Hello everybody. There is not much going on this week, unless you count the crazy goings on of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat". My daughter the Pickle is performing in the junior choir. They are the little cuties who gather around Joseph and sing "a-a-ahhh!" ever so sweetly.
It makes me so proud to see her performing. One hundred children from our school are in the cast, as well as one of our amazing teachers playing the part of Pharoah.
I thought I would share some photos of some lovely local gardens that I have admired over recent years. I am sorry if I can't quite remember their names...I should write these things down. Anyway, in my garden it is time to plant the bulbs and sweetpeas for spring, but I haven't done that yet. It is time to "lift the skirts" of the silver birches along the drive, by pruning their lower branches. But I haven't done that yet either. There are two liquidamber trees about a foot tall standing at my front door, waiting to be planted and turning a lovely shade of red. My handbag is still full of chestnuts, and there are gazillions of acorns rattling around in the car. Maybe one day I will catch up with all these gardening jobs, not to mention the weeds that seem to like the rain so much. In the mean time, please enjoy some photos of other peoples' gardens.
|This is a garden in Burra. A lovely combination of natives and exotic trees. I don't like that variegated thing at the front though.|
|This is the same garden, look at those lovely views.|
|Here's my husband admiring the view.|
|Here is another garden, this time near Yass, with lovely views.|
|A gate at the same property|
|This reminds me of Narnia!|
|They had a nice sunny courtyard for growing roses and clematis|
|Here is their sweeping drive.|
|A house near Yass. I love these golden elms, and I plan to plant one soon.|
This happened to the Pickle after a while
|This garden had too many roses - literally thousands of them. They were a bit boring after a while|
|Here's another garden in Burra, this time a bed of Waratah|
|This house near Yass had a little cottage garden section|
|A horseshoe pear. Last week hubby me the sculptor while he was waiting for me to explore the opshops of Bombala.|
|Roses and fences are the perfect combination|
|We liked the look of this swimming pool. One day in the future we would like a pool out the front of our house, but I prefer the more natural, curvy shaped pools.|
|This garden at Burra has a drive lined with chinese elms: Ulnus chimensis. We have these planted along the front of our property.|
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I received a request to make a rainbow dress in size 4, and of course I was delighted to get to work. I had to hunt through several thrift stores for bright coloured linens and make a trip out to Spotlight at Queanbeyan. The poor cutting lady had to cut 20cm each of 19 different fabrics!
The bottom purple row stretched for 5.5 metres (that's 18 feet) before I gathered it up, sewed it into a circle and attached it to the skirt. If you'd like to make your own, check out the pattern at the indietutes blog. If you want me to make you one, send me a message and we'll do a deal!
|The rainbow dress laid out|
|Here it is with its tamer, pastel sister.|