if I prefer the white, but it's nice to try something different and see what the effect is............

There's a lot of toadstool and owl love going on in Blogland and I just couldn't resist it..........

I've also been reading alot of gardening posts of UK bloggers and the seed was planted, so to speak.
Along with the fact that Spring is sneaking around the place.
Would you believe it was 18deg. here today.
Now what's that all about I ask you?

It's heading back to 12 deg. on Sunday, right where it should be, I mean to say we've got another 5 weeks of Winter to go.
I'm not prepared to pack it in now.
I want more rainy, cold weather, evenings spent sitting by the heater with a cuppa or my crochet. You know what I mean, I'm just not ready to say goodbye to Winter yet..........

Anyway, while I was in town today I stopped by the local nursery and had a mooch about the seedling section.

There were lots of wonderful seedlings to choose from, but, they certainly aren't cheap, so I settled for some seeds and one punnet of plants.

I love Hollyhocks, I've never grown them before, so fingers crossed they do well.
Some giant Sunflowers will be grown in the garden this year and I'm hoping they live up to their name. I'll need to do a round of the paddock with the wheelbarrow and shovel and pick up some manure.......

Any volunteers?
Morning or afternoon tea supplied courtesy of No. 1 son (keep reading)

No. 1 was inspired yesterday to whip up some savoury scones, recipe courtesy of the Beechworth Bakery.

Believe me they taste even nicer than they look, they are just delicious.

He had been on an 8 km ride into town and back, so he had worked hard for them, but I'm not sure if I deserved one!!
Of course being the thoughtful mum that I am I had to try them............I didn't want him to think I didn't like them...

Today ended with a sun shower and a beautiful rainbow.

Changeable Spring weather, Winter is playing hide and seek.


I have actually found myself on my knees in the vegie garden this week. The urge to get outside was too strong to resist, so I donned my gardening gear and hat and out I went.

It was lovely, very soon I had taken off the long sleeved shirt and was quite comfortable in my the middle of July.

I planted some Poppies, Stocks and Parsnips that I had bought recently.

Probably weeks too late, knowing me, but I'm sure they'll grow quite happily.

Well, that's just a snippet of the goings on here at Sweet Birdy Love.

Would love to know what you've all been up to, how you've spent your week.

Till next time, take care,

Claire X

P.S. I meant to tell you in the 'market roundup' of last pos,t two of my makes were headed for homes O/S which I was very happy to hear.

My Baa, Baa Black Sheep, baby mobile was heading to South Africa and a Blanket Bunny was off to Dallas, Texas.
I have finally gotten around to sorting out some 'sew in' labels for my handmade items and they will be arriving in the next couple of weeks.


  1. Love those little vests they are adorable - those scones look delish but no vounteering from me I'm afraid ;)

    Have a lovely weekend x

    Leah x

  2. Clarie,

    Cornflowers! I can't wait to see those in bloom!
    You must promise pictures.
    those childrens tees are perfect. Yes, do love that mushroom.

  3. I love the toadstools.My cornflowers are bloming well some have gone to seed but the birds love them.

  4. Those motifs are gorgeous. I like the toadstool one as well. No 1 son looks to be a very good cook! His scones look delicious!

  5. Hi Claire,
    I all your singlets but the toadstool and owl are my favourites.
    If you want more winter, just head on south. We've been having grey skies, rain and cold, cold days.
    Are they pelargoniums I spy waiting to be planted? They are such good value plants, rewarding us for years 'cos they are so hardy. Looking forward to seeing your garden in spring and summer. I've bought some Honesty seeds to trial this year. Fingers crossed they'll cope in my garden.
    Those savoury scones look delicious.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Anne xx

  6. 18 degrees?! It's barely got to that over here for the last week and it's our so-called Summer!

    I love the toadstool vest and the scones look scrumptious.
    I bought my first hollyhock this year but I'm going to get some seeds as well for next year. I love hollyhocks and don't know why I've never had them before.

  7. hi Claire, how exciting that your makes are off OS, must make you proud! And there must be something in the bloggy water, you were thinking of mosaicing photos, while I was cooking Beechwortrh Bakery recipes too! How funny! I just bought 'More secrets of the Beechworth Bakery' because I'd like to be able to cook bakery things at home, and made the meat pie the other night for dinner. Thumbs up from hubby! Might give the scones a go next.... Have a great day! Julie :)


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