Wednesday, 9 January 2013

My Sewing Room

Last year I was treated with the creation of a sewing room. 
We adapted a small room which had had many incarnations but always ended up as a junk room. On a whim I mentioned it would make a great space for me and my wonderful husband set to work

At times it still gathers things that don’t have a place but they get moved on reasonably quickly.

This year I intend to make full use of the area and explore the art of making in its many forms. Satisfying my love of colour and material and threads and buttons and....

One of the best things about it is that I feel like I am still in the midst of everything and not isolated in some dark corner that is visited by few.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Hot hot hot
Its just too hot for words.

Thank goodness for Sunflowers

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Summer Morning

Cooling breeze
Preparing for the heat to come

Full of promises
Ripening fruit
Growing vegetables
Needing water 
Rewarding many fold for the care


  Beautiful light
Showering the world in softness
Touching the soul
Reviving the heart
 Summer Morning

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Things I am thankful for

In no particular order
My family ~their love and support are what keep me going
  ~ they each inspire me in their own way
I am in awe of their love, compassion, talents, intelligence

  The sunshine today ~even though it is really hot outside
                                    ~it is at least not as hot as yesturday

The adventures I have had, particulatly this last year (2012)

And many many more but for today these spring to mind

Photo 1 by Amy
Photo 3 by Kathryn 

Friday, 4 January 2013


In an effort to help me learn and remember the processes of posting
I have been challenged by one of my daughters, Kathryn, to post 
for seven consecutive days.
A challenge is certainly a great motivator to do something.

So here is post number 2

More images from my garden
From when the weather was much cooler

Thursday, 3 January 2013

In My Garden

In an effort to become more computer comfortable I am going to blog more.
Today is my new beginning and I have chosen a subject close to my heart-My Garden
Here are some photos I took earlier today of some special beauties.

The Bergonia disappeared after flowering and I just tucked the pot out of the way.
Much later needing a pot for something else I thought that the old begonia pot would be perfect
only to discover that the plant was re-emerging.
Here it is beginning to flower-what a treat.

The Elephant Ear was another 'find'. This time in the garden. They were everywhere and so I neglected them and they disappear.
When they poked their heads back up I placed them in pots. This one just took off and now it is flowering.

Their fragrance is beautifully delicate and floats in the breeze.