Thursday 26 July 2007

Roses are Red

Well one of my roses is red but for now these are the first to bloom. I just had to plant roses at our new place and couldn't wait till they were in. I've given hubby credit for preparing the bed because they've been no time at all and here are the first three. This top one is 'Blue Moon'.

I tried a different white this time. This one is 'Mount Shasta'. A large rose with quite a lovely scent. It was actually planted 3 weeks after the others and the first to open up.

And I couldn't go past 'Double Delight' again. My mum's favourite. You know the saying that you should take the time to stop and smell the roses. Maybe this will be my new motto.

Sunday 22 July 2007

Empty Nest

Well, daughter went back this morning ready for Uni tomorrow and son goes back to the city in the morning for the week. Then we are back to our empty nest again. Peace and quiet, but we do miss them.

This cold weather has been getting me down, I just don't seem to be able to warm up. The weather man says the temps are rising so I hope he's right.

I've set my sewing machine up and put the word out to hubby that I'm on a schedule to finish my newest quilt by a deadline. And that deadline is coming up sooner than I like. So when I can't be found, I'll be in the sewing room, sewing madly.

I'm including a picture of a third quilt I started while on Long Service Leave late last year. Now that it's finished I'm donating it to a hospital which distributes quilts to some of the very ill patients.

My fourth and final Long Service Leave quilt is sandwiched and awaiting quilting. But it will have to wait until the deadline quilt is finished. And then there's a Patchwork Bag I'm making for a friend's soon to be newborn. Of course I have a couple other quilts on the go somewhere. Their turn for completion will come.

Tuesday 10 July 2007

After living in a small country town for 25years, six months ago we moved further into the country and couldn't be happier. Though I do find myself missing the social aspect from time to time. Having someone close to chat with or tell my latest news. So, after visiting several blogs for the last fortnight, I've decided to give it a go for myself.

Hubby and I have two children, a daughter who went to Uni this year and a son who started work this year but stays in the city during the week. We're still coming to terms with the 'empty nest' syndrome but it's nice in a different sort of way.

When I'm not at work or doing the housework, I enjoy creating patchwork quilts and wallhangings so I will include photos from time to time. I'm one of those who has to have several projects on the go at one time.
Just at the moment I've actually managed to complete two small quilts that I began last October. The top 'Shabby' one was for my niece and the bottom 'Puppy' quilt was for my nephew. I was using up 5" squares in my fabric stash.
I feel more relaxed already sharing my thoughts. Lets see how it all goes.