Hello everyone and welcome to a new week, well actually we're almost half way through.
Winter has reappeared in spades with the temp. back down to where it should be - 11deg.
Just as well I found this lovely crocheted blanket at the op shop to snuggle under...........
I couldn't believe it when I spied it in the back corner of the shop along with some other granny blankets.
The pattern and colour stood out and I held my breath as I unfolded it to have a good look.
The yarn used is quite fine, so I'm guessing it's reasonably old.
It's in excellent condition just a few ends need darning in.
I love the edging, a variegated green yarn has been used before the final crochet trim and it really gives it a lift.
Click on the pics to enlarge and see the detail...........
I think it was $8.00 well spent, don't you?
Another pic of the Rhubarb flower which has bolted.
It's shot up and really doesn't look all that interesting now
Apparently the older varieties are more likely to bolt and also more mature plants tend to do this.
After quite a wet weekend, today has turned out quite a mixed bag, weather wise.
Sunny, rainy, sunny, cloudy, hmmm, remind you of anything?!!
The Japonica in the pic is called Apple Blossom, a lovely salmon pink and white.
You don't see this variety very often, I love the combination of colours.
It only takes a couple of branches to make a very simple flower arrangement, but watch out for the spikes, ouch..............
With a little bit of sunshine the bees are busy at work.
I had to be quick to snap a pic of them as they didn't muck around getting pollen from the Rosemary flowers.............
With the warm weather last week, the Manchurian Pear has decided to push ahead and blossom a month early.
Love all those little black dots against the pure white petals.
I have to say I'm so glad the temp. has dropped back to where it should be.
It just seems so wrong to be out in the garden in Winter wearing sunscreen...........
Shall leave you with a gardening pic from last week.
My little helper was searching for nice, juicy morsels in the barrow load of manure I picked up in the paddock............
I was quite happy to reward her gardening efforts with a few worms.........
Like this fella...........now if you were a chook you would be licking your lips by now.....or not !!
On the crafting front, I am finishing off the Sunflower tea cosy, so if you would like to see the finished item, pop back in a day or two.
I'm also working on things for my market stall on the 20th of August.
So the crafting wheels are turning slowly, but we're making progress.
Thankyou all for dropping by to say 'hi' and see what I've been up to............
I've actually been given an award recently by the lovely Cuckoo and I have to think of several interesting things to tell you about myself..........hmmm.
Shall have to sleep on that one.
Till next time, take care,