Monday, May 23, 2011

In The Garden

Silver Maple and Plane Tree Leaves
Crepe Myrtle

In the garden Autumn rolls on. This is one of the best years for colour in a long time and even though it is so cold and wet I am enjoying  the season.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Among Friends

Felted Soaps

  Some friends and I try to get together regularly and exchange books, craft ideas and have a general natter. This month we had a Surprise Crafternoon and I asked them to bring a cake of soap. We felted them with Merino wool tops in rainbow colours. Amy had shown me how to make these and they are great for cleaning hands after gardening or farm work. When the soap is used up you have a lovely piece of felt for another craft project.  ["Among Friends" was the name of a School Reader in the 1960's.]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I have had a great weekend. Amy and Dale were home and we had an Autumn clean up in the garden. Meanwhile at Tom and Nique's farm there has been a fencing blitz happening before the winter weather sets in. Nikolinas was very busy of course with Mother's Day preparations and deliveries. They had all worked very hard so a lot of Mums recieved beautiful flowers. On Saturday evening with dogs underfoot we had a family meal together at home. I do enjoy my family very much and I really did have a wonderful weekend, love and thanks everyone.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

On The Farm

The weather has been great and all the calves are growing well. At this time of year the young foxes have been left by their mothers to fend for themselves. They can be quite bold and I have seen them trot very close by our old farm dog as if they know he is tied up. The poor old dog is very blind and deaf, but still loves to help with the sheep. And he will still let us know when he smells a fox near the house! 

Modern Baby Quilt

I finished this quilt in good time for a new arrival thinking it was a neutral pattern and colour scheme. It is a Disappearing Nine Patch B...