Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Summer is here

It's just been announced on the radio that Summer has officially started today!  Did you notice - I must say I don't really need the reminder, the heat is certainly on here. 

Here's a couple of favourite things from home that remind me summer is here-

I don't know the 'official' name, it was here when we brought our current home, but is certainly is lovely and comes out in flower at the start of each summer.  Here's a closer picture of the flower -

Also in my backyard - planted by me about 4 years ago is this wonderful Mango tree.  Do I need to say anymore?  The fruit is inspected on a daily basis with much anticipation (this is a later fruiting variety and the fruit won't actually ripen for another month or so).

Not much time for sewing lately but this will be rectified today.  I'm off to Peggy's for a sewing day.

Catch you later, Bev

Friday, 4 November 2011

A week at Home...

Is just lovely!

I've had time to work on a couple of projects - unfortunately, I can't show you pictures of one of them.  It's my gift for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap.  I hope my partner likes it - I won't find out until after Christmas.

I've also had time to work on some Farmer's Wife blocks.  This is one of those projects I've been meaning to get to for some time, and now I've finally started I have to say these little blocks are addictive, I find myself sneaking into the sewing room at odd times, thinking I'll just cut out another one and low and behold I guiltily look at the watch and I've done it again - It's actually been a few hours.  (Almost as bad as the time I spend reading blogs).  I've now got quite a collection cut out, so now it's time to sew.

Here's the ones completed so far -

OK that's all for now - I have an appointment with my machine.  Have a lovely weekend,