Sunday, 11 May 2014


A weekend at home.
  • I decided I need life in my house that isn't children, a cat or a husband.  No flowers in my garden to pick unfortunately.  So a bunch of glossy green and silvery leaves, in a cyrstal vase displayed with some treasures suffice.  I also bought a new pot plant  and re-potted a couple of other plants up.  Fingers crossed they keep growing.
  • I have been enjoying watching Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: London, on television the last couple of weeks.  So I was delighted to find her french cookbooks for some beautiful weekend reading.  There are actually a lot of recipes I would like to make in these books too.
  • Some sewing for the Pack Patch QAL - week 5.  This weeks themes were: Moments with Mum - the pink block represents my mum's and my love of gardens, flowers and visiting gardens open to the public.  The other block represents: A Joyful Moment with Children.  After much discussion with Miss B and Mr J, we decided that one of our best moments together was boogie boarding on a summer camping trip at Waipu Cove.  The sun was shining and the water was perfect.  We had a great day.
  • The vegetable garden is flourishing.  We have been eating spinach (so have the snails), rocket and rainbow chard.
  • Some more sewing ,  I have been trying out a New York Beauty block.  Unfortunately, I think the top piece may need to be redone for more contrast.
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.


  1. Everything is just awesome! Your vignette in that first shot is stunning! The perfect balance of nature and elegance! And look at your blocks!! So beautiful as are those greens friend! Wishing you all things lovely this weekend! Nicole xoxo

  2. The movie "Chef " by Jon Favreau had an interesting review on Radio NZ the other day, it's next on my list! L

  3. Those little blocks are really sweet and your garden looks fabulous!

  4. Your rainbow chard is beautiful! I planted some this year and am looking forward to it! Your sewing amazes me--love the last block! Those books look delightful! And the arrangement is elegant--the perfect weekend indeed!!


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