Friday, 12 October 2007

A treasured visit........

I am so fortunate to see my Mum and Dad all the time but it is never at their home. I am so busy all the time that I never seem to get to go out to their property which is only about half an hour drive from where I live. But, today I did and so enjoyed it. I took these pictures this morning in their lovely yard. What a struggle it is for them to garden in black clay soil with a salty bore for water. Mum thought it was a little past its spring best but I thought it was still lovely.
The old bits and pieces in the big picture above all came from the falling down dairy where my dear Poppy milked the house cow every morning for many, many years. It is so nice to have these things with us even if they are old and rusty. I just love the reminders of the beautiful man that he was.

One of the main purposes of my visit was to also help Mum cut out her very first quilting project. We have had the fabric for ages so it was lovely to get it all out and finally start cutting. The pattern is Rebecca Amy by Rosalie Quinlan, so hopefully simple enough for Mum to start on.
Yesterday while I was out and about I stopped by one of my favourite "thrifting" haunts and look what I came out with.

Treasure for sure!!

I got the four embroidered hand towel all in a bag for $2 - bargain. I love the pink and the green of the hand towels. The beautiful rose covered box is an absolute gem that I just love, I have a few of these little boxes and love to store bits and pieces in them in my sewing room. They look beautiful on the shelving in there. I love the white milk glass piece too. I have a few vases and a little milk jug, so another lovely piece to add to my collection.

It is so nice to be out and about a little the last couple of days, especially if there is treasure to be found!!


Leanne said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. I have been playing around with photoscape. I'm not up to your standard yet. I am about to sit down and watch Miss Potter.

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful photo-collage of memories and nature! You should go out more often, look what was waiting for you! Can you share the secret how you make such a collage? I love them!

Cottage Contessa said...

I love your thrifting finds! Sounds like you and your mum had a lovely day quilting together. I would love to learn to do that with my daughter too.
Have a great day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)