Friday, 12 November 2010

Daybook entry #6

Outside my window ... the first roses of spring are budding, almost ready to burst into bloom.

I am loving ... eating the first juicy mangoes of the season
Today, I am going ... to a birthday lunch for a friend.

I am wearing ... bare legs for the first time in six months - scary!

I am wondering ... how I can lose some weight before Christmas. Unfortunately it involves eating less! 

I am reading ... exciting new purchases that arrived this week: 'The Practical Guide to Patchwork' by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!
And the first edition of Leanne Beasley's 'Vignette', purchased from Gum Valley Patchwork
The lovely Linda surprised me by including some Cosmo thread and a piece of Rosie Quinlan's new fabric range 'Sweet Broderie' with my copy of Vignette. Thank you Linda! Can't wait to get stitching with them.

And just for good measure, I am also reading the latest edition of Fat Quarterly, dedicated to fussy cutting. So no shortage of inspiration this week!
I am thankful for ... kind friends who have purchased my first pattern! And for the many who have sent encouraging messages through my blog or on Flickr. Thank you!

On my machine ... a frilly dilly for a very patient friend! Hi Nellie, not long to wait now. You might have it before Christmas!
From my picture journal ... blossoms from a crabapple (Malus lemoinei) in our farm garden in the spring (I have added this to my 'wallpaper' page).
Happy weekend everyone. Bloom x


  1. ooh, much eye candy in this post. I LOVE Elizabeth's new book! Seems so weird to read about you going bare-legged and entering spring when we are just entering winter in this part of the world (California). And your frilly-dilly is too fun!

  2. if the mangoes in our craptastic IGA looked as yummy as those I'd probably be turning into a mango right about now!! lots of 'yummy' items in this post :)

  3. Hi! I just found your blog by clicking through from Cluck Cluck Sew - so happy I did:)

    You're posts and your work is fabulous.

    Allison from

  4. Bloom, everything you posted about here looks and sounds too enticing. Mind if I hope a plane and head your way? Your place looks more inviting than the cold and snowy day we have here. ;o)

  5. You're posts and your work is fabulous.Thanks for the nice work.


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