Friday, May 27, 2016

Winter is on the doorstep, right on time... 2016-5-27 ..



  We're gently sliding into Winter here ...  we are still having sunny days and mostly gentle winds ... but the temperature is steadily dropping....
..  this was yesterday...   looks beautiful ..but definitely not Summer temps..

Last week my youngest daughter turned 50...   her husband and daughters gave her a wonderful surprise party....  she loved the party .. here's a couple of  photos  I played with ..



.... then there were lovely food and flowers.....





I made some jam, chutney and relish last week...  we had so many chokos on the vine.... I needed to use them up..
  ..  ready to start..
....  the onion relish....  and sterilizing the jars ....
...  all done...



 Hubby and I were trimming and weeding the garden on Tuesday when our dog Kyton went missing.... we searched everywhere for him..  we heard him give a short bark every now and then...  but couldn't tell where it was coming from.....
then.....  we found him...
I had accidently closed him in the little garden cupboard.....   poor Kyton.....he wasn't a happy dog.....
... here is a re- enactment..... ...with the help of some treats....



 I'm still busy knitting Edna's wool ..  will put up photos next time...

 ... have a good day..  enjoy the season that you're in...
...hugs...  Barb  xxx

Saturday, May 14, 2016

button flowers and Mother's day .. 2016-5-14




It's Saturday and the sun is out but it's cool...  perfect Autumn weather ......

The washing won't dry, no wind...  but that's not a problem..  

First to Mother's Day......





......  we all had some photo fun.....   well I did..  it was a great afternoon ...







The flowers Mum and I received were beautiful...    we still have some in vases a week later...  xxxxx

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day too........   it's a special day..  xxxxxx

I have finished making the  'funky' sleeveless jumper for the grand daughter of a friend of mine.....

....  she loves it...
 and I discovered how to make  crocheted flower buttons...   I love them......


I knitted a hat for her grand son and a yellow hat to go with the jumper..  with flower buttons on it....
...  I'm happy with the results....    I'm back to crocheting scarves now..........


Here's a beautiful flower stalk on my Coleus plant....  I love the little flowers they get......




Hope you all had a  wonderful week  and  I'll see you soon ......
Hugs.... Barb  xxxxx

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

.. update on rock cactus boxes..... 2016-5-4 ...




  Hi ..... I have finished the first part of the painted stone makeover of our planter boxes....

I did our planter boxes with the stones I had......

... I used a large rock in each box......

... then the smaller stones......


..   hubby sprinkled the clay beads in the boxes.....

... I like them,,,  

...  I'm now on the lookout for some bigger river stones to paint as cactus.....


..   It does look neater than half dead plants...    with more larger painted stones it will be a great feature..       a good afternoon's work...  xx


I'll leave you with a lovely photo of some roses in my daughter's garden......




.....  Have a lovely day.....hugs...  Barb  xxxx