Sunday, 8 October 2017


Saint Andrea Corsini c1630 by Geurcino.  Bullet holes courtesy of  a soldier in 1944.

Maffeo Barnerini c1597 by Caravaggio

  • We had a wind free day, so I managed to get a group shot of all 32 Ice Cream Soda Blossoms.
  • Tin Man by Sarah Winman, a  charming bittersweet novel of love, life and friendship, that's easy to read.
  • Colourful stitches on felt for my Christmas decorations - pattern from mmmcrafts
In the Garden
  • My lemon tree is just covered in clusters of buds, they'll be opening properly and perfuming the air soon.  Looking forward to lots of lemons for baking and summer G & Ts.
City Tripping
  • Miss B and I went into the city, to see The Corsini Collection at Auckland Art Gallery.  Beautiful portraits and pictures from the Corsini Family focusing on the Renaissance times.  The colours and workmanship was amazing, as were the personal family stories relating to the portraits.  Many of the frames were just as impressive.
Hoping you have all had a lovely weekend and have a fabulous week ahead.


  1. Your EPP looks so great! wonderful colors and I love your thread and stitches.

  2. wow - you have quite a collection of soda blocks! They're looking super!!! Ah - I can almost smell your lemon tree - YUM!

  3. Gorgeous threads Julie, love them

  4. Look at all those pretty icecream soda blocks all lined up looking s-e-w fine!

  5. Beautiful ice cream soda blocks!! Your stitching is lovely too o your Christmas decoration. The Art Gallery visit looks interesting too.

  6. I love this kind of post, fun and easy to read with a great snapshot of life. The EPP blocks are amazing. x

  7. Always lovely to see how you have been spending your week Julie! Your Ice-cream Soda blocks are looking fabulous!

  8. Your ice cream soda blocks are just lovely... such fun and unusual combinations!

  9. Great weekend! I love your ice cream soda blocks! I did some camping this weekend with my husband and puppy but managed to squeeze in a bit of sewing.

  10. Only just catching up on blog reading! Beautiful photo of the Ice Cream Soda blocks, and isn't it so good to smell the lemon or orange blossom at this time of the year!

  11. Hello,
    We visited Chazen Museum of Art during our trip to Madison.
    We saw many relics. They were my favorite.


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