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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Three things Tuesday.


I hope you are all enjoying the Easter/Anzac break. You won't want to go back to work will you. We have enjoyed the time of, though Ian had to go back to work today. Lots and lots of work was done in the garden,we shifted trailer loads of manure and wood chips. I planted a punnet of Foxgloves, I am determined to get some to grow. Each year I plant a punnet or two and they come to nothing. I changed the bed they are in this time. Hopefully it will help them to grow. Now on to part one of today's posting.

Happy Monday.

Now I know this is a day late but I think ANZAC day takes priority.

I was very happy last week to find this parcel of goodness in the letter box. A jelly roll of "Love is in the Air" by Deb Strain. This was my prize for being a lucky winner in the OPAM challenge last month. Thanks to Kris and Peg who do all the bookwork tallying up the total number of projects finished each month.

I am also very happy to have finished the top part of the tablecloth I was working on. I used up some ladybird material that Jules sent me in a swap.

I machine embroidered some sunflowers in the centre. The middle sunflowers are from the Brother Embroidery Card Number 55. The outer sunflowers on the ric-rac are from the Studio Bernina Debbie Mumm Everyday card.

I am debating how to quilt this  by machine or hand. I am presently doing some "secret  hand quilting" so will get back to this tablecloth when I have finished the "secret project"


You can find "joy" at anytime in the past week I have found it:

Enjoying our breakfast together on the front verandah and just watching the world go by. Those cheeky Willy Wagtails just love joining us. I love the antics of these little birds.

I have changed my walking route and looking at the different gardens and old homes brings "Joy". It is always nicer to walk where things are interesting.

Speaking to Lucy in New Zealand and hearing her good news. Good luck Lucy.

Tuesday's Treasures.

Today I wish to share with you my latest Treasure.

My potted "Sandgroper Chrysanthemum." This was given to us by my Mum for Easter. I didn't have chocolates so this plant was a great replacement,calorie free. I will  plant it in the back garden just near the  patio shortly. I have to wait until some Dutch Iris bulbs come up. I know I should have put a marker where I planted them!!! For those overseas "Sandgroper" is a term referring to a West Australian. Please visit Melody's beautiful blog to see what other Treasure's are coming to a blog near you today.

Happy days and thanks for visiting "Kainga"
Bev C


Roseanne said...

Wow you won the OPAM and look at that lovely jelly roll you got. I do like your sunflower that you have done.

Maria said...

Congrates on your win. Love the colours in the jelly roll.

Val said...

Congratulations on your win and your lady bug table cloth has turned out lovely. Your plant is a great colour and good idea for an Easter present.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Congrats on your great win. Your tablecloth looks great and I love your new plant for Easter. Beauty without the calories.

Vickie said...

Gorgeous win there Bev...your tablecloth is looking very pretty -well done-plant is sure and excellent gift lovely to look at and nice to show and no gain ont he hips,cheers Vickie

Rochelle said...

What a pretty Crysthanthemum (???) A great idea for an easter gift.

pixie039 said...

Hi Bev, Talking about 'joy', I have a cute little vase at home that has the saying "Joy grows in a cheerful heart'. Kind regards, Anita.

Lindi said...

What a glorious colour those Chrysanthemums are!

Cybele's patch said...

What a fun and cheerful post! Congratulations on winning last month's OPAM. You are a lucky girl!

Michelle said...

Great post the Chrysanthemums are such a pretty colour!

BubzRugz said...

Lots of loveliness to see at yours today.... wonderful weekend time...

Anonymous said...

We have foxgloves popping up all over... they seem to just appear and I never do anything! Good luck with yours... foxgloves are my daughters favourite flowers, I had one grow taller than me one year.

Gorgeous tablecloth, I love the ladybirds and the embroidered daisies.

Happy day to you Bev :0)

Sheila said...

Congratulations on winning the jelly roll , wonderful! The Mumm is lovely and will give you flowers for a long time ,I love the nice bright yellow color !

Mylene said...

Congrats on the win, lovely! Your tablecloth is coming along beautifully!!
Hope you are enjoying the week.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,

Your tablecloth came out wonderful and love those sunflowers that you added. Love the bright colors too. Can be used for summer or fall.
Have a wonderful day.

Melody said...

Gorgeous things and I just love your tablecloth. Lady birds are always adorable.

Jeanette said...

Love you ladybird top. It's gorgeous. Happy Stitching,

Jenny said...

Ohh, I love the lady bugs Bev! so cute, and your chrysanthemum is lovely! I have a similar one in my front garden! Can't wait to see what you do with the Jelly roll, it is just gorgeous! Pink is my favorite ;)!!
jen xo

Notjustnat said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the Easter break. You are so right, not happy going back to work :( - but on the brighter note. We only have 2 days this week yah! I love foxglove and they seem to grow easily here. I just learned that the leaves are good for dyeing, must try that sometimes - Have a great day - Hugs Nat

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Congratulations on your win. Love the machine embroidery! I love the process of hand quilting. There is just something soothing about it..........however, if you want to get a quilt done quickly, then machine quilting is the way to go. Whatever you chose, I am sure it will be lovely! Cant wait to see the finished piece. blessings,Kathleen

Carmen said...


Does anyone know what variety of Chrysanthmum the Sandgroper is? I'm just wondering if you can use it to make tea ^_^