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Monday, November 12, 2012

Is it Monday again???

I like to tell myself that the reason that time keeps flying by leaving me spinning is that I am having so much fun and certainly not because I am getting older. Do you remember as a child the time between Christmases was a lifetime and now the years seems to fly. Anyway I am rambling maybe it's the euphoria of having finished ALL my pattern instructions...here they are already in a lovely pile to be sent off to who knows where...you will have to wait and see.....tee hee.
I have loved all these projects and I hope when you get to see them you do too. I have really given in to my leanings towards the vintage and soft with these. But you know my rule. Now they are done I get to do MORE!!! Yes! Here is a little sneaky peek of a little quilt that I have just begun and I am afraid you will have a little wait for this one too....sorry about that. But it is needle turn applique and I am loving it.
On a completely different note, we used to have a lovely lawn and garden in the front of our house but due to 7 odd years of drought and then 3 years of extreme wet weather our poor lawn and top soil is now defunct and somewhere else and  I have found it really depressing. So Mr R. and I came to the decision rather than replant with more grass we would keep a very small section in lawn which we can nuture and the rest we will change into a low maintenance garden which will hopefully look a whole lot better than bare ground...so over the weekend we did some plotting and moving the odd edge or too so as to gauge what we would need to rework it.
It is hard to believe that this was once lovely lawn and now is disgraceful. I know we have no right to even moan a tiny bit when so many people lost there lives and homes during those weather events. Hopefully by the New Year it will be looking much better though. Being the impractical person I am (or else I was someone who had servants in a previous life to take care of the details) I have gone straight past all the hard preparation and construction side of things that come next and am already in the garden shop choosing the plants and the pavers for the pathway. Just as well I am married to a practical bloke or else we would have no hope.
That's it from me today. I am off to enjoy a job well done with two favs....
I wish you all a wonderful week which includes a little magic with needle and thread.
Blessings Michelle xx

20 comments:

  1. And I remember when summer vacation from school lasted a couple of lifetimes, it seemed - time certainly shrinks with age! Michelle I adore that little strawberry. Can't wait to see the rest!

    Low-maintenance sounds good to me...right now our lawn is covered with leaves, you can't even see it. Nobody around here does a thing to it, lol. Enjoy your Monday, sweetie, I still have 30 minutes til Monday!

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  2. I'm sure we'll love your new projects Michelle.

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  3. my front graden currently is very low maintenace... just dirt.... unfortunately with the drought and water restrictions ..it might been that a little longer (chuckle)

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  4. Oh I remember those days well... I keep telling you time is shrinking. I like the sound of low maintenance, that's another thing about getting older, jobs seem to take twice as long as they use to! Hugs

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  5. good luck with your yard i think that it is a good idea what you are doing,and you have a great week too my friend.xx

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  6. Can't wait to see your appliqué, I bet it looks perfect!

    F

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  7. Oooh that strawberry looks very cute, hope it's not too long before we get to see a little more.

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  8. Yes, I wish I could get some of those lazy summer days back now. You sound very pleased with all your patterns and projects.....well done, and enjoy starting something new.

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  9. G'day Michelle. They say time flies when you are having fun. But, does it really have to fly by so fast? I blink and another week has passed and taken me with it. Your stitching looks lovely. Hope we see some photos of your new garden at some stage. Take care. Liz...

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  10. You are such a tease with your tiny glimpses!
    You will enjoy your low maintenance garden just as much as one that takes all your time.. Don't forget to post some pics..

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  11. I'm sure your garden/lawn area will be looking great again in no time. Can't wait to see piccies of all those lovely looking new projects

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  12. Congrats on your finishes! From what I can see, the quilts are yummy! And your sleek peak looks adorable already! Good luck on your landscaping !

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  13. Oh you tease! I'm sure that the rest of the appliqué is wonderful too.

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  14. can't wait for the big reveal of your projects!
    lovely sneek peak of your new project.

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  15. Sounds like you earned that treat.

    Look forward to seeing the projects revealed all in good time.

    Enjoy the garden adventure, (good thing letting the Mr look after the details)

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  16. I know what you mean id you say that life is going faster when you get older :-)
    I love your new project, I too love needleturn applique so I can't wait to see what your up too.

    Hope everything works with your garden.

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  17. Wooooo hooo on finishing those pattern instructions. I bet that took a weight off your mind !

    I totally agree with you about the time flying stuff. It seems like we just had Christmas!

    Not much lawn here either !

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  18. Hi Michelle, the plot thickens...I am so curious to see what is beyond that lovely strawberry! Ha ha! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit... I know this is late! Your stitching is lovely!
    Hugs

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  19. The rain wet the ground but we need more to liven all the plants up. Look forward to seeing what you create in the front yard. Hugs....

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