Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bye bye Book Book

Today was a lovely hot sunny Sunday. After a lazy morning watering the fruit trees & the veg patch, we made our own rice paper rolls for lunch with thinly sliced beef from last night's BBQ & lots of fresh salad goodies.
It was after lunch that my husband discovered that one of our black chooks had died. Book Book the black chook had been part of our family for close to seven years now & she will be missed. Our kids weren't as devastated as we expected so we had a little funeral with our daughter placing the old girl into a freshly dug hole near the back fence & our son covering her with soil. Then we all took turns paying tribute saying a few words about what we loved & remembered about our time with her over the years.
Flowers were placed on her grave & then my husband sprayed us all with the garden hose which cheered us all up as we squealed & squirmed away from the cool wet spray.
The afternoon was one of eating Mangoes & cherries & taking a long cool dip in the ocean while my parents entertained the kids in the rock pool & built sandcastles by the edge of the surf.
I'm looking forward to many more ocean swims this Summer.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Budgie Smuggler?

Boy oh boy I love the blue in these cushions. I've been saving up this vintage tablecloth wondering whether to make a bed quilt or cushions from it.
3 cushions now complete & dropped over to Mooch Inside at Killcare/Hardys Bay. I'm sure they'll make someone happy. I have a real thing for budgies at the moment.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Bush Christmas

I'm sewing new cushions today featuring great looking native Australian Flora & Fauna even some of the extinct kind *sob sob*
I'm looking forward to a hot & humid Aussie Christmas Holidays with lots of swims in the ocean, sandy feet, sun kissed shoulders & long cool drinks in the evening with friends.
These soon to be available cushions have got me thinking Summery thoughts whilst I listen to the cicadas chirping along with the sound of my sewing machine. I'll be spending actual Christmas Day with my husband's family down in Albury where it will be hot & dry & brown, maybe a swim in the mighty Murray River after lunch to cool us down.
Are you looking forward to Christmas this year?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Tiny florals

Hi I'm sewing a couple of tiny dresses in teeny tiny florals today. Drinking tea & trying not to raid the biscuit tin.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Home day

Having a home day today, pottering in the garden weeding the veg patch, picking a bunch of beautiful wild roses from my backyard. Tidying & vacuuming, snore snore. Oh how I wish I loved to keep house but I can always find so many better things to do like cups of tea & looking at other people's tidy houses on blogs.. Oh the irony.
One good thing that came from today's home overhaul was under covering one of my husband's oil paintings from years ago. Although he says it is a study of Queens Park, I always mistake it for Clovelly Beach... But that is grass not water he tells me.
Hope you are having a relaxing Saturday.