Monday, September 20, 2010

Spring Flowers and One Little Quilt

Spring is busting out all over since I last wrote - my little garden is starting to look very pretty. Took some time out the other morning to take some pics of the first little spring flowers...
....these are scattered all around the garden. At the moment just a few are in bloom but you should see them when they are all flowering.

Cute little pink primula's...

...and more daffies...

What I was supposed to be doing instead of taking photos was painting - the house! I decided that I would have a go at doing it myself and have started on the front verandah area. It's coming along nicely, too. This is it at it's raw stage - unbelievable amount of sanding and scraping hours involved in getting it to this stage.

So... we've been up to Clyde for Jakes downhill a couple of weeks back. Actually it was the same weekend as the earthquake and boy did it rattle us around way down there so I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for Cantab's. While Jake was practising I had a little wander around the township - it's such a gorgeous town..
I have a bit of a thing for courthouses...

Here's the child in action later in the day - he did great - only one trip over the handlebars, but still smiling!

I would love to go back up that way this weekend as I reckon the orchards must be looking amazing - some of them were in blossom back then but by now they will be blooming all over.

In between painting, gardening and traipsing around downhill events, I have done a tiny little bit of stitching - I discovered this little quilt that I had pieced a couple of years ago, so seeing as I am on a mission of completion, I finished it off and quilted it using a perle thread. Have no idea what I will do with it, but I do quite like it.

That's almost the sum total of my stitching - a little pathetic really! Am starting to get a few withdrawal symptoms, though, so need to find Jane A and Veronique's next block and get stitching :)
Maybe tonight :)
Happy stitching
Jenny

7 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Jenny what a funny thing , I was wondering about you just this morning . I'm glad all is looking so pretty in your garden . All the best with the sanding , painting , sanding and painting again !

Simone de Klerk said...

While your garden is showing such lovely flowers in Spring, we are getting our garden ready for the winter. You have a wonderful garden!
I don't envy you, getting the house ready to be painted. I admire you for your work, Jenny!
LOVE the quilt you made.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hi de hi, gosh you put me to shame, I feel so lazy. You just seem to cram heaps into every minute of the day. The Spring flowers look so fresh, I bet the smell fab.
hugs
Miche'le

Pepe said...

What a lovely quilt! I like that green fabric with flowers and squares and geometrical quilting! Wow!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous flowers. Would you believe it, I only had one daffodil show its face this season. Good luck with the sanding and painting. Love the quilt.
Happy stitchin
Elizabeth

Phyllis said...

I think your little quilt is quite pretty!

Pepe said...

Simply wonderful! I like it!