Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Autumn is creeping up on us!

The garden is clean and tidy in preparation for Winter. Then it's time for plan B! The best bit so far is the 'quiet corner'.  It's gone from a complete vegetation mess to clean and peaceful.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Once upon a time, in a land far far away.......

Well New Zealand actually! I haven't done much talking to myself for ages going by my last post. And also haven't done much in the way of jewellery making either. Gave it up for awhile last May and started knitting and crocheting instead. Made a few bits and bobs (earrings & hair clip thingys) for the girls at Xmas, and that's about it.  Tried getting back into it a couple of times, in fact I have a free form peyote bracelet that I started weeks ago still on the beading tray.  The garden projects have been enough for me just lately, lots going on there.  Quite enjoying it too, wish it wasn't so knackering though! Thank goodness for Epsom Salts baths.  Yesterday we spent 4 hours painting here, there and everywhere.  It's going to look so clean, neat and tidy when it's all done...............and so different from the usual 'mess'.   Forgot to take 'before' photos, but will definitely take 'afters'.  So looking forward to having my 'quiet corner' back, that's a part of the garden where we have a swing seat and it's nice and private, perfect for 'time out time' and quietly reading, or just sitting and thinking (or not thinking!).  In the mean time, it's back to the typing, the work sort of typing.  And then, dinner out tonight, because we can!  Oh! And because I was so fed up with having so much jewellery around me........................ I gave it all away! To our local hospice shop. Felt really, really good.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Flyboard Family Official

And now for something completely different!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some of those early blooms are ready to burst

 Rhododendron 'Charisma' has lots of new buds this year.

 Early signs of a very old Lilac shrub coming back to life.
 And Forsythia in full bloom.
Pale pink baby Camellia never disappoints.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A selection of crochet flowers & leaves.

It is now Spring in New Zealand, and although we are still getting those 'cold snaps' the temps on the whole are getting warmer.  Soon I will be taking pics of new blooms in the garden, the 'Forsythia' is already a riot of yellow flames. For now here is a selection of my crochet blooms, making these is a good way to use up odds and ends of wool and thread.  

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Winter woolies.....

It makes a change to knit and crochet, and boy did I need a change!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Here's to a long lost me......

A new selection of earrings, and some finished pendants. Button pendants, pebble pendants with dried flowers glazed onto them. And my picture images pendants.