Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Bits and Pieces.......



An adventurous few days for me. We had a most enjoyable time away, just the two of us! We had won a prize package to stay at the Casino at the Gold Coast - not something we would have ever chosen for ourselves! It was certainly a different weekend than we've ever had before. The room and the food was wonderful. The show was not quite my taste in music, but not unbearable! The casino - an eye opener!!!! :-)

It made be feel quite sad that from very young people to quite old ladies were at 11 p.m. on a Saturday night in a place like that with obviously nothing else to do with their time or money!! Oh well, each to their own I guess.
We stopped at Ikea on the way through Brisbane. Just loved all the bits and pieces there. I hope to go back and get a couple of pieces of furniture soon. BJ thought we had finished on the top floor but I gently explained to him that the things to buy were on the next floor down!!! I made sure he was fed between floors!!!

I enjoyed some time shopping on Sunday before we came home and thankfully, I finally bought some new shoes for winter - I can tell you, it was becoming quite embarrassing to go out!

Charcoal Flannel with Black Patent Trim!

Just Black!

The last couple of weeks I have been able to get small snippets of time in the garden. I got all the bulbs planted and found a couple of jonquils popping their little heads through this morning. I have done quite a few pots and baskets up with pansies and other bits and pieces.
I found this wagon in one of my favourite places and got BJ to drill some holes in the bottom so I could plant it up too!!



I was a very lucky girl a couple of weeks ago when Leanne was having a giveaway of her new pattern "Two Brown Chickens". Thank you Leanne - I hope I get to stitch it soon! It's just like my Scoot and Trixie at the bottom of my garden!!
New shoes, a new pattern and flowers in my garden - what more could a girl want - well, maybe just some time to stitch and then life would be just about perfect!!!!

8 comments:

nicolette said...

Thanks for sharing your bits and pieces from your lovely garden! And happy stitching on the Leanne pattern!

Sal said...

I love your wagon and all of your plant containers ..just the sort I would choose! Sal;-)

Chookyblue...... said...

great flowrs and shoes and you will LOVE doing that stitchery......

Evonne said...

It is good to hear you had an enjoyable weekend away, without the kidlets. How cute is your little flower cart, and totally portable too! I hope you have had some of that lovely rain for your very dry garden. Evonne xx

Anne Fannie said...

Hello, this is my first visit to your blog. I just love that wagon and your tin barrel plant container!
Love, Ann

Blossomcottage said...

Oh I love Violas I tried to grow some from seed in the green house this year, with no results, however the ones I bought and plant in tubs seem to send out seed which grow in every crack in the patio, what is it about plants.. give them tender loving care and they refuse to show their faces, sweep the broom over them on a dialy basis and they keep popping up!! Hey ho
Blossom

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great idea for the wagon and love the shoes too. Hope you get a chance soon to do your embroidery by Leanne's. Love red work embroidery. I have just started to get into embroidery and hope to do more.

Bobbie Lynn said...

I just went on to Leanne's blog and WOW! Her embroidery is beautiful and love the way she incoporates it into her quilting. Thank you for mentioning her on your blog.