Hello there and welcome, thanks for stopping by.
It's been a little while since my last post, but I haven't fallen off the radar completely...........
Last Friday I looked out the window and saw the approaching storm, so I threw on my boots grabbed the camera and raced out into the paddock to take a few pics.
I loooove the wonderful inky blue clouds contrasting with the Pale pink prunus.
Well, the storm veered away from us and we just got a light shower, but the recent rain has finally put an end to the delicate blossom............so till next Spring.
Tuesday I had to head over to Corowa and on my way home, racing (within the speed limit) against the clock to get back in time for work, I spied this Canola crop.
As you can see it was an overcast day but this splash of yellow across the paddock was just stunning, so I stopped and took a couple of pics to show you.
As usual the photo doesn't do it justice, but for all of you who are experiencing a mellow Autumn
and perhaps needing a bit of colour to brighten up your day, well, this is for you.
Looky, looky what I received from a friend.
This cotton reel "tree" complete with lovely vintagey wooden reels belonged to my friends mum and he didn't have any use for them, nor did his wife, so he thought I might be able to use them.
Use them, are you joking, I just love looking at them............love the two little half reels on the top and bottom row.
I also received another little carry bag full of various cottons.............I was thinking of asking about any old tins of buttons that might be lying around, unloved and gathering dust, but didn't want to push it.
One day, when the spare room becomes my sewing room this little 'tree' of cottons will hang on the wall somewhere.
Ok, so I've been busy sewing, that's why I haven't been blogging, so here's a couple of pics of the latest 'makes'........
Some blanket bunnies and my little lop eared, cashmere bunny.
She's lovely and soft and loves to be cuddled, she has a sweet vintage embroidered heart on her.
Flip, floppy, polka dot ears and turn her around and what do you find?..........
Lovely vintage embroidery.............
I now have a basket full of cute little bunnies for my market stall on Saturday, so I hope there are some folks who have a bunny on their shopping list, hehe......
Another little zip purse, it just had to have bunting on it.
I am a 'bunting lover' from way back and not ashamed to say it and as the saying goes
In Spring a young man's thoughts turn to .........whatever,
well mine turn to bunting, so I think there might be more in the pipeline.
Ok, who's up for a little garden tour, well follow me then.
I was on the receiving end of some Camellias from a friend, aren't they just gorgeous.
The vase they are in weighs a tonne, so there's no chance of it tipping over.
Boots on we're going outdoors.
After the stone fruit the Nashi Pear is the next to flower.
Certainly has pulling power for the bees.
The Crab Apples are covered in buds and blossom.
I just love the combination of raspberry pink and paler pink.
I look forward to this every Spring.
As I wandered towards the shrubbery, lamenting the lack of variety in the garden what did I spy but this beautiful butterfly.
I started snapping madly, hoping to get a good pic of it but it was flitting and not settling so this was the best. Click on the pic for more detail as it was a stunner.
I don't know what sort it is, as I have never seen this variety around here before, so I was quite entranced by it.
A short tour, time for a cuppa.
It's been a beautiful day and we are heading for 25 deg. on Saturday, eek, I will have to expose arms and legs at that temp. Sunglasses everyone!!
Thank you all so much for the kind comments on my last post regarding Dorothy.
Pets become part of the family whether they be furry, four legged or two legged and covered in feathers, so I do appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Now while you're all here, I want to tell you about a wonderful giveaway over at Little Woollie,
click on the link and scroll down to Jules giveaway post.
If you like crochet, you'll love this wonderful cushion Jules is giving away.
Hmm, maaaaaybeeeee I shouldn't have mentioned it afterall, hehe.....
Well, I'm off to bed, it's late and I've got to be up before Sparrow pop, so toodle pip
and till next time, take care,