Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The thank you potted succulent

From Steph's wedding takes pride of residence on the outdoor table.  Tilly snuffled it a bit.  I think she approves.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Steph's wedding

No words. Just gorgeous.

The view from a window

Tilly often climbs up onto the window sill outside as Nellie and I make music together. I caught her one dusk perching and captured the moment.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Garage cupboard take 2

The corner of the garage needed a cupboard and I had the original IKEA doors from the old wardrobe reshuffle to use. So I repurposed the long bench seat that used to store my tools.  It had to house my dad's golfclubs and his buggy amongst other things.  Turned out okay. I have leftover bits to do shelving which will be for another day...plain tuckered out for now.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

The perching corner

Has been on the to do list for a while now. Adding a shallow shelf to house things and allow me to work apart from the dining table was highly desirable.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Autumnal changes

Doesn't just affect the flora.  It affects the fauna as well. Tilly has been more alert of late choosing to lounge about in the garden more and less indoors. Perhaps the appearance of a recent intruder in the form of a neighbouring cat has brought it about.  What I would give to read her mind.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

When the to do list becomes onerous

I find that as my energy levels pick up and the to do list grows ever longer, impatience often gets the better of me as I attempt to rush through each project just  so I can tick them off the list.  When that happens, more often than not the tyranny of the urgent consumes me and instead of enjoying the process, the task at hand turns into a chore which just needs to do done and no satisfaction or fulfillment ensues from the pursuit of the task.  It is at these times that I need to just pull back, take a deep breath and realign my focus to the doing rather than just the finishing.  After all there will always be more to do so I might as well get some enjoyment along the way.

Potted colour

Purples, greys and greens.  Quite lovely.

Outdoor setting oiled and revamped

In a red that picks up the mandevilla climber in the pots at a distance.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The in between

March seems to be toying with us weather wise.  The days are still too warm to get enthused about things requiring too much energy and yet the urge to get things ticked off the to do list is tugging at the heart strings. The big long bench that houses the tools and other bits and bobs needs to be converted to another cupboard for the garage and this corner needs tidying amongst other things.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Tilly in a basket

Tilly decided to sleep in the plastic tub filled with paving sand.

Saturday, 7 March 2015


And a feeling of overwhelming blessedness after a restful day.

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Garden Tidy Up

With the wild growth that is summer nearly behind us and as I sense the change in seasons with the cool of autumn, I embarked on a tidy up of the garden with plans to move some plants and redo garden beds and paint structures.  The plants will be moved when autumn is well and truly upon us.  It feels so good to tidy the space up.  Praying for more rain as the weather cools.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

New clothes for the directors' chairs

The old ones which I sewed ages ago are looking a bit worse for wear despite washing.  I had some hard wearing cloth which looks sturdy enough in red so I started sewing using the old seats as a rough template.  This time sewing a 2 piece instead of a one piece but I kept one of the old one pieces in case I change my mind for next time.  The wood needs an oil but that's for another day.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Steph's quilt bagged

Quite figuratively actually. With wooden beads. In hindsight I think a wider binding for the top would have made the ties easier to loosen and tighten.

'We love because He first loved us'.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Steph's quilt bound

In brown.  Now to make the bag for it which doubles as wrapping.