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Friday, 5 September 2014

Fall is in the Air!

I went out to the garden this morning just to see what's been happening. I've been quite neglectful in the last while as the weather changed quite a bit last weekend. There are still a few things blooming but a lot of the plants are looking tired and worn out!


Remember the bushtit nest from the spring? Well, here's the evidence! The red roses are still singing though. 
I've been continuing my dressmaking adventures over in my other blog. Please come for a visit as I have more to show there than here!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

What remains of August

Less than two weeks and we are sailing into September! Already the air has hints of autumn and the rays of the sun seem somewhat tempered. I met up with Anne recently for tea and she asked how the banana plant is doing this year. Well, here she is... (the banana, not Anne!)

You can't really see it but there are many "pups" that have sprung up this year. Pups are what we call the new banana plants that come up. The one that flowered before died, which is what they usually do. This summer, the heat has been just the best for these babies! 

Speaking of meeting up with Anne, look what she gave me! I introduced her to a new fabric store and she snuck this in with her purchases then presented it to me after. Such a cute print! Thank you, Anne! I'll have to figure out what to create with it. BTW, it's called "Cat Dream"!

And here are the dynamic duo. Daisy, seeing the camera, said "What? I'm on?"
 Here she turns on the cuteness factor...Pretty hammy, I'd say!


How did you like the latest Market releases? There are always such wonderful designs. I was amazed this year by the Magical Mystery Tour series by the Blackbird Designs ladies! So cute. I especially like the Yellow Submarine and Octopuses' Garden.

Well, I'm listening to Pharrell and bouncing around while I post! Happy! I am off to post to my sewing blog

Happiness is the Truth.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Happy August, peeps!

Hello, lovely people! It's hot and sunny here. Almost feels like a mirage except for the fact that we have lots of fans going in order for us to stay sane! ;-)

I've had a nice break from blogging. I've been sewing my little heart out in July. If you doubt me, go see my new blog

Yes! I have created another blog called A Closet Full of Posies.  Literally, it's my sewing room with a closet to house all my sewed garments. I have wondered whether to put my sewing in this blog but after much consideration I decided to have a separate space for it. 

You will see that I have a post for each garment sewed. This way I can record what I learned while I made it and anything I want to change, etc.  I will try it and see how it goes. I will still keep this blog going but right now I'm just playing in another room. 

I haven't even been painting, let alone stitching! We did put up a couple of these great picture ledges from Ikea to house my artwork. 
You've seen all the fruit ones but the flower one is new-to you. I finished back in June. The bigger piece in the upper left hand corner is not finished yet. I am not happy with how the clouds are looking.  But, that's for another day.

I hope you've been enjoying a nice summer. It finally dawned on me that I think the weather pattern may be changing for us here. We used to get rainy cool summers but now we seem to get hot weather in July & August. Not a bad thing. My tomatoes are tasting yummier because of all the sunshine and heat! 

Even though I haven't been stitching, I am enjoying seeing all the lead up to the August market and the new releases coming soon! 

So, please come for a visit to my other room, but make sure you have a very many few minutes. I created 9 posts today! 

Happy Week!