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Monday, October 24, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday."

Hello and Happy Monday to you all.

Today I am happy to be back into doing some cross stitch. A little one that I started a few months back and put aside. A few more nights of stitching and it will be finished.


I wish you could smell the handmade soap that is in the photo. A combination of Peru Balsam,Lavender and Geranium. Bonnie purchased this for me in Yallingup. She went down to Margaret River for the weekend. She came home laden with  lots of cheeses as well. Yummo. Bonnie knows how to make me very happy.


Ian and I spent the day out in the garden on Sunday. Happy to have done lots of weeding and tidying up. Ian made a trellis for the grape vine we planted. An Apricot tree was planted down the front yard. A Purple Crab Apple was planted in the garden bed which we look out onto from the dining room and a Honeysuckle was planted as well. Gardening always makes me very happy.

Congratulations to the All Blacks on the World Cup win and I believe New Zealand had a win in the netball too.

I hope you have a very Happy Monday wherever you are.

Happy days.
Bev C

16 comments:

shez said...

lovely cross stitch Bev,well done,its good for 1's soul being in the garden,happy monday to you.

Jeanette said...

Love the cross stitch. The soap looks interesting. I bet the smell is fabulous. Hugs,

theredbootquiltcompany said...

Oooh I can smell that soap through the screen, yummy! Happy Monday Bev, toni xxx

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely cross stitch, lovely lavender and sweet Bonnie!
this will make your whole week a happy one!

Notjustnat said...

Lovely piece of cross stitch on its way to completion. I love handmade soap too. You two had a productive Sunday! Hugs Nat

Karen said...

Beautiful lavender, lovely soap and a gorgeous cross stitch.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Bev. WOW love the lavender and the soap. I could just about smell their lovely aroma all the way to the states. LOL Yup gardening makes me happy too. Hugs Judy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

good on you for getting back intoyour cross stitch Bev...I really need to get back into mine but keep getting distracted!!! I love handmade soap and its scent...Wow Bonnie does know how to make you happy!!!

Terriaw said...

beautiful cross stitch, especially with the lovely purple soap and flowers surrounding it! Your garden always sounds like a lovely place to spend the day.

Maria said...

Ahhh!!! I can smell the lovely soap here.

Nice cross sttch and it was great weather for gardening.

Sally said...

Soap + cheese... you're very lucky indeed.
And those beautiful lavender blooms - stunning.

Your garden sounds so wonderful - it is little wonder that it makes you happy!

marina said...

very pretty cross stitch, lovely it is getting some attention again.
your lavender is very pretty.
A productive weekend spent in the garden too. Love home grown apricots.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your garden sounds amazing Bev. What a beautiful cross stitch and the purple lavender and soap are a nice addition to the photo. Your mail holder on your last post is beautiful.
The "Help" is getting good but I can already tell it will be a tear jerker.
Have an amazing day in what ever you do today.
Blessings!

Sharon said...

Hello Bev, love handmade soap...yours sounds like it would smell divine. Glad you spent an enjoyable Sunday in your garden. I have some new plants that came home with me on Saturday to go into the garden as well. Gorgeous lavender. Isn't the garden the best place to be at this time of year!

Jessica said...

I can't smell the soap but the cross stitch is beautiful!

Pauline said...

Good grief, I'd totally forgotten about the netball. I love handmade soap but can never stand to use it, seems so wasteful. Love to keep it in clothes drawers to keep things smelling nice. That way I can enjoy it for a lot longer.