Friday, April 30, 2010
It's coming together quickly (oh dearest treble - you are seriously my fave stitch) and will be my first crocheted baby garment. Kate from Foxs Lane inspired me actually with her post about the crocheted Maisie Cardigan. Thank you Kate, you make delightful things!
x Happy weekend all!
ps: One person is preeeeeetty close to guessing what I am sewing from this post... the sewing is all finished, just little extra bits to do and it'll be done:)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I don't think they'll stick around for very long but it has been lovely watching them grow.
The Californian Poppy seeds have sprouted too, and are growing at the quite alarming rate of ~ 1cm daily.
Come on Winter hurry up already - I'm hanging out for Spring!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
hyacinths and piles of various daffodils in pots, blue flowered muscari, a heap of ranunculus, poppies growing from seed, and yellow crocuses which already have shoots popping out of the soil after only 3 days of life in soil. Did I go crazy or what?!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This morning a green and pink marble cake was made for my Boy's daughter - she's 12 today! I have never marbled before but I just checked the oven and it's looking good... and very paisley. Oh hello Lucy - your whiskers are looking lovely todayx
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I began a sort of 'gardening scrapbook' yesterday detailing what should be flowering and which veggies can be planted in each month in metro Adelaide. I am hoping this should keep us on track, as the gardening thing is a bit new, and we really have no idea what to do!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
My Boy and I own a beautiful house together. We love it. But it's often a very lonely place to live. This is because I am at home alone for long periods of time, hence our new fence! He is a ranger (my friends call him Nature Boy hehe) and works long 10 day shifts at a national park about 2 hours away.
We have lived some distance apart for 4 of the 5 years we have known each other. When I read that I think "No, that can't be true! Who does that?!" We did. The distance makes the normal relationship stuff pretty tricky and it has been horribly difficult at times.
So, onto that 'good news'. We found out yesterday that he has been offered a job here in Adelaide! *woot woot*
Soon we will live together in our home. Soon we will come home from work and cook meals together. Soon we will probably annoy each other a bit, too lol.
Super happy. Patience is definitely a virtue :)
Monday, April 12, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Our last stop was my Great-Nana's place, which was once a beautiful tiny house, brimming with jars of lollies (my only memory of her), vintage ceramic statues, multiple sets of canisters, too many pouffy lounge chairs, different rugs or lyno in each room and waaaay too much furniture for the amount of space. We soon realised that the house was sadly now a derelict shamble of smashed windows, where tall dried out wheaty weeds now surrounded all four exterior walls, and ripped curtains whipped in the wind outside the house.
We were sure no-one lived there anymore, so mum told me I could go inside and take a look. Since my Great-Nana passed away 18 years ago an elderly man rented the little house furnished (all bric-a-brac included). My heart jumped, I think I may even have squealed and clapped excitedly at the prospect of being explained where my Great-Nana's furniture used to be, where and what meals she once cooked and what she was like as a grandma etc. I never tire of hearing my parents childhood stories.Well…. we never expected furniture to still remain in the house, nor did we expect to find letters from 1959, or her crockery still in the kitchen cabinet (!), and we especially didn't imagine the most wonderful collection of 1950s-60’s pictures in frames piled up against the wall of the ‘spare room’... can you imagine it. Our eyes must have boggled at the sight before us in each and every room.Squatters had lived there for quite some time, so most of the crockery was chipped; so many sets of teacups were smashed into millions of little pieces. But to our amazement - among all the broken bits were lots of un-chipped, un-smashed but incredibly dusty bits and pieces which once belonged to my Great-Nana! Sadly none of her furniture would fit in the car – we tried. We really did.
Just look at her old stereo cabinet... *sigh*I am upset that her belongings weren't cared for properly all those years ago. I really feel quite ill knowing that random people have rummaged through her belongings and even spray painted disgusting words all over her once beautiful mint green lounge room walls. Among the sadness of what could have been and what has been lost..... is the fortunate fact that we stopped by there this past weekend not knowing that my uncle has planned for the house and all of it's contents to be bulldozed within the next 2 months. Yes. That is extra super lucky don't you think? Mum remembers that little green and red stool above from when she was a little girl. We have so many beautiful memories of her now (a whole dining-room table piled high to be exact), all which would have been lost if I didn't have this sudden desire to take photos of where mum was born and raised. I believe that sometimes things happen for a reason. This was one of those moments.
Look there. That is just one of many boxes of Great-Nana's beloved items which are now sitting on my dining table waiting for a scrub!!!! I cannot wait to give each and every item the TLC it deserves. More photos soon x
I know these items were not thrifted but they have been found and will now be loved so am popping them into Sophie's Flea Market Finds meme. It's bending the rules a smidge ey :)