Sunday, February 21, 2010
I went out this morning to pick some tomatoes and basil for lunch and found this beautiful bug on my tomato plant...now if this is who is infecting my tomatoes so they rot I'm not happy but... isn't it pretty?! and if you're wondering - no I didn't squish it! the reason I was picking the tomatoes and basil is because I have my friend coming over for lunch today...it's her birthday. Happy Birthday Robyn!!!xxx
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I've finished my last piece in the round robin I'm doing with ATASDA. this one is for Karen and it has an indian theme...gorgeous reds, jewels, embellishment, braids, bangles, bells, luxurious threads all combined by everyone who has contributed to make lovely indian inspired sections for the toran. my piece has birds as the central image...another excuse to sew some birds! hope Karen likes it! thanks to everyone who has commented on recent posts. I love getting comments...makes me feel like I'm not sitting here doing this alone!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
here is the third instalment in my book 'six of my favourite things'...mother of pearl buttons. I love the colour, texture and shine of these little treasures. I love the way they look when there's lots of them together...on a piece of paper, card or piece of fabric. I love the way they look in a pretty glass jar. I love to get them out and play with them...just like playing with buttons when I was a little girl. aaah...still a little girl at heart! happy valentines day everyone.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
out this morning treasure hunting in my local op shops...love it! found lots of goodies...these lovely handmade ceramic bowls for 20c each, pretty embroidered blouse for future projects, old kitchen knife/thingy (love the patina of old kitchen utensils), some curtain lace pieces, a bright sheet I will use to cover the chairs on my verandah which are becoming a bit worse for wear, books, some dvds, some clothes, old cutlery, magazines, a wooden thingy (not sure what it is but I like the shape and patina), and of course some buttons...I always come home with buttons from my op shop forays! luckily my son is at his father's today or I'd get the usual comment as I walk in the door laden with goodies..."and where are you going to put that crap mum?!!!"... they just don't understand!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
fabulous shoes for the day!
yesterday morning the youngest son of one of my closest friends was married. the wedding was held beside the beautiful Clarence river and the day was very special. although we have had lots of rain and showers during the past week, the weather was beautiful yesterday morning and the rain held off until the afternoon. the bridal party looked gorgeous and the bride and groom beamed throughout the day. congratulations m & v...