Well another day of sunshine here today. I was out in the garden this morning planting and re potting.
Yesterday I had my annual day out. I do get out a bit more often but I call this my annual day out because once a year close to Mother's Day I go out by myself to places and shops I want to visit. A little treat for myself. I usually try to go before Mother's Day but it just didn't happen like that this year. So yesterday I set out to go to Midland and along the way I saw some hitchhikers first there were two females just out of town, nope didn't give them a lift. A bit further along a man with his thumb up and on his mobile phone. Nope didn't give him a lift either. Travelled along a bit further and just going around the corner right next to the car was a prisoner on the ground with two prison guards leaning over him. Thankfully they got him when they did or else he might have wanted a lift from me too. There are two prisons close together one is for people who don't pay there fines and low risk prisoners and the other prison is for baddies of a higher security level. I am not sure which one he was from but I am glad they got him.
I continued on with my day out with a visit to Better Pets and Gardens and stocked up on some chook food then across to Bunnings to load up with plants and goodies. I got several punnets of Salvia in both white and purple and some more Foxglove's. Some packets of seed including Sweet Peas and Cucumbers. A "Candy stripe" verbena which has the prettiest little clusters of pink and white flowers and a Sphaeralcea "Priscilla Pink" which also has pink flowers,this grows to about 1 metre by 1 metre.
Then it was on to Spotlight to have a good look around, No I didn't buy anything there but had a great look around. Then it was onto Midland Gate Shopping Centre to have a look in Dymocks(Book Store) then it was time for lunch. Then I dropped into Textile Traders where I bought a metre of pink material for $6.00. I caught up with Janelle here and had a chat with her. Then onto another patchwork shop then a call into Sweet Country Abode for a cuppa for the way home.
On the way home just out of Mundaring I saw beside the road the male hitchhiker. He had a couple of green bags full of shopping and was hitching his way back. I presume he was pretty confident of getting a lift back with his shopping.
On the way home I decided to call into the local Good Sammy's Shop to finish the day of. Well I was so lucky. I could have just about bought out the shop. I was also lucky enough to see a quilt that Pat had rescued from the shop and finished of. It was just so lovely and bright. It will end up at her daughter's home in Canada.
Look at the goodies I got, all brand new total cost $20.50. Bundles of fabric for only $1.00 each which included metres and metres of material. Two lots of crochet thread still in packet for $3.00 each. The most expensive item was the Brisbane Lion's footy scarf that I saw when I was going to the counter. I told Ian he was the most expensive part of the day. Apparently there is more coming to the shop on Thursday. Another visit I think is on the cards.
This is some of the material including a half a metre of the fabric on the left some sunflower material and the other ones were in a bag for a $1.00. The pink one on the right is what I bought at Textile Traders.
I have been doing some hand stitching but it is basically lots of "chain stitch" at the moment so will show you some roses from the garden instead. The above one is called "Pink Rosette" This is a very small bush with large clusters of mid pink blooms. It grows to about 50cm and is free flowering.
This is a David Austin I can't remember the name without finding my book. I did look at the pot which I left near the bush, it does have the name on there but unfortuatly it has the roots from the bush grown into it and I couldn't shift it. You can see the bud of another one coming along in the background..
This is another David Austin in the same rose bed. I will have to find a book that I wrote the names of roses in and see what it is called. They both have beautiful perfumes which is part of the reason I love growing them.
Have a wonderful day full of happiness and love.