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Monday, May 9, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"


Happy Monday to you.

I have just discovered that there are a few problems with blogger. I have had to revert back to the old post editor so my photo's are out of order from what I originally planned. I had a look on the blogger help page and there seem to be lots of complaints but no answers. Fingers crossed someone will have it sorted soon.

I have managed to work out how to make some continuous bias binding. I have done this before but it was some time ago. It certainly made me happy seeing one continuous piece when I cut it out.

I conquered my fear of doing this and did it step by step. I followed these instructions which I felt were quite good.

We had a lovely Mother's Day morning tea yesterday. Bonnie and my Mum came and we had a lovely time. Lucy rang us just as I took my first mouthful of tea. It was great to hear from you Lucy. The roses in the above photo were given to me by Bonnie. Picked out of her garden, she even trimmed of the thorns. Thanks Bon.

Every year one of the local churches holds a Mother's Day stall on the Saturday. Last year I was lucky enough to win a prize. We were waiting for the phone call in the afternoon. We thought we may have been lucky enough to win a prize again. Not us but guess who? Mum won one of the prizes so it was her who got the phone call and visit from one of the ladies.

There is always a rush to buy flowers at this stall. Ian kindly bought me the roses in the photo above. There is some Wattle bloom in the rear of the vase. A nice Aussie touch.

The chook card came from Ainsley. This is one of those cards with a musical chip inside. When you open it plays "The Chicken Dance".

David was away camping with some friends but I did catch up with him for a short while on Friday when he came to pick up some camping equipment.

It is another beautiful sunny day here, I think it got up to about 31 or 32 degrees yesterday. To good a day to be inside so I will get out in the sunshine. Hope you all have a Happy Monday.

Happy days.

Bev C


Anonymous said...

lovely post Bev,i cant even put up a post my blog page has gone crazy and i cant seem to fix it.

Maria said...

Good on Mum having a win.
Lovely roses Bev. I just love them but they won't grow here with the bore water.
I have given up on Blogger long ago. I downloaded Windows Live Writer and that is what I use now.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful flowers and congrats to your Mum ...hope she enjoys her win.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lovely to see your roses Bev...ours are about done & the proteas have come to life. Sounds like you had a lovely "Mothers Day'.
Happy Monday Bev!!

Terriaw said...

Beautiful flowers! What a treat to receive those in honor of mothers day. Hope you are outside enjoying your sunshine!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful flowers and I'll have to check out the binding link. Hope you had a lovely mothers day.

Mylene said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely Mother's day! What lovely flowers!

rosie said...

Beautiful flowers Bev, you so can't beat the lovely rose.... Australia is such a big country, we are having frosts now and cold south winds. The fires are lit all day... Enjoy your warmth... Take care

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