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Monday, August 8, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday" and "Tuesday's Treasures"

Hello and "Happy Monday."

Today I am happy that the late Winter bulbs are in flower.

Jonquils.


Nothing like a vase of Jonquils on the kitchen window sil to perfume the room. I love the perfume but it is a bit strong so I open the window a bit. We bought a pot of these a few years ago from a garage sale and divided them up. It looks like after they have flowered this year further dividing will have to take place.



On Sunday Ian and I took a drive across to York for a look around and to have lunch. I was very happy to find that we have our own sock manufacturer nearby. A lovely range of socks and other woollen products all made in Australia. It is so great to find something made locally and especially that it doesn't say "Made in China" on the label. I was in love with some of the woollen blankets that are from the Tasmanian woollen mills.

I also happened upon a new craft/machine embroidery shop with a range of threads wool etc. I was very happy to see a  range of West Australian embroidery designs. There are three in the range and I chose the one named "Regional Western Australia" This one included our local post office amongst them. Looking forward to embroidering these designs.

This morning I helped a friend work out how to make bias binding for a project she is working on.  Always happy to pass on patchwork information.

Tuesday's Treasures



This week I want to share my little painted stool which sits beside my chair. This was painted by the same lady who painted our house sign and a few other things I have around Kainga. Make sure you check out the other Treasure's being showcased this week at Melody's blog. You never know what you will find.

Happy days.
Bev C

22 comments:

Notjustnat said...

I love your Tuesday treasure (on Monday!) and those jonquils are gorgeous. I love the sweet smell they give - Hugs Nat

shez said...

love the flowers and that little stool is so pretty

Sue said...

Your Tuesday treasures are lovely. It's weird saying that because it's Monday here! LOL

I try very hard to buy locally too. It means everything to me to be able to support my own country. I know you must feel the same way.

Be blessed,
Sue

Terriaw said...

Lovely flowers! I didn't realize Jonquils were so fragrant. Love the treasures you found on your drive. I bet that was cool to see a sock manufacturer. Cute stool, especially with the adorable paining.

Kathy said...

What a nice set of photos on your heading! Thank you for dropping by at my blog the other day and commenting on my Mom's star table topper! She's glad it is finished now. Your bouquet of white jonquils is so pretty. Ilove the spring season and the surprising flowers that go with it.

Fiona said...

ooh... lots of lovely things to see (and I can almost smellthe jonquils!)... I have to admit I do like a good sock!!
Hugz

Sue said...

Oooh! socks in York. I'm off there for a Barnowls retreat in November, might just have to have alook. Maybe you could meet us there???

Sue B said...

such a sweet little stool. Love the jonquil and could not agree more. They take away teh dreariness of winter with their perfume.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love all your treaures Bev. The jonquils look beautiful. Love those 'elephant' socks. Great that you can get Aussie made. Your little stool is gorgeous.

rosie said...

Great treasures Bev, I adore that stool... Jonquils bring back so many memories...xxxx

Jo said...

pretty flowers and the socks would be so lovely and warm.

marina said...

Lovely treasure.
My hubbie loves to have Aus made wool socks too. He doesn't know why I won't knit them. All that work just to go on his feet! No way. Now if he wanted patchwork socks, that might be a different issue.

Quilt Kitty said...

Beautiful stool Bev, very pretty painting. Where abouts is the shop that you got the local embroidery patterns from? Would love a look at those. Tracee xx

Melody said...

What a beautiful Tuesday Treasure. I really agree with you about the fragrance of jonquils - it is divine.

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

I always think it's so amazing what people can do with a paint brush. Very pretty. *grin*

Jenny said...

Oh Bev, your Jonquils are just gorgeous!!! wow - your flowers never cease to amaze me! oooh, I wish I had your green thumbs!! And I need to get to york, haven't been there since our Honeymoon (Doug and I spent our honeymoon there at the Yoke Hotel!!) I would love to see their range of threads and embroidery designs!! Can't to see your embroidery done up! I have always admired your Kainga sign and the stool is just gorgeous too, can I ask who the artist is?
Hugs
Jen xo

Sheila said...

The jonguils look lovely , not familar with the flower but they are very pretty on your windowsill. The stool is also just sweet , a true treasure.

Houseelf said...

Gorgeous stool. Yes like you I am fed up of seeing Made in China on everything especially the things we can still make in the UK.

Thanks for visiting my blog. The elves are a bit supercute and from the lovely Deb.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What pretty flowers and I bet they smell wonderful as you say! Love the painting on the little stool.......such talent your friend has! blessings,Kathleen

Simone de Klerk said...

Bev, I can just smell those flowers all the way here!
And I have a beautiful space for your Tuesday's treasure here in my home!

Lyn said...

Hello Bev, I have jonquils growing by our gate...love them......loved seeing your painted stool...hugs lyn

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

I can almost smell your Jonquils from here....yes they are strongly perfumed....must go and see where mine are...they've probably already flowered....has been too cold to venture out much this winter. What a sweet little stool!
Cheers....Jane.