I have been on holiday from work for one whole glorious week. I took the time so I could be at home as our garden has been open for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
We gained two awards. The first being third place in the Family Garden section and a highly commended in the Cottage Garden. We have had some lovely visitors to enjoy it with us.
I have only completed two small projects all year. Now that the Carnival competition is over and I am finally feeling settled in my job I just may get a little more stitching time in. This lovely whimsical project is Flat Nat from Cinderberry Stitches. I forgot to take a pic of the detail on the reverse. A lovely little Matryoska Doll with a pocket to hold a very cute suitcase.
I have had a lovely long week at home. We've had a few visitors each day. It would be nice to get some more, but we are happy that a few venture our way to enjoy the garden.
There have been a couple of very windy days, but mostly it has been perfect Spring weather which I have enjoyed on my deck.
The best bit is, I still have the whole weekend stretching out before me to stitch and enjoy my garden.
Spring is finally here. Well it was last weekend, but it has disappeared to somewhere else this weekend. Our garden is coming to life. I just love this time of year. Buds bursting to life and colour running riot in my garden.
We have entered into the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers garden competition again this year. Madness I say. But lots of fun. We love our garden and being in the competition certainly helps us to bring out the best in our garden. We love sharing our garden with any who wish to venture this way to visit.
This year we have entered into three different categories. Our whole garden is entered into the Cottage Garden section. The ABC Radio also has sections and for this we are entered into the Outdoor Living section and also the Family Garden section.
Last Sunday we were judged in the Cottage Garden section, then on Monday the ABC Radio judges came to see our garden for the other sections. Thankfully, they all liked what they saw.
The potager is looking wonderful. I love how it has all come together. I just have to wait patiently for the wisteria along the fence to flower - it looks like it will be another year until I have beautiful wisteria to enjoy.
When the judge came around the corner and saw the setting above, he thought we could have a wedding here - what a lovely compliment! I can't wait to have our meals here on some lovely summer evenings.
The sherbet coloured chairs is another project I have been working on during the winter.
We have to wait until Wednesday evening to know if we have won any prizes - fingers crossed. Then, hopefully, we will get to share our garden with all who choose to visit during Carnival Week. It's always such fun chatting with others who enjoy gardens as much as we do.
Today I worked on another little project that I will hopefully show soon - blackboard paint and chalk paint pens - what fun!
I hope you enjoyed a little wander through my spring time garden - please come and visit if you are nearby - we would love to see you from next weekend onwards during Carnival Week.