Wednesday, October 26, 2011

garden tuesday...lemon tree

a lisbon

lots of spiny thorns - sure has

 thin skin and thick pith - yep

flowers and fruits at the same time - pretty neat that

fruits twice a year - true, a good crop too

grows to a height of 8m - sure does

rumour has it that it was brought to australia by a portugese immigrant

 probably just an internet furphy

makes nice lemonade, lemon curd and lemon meringue pie

this is my entry for Garden Tuesday

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

garden tuesday...on wednesday

weeeeell....close enough

seriously, I have never taken photos like this before and with a rubbish camera!

those chameleon roses sure live up to their name

swoon blocks are all the rage

so many pretty ones but this scrappy version is my favourite

check out the swoonery

Friday, October 7, 2011

garden tuesday...on friday

well, it was raining on tuesday

this is my chameleon rose

it didn't look like this last year and I was going to put it out of its misery

amazing what a difference a little care and attention makes

these little pretties fade to a soft pale creamy apricot

sewing is finally happening here with these cute fabrics

i'm stitching...i'm stitching...i'm stitching


Monday, October 3, 2011

good things...small packages

kim brackett from magnolia bay quilts is giving away a copy of this lovely book

using the tiny totes bag pattern designed by monica from happy zombie

even if you don't enter the competition this is a dandy little pattern - great for christmas

rachel from psiquilt is offering this quilt through a new workshop

sign up and receive a 20% discount at the fat quarter shop


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Diamonds in the Rough

I'm still stitching but admittedly at a snail's pace

pam buda over at Heartspun Quilts has good tutorials on paper piecing

little miss shabby has made a gorgeous pillow using an APQ quilt block pattern and some funky modern fabrics

I have discovered moona fabrics

I'm going to try and quilt the baby quilt using a swirly design favoured by kellie wulfsohn from don't look now