Friday, 24 February 2017

Around the Garden in February.

Up in the dry tropics of North Queensland we have had some welcome rain, and although it has not been enough to fill our main dam, which currently sits at 18% and means we will remain on Level 3 water restrictions unless there is more forthcoming, we are relishing every drop.

The garden is now green and lush and plants that had been on the edge of dying are now flourishing and some like these little zinnias are just popping up from seed.

Of course the chickens and ducks are loving all this green and spending lots of time out in the yard foraging for interesting bits and pieces. The native bees are buzzing in and out of the hive as every bloom must be visited.

 Of course overseeing this activity are our wonderful Maremma dogs. Ghost seems to be the day shift guy because Rocky is usually asleep at this time of the morning. Don't worry he will come out if there is a disturbance.

Adding to the display around the yard are the array of Cacti and Succulent plants with their pretty flowers. Some in bloom and some waiting to have their turn to put on a delightful show. Now I know why I put up with their prickles! LOL!

Even the plant I received at work for my Secret Santa has started to move, with lots of new shoots beginning to grow. Wonder what the flowers on these will look like?

While I have been sick lately and not done a lot in the craft room it gladdens my heart and makes me feel so much better to wander around the garden and admire nature getting on with things.

I have been making small projects while I watch movies and recover and these I will show on the next post.

Be Happy.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Something Lost.

Do you ever have those times where you are searching for something and come up with a project started a couple of years ago and somehow forgotten?

Well that's exactly what occurred at my place the other day. I needed a small scrap of fabric and while looking for that came up with a few blocks of the Happiness Quilt! Don't know why I didn't finish it but I'm about to now!

I did have concerns regarding finding all of the remaining fabric, the patterns in Homespun magazine but sometimes it's lucky when you're a bit of a hoarder! All bits and pieces were present and accounted for.

So to add to the already completed blocks I now have finished block 6 and 7 is currently under the needle of the sewing machine.

This is a quilt as you go project so I am so happy to get on with this one and finish it so I can move on to my newest BOM for 2017.

Blazing Star by Nancy McNally is beautiful and should keep me out of mischief for the duration and it can be found on Craftsy. Still waiting for my fabric to arrive so other small projects can get done while waiting.