Thursday, 1 May 2014

Sewing and Reading

Last week of the school holidays - both Miss B and Mr J, are having holidays with both sets of grandparents.  Tomorrow, The Scout and I are having a Date Day. We are planning to go to Devonport. There are some fabulous secondhand bookshops there, which we both enjoy looking in, and also a lovely fabric shop which I enjoy. To finish off we are planning a late lunch at one of our favourite cafes.

I have been doing some sewing this week too.
  • a start has been made on the blocks for Mr J's shirt quilt
  • another ballet bag for a young niece's upcoming birthday from this tutorial
  • some more envelopes for the SWAK Swap
I have also been reading and re-reading The Language of Flowers. This is one of my favourite books, it is sad, yet there is hope and happiness in it for the main female character, and being a flower lover, I found it really interesting to learn the hidden meaning of  flowers.   I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great read.  The book on the right is a non fiction companion/ guide to the story.  It is a beautiful little book, filled with interesting information  and lovely drawings of the flowers, their meanings, verses of poetry.

Hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week and weekend.


  1. Being a former Shore girl I spent a lot of time in Devonport. Will try and get my hands on a copy of "The language of flowers" - love the sound of it xo

  2. I love those envelopes...would like to have a go at those :)

  3. Lovely selection of low volumes for your envelopes, and the little animals are so cute! Enjoy your date day! Linda

  4. Nice bit of pottering.
    Have you seen this pattern for a tutu bag?i
    You'll have to scroll down to see it. A friend of mine made it for the little ballerina in her life. very cute.

  5. Love your envelopes! I'd never heard of those books - but might have to try and get a copy of the novel. :-)

  6. I hope you have the most wonderful time friend! It sounds fantastic! And your work is as stunning as ever! I will have to check out that book! It sounds so very interesting! Wishing you a lovely week ahead!! Nicole xoxo

  7. eeeekkkkkk where is the year going, I missed your post and just remembered to check in. Love the envelopes, I have another quilt top finished ................. Must figure out how to get them finished now LOL Hope your week is going well

  8. Love the fabric for the ballet bag! Lucky niece! Enjoy your date day!!!!


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