Friday, 31 January 2014

Scenes from my Week








From my book pile:
  • a fabulous pile of gardening, crafting, inspirational homes, creative people and their kitchens and studios
From the Auckland Wintergardens
  • beautiful oriental lillies - there would gave been a few more photos, but my camera went flat
From the garden
  • passionfruit slowly starting to ripen
From the kitchen:
  • a cheerful vegetable platter, served with chicken nibbles and peanut dipping sauce.  This was a big hit with my children, the yellow vegetable is actually potato chunks cooked in turmeric and ginger.
From my sewing room:
  • a finished pouch - lined with vintage sheeting that echos the trellis design on the yellow fabric. A little pincushion  for my partner too, cos she likes pansies.  I paper-pieced this log cabin because I always have trouble getting it to look even.  Worked well, the only advice I would give anyone making their own template is not to use a Frixion pen,  when I ironed the seams, my template disappeared.  Luckily it was on graph paper and easy to draw back.
This weekend is the last of the holidays - school starts again on Monday for both Miss B and Mr J.  We also celebrate Mr J's birthday on Sunday.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

5 comments:

  1. Those veggies look beautiful. I have a big stack of books next to my bed, too. I got a few for my birthday. I started to read "Eleanor & Park" it's really, really good. Are you planning a trip to England? That's one of my favorite places to visit.

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    1. Oh I wish I was planning a trip to England. I just enjoy looking at a lot of place I have read about in different books. Will check out your book recommendation too.

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  2. That vintage sheet lining is pretty cool! Both your pouch and your cushion are gorgeous!

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  3. Your food is making me hungry....
    Lovely scenes from you reek.

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  4. Love your book list, I could do with them on my bedside table!!!!

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