Hello girls, how are you all?
Hope you've had a great weekend and enjoyed some lovely weather
wherever you are.....
I've been a busy stitching away, aiming for my first market stall at Bright this year to be held on Saturday.
For a change I stitched up some gum leaves,nuts and flowers on a sewing needle book. I loved the end and result and the final touch..... a native blue banded bee....
I've been having fun stitching up little brooches......
Some garden scenes and flowers in polka dot jugs.
Some sleepy time, blanket bunnies waiting patiently to have their nether regions stitched up.
Whilst I'm warm and cosy stitching away inside, it's been quite damp outside this week.
I had to race and grab the camera before the view changed.
The sun was filtering through the cloud, it was quite spectacular.
Wee birds nests have been discovered now that leaves have dropped from trees and shrubs....
This one belongs to the Mistletoe bird.
It's made from matted plant down and cobwebs.
I'll take my creative hat off to the gal who made this....the time and effort that went into making this is amazing.
It's like felt, quite strong yet pleasingly soft.
It looks like a small bag suspended from the twig and this pic was taken 10 days ago, when we were having lovely, sunny days after frosty mornings.
Back to the stitching.......
My friend and talented artist Ella asked me to make some soft toys in the style of the "Woodlings', as gifts for her friend who recently had her second child.
One was for big sister Meadow.....she loves the outdoors and appreciates the beauty of her natural surroundings
A little colour in the cheeks and lips made all the difference.....
Diamonds or a birds nest?
Which treasure would you prefer?
The second was for new brother Geordi,his dad loves the bush and
no doubt will share his love of it with his son, as he grows.
Possum and gum trees
Now you see the reason behind the native flora inspiration ....
A closeup of the Echidna, funny little creatures that they are.....
As is my way, things came down to the last minute in preparing for the market.
When the alarm went off at 5.30am Saturday it was raining, but I was ready to go whatever the weather.
Would've been too disappointing not to.
The river in Bright was a ranging torrent after recent heavy rain.
It looked like melted milk chocolate.......
Underfoot it was wet in areas of the park, just as well I packed my gumboots........
I set up my stall along with a few others
There was laughter and chit chat and a warm welcome back from stall holders.
Shame the weather wasn't quite as welcoming.
The sun put in appearance and people ventured out, but when it was obvious more rain was on the way,
I packed up early and headed off to have a coffee and catchup somewhere warm with fellow stall holder Sandy.
Still, I enjoyed my trip to Bright and what do they say?
'Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain' ......
The past week, we've had some very stormy weather and 4 inches of rain and during that time 3 calves were born.
Great timing girls!!
These little bundles of energy are such great time wasters.
I love watching them take their first wobbly steps, gaining confidence, learning to run and playing together.....
So the mayhem that ensues preparing for a market is over and I can relax for a bit.......
This week I will be packing away the sewing machine and giving my sewing room a good tidy up as well as giving the garden a bit of a spruce up too
Then I will be packing my suit case and next week, I will be flying over to Canada to join hubby and son on the last leg of the tour ........
I will be there for the last 3 festivals in Canmore and Calgary Alberta. Then a gig in Kelowna and the last festival in
Salmon Arm BC.....
So I am wondering if any of you Canadian bloggers or those who have travelled to these places have any suggestions on places to visit or things to do while we are there as the week will be free between festivals......
I'm looking forward to some Canadian hospitality, seeing some of your beautiful countryside and some warmer temps....but of course I will be missing out on some of our Winter!!
So what's going on in your neck of the woods?
Are you enjoying Summer or Winter weather?
Staying put or heading off on holidays?
Hope you have time to stop and say 'hi'.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week,