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, September 3, 2012

"Makes Me Happy Monday."

Hello,

A super Happy Monday to you. Creating things to help me along with my crafting always makes me happy.

"Babushka Thread Holder."

I have been making a couple of these Thread Holders. I couldn't find any thin wood at the local hardware shop. I purchased a length of Balsa Wood from the Toy shop. Next time we are in Bunnings I will get some  wood. In the mean time I think this will work nicely. I found the image on the net and printed it out onto thick card. Then glued it on then a coat of Acrylic Varnish to finish it. I used a thread holder that comes with cross stitch kits as a template to mark the placement for the holes. I cut up a junk mail magnet for the needle holder.

"Homegrown Pineapple from Kainga."
Our Pineapple production is in full swing. I should say our only pineapple was cut and eaten over the weekend. Yum. I have kept the top and will be re-planting this in a day or so. Always happy to be eating our own produce.

"Bouquet of Happiness.'

Flowers on the kitchen bench always make me happy. This lot contained Jonquils. A very powerful perfume.

Ian had a lovely Father's Day as I am sure all the Dad's did. Had to smile at the card  in the craft shop window. On the front it said "Real Men don't need Manuals."

Happy Monday
Bev C

20 comments:

shez said...

wow Bev to grow your own pinapples,unreal i can smell them now,love fresh pinapple,sun is shinning here at last,i think we are having our 1st beautiful day.xx

Fiona said...

what a clever idea for the thread holder - nothing like your own home grown produce... yummo ....
Hugz

Christine M said...

How fabulous to grow your own pineapples!

Lynda said...

How clever you are Bev - love your thread holder. It's beautiful, as are all your flowers.

Terriaw said...

How awesome to be able to grow your own pineapple! And such beautiful flowers too.

Pauline said...

Spring and pineapples - lucky you! Has Chris told you about the spring goings on at her place - she needs a blog!

aussiequilter said...

what a wonderful thread holder ! You are such an inspiration and your garden is just gorgeous cheers teri xo

Maria said...

Your pineapple looks great.

We had a yummy last year and I also popped the head back. Hope we get another this year.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very sweet thread holder Bev. I have three pineapples in progress but I am told it will be a wait. I have loads of paw-paws but they have got a terrible disease so am in the process of finding a cure :(

Michelle said...

Yum I love fresh pineapples.
A clever idea for a thread holder and I can almost smell those Jonquils!

Tanya said...

Love your thread holder...what a clever idea. Fresh pineapple and flower wonderful
Hugs Tanya

Cheryll said...

Beautiful flowers and yummy pineapple by the looks of it! Looks sunny there too! :)

FarahLin said...

Great idea on the thread holder, nothing beats handmade and your's is lovely to say the least. Yummy looking pineapple, by the way.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
You are such a busy Lady doing all kinds of crafts and gardening. Love the thread holder and what a cute image you found on the net. What a beautiful pineapple you grew. Lovely flower bouquet. Love all shades of pink roses.
Have a wonderful day.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Beautiful flowers Bev.....I love the aroma & the rosette type flower of the Jonquils, they add a special touch to the Spring garden.
Cheers....Jane.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev. Back from my long break and catching up with my old friends. Wish we could grow our own pineapples too. Never here in Michigan. Your thread holder is very neat. Of course I absolutely love seeing your bouquet of flowers. I am sure they smell heavenly. Hugs Judy

CheeKeeLee said...

Wow, I'm really impressed with your home grown pineapple!

Mitzi said...

Love the thread holder! And I have to say, you are my only friend that grows her own pineapple....I'm impressed!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wow, you grew your own pineapple! Love the thread holder. Glad your father had a good birthday!

marina said...

so impressed with your home grown pineapple! I can only dream of the sweetness.
love your thread holder so cute and practical. Clever you!
beautiful flowers.