Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Monday, August 13, 2012

"Gardening and Family win over everything."

Hello,

Happy Monday.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ian and I enjoyed a few hours out over the weekend. Enjoying a lunch together and browsing through some Gift and Antique shops. Amazing what is making a comeback. I had to smile in one shop where I saw those old toilet paper holders. You know the ones made from wire and wood. That hung in every toilet years ago. Well they are in apparently!!!!


I made a jam jar cover on Saturday. Catherine had a  pattern and needed help deciphering it.Everyone that has seen this little cover thinks it is very cute. Maybe a few of these will be made to give as gifts when I make preserves and jams.

Happy to have spent most of the day out in the garden. A beautiful day here so lots of pruning and weeding going on.


The roses in the photo have never been pruned before. They are called "Mary Rose" You can see them in full bloom here. I still have about a hundred roses needing pruning so will be busy over the next week or so in the garden.

David told me last week he would be home on the weekend with some clothes for the Red Cross op shop. Apparently this is code for our lease has run out and I will be shifting back home until we find a new place. So now we have three out of the four back home. They must know that "Kainga" means home and food!!!!


So with all the gardening going on I will be taking a little break from blogging until I have finished. I may need the Walker that David brought home with him by the end. I must explain that one of David's part time jobs is in a Chemist and he is able to bring home the shop samples.

Happy days.
Bev C

17 comments:

Fiona said...

I did my 6 rose bushes this weekend.... you may need the wheelie walker after bending down doing all of yours!!!
Hugz

Lynda said...

Hope you enjoy your gardening Bev.

Karen said...

I'd love to be out in the garden but will have to wait as it is far too cold. Maybe soon!
I hope you enjoy your garden time.
And watch out - when the kids come back home they eat a lot!!

shez said...

enjoy your gardening Bev.xx

Dolores said...

Have fun in the garden. I think it's nice that the young ones come home. We have 3 empty bedrooms waiting...Sometimes they come for months and other times just to visit for a week.

Maria said...

Enjoy your bloging break while you do the gardening.....

Jeanette said...

Love the jam cover. Enjoy your gardening. Hugs,

Astrid said...

I love to be out in the garden. The front side is long overdue, but we have that darn 'winter-rain' almost every night/morning so it is too wet gardening. Don't torture yourself too much, as I tend to do - lol. Love your cute jar cover!

Anthea said...

bev the roses will thank you for such a hearty pruning. Sadly, I have very black thumbs when it comes to roses!

Sue said...

I did a little gardening this morning...I rang a lawn mower person! Your roses are beautiful, no wonder the babies keep moving back home, a bed, food and a beautiful garden.

marina said...

My goodness all those roses needing pruning!
Hope you don't lose any sewing space with your boomerang child.
very cute jam cover, everything old is new again.

Melissa said...

I should follow your lead in the garden, but find I just don't have the interest for it. So we have learned to live with "au naturale" and the occasional whacking!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Bev that's a lot of roses...Love the code and lucky you to have 3 out of 4 home! Enjoy your blogging break...have fun and happy stitching...Hugs, Dzintra xo

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Good to hear that you and Ian had fun time out together. Love those moments. : )
A 100 roses bushes, amazing. That is one beautiful sight to see when they are all in bloom. Just the little that I have is amazing. Do not work to hard. : )
Enjoy your time with your family.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lovely gardening. Love the crocheted jar cover! A chemist.......that is interesting!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That jam cover would dress up a lovely gift of homemade jam for sure!!!

Margaret said...

For all that the roses give it's not really achore to do a bit of pruning. I have heard it said that they are too much trouble. Yours are simply stunnig .