sunshine in august is bringing out some colour in the gardens, some favourites, like the pot of daffodils gifted to me are all lovely bits to see and my favourite euphorbias are blooming again, love the fresh bright green of the flower heads
and just this little pink daisy, so simple but beautiful
and some birthday tulips
it was on saturday and the sun was out !
amazing nature !
pretty gift ! and lots of very pretty liberty fabric bits and hankies ! spoilt !
and someone knows who's queen bee !
thanks to all for the birthday wishes, i'm happy to be a year older !
back in the post on july 7, i was auditioning fabrics for my next border of this quilt inspired by Margaret Sampson George, this was my original choice and the one i'm going with and given various choices, without comment from me, Marg also chose this, so that's it !
i like the way all the various pink to red tones continue out and blend !
and this is the progress on my 'sheet' (pet name) also inspired by Marg SG, enjoying the applique process and the playing with shapes and borders !
always remember to slow down in life;
live, breathe and learn;
take a look around you
whenever you have time
and never forget
everything and every person
that has a place within
twelve things to remember
the value of time
the success of perserverance
the pleasure of working
the dignity of simplicity
the worth of character
the power of kindness
the influence of example
the obligation of duty
the wisdom of economy
the virtue of patience
the joy of originality
the beauty of cheeriness
from the country woman in n.s.w. australia
henry van dyke
use the talents you possess,
for the woods would be a very silent place
if no birds sang except the best.
we can do no great things,
only small things with great love.