Monday, September 28, 2020

Almost Month end.....

 Spring is well and truly here with so much growing and looking lovely in our garden and the lovely parks around town....

We went for a walk around one park on Sunday... sadly social distancing seems to be a distant memory... there were hundreds of people all mashed together!!  so we just walked around the edges a bit and I got some lovely pictures of flowers...






Once again our town did the parks beautifully.  This year the garden competition I think was online and there was a new initiative of shop fronts decorating in the CBD (initiated and organised by my daughter).  No parade or food and wine festival but I think we still got many many visitors to the city and the cafe's etc would have done well.  

Hubz went outside and left the door open.... and this magpie just strolled in.... (it is the rather tame one that comes to the back door for a treat most days)


he seemed to know where food is kept in my house....


had a good look around.....


....  " and where is the tea?"......

we persuaded him to leave the room.... his play area is outside!



One of our fuschia's is beginning to flower prettily....


.. and the hoya buds are beginning.... it is fun watching them grow...


The last of the banner stitcheries was completed this week....  I have packed them away as I need to think about whether to add some more or just back and join them up....


... end of month and Cheryll hosts WOOFA to help encourage working on UFO projects...

I was supposed to work on my Mouse quilt ... but it hasn't even got out the drawer!!!

But I did get 4 more stitcheries for Field Journal done....





... and complete all the blocks for the red and cream pineapple quilt....  (a project from the scrap basket)


It has been a busy month really with trips away, the Stitchers Day as well as quilting jobs so I'm pleased with what was done....

I spent most of Saturday prepping more stitcheries and cutting strips.... and joining strips and making 4 patches...


Righto, Gotto Go... I want to press all the rest of the 4 patches down... and I have a bunch of 1 1/2" strips to sew together....

Have a lovely week.....xx



17 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a cheeky maggie! Love the flowers - at least you can still enjoy them, and your embroidered flowers match the real ones beautifully.

Janice said...

I love the photos of your maggie. I can' believe how calm it was in your house, especially as you were photographing it. Just as well it was your tame one. You may not have worked on your nominated WOOFA project, but you still progressed some WIPs, so that is a win in my books. Your mouse quilt will still be there for another time.

Maria said...

So many pretty flowers both real and stitched.
The Red and Cream Pineapple flimsy looks great and you have been very busy this month so can see why the Mouse project stayed in the draw...

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

We are saying Goodbye to summer here in Texas and although I love the Fall here I am already yearning for Springtime again.........your flower photos are beautiful and you made so much progress on your pineapple quilt and Field journal stitcheries that I think WOOFA will give you a break on your mouse quilt......well done all!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Love all the flowers...so pretty. Your banner stitching is beautiful..love your stitching for your Field Journal...so pretty. And your Pineapple Quilt is awesome. Have a great day!

Karen's Korner said...

Maggie looks quite at home in the kitchen. Gorgeous stitcheries. There is nothing more prettier than those dancing ballerina fuschias. Your mouse quilt will wait just where you left it for next month.....maybe

Cheryll said...

Your visitor certainly made himself at home...lol
Nice work on a few projects Fiona... well done...xox

Louise said...

The only wildlife that strolls into our home is spiders! I'd rather have a magpie, thank you very much. Your stitcheries continue to delight me. It must be your influence that made me purchase some vintage ones on eBay. That's right, I can't stitch at all so I have to buy them :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thanks for sharing those gorgeous flowers! Your sweet fuschias look like little dancing ballerinas. Beautiful work on CGT and love your pineapples and banner. Very cheeky Maggie lol!

kiwikid said...

That magpie is right at home at you house Fiona, just strolling around!!
The flowers are beautiful, your stitcheries are so pretty. Still love that pineapple quilt.

marina said...

how lovely of your little neighbour to pop in and make himself at home!
lovely flowers in the parks and at home, and even more gorgeous ones stitched on fabric!
some of your restrictions have eased a little too and people are just being reckless! I definitely don't want to have to lockdown stage 4 again.

Lin said...

Some beautiful displays in the park Fiona. What is it about social distancing that people dont seem to understand - must have a death wish! I love your little visitor - cheeky or what! Lovely Journal stitcheries. xx

Kathleen said...

We’re into fall here so it’s nice to see your colorful flowers. I wish people would follow social distancing.

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona wow such pretty flowers and how cheeky is your little visitor,what a shame widget wasnt there ,he wouldve found it so funny. I am loving your banner work i nearly bought one last night lol,it is so lovely,take care my lovely friend xx

Karen S said...

What a cheeky magpie. He looks right at home, too. Obviously decided that what's yours is his, too.
Love all the garden pictures - real and stitched. You have been extremely productive.

Flickenstichlerin said...

cute stitcheries Fiona

Chantal said...

Well! I've seen everything! How I would like to be adopted by a bird. :>)
Your stitchery are gorgeous! ;^)

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