......so take two:
This weekend I was going to sew all weekend.....Bahahahahahaha...oh the best laid plans etc etc......my stitching day with the girls was cancelled due to some absences and the ill health of the hostess for the day so I thought I would tackle the housework and THEN get into some sewing.....hmmmm.......the recent garden makeover has resulted in a fabulous garden.....and Rose on her return home decided that she loved the new mulch out the back so much that some (lots) of it should come inside too......so she set about bringing it in on her shaggy (overdue for grooming) paws.....then when it rained....we had mud! Oh yay!! After vacuuming the loose stuff up I tackled the stained grout in the tiles on the laundry floor...out came the scrubbing brush and some good old fashioned elbow grease....while the perpetrator snored on the lounge! Then I decided the bathroom floors could do with the same treatment....well...you know how it goes......so by dinner time last night I was the one who needed to snore on the lounge!
Here are a couple of pics of the garden out the front:
I am very happy with the result!
The back still needs some work....I need to do a general tidy up, clean the pavers and take some rubbish to the tip.....the trees that have been planted look like sticks at this stage so don't lend much to the garden as yet....I plan to plant some flowers in pots and in the main garden bed for colour but for now this is it:
You can see the lovely mulch on the garden bed that Rose loves so much.......a work in progress but way better than it was!
Speaking of works in progress........I did do some stitching last night.....slowly but surely getting near the end of the Bonnie Sullivan table runner started at the Quilted Crow in Hobart a few weeks ago.......I must say now that I didn't read the pattern properly and went ahead with the embroidered border before stitching the zig-zag border on ...hence no straight edge to follow which has left me with a bit of a wavy border....oops!! I stitched three sides of the zig-zag border last night and got the fourth side pinned ....hopefully a finish for tonight!
During the week I finished this Gail Pan pattern she designed for Cottage Garden threads...and I seem to be collecting a few of those so thought I should make something to put them in.......
....and just to make a change from the table runner project I started making a few of these little six pointed stars for another project.....busy hands and all that....
Oh and Rose has had a birthday..she was three on May 1st....she was born the day I moved into this house. Seems like just yesterday!
'Til next time.................................Lorraine