Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter....Vintage Festival.....and an upcoming birthday!

Good Friday morning I woke up late.......and lingered in bed chatting on the phone to my sister before getting up and enjoying brunch.........

I followed brunch with a day (well half a day by then......) of house cleaning and general pottering about aimlessly.........gotta love the first day of a five day break..........

It's also Vintage Festival time in the Barossa...........


......yesterday Claire and Val came to visit....we spent the day stitching .....


and in the evening we donned our glad rags and went to a Vintage Festival concert at a local winery.........



To see the talented Libby O'Donovan.......Libby entertained us with her own brand of Jazz/Blues and comedy........a fun night out!  The girls stayed over and after they left to go back to the city this morning I went to the Virginia Nursery with Terri.........the weather has been fantastic lately and today was no exception...while Terri shopped for plants for their back yard I wandered about (aimlessly again...LOL) .......I like holidays and the time to be aimless for a while!  I was taken with the contrast of the blue sky against the shade sails at the nursery..........

 Lovely displays......


Oh look.......there's Terri and her trolley laden with plants.....


More eye candy......rows and rows of pretty-ness....


....and some spiky green-ness......

I didn't buy anything...I was just along for the ride today....but it was a great place to visit!  So much inspiration!

Of course Easter Sunday also means Easter eggs..........well one egg anyway........this probably won't last long!


The vintage festival also includes ballooning, quilt exhibitions and many other events........I hope to take myself off to a couple more events over the coming week......

 I got so much inspiration from the visit to the nursery  I came home and did some gardening this afternoon....ooooooops.....someone got this pic of me..........


Oh.....I must confess that this isn't me.....(I would never wear pink tights with a red dress!).......this is one of many scarecrows around the area which are also part of the Vintage Festival.......this gardening "angel" is part of the display at the local nursery just down the road from where I work......I love her! 

Speaking of gardeing..........Val bought my Gardener's Journal quilt back yesterday.........and I hope to get the binding on tomorrow..........I should wait until it's all trimmed and bound to show you...but I am pretty excited about having it back...so here it is......



Dragonflys and Hummingbirds now adorn this quilt......a perfect compliment to the gardening theme.....Thanks Val ........I love it!! 

Rose is enjoying the Easter break (although there is no choccy for her of course!)......this little girl is having a birthday next Sunday....she will be one year old!   Rose was born the day I moved into this house .....so our new lives started that day.......I haven't posted any pics of her lately........so I will preview her birthday post for next week .....here she is at a couple of weeks............

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.......and today.....a week out from being a whole year old.......!!

It's been an interesting year......a few down times....but lots of good times as well.......and getting better all the time! 

I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter break........tomorrow is Anzac Day....when we stop to remember those who served our country .........and those who gave their lives in that service..   Lest we forget! 


21 comments:

Darlene said...

You and Rose have had a wonderful year. So many new chapters written and enjoyed. :-)

I'm so glad to read that you'd never wear pink tights with a red dress. What a fashion faux pas that would be. LOL

I'm glad you've had some good days with friends.

Love, Love, Love your Gardener's Journal quilt - beautiful.

Kris said...

Ahh, vintage festival! Haven't been to that for years! Love the scarecrows! Hope the rest of the weekend is as lovely. (I just love Garden Centres)

Suzanne said...

Wow, it's already been a whole year? I absolutely love the quilt. Your work is fantastic!

AnnieO said...

Lorraine, that was at least 3 posts' worth of great stuff! Thanks for showing us your wanderings, stitchings, outings, and doggie love. It has been a pretty full year. Your Gardener's Journal quilt is gorgeous.

May Kristin said...

Just love your Gardener's Journal! It's beautiful!
And Rose, she is so cute! Happy Easter!

Nancy said...

The past year has gone very quickly hasn't it... semms like only yesterday you were showing us your new digs...and Rose is such a big girl now... how lucky you were to find her...It sounds like you had a lovely past few days...

Lounging with a Latte said...

Sounds like the Barossa is very alive over the Easter period. Your Gardner's Journal looks beautiful. Have fun binding it! Enjoy the last 2 days of the Easter weekend.

Levin said...

We were up in the Barossa on Saturday and got to see a few things at Angaston as part of the vintage festival. It was lovely to be out and about up there. The weather was (and is) perfect! Hope you enjoy this break :)
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Sharon said...

Happy Easter Loz!!! Your little Rose is just beautiful!! I could squeeze her and I know my Madeline would love her.
Love the photo of you gardening. Are you sure that wasn't you? lolol

Maree: said...

Great Post Glad you are having a Nice Break...Love your GJ Quilt is looks Gorgeous...
what's wrong with Pink Tights & Red Dress..??
cheers

Sue SA said...

I love your quilt, the border fabric really enhances the lovely stitching, happy quilting Sue SA.

Leanne said...

I could have sworn that was you with your white bloomers on LOL. Has the weather been fantastic. Souled like you had a nice time with the girls. I thought of you today I stopped a patted a 17week old Rosie today, called Toby he was so cute.

Roseanne said...

look like you has agreat day sewing then out on the town at vintage festival. Love your your little rose.

Chookyblue...... said...

you girls sure had a great time together.........the GJ looks great........

Shay said...

The Gardeners Journal looks fabulous! Val had a great canvas to work with in the first place. The quilting is the perfect finish. How I love that quilt!

I love to look at plants at the shop- they never survive long after I bring them home. I have black thumbs.

Looks like your Easter weekend has completely rocked! You really do need to eat more chocolate though...

Farmyard Crafts said...

Your GJ looks great. I can't believe that tiny little Rose is 1 already!

Katie said...

I love nurseries. We went to the farmers market last weekend and I was just drooling over all the plants. :-)

Your quilt is lovely!!! Rose too!

Lyn said...

What a weekend you have had, and hasn't Rose grown over the year. That garden centre is amazing, there is nothing like that where I live, and I agree that those views of the sky through the gaps make for an interesting pattern- enjoy some more of those activities at the festival.

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Happy Easter dear!

Lynda said...

What a wonderful Easter break you're having. How quickly has that year gone!

simplestitches said...

your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!
wow Rose has grown so much...