Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Today ...

I am inspired by ... Natalie at Cinderberry Stitches to post an occasional daybook entry to track my year.
Outside my window ... is a lone water lily that I have coerced to bloom in our pond.
I am thankful for ... bloggers who love to see photos of my roses & garden. I always worry that my 'bloom' posts might bore everybody. For those of you who want to see more of my farm garden, I will sort through some photos and put a post together soon.
I am loving ... eating juicy fresh lychees and watching tennis.
I am stitching ... very little!
I am hoping ... to at least turn my sewing machine on today, hoping to put the final white border on this quilt.
I am drooling over ... this gorgeous clam shell quilt that Jean (Linen & Raspberry) is working on.
I am seriously tempted by ... aforementioned Jean's suggestion to join a quilt-a-long to make this quilt by Michelle Yeo:
I am hearing ... the happy chattering of my 8-year-old daughter & her very best friend, who is here for one last sleepover before she moves to Mullumbimby.
I am reading ... more than I have in years, a New Year's resolution! Found a copy of Frank McCourt's 'Angela's Ashes' on my Dad's bookshelf in the holidays. A bittersweet yet funny story of his Irish upbringing. Very enjoyable.
On my mind ... the dreadful tragedy of two young lives taken in a camping accident yesterday. They are ex-students of our school. My heart aches for their families.
From my picture journal ... proof that even grasses can be beautiful (purple fountain grass from my farm garden).


  1. Great post. I heard about the teenagers yesterday and it really hit home. It's one of those terrible tragedies.

    I hope your daughter is enjoying that last sleepover with her friend x

  2. i love your floral posts - especially now when it's so gray and cold here! Sorry to hear about the accident. Tragic.....

    Go for the quilt start - it's a beauty!

  3. Terrific post! Great links. Lovely waterlily.

  4. I love your floral posts, your blog it's a beautifull.
    Regards from Chile,

  5. I LOVE your bloom posts b/c winter here, in Texas, is BROWN!!! Nothing blooms, but we don't get snow. It's so dull that we look forward to planting ONIONS. So, thank you for the beautiful blooms!! :o)

  6. Love the waterlily! I've been trying to incorporate a kid-safe water area into our garden plan (which is looking great - thanks for the book recommendation!). Also am coveting the Seven Sisters Michelle Yeoh design........if only I had time to sew.........

  7. I too have been thinking of the two young lives lost as I worked with Eliza's mum for several years before she was born. So sad.
    On a brighter note, I never tire of your floral photos - they are always beautiful and a part of who you are.

  8. Love this post, I will never tire of looking at your blooms..Love them!

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  10. I love your blooms. It's one of the reasons I come to your blog!


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