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.
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"
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.
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"