Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Home Is Where The Heart Is....♥♥♥

Hello there lovelies, it's been over 12 months since I last posted, so I hope you haven't completely forgotten about me,........wouldn't blame you if you have...:)

A lot has happened in that time, so I'll try and be brief and not ramble too much and I have to confess, that's not easy for me!!

We have settled in nicely to our new home, having moved in, in March.
I set up my sewing room and have been stitching away quite happily.
It's on the front of the house, facing North, so it gets the morning sun and has a beautiful view down our driveway/garden/ orchard which we refer to as 'the park', along with 2 beautiful 100 year old, plus Oak trees....

Spring has been having quite an influence on my work recently.

Beautiful, bright Japonica, birds eggs, a buzzy bee and of course a few words......

'Awake thou wintry earth.
Fling off thy sadness!
 Fair vernal flowers,laugh 
forth your ancient gladness.'

Beautiful Japonica, it grows wild on the road side and I love a few stems of it in a vase. 
It certainly brightens up a dull, grey day

Moving to our new home I was a little worried my favourite Winter bird wouldn't be able to find us and for the first half of the season, I didn't see any, but the last few weeks, they have visited regularly. 
Sometimes I've spotted 2 or 3 of these handsome red chested fellows and it makes me soooo happy to see them flitting from fence to tree to birdbath.

One day as I was checking the letter box for mail one chirpy fellow was sitting in a gum tree and singing away.
That was a first......
 I have never heard them sing before and I have to tell you it was quite a special moment.

Of course when you spot a male, there's usually a female close by and I love this beautiful, little ball of feathers, fluffed up against a cold morning.

Recent sunny, Saturdays we have enjoyed morning tea in the vegie garden.
 Home made Date scones, a pot of tea, blue sky and sunshine, what more could you ask for?.......OK chocolate cake maybe, hehe....

Another recent stitchery.
 I tried something a little different.
Love the fabric 'frame' and the verse by Shelley....
describes Spring's arrival perfectly.

I did a market back in July, the first for a long time and I decided to get some business cards
(apologies for the blurry pic, uploaded the wrong one!!)
I ordered these through Moo cards, they are Mini Moo and sooooo cute.
With our dodgy WIFI it took quite a few tries to up load photos but it was worth it in the end.
Great price, quality and service, definitely recommend them.

So, the last 12 months has pretty much been about moving,  building our new home and settling in.

We are sooooo happy with how it turned out,
We down sized a little, but there is still plenty of room for everything we need.....although my sewing room could be a tad bigger, but I think I would always say that....:)

It's a very comfortable, easy to live in home.
Every time I look down the 'park' and see that beautiful view, I pinch myself realising how very blessed we are to be the caretakers of this beautiful property.

Now that Spring is here, there's lots to do outside.

I'm keen to get started on the new shrubbery, so if any of you green thumbed ladies have some ideas on turning a bare patch of ground into a garden bed, I'd be more than grateful for your tips.

So girls, there's a brief round up of what's been happening in this corner of the globe.

Thanks to Sue over at Mr Micawber's Recipe for Happiness for giving me a gentle reminder that I should update my blog!!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the change of season where ever you are......

Claire xx