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, September 27, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" number 39.

Hello,

Happy Monday everyone. It is a public holiday here so that is a great reason to be happy. We are also on school holidays for two weeks. This will actually be our last school holidays ever. On Friday when I got home I found a envelope stuck half way in the letterbox. It was my prize of some scraps which I won on Stef's blog. Look at the lovely floral/rose material I won in a giveaway. Thank you so much Stef. Please make sure you hop over to Stef's shop to have a look to see what she has on offer. Over the weekend we went here for some lunch. Nothing like sitting in lovely surroundings and being served a meal in super quick time. Look at the sweet peas in full bloom on the front side fence.


We sat around the side of the home. It is a great setting with cushions etc and floral inspired tablecloths. The smell of Jasmine perfumed the area. Several of these climbers were in full bloom just near our table.



I am also happy to have done block one of this Block of the Month by Dawn. I have decided to do mine with button hole stitch. I hope everyone has a Happy Monday.
Happy Holidays.
Bev C






17 comments:

Lurline said...

All very 'springy' looking - very pretty!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Michelle said...

Sew pretty, makes me wanna get out in the garden

teresa said...

Love that fabric. Anything with roses catches my eye! Looks like a lovely place for lunch too... we did a similar thing this weekend too! Nice to get out, the weather is perfect.. Happy Monday Bev!

Pauline said...

Hope you enjoy your last ever school holidays with young Lucy, Bev. Hope I get to meet her when she visits NZ. I love your first photo, how you chose the rose to compliment the material!

Sue said...

Looks like a perfect day. Lucky you.

Anita said...

Gosh Bev, Fancy having to sit outside that lovely building...with all the pretty flowers....served a wonderful lunch....how dreadful. lol. Bet you enjoyed it! Kind regards, Anita.

Notjustnat said...

Happy Spring Monday to you too. Enjoy your last ever school holiday - Hugs Nat

Simone de Klerk said...

Those fabrics are so you, Bev. And then with the lovely rose.
What a great place to have lunch. Would have loved to join.
Great BOM by Dawn. Love your version.
Happy Happy Monday to you!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lovely fabric Bev...nice to get a surprise in the mail. Looks like a divine & very relaxing place to have lunch. Are you doing your button hole by hand or machine?
Happy Monday Bev!
Jane.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,

You have been really busy. I have been MIA for a while but all good. What beautiful fabric and can't wait to see what you do with it. I finally got around to the quilt shop and found some fabric for the board to my mini quilt. I hope to finish it this week. This week here in So California we will be indoors, if possible. The temps here are in the triple digits. I guess Summer forgot it's Fall. I love the photos of that little cafe with all it lovely flowers. Looks like a place where I could sit all day and read. Your quilt block is adorable. Have a great day

Maria said...

What a lovely place to sit and relax.

Terriaw said...

public holidays are the best! and to have two weeks - fabulous! That cafe looks like a great place to have lunch and hang out - like hanging out in someone else's garden. Love your new rose fabric - so feminine and pretty!

Cybele's patch said...

Lovely Happy Monday post Bev. So many goodies! Spring has just began and so many flowers are blooming already. So pretty.

Jenny said...

Glad you enjoyed your long weekend Bev! Twas lovely wasn't it! Beautiful photos as always - I can almost smell the Jasmine :)!
Hugs
jen xo

Annette said...

That cafe looks so pretty, what a nice way to spend some time over the weekend. Love that fabric too.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratso on the win Bev...it's always nice to win something isn't it!!! Nice place to sit and eat too...Hope you had a very Happy Monday...especially since it was a holiday...Dzintra♥x

Mitzi Curi said...

How amazing....the trees are just turning fall colors here, and your sweet peas are in bloom! I think I should come visit and stay a couple months....