In the past week or so, I have managed to get lots of 'stuff' done. It feels so satisfying.
Specifically, these guys were born and found new homes with some small friends whose birthdays had long since passed.
Our spring planting has finally happened. We planted flower gardens for the kids. (Can you see their names on each garden?)
We also planted: basil, coriander, dill, chillies, capsicum, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchinis, rhubarb and baby spinach. These are in addition to the garlic, plums, passion-fruit, mint, rosemary and chillies already growing from earlier plantings. We may not have to shop for our 'greens' ever again. (I wish!!)
Now, fingers crossed for some rain.
And to top it all off, at my Amitie class last night, I finished the top for my mum's birthday present. She plays bridge and this is a table cover for when "the girls" come round to play. Not sure if you can see but I have appliqued the 4 suits on to each corner. A nice touch, I thought.
And ..... I have FINALLY finished quilting Jake's birthday quilt.
My son, the train fanatic couldn't believe his luck when his grandparents (all 4 of them!!) suggested a trip (on a train) to Castlemaine, followed by a steam train journey to Maldon and back again, and then a train journey back to Melbourne. All over a 3 day period.
He was in little boy heaven!!
The kids had a lovely time and were rather adorable ....
The local flora just had to be photographed ......
The steam train was fun and very beautiful .....
But my main interest was visiting the local patchwork shops for a bit of fabric indulgence.
At this shop I bought some gorgeous vintage 1930's reproduction fabrics ....
... and some white fabrics from this shop. The photo isn't good but I promise they are all different designs.
So that was our fabulous and exhausting journey. When we got home on Monday, Jake slept for 12 hours straight.
The next day was Melbourne Cup Day. We spent the day with a group of friends we usually only see on Melbourne Cup Day.
Inspired by this, I made some cute felt horses with lollypops for the kids ....