Thursday, 24 March 2011

Garden Time

We have been really busy in the garden again trying to get on top of things as the weather has been absolutely wonderful and beautifully warm.  The grass is growing so quickly and needs mowing every few days and that is taking so much time.  The first thing to do when we walk into the garden is stop to look at and take a really good long smell of this fabulous shrub.  We brought it from the UK with us and it has never looked as good as it does this year and it is one of my favourite scents, just amazing.
Viburnum Carlesii
The next thing to do is bring out my lovely garden bag that my mum and dad bought for me for our wedding anniversary.  Richard got a new end for the hose pipe.  Strange gifts but much needed.  I love my bag and kneeler because it is so girly.

Lots of pockets for all sorts of goodies
Yesterday we planted about 70 onions, some of which are for keeping so hopefully we will learn the french art of plaiting the onions and perhaps I may be able to hang some on the handlebars of my bike!!

Not a good photo, all lying down, wait a couple of days and I will show you again
The last thing to do after a day in the garden is to stop and look at the sunsets, they are amazing at the moment.

I hope you are all well and I will talk again soon.  God bless.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Gosh, here's me back so soon

I can't believe I'm here again so soon, but it started drizzling with rain just after I had planted some strawberries - good for the strawberries, not so good for our gardening afternoon, so here I am.  The two photos I have here are certainly different and I just hope you can see the second one clearly enough.  After being away from the house for so long we are desperately trying to rip out brambles and get rid of pots with dead plants in.  You will see what I mean from the first photo........

Why on earth don't I throw this away??
Bless their little hearts, this is the reason.  A large family of tree frogs
Now for a couple of things I have finished and which I am working on.  The Debbie Bliss wash cloth is such a lovely item to take to our craft group because it is small and you don't have to think much while you are doing it.  I have made one already and I think they will make a lovely gift with a special hand-made soap.

Gilet - A finished item for myselft - very unusual for me!!

I was very pleased with the way this turned out except for the fact that it makes me look even bigger than I am, but the yarn is fabulous, it was James C Brett - Marble Chunky.  They produce this yarn in different colours so I may be tempted to use it again.  Also, I have been asked by 3 different people if I could make them one, but I have declined even though I loved knitting this particular garment.
Love the texture of this moss stitch
Well, I think that's about it for now, can't go too mad!!  Need to go and start our dinner, we need to make it a bit special as we have been married 42 years today, my, how time flies when you're having fun.  Talk to you again soon.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Spring is nearly here

I haven't really got my head around posting lately so this will be quite a short post and then when I have taken some more photos I will try again.  Also, the book on my bedside table has changed quite a few times since the last update on my side bar and believe it or not, I have finished a few little projects, since that scarf so whatch this space as they say.  A huge thank you to Clare who has changed the background for me again, aren't I lucky having a daughter who indulges her mother so??  I will now start taking some photos and be ready to leap into spring with a new look etc.

How beautiful - needs a better photo really though

How beautifully fluffy, you can almost smell the wonderful scent

My first little tulip.  Doesn't it give you warm and fuzzies?
Oh, just a little taster of what is to come, along with the sunshine.  Talk to you all again soon.  Hello to all the Smith family.  Love you guys.