Monday, April 25, 2016

Family Time... 2016-4-25



 Monday .. 25th April.... 

 We had a lovely lunch today with my sister who has been visiting for a few days and my brother and brother-in-law.........
.. here we are finishing with scones with jam and cream made by hubby....  






We have had some rain over the last couple of days but today was a beautiful sunny Autumn day.





We went and saw our friend Edna in the nursing home.....  she was having a good day and it was a lovely visit..  these are some of the flowers in the garden there....



......  and one of the resident Blue Tongue Lizards enjoying the sunshine.......




.. The grey top here is a photograph sent to me by a a granddaughter of Edna's, who asked me to knit her one in yellow for her 3year old granddaughter ..  I've started it already..  luckily it's a straight forward design because there is no pattern...  It's great to be using Edna's wool for her family... xxx



The choko vine is loaded at the moment....  so a lot of cooking coming up .. 

..  just as well we love them   xxx




The window boxes that hubby made for the fron verandah are not as successful as we hoped ....  so I'm thinking of doing something a bit different out there... possibly similar to this....
..... or this.....

...  will keep you posted..   xxxx

Have a great day  everybody...
 Hugs... Barb  xxxx



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

...of scones and scarves..... 2016-4-12




..  Good Morning..  it's 8am on Tuesday 12th April here in Sydney Australia..  and it's raining softly......

We have had some record hot days for this time of year, but I think Autumn has settled in now.
I hope the Spring weather in the top half of the world has made itself known to all..


Hubby has been busy in the garden trimming back the plants that threaten to block the pathway....
..  as you can see here.....  he hates the hedge looking scruffy...      so he cuts it back like this...   constantly...  
..   I do like to see the wrought iron fencing..   adds a bit of  'life' when nothing is blooming.....



The Going Every Second Week to Bingo trial failed badly......
While Merle and I were concerned for Mum and thinking she was getting too tired going weekly......  she agreed to this because she thought WE were having problems with our Arthritis and it was becoming too much for US.....
I tell you, being thoughtful is sometimes fraught with confusion.....
  So we are back to weekly Bingo.. and because Lent and Easter are over Mum is enjoying playing the poker machines again...      she's a happy lady now  .. xxx


I was making a brown rug a little while back and my son saw it and said he liked it as a scarf for winter..  so .....  here he is with his lovely wife modelling the scarves I gave them.....



Hubby  made scones two weekends in a row......
 Here is Mum and Edna enjoying some...


 and then we had some when we were watching the video of our grand daughter's wedding.....
my Kyton kept jumping into my chair whenever I got up to put more food on the table....



This is what's blooming in my garden now....










      See you soon .....  have a good day...
Hugs.... Barb  xxxx