Sunday, October 12, 2014

New New New

 New Table Runner and Mats
 Had a go at making round mats, and used all my special fabrics so I could be with them every day.
 A new vase from my clever sister.
You can check out her blog here.
 A new crotched/felted basket with some yummy JET wool.
 And beautiful flowers in my garden!

I'm LOVING Springtime

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Family Farm under the hammer

 An emotional and exhausting week . . .

 Filled with excitement and new beginnings

. . . and lots of memories

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Waiting Patiently

 Yesterday, I had some friends over who sat on these chairs in the garden.
 At a certain point in the afternoon, Miss Flowergarden served tea and biscuits.  I'm sure Max the cat thought that if he waited patiently, there might be some spoils today. . . perhaps he gave up waiting and fell asleep
 I did sneak out to my favourite Nursery (Lambley) this afternoon to see the tulips.

 Then home again to my garden
 . . . and I thought it looked pretty good.  It did help that the sun was shining today.

I think he really was waiting for afternoon tea!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Floriade 2014

 This time last year, I was heading to Floriade in Canberra.  It was a wonderful experience to see all the beautiful flowers, especially the tulips.
 This year, Floriade came to Ballarat!
 I've planted lots of tulips, and have some wonderful blooms out at the moment.
 These Species Hippiastrums are putting on a fabulous display.  They are hard to photograph, but the light this morning caught them beautifully.
 I've had Master Flowergarden 14 helping me out in the garden this school holidays.  We have filled an old potato box with pea straw and compost, and planted a crop of strawberries for summertime.
 I put the sticks in to keep the birds and the cats out of there, and so far it is working.
 These frilly poppies are amazing.  They are wild in my garden now, and I never know where they are going to spring up.
 . . . and for the tulips

 I do have to confess that some of the tulips belong to some friends who invited me over for a garden tour this lovely afternoon.
 Blossoms are everywhere and the smell is divine.
 This beautiful wire ball was made by my friend from some old barbed wire that was scrap.  It makes a wonderful feature.

Less travelling this year, and great views in our own back yards.
Go Gardeners!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Scarves - I Love 'em!

Papava Poppies flowering now

 The Daphne is just a beautiful scent!