The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spring has sprung, Christmas is coming.

After stitching like a woman possessed I have finished Kaarens 'First Friday Freebie', you know she is such a talented woman and this little Christmas stitchery so sweet that I just had to stitch it.  It was so easy to do that I have already started another that will be a wee Christmas gift for a dear friend. Huge hugs Kaaren.  I'd love to get my hands on the pattern that Deb (the Angel and the Pukeko) is doing - it's gorgeous!
Once the drizzle cleared this morning and I got up from the sewing machine I decided to take a look outside the shop and see how the garden was going - it's Spring here and the weeds are loving it!  I knew there were a number of buds about to open but here are a few of the roses (please ignore the odd blackspot, I just can't get rid of it), then I popped into the pool house where I keep a few orchids, and they have done their thing too.  Maybe the red rose can represent the rememberence of Armistace Day at By Hoki Quilts.

 As I sit writing this I am able to look out on one of the brightest flowers in the garden, it's such a shame that there is no scent with it though.  The poor thing was pretty tatty looking when we first moved here, but now it's starting to thicken out from the bottom up.  I'd like to say that, that was the plan all along, but it is just good luck on our part, rather than good management - my fingers definately are not green!

An amazing flash of colour as you drive up towards the shop, I'm so lucky that the previous owners planted it.
Next year I must try to get a good photo before the rain makes it all soggy.
Hope the joys of Spring, regardless of the season are reaching all of you .

1 comment:

  1. hey there, your roses and other garden goodies are fabulous, my garden will be starting all over again as it is just a very bare section currently, time will change that... and some hard graft!


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