Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bom's Away!

Better late than never.    Should have posted my BOM progress on Monday but I seem to be working in a different time zone to the rest of the planet.

I've managed a little bit of progress on Vignette.    Like I started restitching Bird Block #2.....


Not a lot of progress but not bad considering I've been trying a new technique..... Zombie Stitching!

I'm cream crackered (knackered)(worn out) from gardening.   Don't know why I bother to call what I do 'gardening'.  The minds eye conjures up an image of a genteel lady pulling out the odd weed from a pristine flower bed or carrying a pretty trug and delicately deadheading roses. Oh... and doing all that while wearing a flattering straw hat and pretty clothes.  So not me!

I was so pleased when Chris and Sally came over on Monday.   Kept me out of the dirt for a few hours.  Got to sew the batch of Shoo Fly blocks for Vignette too.....


that's them on the right.   The design wall resembles my brain right now.... cluttered!

Before I forget..... I got a picture of all three Tailfeathers blocks that Kitty finished while she was here....


they are gorgeous!   I'm battling the urge to start mine right away.... what's the betting I loose.

Back to the land now...   how about this sparkling clean Greenhouse!


I emptied the whole thing out on Sunday... pruned the Grape Vine and the Kiwi then cleared out the Tomato bed and washed the place out floor to ceiling with Jeyes Fluid (strong disinfectant).  Disinfected myself into the bargain!    It seems there is no way to wash a roof and expect to stay dry underneath it.  Now I don't mind being wet but disinfected!!   It's killed off my hair!   Still it's good to know  that mould won't grow on me for a while.

Had a lovely surprise yesterday.......


TRIPLETS!   The first of this years lambs to arrive in the field out front.     They're part of the advance party.  There are three sheep in the field and each of them has a set of triplets.  So cute I could stand and watch them all day.    But I have to work......



From mid summer on last year torrents of rain on a daily basis made it impossible to get into the garden.  So.... the field next door moved in!     It's hard work trying to dig it out while looking for and trying to save the plants.

I'm good at digging but not good at keeping my clothes intact while doing it.   I've already split the entire crotch of my most disreputable gardening trousers (old faithfuls).   Looked a bit like a Cowgirl wearing Chaps.  Good job we don't have neighbours!   Guess I'll be stitching more than quilts this weekend.    Before you say anything....NO... I am not throwing them out!   They're my favourites. 

Tilly arrives tomorrow to spend a whole week.... yippee!    I've blackmailed her (just like I did Kitty) into gardening (little does she know) with me for an hour each morning and evening.   Well.... I need all the help I can get and I'm past caring how I get it!    Beauty of it for me is I'll get to sew!!! 

OK.... better get back to digging.   Think there's more dirt in my hair than on the land right now... a bath is going to be succulent when I'm done.... cleaning the mud out of the tub isn't.  Oh well....

Hope you are having a week of genteel stitching with a lot of fun thrown in.....

See ya soon.....
Hugs
Josie

8 comments:

Raewyn said...

So I see we have a quilter who does mending! Nothing like lambs and a 'bit' of gardening to welcome in the spring. I just realised what a big design wall you have! Like the progress you are making on your vignette - very pretty. And Tilly's Tailfeathers also is gorgeous.

Wendy said...

You have been a busy girl! Zombie stitching! I have been known to do that once in a while!lol Hope you get some rest soon! Your projects are coming along really nicely.

Kaye R said...

I am reading you post while kids are still asleep, seriously containing a good belly laugh at the pictures your blog post has cojured up. The pants image will stay awhile...... Good job on vignette, and the deign wall is the envy of most, happy gardening.....

marina said...

lovely look at your design board! Good progress on your restitching. Love the lambs, triplets too!
Happy gardening, glad to hear you have been disinfected-no mould on you for sure.
Enjoy your visitors too.

Supergoof said...

I think you could use the swimming pool that is in front of my house,....
;o)
Loved your story!!!!!
;o))))))))))))))))))

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitching looks beautiful even if you think it isn't happening fast enough. Good on you with all your gardening, my gardening always seems to be on the bottom of my list!

LynCC said...

Hmmm... Let's try this again (having trouble leaving comments).

I am so jealous of your greenhouse. :D And how can you get more precious than new lambs? Vignette is a wonderful project.

tammy.woods1 said...

I see you are doing Tail Feathers quilt too
Mine has been finished for a long time but is waiting to be quilted