Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Finally a post

Every time I have gone to post on my blog in the last few days either John has been having a 'nana' nap so I cant get to my computer, or I am tired or... you probably know how it all goes. I have been reasonably busy, I bought a wrap around apron a few months ago and the other day I cut out a pattern and today the prototype went together. i had this piece of batik sarong that I have had for ages and thought it would make a good place to start, wont show too much of whatever I throw at it. I think it fits but I am having a lot of trouble with my shoulder over the last day or so and getting into it this afternoon after I finished hemming it hasnt been an option, tomorrow morning I think. Sewing on my machine is proving to be a bit of a problem with my shoulder, but I am perservering. Those wonderful lilies are from my garden, they have been lovely this year, I dont have many and I think the white one is still in a pot, the pink is in the garden proper, just love them. I have been making pears, the aim is to make 20, but I wonder if I will stick to it for that long, they take me a bout a day in odd moments to make. The little bird house I bought on Kangaroo Island, made by Wendy of Rustic birdhouses, I love them, this year I bought two, I dont know if she has a website but I must go looking. The painting is also a Kangaroo Island buy, by Branka Gregor, and I love the movement of it. We have been walking, it has been odd weather, wind, warm, cool bit of drizzle, wind but so far no heat to speak of, although that is coming at the end of the week apparently. We celebrated our friend D'arry Osborne's 88th birthday on the 27th with a lovely lunch at the winery in McLaren Vale, the numbers of friends are dwindling but it was still a great party with fantastic food. John, Alex and D'arry went fishing the next day and came in with a nice amount of fish some of which we will be having for dinner tonight. New Years Eve tomorrow, we are off to dinner with friends which is always a nice way to celebrate. Hope 2015 is a good year.


Suztats said...

You have been busy creating and finding treasures. Hope 2015 is a very Happy one!

shirley said...

Love your pears Penny. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your shoulder. Happy new year you you and your family

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Penny, everything is so lovely.. Your lilies.. Love them. I love there fragrance too... well I love the fragrance of lilies.. and the batik dress/apron.. love that too and the pears.. you have an exquisite touch!