Monday, January 19, 2015

New Garden

 

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Below – before a barren dry yard

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Then,  below the grass is gone, its mulched and waiting for plants. I’ve marked out the spacing for the roses

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Now we have roses, a tiny box hedge and other plants.

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The roses are, Bonica, Scentimental, and 2 types of David Austins  which are Mary Rose and Strawberry Hill.  Along with lots of varieties of gaura which look so pretty blowing in the breeze.

 

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Hopefully next summer will see the garden mature and fill out.

Below- Scentimental is a striped rose!

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This years project will be to start planting in the empty back yard. (nice and green and the moment)!

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Compared to a few months ago when it was so dry that even a family of Roo’s moved in!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

finished! a kiss to build a dream on

 

Give me a kiss to build a dream on

and my imagination will thrive upon that kiss..

Louis Armstrong - 1951

 

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This was one of the first quilts I blogged about in January 2010.

Progress 030

 

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Five years later it is finally complete.

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I finished it at the end of 2014 – but its too heavy to get up on the clothesline for the traditional shot. Here it is in our guest bedroom.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Crazy Christmas 2014~!

 

Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year to all!

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Here is a photo of Mum, Me, Graham and Dad, at the Car club Christmas party~!~!~!..

(Sorry Mum – made me laugh- I might post it on facebook as well ,,,, he he he)!

I went a little  CRAZY, MAD, mentalBUSY…  with the Christmas decorations.(Oh what is the right politically correct word)!!

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For Work I made them little Spiced Shortbread parcels,,,  which went down very well!

And I bought lots of new decorations for the new house!!

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And it looked very Christmas-eey (how do you spell that, it should be in the dictionary)!

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And a chicken has exploded on the tree – which really means I went mad BUSY and bought lots of lovely Christmas birdies from Bed Bath n Table

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(notice we have new CURTAINS ..;. if you would like some vertical blinds I will soon be offering these on GUMTREE…very cheap…)

Christmas day was spent with Grahams family… Paul, Mel, Kayden & Sienna. (and Josh & Steph who came later) AND, Violet (Graham’s Mum)… and, older brother Michael, and Gail from Sydney.

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AND 4 DOGGIES..!!!!! … Sean is away…Georgie Girl, Millie, Maya and Alfie!~~ = Chaos. Well only for  few minutes… then they all went to sleep.. sort of…

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The Christmas in New York Cheesecake was a great success!!!

From a Margaret Fulton recipe.. Manhattan Cheese Cake... But I added Christmas spices, golden caster sugar .. AND.. Gold leaf to decorate! – Bless Margaret Fulton --- lovely!

Made the regular version lots of times!!! - If you want the recipe let me know.

 

Sean, on the other side of the world (Canada- which is why we have all the dogs) is having a white Christmas!!!

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