Friday, 5 February 2016

Scenes from my Week

From the garden:
  • I'm not the only one enjoying my zinnias - they are attracting lots of monarch butterflies too
  • Scadoxus - Katherine Wheel/Fireball - four flower heads this year.
From the sewing room:
  • a small project in progress, because I am procrastinating over making a quilt back - pattern from here
  • after my holiday hand sewing session, I have one more cartwheel to finish, then this can be turned into a pillow.
From the kitchen:
  • vegetables and herbs prepped for my first Cook the Books recipe challenge
  • plums being stoned and chopped for a new summer dessert recipe too 
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.


  1. You captured a beautiful photo of the butterfly, stunning.

  2. Your Scadoxus ids doping very well!
    Have you tried the Lavosh recipe in AB's Book. I use it or variations of it a lot.

  3. Your zinnias are beautiful and go perfectly with your new butterfly! xx

  4. Great photos Julie. I love every one of them. Thats One recipe book I DONT have:-)

  5. Lots of pretty things in your week Julie! I look forward to seeing the cartwheel project finished- it's gorgeous!

  6. that butterfly block is wonderful! I don't know how you do it!

  7. Very pretty butterfly block Julie! Are those 'Black Doris plums? I always think they are the yummiest! Annabel makes a great cake with them.

  8. I really must make cartwheel blocks... maybe add to my 2017 to do list? LOL


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