Tuesday, November 30, 2010

One Year

Happy Belated Blog Birthday.
Image from here

Oops. I missed it by a week.
My very first  blog was 1 year and 1 week ago.

I woke up this morning and thought that it must be almost 1 year since I started waffling away.
I don't know where the time has gone.

A Little Gift is needed to celebrate I say! 
Just a little thank you for popping in and visiting me.
Keep an eye out for the postie!

Monday, November 29, 2010

More Knobbly Carrots!

"Something has to be done about this"
At least they're home-grown and organic!
 Oh the disappointment of seeing such crippled, knobbly carrots.
I need a cup of tea and some research time through my garden books, and I think
the Internet also may be helpful in resolving this problem.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giant Russian Sunflowers

I was given a small packet of saved seed from a friend.
Handwritten on the packet was
"Giant Russian Sunflower Seeds".
Last year I planted some of these seeds.
I am so pleased that I did.
You can see photos of them here ,
and yes I am standing beside the sunflower!
These sunflowers are a joy!
I saved seed from last summer's crop.
I have shared some of these special seeds with family and friends
and I have also undertaken a mass planting!
I'm thinking I'm going to plant a 'wall of sunflowers' along my side fence.

Here are the first seedlings. 
This photo was taken 26 Oct '10
All just starting to pop up.

This is how they look today;
 23 Nov '10

Abbey and I have just sewn another 24 seeds.
The weather has been warm and sunny, I think this second lot will be quick to pop up!
I am looking forward to seeing lots of these gorgeous flowers!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I will admit that this Quilt has been a 'very long time' project. 
This Quilt has been one of those projects that I got stuck into 
and then I put it away for several months, pulled it out again, put it away, etc etc.
Anyway, it is finished! Finally.
I am pleased with the Quilt 
and My Friend loved it!
Happy Birthday Meg

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Knobbly Carrots

I'm not sure what to think.
This is my first result of carrot growing.
They look quite unattractive!
Is this normal for home grown carrots?
I would love someone to tell me what is going on here!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ted and Rabbit

Here are my Softies.....Ted and Rabbit;
They are in the care of Australia Post, on their way to Meet Me at Mikes 

and then onto Mirabel Foundation

where they will hopefully find a new permanent home with 
'Someone Special'.
May they bring that 'Someone Special' lots of comfort and love!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Been Away

We have been away.
 Much needed time away for this Mamma.
 Just to break the kind of routine that occurs here day to day.

 A few days away for some relaxing and fun for the kidlets.
Now it's time to get back to the 'norm'. 
It is taking a bit of effort to get back into the swing of things, but we are getting there!