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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not drowning,just waving.


Well isn't time flying by. This month is  halfway gone. I received  a lovely parcel from Jen yesterday I was lucky enough to win some Christmas fabric and goodies from her. My parcel was making a noise as I was walking back from the letterbox. I think Jen is very closely related to Santa. Thank you so much Jen.

"Moda Fruitcake Material and goodies from Jen."
I may even use some of these fabrics in Friday-Night-Sew-In this Friday. I will have to look through my patterns. I'm sure I will come up with something. Have you put your name down for this great occasion?

Now Michelle asked for some photo's of the garden. Our garden is looking a little dry at the moment. So I have some rose pictures to share. Over the weekend we managed to source some straw without weeds and have spread that around some of the beds. The weekend previous to that we found a spot out of town where a Tree Lopper had left a lovely load  of shredded prunings (wood chips) so we got some of that too. We need lots of mulch and are always on the lookout for it. I would love to be able to afford to spread some manure about the roses but the last 25 litre bag we bought was over $7.00 so this makes it very expensive seeing we have an acre of garden.

"Happy Child"
"Happy Child" is a David Austin rose that has clusters of true yellow,cupped very double blooms. It has a wonderfully rich tea rose fragrance and is certainly free flowering. It has attractive glossy light green foliage with a fine bushy habit.

"Charles Rennie Macintosh" has deeply cupped blooms of lilac-pink which open up to attractive double blooms with ruffled petals. This rose is well scented and free flowering and I certainly agree with that,
"Charles Rennie Macintosh"
Michelle has some lovely photo's of a home and garden she has visited recently. Please go and check them out. I just love the wallpaper and the doll's quilt, just heavenly.

Remember this Friday is Colourful Friday and the chosen colour is Brown. Maybe you have lots of Brown items around your place you are most welcome to join in.

This weeks colour is Brown.
Happy days.
Bev C


Lurline said...

Lovely interestin Post, thanks Bev! I would love to get involved in Colourful Fridays - must see what I can do!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Maria said...

Love your parcel. some great goodies.
TFS your garden.

Anonymous said...

Your goodies look fab - must have been lovely to receive and your roses are gorgeous, thanks for sharing... we are lacking colour in England now that winter is on it's way so it's always lovely to see some bloom :0)

Sue said...

Hmmm Brown Friday...I could photograph my thumbs.
I'm so looking forward to seeing you on Saturday Bev

Michelle said...

Thanks Bev;oD The roses certainly look happy and healthy! I love all your goodies too, lot's of fun happening at you place on Friday Night!

Terriaw said...

Always great to see pictures from your beautiful garden. That package of fabric and Christmas goodies you won looks so fun! I bet you will enjoy those on Friday night sew-in. I won't be able to participate this time around, so you have fun for the rest of us!

Tarnyia said...

WOW what a great stash to receive in the mail... and your roses are still looking lovely mine aren't looking so good now the heat is starting xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Bev, lovely gifties you have received....your roses are gorgeous...hugs lyn

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely gift received Bev...and wow, what beautiful roses!!! Dzintra♥x