This past week bought some rain (lots) & then in the middle a few days of real sunshine to remind us that days can still be beautiful & that spring is just around the corner . . . & then the rain came back again.
In the midst of the sunny days I sat out on the deck with Mr Wolf & we made "apples" . . .
I should rephrase that a fraction . . . one of us made apples, one of us supervised & made sure no mistakes were made.
If you put your nose up real close to the screen & take a big sniff - you should be able to smell the lovely apple/clove fragrance that I have scented the cinnamon stick with ! ! !
There is definately a change going on in the garden as it wakes up after a long wet winter . . .
|Not sure the name of this bush but it has a lovely yellow flower on it|
|the view from my dining window - soon to be in full bloom|
After being inspired by Claires wonderful house (in my last post) I did a bit of "doileying" myself . . .
My Dads old aluminium kettle got "doileyfied" :-)
During the wetest part of the week I dragged all my doilies out onto the floor & attempted to make a sort of "crazy patch doiley runner" (an idea that I had inside the "fog" that whirs around inside my head) -
- now this is to show you the nice tidy orderly fashion that I like to work in when I am crafting . . .
|Note that I have moved OUT of the sewing room & into another room . . .|
this is called "creative play" & this is my dining room floor - its lucky theres not many people live in this house ! ! ! (its also lucky the fattest & fluffiest one was Outside this day)
This is what I ended up with 2 days (& much changing of mind) later . . .
|this also is called "creative play" - also known as "dragging out all your nice china & imagining you live in a lovely old vintage house & all your meals get served like this . . . "|
Anyway - enough playing for one week . . . I had something really exciting happen to me - I entered a giveaway on a blog that I often follow http://nzgreenbuttons.blogspot.co.nz/
Louana writes some delightful posts & she was celebrating her 3rd blog anniversary - I entered her giveaway & was lucky enough to be selected from the random number generator - here is what arrived in the post last week . . .
A bundle of the most wonderful vintage fabric fat 1/4's - but she had also very generously included the following little extras . . .
some of her beautiful postcards & a notebook - it made me smile all day long & I still have my package sitting out where I can admire it - thank you so much Louana for your generosity & I hope you keep up your wonderful blog :-) (I must just mention here that I Never Ever win Anything - so it was such a treat to be selected)
|LOVE the colours in the potpourri Elaine has sitting on top ! !|
|My Mothers Day Tulips in pot bursting into flower - love that red :-)|
Take care out there everyone -
Love Julie & Mr Wolf (in hiding) X o X o x x