Sunday, 18 May 2008

Tussy Mussy.......

I finally made it into the garden yesterday afternoon - just some weeding the mostly shifting hoses around my very dry garden beds. I still haven't planted the bulbs - so I hope this week I can at least get them in.

I think "survival mode" would be the best way to describe my life at the moment! Busy at work and busy children at the moment - I just so wish to be at home.

I took my secataurs for tour of my garden as the sun was setting last night. I was so pleased to find enough to cut to make this posy. The rose is "Rosette de Lissy" and is just covered at the moment - I love it. The lavendar lines our front path to the door and is just covered at the moment and of course parsley from the vege patch.
I had a little play with some old family photos and our printer - it is quite amazing what it can do.

This is my dear great grandmother - Daisy Elizabeth Whittle Whitehead. From left to right, I have always been told she was about 12 years, about 18 in the middle and as I remember her a dear old lady in her 90's. The glasses belonged to my maternal great grandfather - Thomas Richard Spence.

My dear Nana, Eleanor - the photo on the left when she was a bidesmaid when she was a teenager and then with her two eldest boys my Dad on the right and his brother on the left.

See the flower frogs and the cute little cake pedestal - my latest "thrift" shop finds!! I just love visiting those shops, you never know what you will find.

Well , off for a busy day with children in the Eistedfodd today. Sessions at 12.30, 3.30 and 6.30, so I think that takes up the rest of the day. Mitchell off to camp in the morning as well - hiking and camping in tents for the week - I think he can have that one all to himself!


Leanne said...

Those rushing around with children memories are slowly fading now Lucas has finished. I am now only working 2 days a week and loving it still seem to get very little accomplished though. Love your old photos.

nicolette said...

Lovely pictures from the past!

Angela Louise said...

I love tussie mussies Leisa and yours looks very pretty indeed! I hope you get some more time to yourself soon but I guess eistedford is one of the busiest times of the year for you. The weather is so gorgeous today....just right for gardening.
Wonderful old photos of some very special people, Angela.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Pretty flowers and your family photos are wonderful.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Leisa!

What beautiful flowers from your lovely garden! The pink pitcher is so sweet you have them in. You take such pretty pictures! Love the picture of you and your Mother!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Curlew Country said...

What wonderfully pretty pictures and I love your glorious garden posy (and such a pretty jug). Hope I can cut my own soon. Love the idea of using the flower arranging frogs for vintage photos. I picked up a few for pennies at a charity shop so I might try that idea myself.
Hope you get a bit of pootling around home time soon. I know just how you feel, I'm sure I meet myself coming in the door as I go out some days!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful flower arrangement from your gardens! Flowers brighten everything! Love the flower frogs. A great find! I have one small one tucked away somewhere. I should find it and display a photo! Great idea. Thanks for stopping by my nap post!

Evonne said...

What a pretty little posy. It's such a lovely way to brighten up your home. Great thrift shop finds, especially like the cake pedestal. Hope you get some much needed rain soon, even if it does bring up the weeds!! Evonne :-)

Sal said...

I love your family photos..and your flowers are gorgeous.Sal;-)

Marja Kristiina said...

Hi there Leisa! Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving such a nice comment! Your flowers are absolutely exquisite - and something that I can only dream about up here :-/

I'm going to start browsing through your lovely blog right now, there seems to be so much to see.

Have a great upcoming weekend!