not many ships passing on the river at this time of the year, the odd brave/crazy person/persons in their kayaks, but otherwise all quiet, just different moods with the changing hours and weather conditions
some lovely little details in this garden and with spring with us here in the southern hemisphere there are lots of the spring bulbs and blossoms popping up and opening out
lots of my favourite euphorbias !
and the blossoms
this lovely cream clivia has burst from its bud stage in all the beautiful sunshine we have had. hobart's weather is crisp, clear and sunny at this time of the year !
and i have been sewing, brought lots of my projects down with me and have been doing a bit of each of them, all getting a turn depending on my mood, the above picture is of my 'carousel' blocks, pattern by sandra boyle ! i have cut out my background fabric, some fabric i purchased from trish harper after a trip to india some years ago and has been sitting in my cupboard waiting for this quilt
i love the making of this quilt, lots of handpiecing involved, but worth it i think
i've also been adding more geese to 'flying by' my version of christine vlasic's pattern. i remember christine said when making hers, she used some of her favourite small bits of fabric that she had kept !!! i do the same, i keep small pieces of some fabrics that i just love ......... i wonder why we do this ......... for a few hexagons ........... or just to keep ! well i'm using mine in this quilt !
there are some that i have 'just been in love with' !!!
i have also been putting together some 'halo' blocks, the pattern is by jenny kingwell of amitie
and i also have been spending alot of time at my cousin paula's home here in hobart, roly the dear dog i'm looking after loves the company of all the family dogs, both resident and visiting with her son
as you can see, they were all enjoying the wet sunday just past, from the inside looking out ............ they all get on extremely well ........... now home alone i think roly is missing the other dogs and the rabbits and chooks and other wildlife that he can see through the window ! the two miniature horses are always present too, these pics just for you michelle !
mowing the back lawn area, and topping up with a carrot
zac and prissy are very lucky little horses, they have a 'mum' who loves them so much
and not far away is beautiful kingston beach, where my mother was born, the big old family general store was just a road width from this wonderul spot and i love making my visits here and the big old trees cast fantastic shadows on the sand
till next post, i will look out for some more photos to share with you !