Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weird weather and slippers.


On Saturday we were lucky enough to get some rain which I don't think was expected. We had wonderful loud claps of thunder and plenty of lightening to go with it. The power went out several times. Just before six the whole sky went yellow and it was very weird. Lucy grabbed the camera and took some photo's. The one below is the view out to the front of our home. The photo below was taken of a huge rainbow out the back about a minute later. The sky was pink by then. Most unusual but very beautiful.
Over the years I have made and tried many different crafts. I have done ceramics,bead making,paper tole,folk art painting,made First Communion dresses as well as dress pants shirt and waistcoat and bow ties for First Communion,graduations dress,ball dress,Baptism dresses,quillows,quilts embroidery candlewicking and the list goes on but the most unusual thing I have ever made is a pair of chenille slippers for Lucy. A couple of years ago I was going to the City to have classes for my machine and we did something different every month for us to get used to our machine. I made some of the things like a smocked coat hanger. Unfortunately the slippers were put on hold. Last year I managed to work out how to make them. The pattern was fairly basic and was obviously meant for us to make it up straight after the class. There is a couple of layers of flannelette material and the bottom has that non slip stuff that you buy from the al-cheapo shops to stop things moving on your shelves etc.There is a little drawstring with a toggle on the ends at the top to help hold them on her feet. Slippers are not something that I will go into mass production with but I am pleased with how they have turned out and Lucy does enjoy wearing them.

This is the last week of the school holidays so hopefully will get lots done before my routine changes. I have two new Mary-Rose rose bushes and a native called Grevillea Rosmarinefolia which is a quick growing dense shrub which grows to about 2.3m by 2.3. It has pinkish flowers which has lots of nectar which the birds will love. I also have two Lavenders to pot on in bigger pots for the time being called Miss Katherine and Egerton Blue. These can both be used in cooking and making tea. There is also a beautiful Salvia Muelleri which has the most stunning purple flowers to plant out. So lots of gardening to be done here.
Happy days.
Bev C

1 comment:

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy Gardening and love the landscape photos. Rainbows are great to capture in a photo.