Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Surprise !

 I got a surprise! Carol from Madness and Mess in New Zealand sent me this lovely package of fabric, thank you so much Carole! I'm not sure what it will become at this stage.

this is Myrtle the turtle I made her the other day,

both sides are different

She can be a great pin cushion or entertain the baby, but not at the same time, 
She's funny that way

Some half square triangles in progress, i had 
them all laid out nicely, but forgot to take the photo
I am silly that way!

I hope the new year is panning out nicely, I think this will be an interesting year
maybe some difficult times, change, hard work, 
learning along the way
to keep the most
important stuff

Monday, January 2, 2012

Year of the Water Dragon

 Firstly Happy New Year, its the beginning of another year, although chinese new year is not until 23rd Jan, it is the chinese year of the water dragon, which is believed to be a power from heaven, and  is regarded as one of the most auspicious animals in china, woven into the robes of the emperors, even decorating doors pillars and rooftops. I will try to find one for the front door, i like dragons., and we have our own resident water dragon who frequents the edge of the pool, but its shy and scoots off at any movement, the dog has chased it a couple of times and found it up a tree !
 In my little world not much changed on the first day, 12 hours at work, no time to think about anything, and flaked out on the couch trying to stay awake until 8.30 not very successfully!
Today, its the 2nd here already, was lovely just pottering around the garden, trying to decide where to plant a couple of gorgeous hibiscus that have the most beautiful orange flowers, the oregano i planted a while back has gone bonkers with all the warm and wet weather, chillis are starting to go from green to a bright fire engine glossy red, i love the look of them but they are fiery little buggers!
Later i wandered down to the beachside and had a new year drink with a couple of work mates, i do appreciate friends to have a laugh with, genuinely wonderful people, non judgemental, who know whats important in life.
So i think the motto "Dont count the days, make everyday count" will be my flavour of the day !

 Some garden delights


The vege patch will be under construction for a while, its become a weed patch!
Buon Anno!