Saturday, 4 June 2016

May peace be with you...and also with you

I am not even going to pretend, I was lagging behind greatly in May.
Suddenly I hit a slow patch, but not...I mean I was churning through projects in my head somehow it meant that my hands didn't catch up. 

It felt like I was a busy ant preparing for Winter, I dithered and darted trying to get things under control before the weather closed in. It is madness because I live in a climate that is quite benign but maybe I have ancestors that lived in snowed in cabins and it reverberates in my DNA. Who knows, I mean the one lesson this life has taught me is we think we know but we don't.

So there it is APRIL circles...and I have finally got around to showing them. I am keeping up to date and I will continue.
But it is quite the commitment, I actually got ten days behind in May. However I am nothing if not stubborn and if I say I will follow you, I will. Not a fair weather friend, even when I stumble I will pick up and be there. 

A close up of one little circle that I quite like

 And again....yep I was playing with 1/4 inch hexies and they found their way into the circles. Bit proud of that I am!

 This represents the 
25th of April which is Anzac Day.
 A day we remember all our service man and women who served in wars around the world. Represented by the Flanders Poppy.

 Vintage fabric scrap from a dress I made

A piece of Australiana

I found this fabric in the stash, cannot decide if those blobs are sheep or clouds. 
But I am determined that I do not repeat a fabric, and somehow I think I will find 365 pieces to If not I will just have to buy up to make sure. 

I was also back in April getting seeds in to grow some veggies. Now I am not working I cannot afford seedlings....not really.... but to be really effective and a proper gardener I thought I would try the seeds.

 Those specks of green are my French carrots. They are a little gourmet variety and I had to grow them inside first and then transplant. 
They are tiny, and as I fretted about them, my daughter quipped..."Mum they are FRENCH carrots, therefore they will make an entrance only when they feel like it" 
Had to laugh. They did make an entrance and they did feel like it obviously.

The first signs of my peas....there see...I found myself each day bum up head down searching the soil for any sign that things were growing. Its quite I need to get out more? Or am I just only now discovering what life is all about and channelling the curiosity that children find in the everyday. 

The broccoli had to be caged it is so wild and rampant. No of course not but it did keep the neighbourhood cat from digging it up.  

 Self seeded pumpkin. My compost always delivers some surprises.

Dreaming of Spain, I finished covering this pot with broken tiles and realised that quilting with scraps of fabric is a little similar.

And finally.........I was challenged to take a photo of nature each day for ten days. This was what I discovered in the cherry tomato punnet. 
I got the macro lens out and really nature in all its guises is a fascinating thing. 

Linking up with Audrey at Quilty Folk


  1. Love your circles! Is this a year long project?
    What did you do to that tomato?? I've never had much luck with seeds and living in the forest now I had to look for sunshine spots so tomatoes are in pots on the front porch surrounded by beans. Basil and more tomatoes are in pots on the fort platform. If I tried it any other way the deer, raccoons, chipmunks, would all put up a big fight for whatever was planted. We are now trying to outsmart a raccoon whose objective is the bird feeder.

  2. So much fun to see all your fabrics - and definitely envious of those 1/4" hexies! The cherry tomato photo is a hoot!

  3. Definitely sheep in that fabric look at the ears and shadows, cute fabrics. I've got some 1/4" hexies for a Sue Spargo project but haven't tackled them yet.

    That tomato looks like an aging Mohawk hair style guy who's got a bad sunburn! Great photo. Off the read a few more posts!

  4. You certainly have some cute fabrics in your circles. Well done on the hexies.

  5. You have so wonderful fabrics in your circles! The best of all is the one of tiny hexagons. Yes I love your circles but can`t say the same of your tomato! But anyway the foto of it is amazing.

  6. Oh man- you crack me up!! Who else would show an mouldy tomato. It looks fabulous though, in a freaky way. I love all your circles - nice work with the teeny hexies. Watch out for wild broccoli!!