Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beautiful days

What a fabulous and joyful day it has been today!!  I awoke this morning to glorious blue skies and warm sun showering everything in sight - what a way to start the day!  I even allowed my body an extra hour of rejuvenation under the warm covers before meeting with the days tasks.

Speaking of tasks . . . . with the weather so beautiful I took to some gardening.  We have a small garden area at the back of where I live, however, its has become a little taken over by the plants that are growing in there and have been untended for quite some time.  I started with a little trim here . . . and a little trim there, but before I knew it I was enjoying myself so much I decided to completely remove the plants which were past their time and make way for some new ones.  I now have an area of my garden which has all my plants and herbs nestled in so they can too have the beautiful morning sun.  It's so lovely to see them all together.

I must say that was the absolute highlight of my day . . . and great to be in the sunshine and fresh air.

What was the highlight of your day today?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Something beautiful Sunday

Why not enjoy something lovely! . . . and in appreciation of another beautiful Sunday of blue skies, a little craft and some relaxation, I put together some piccies for you all to enjoy.  I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sewing for the generations

Yesterday afternoon I took some time to give my daughter her first lesson in Sewing.  Her face lit up when I told her the lesson would be sewing a button onto fabric.

After a very short burst of frustration from her "the needle won't thread mum", she soon got the hang of it and we were away.  It didn't take her long at all before she had finished, and chosen another button to have a go at.

It is such a great way to teach girls a sense of accomplishment, to concentrate on the task at hand and the joy of seeing their handiwork complete.  Not to mention the opportunity for us to spend quality time together bonding over a pasttime craft that women and been engaging in for centuries.  For years Mothers have enjoyed teaching their daughters the art of sewing and its a wonderful and necessary skill for them to take into their womanhood.

    She was all smiles and so proud of her efforts.

 What a fabulous job she has done!!!

 and from here we will move onto running stitch . . .

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Action stations

Yesterday was a busy day . . . action stations all around!!  I made great headway on this new bag and i'm so pleased with how it is coming together.  From morning to afternoon ploughing away stopping only for a quick bite to eat, so energised with passion for creating.  Know wonder I was so tired last night LOL.  And i'm already getting ideas for a new design.  

Tomorrow will be spent finishing this one off and on to making a few more of this particular design and most likely one of my other designs.

Can't wait to show you when it's finished . . . but here's a little looky.

Today however was a bit of a different sort of day.  The plan was to get my grocery shopping done, after all it's Wednesday and Wednesday is my 'do everything' day.  But it all came to a grinding halt when my little jellybean stopped!!  Now when I say jellybean, I'm referring to my little red car.  Whom has been struggling with her health for quite some time now, yet pushing herself right to her limits to get me from A to B. 

I was not long into my journey into town this morning when after a sudden chug chug smoke literally billowed out from all angles of my car and I pulled her over to the side of the road, for what was the last time I would drive here anywhere.  An hour later the tow truck arrives and we are whisked off to my mechanic who issued her a death certificate.  Her final destination . . . the scrap yard tomorrow.

one of the only photo's I can find of jellybean a couple of years ago

  I will miss you my little Jellybean . . . we have travelled far and seen many things together.

  RIP my Jellybean!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day of progress

Off to a busy day around here today.  Now that I have designed a new bag and written up the pattern, today will be filled with placing pieces, cutting, lining and all the preparation for this particular design.  Fingers crossed that I may get to begin the construction on it . . . . however with a seven year old . . . time will tell.  Might be a dvd afternoon so I can crack this baby open and get on with it!!!!

I would love to share something beautiful with you.  This is a photo I took a little while back now that I just adore . . . the colours are just so vivid and inspiring.  Enjoy!

May creativity and wonder fill you day . . .