Monday, June 11, 2012

Long weekending.....

the freshly weeded, composted, planted and mulched long garden bed! Yay!

hello everyone!

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments regarding my last post with the stripey bobble cushion, you are all so kind!  I love sharing my crafty makes with you all, and I am glad if you can take a bit of crafty inspiration from them!  I am trying to write up a bit of a pattern for the cushion, so we will see how it goes and I'll pop it up here at some stage.

little baby plants of tuscan kale 

We have had a long weekend here, my boys have been home for 5 days, so it's been a nice break from our usual routine, here's a bit of what went on round here........quite a bit of gardening......

.......bought some little plants to fill out the herb garden......

.....played with the camera.....

....foggy cold mornings, beautiful and still , the fog hung around most of the day.......I thought it made the garden look quite fairytale-like.....

....cobwebs were revealed everywhere, .....

...even all over the salvias and jonquils, so very fine......

....the sun eventually came out late in the day, I love late afternoon light, it was a gorgeous day.

I got a bit of knitting done too.  Finished off my first piece of double knitting, this side is red with pink pattern and the other side is pink with red pattern.  So glad to finish this, it was a real brain strain!  I really had to concentrate and do lots of counting to make sure I didn't stuff up the pattern ( which i did in 2 spots, but I couldn't bear to start again so have just left them there).  It was slow going, but I actually feel quite satisfied mastering a new technique, even if I don't plan on doing it again any time soon!

The rest of the weekend was spent working a few hours at my new job, shopping for some bargain wool, (photos to come ), Gary ferryed the boys to a music festival in Collingwood and had some father/son time with the younger two, and we shared a very pleasant Sunday afternoon at a friends place with great food, drink and company. Fun, Fun, Fun!  What more could I ask for?  Life is sweet!

Hope you all had a good one too!


  1. Gorgeous photo of the spider's web, and your garden in the fog. Makes me think we could plant so much more in our garden. Congrats on your knitting ... that would have absolutely done my head in!!!

  2. Wow! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. You are a talented photographer.

  3. beautiful photos as always...but give us a break...even your fence is colourful!!!!cutest fence ever!!!!!!

  4. Just lovely to pop over to your little bit of happiness x

  5. Lovely pictures in particular your stripey fence i love it,we had a quiet weekend pottering about before back to school todayxx

  6. LOVE your colourful fence!! Wondering do I have the guts to do it...

  7. It seems our comments all have a theme - I want your fence :)

  8. I love the stripy fence, wish I had a fence that would lend itself to stripes. I applaud you for your knitting, I still can't manage two needles- I think I will stick to my crochet hook. If you do get round to posting a pattern for you cushion, I would be there like a shot. I love a bit of adventurous crochet. I just posted about my new found skills that have been encouraged by lovely blogs like yours xx

  9. Sounds like a lovely relaxing week. Your garden looks lovely. Happy knitting, dee x

  10. Jules I adore your gorgeous photos of your garden, so tranquil. Love your fair isle knitting too, haven't done any for years, I made my babies little jumpers and hats so cute! But it does require lots of brain thinking doesn't it!

  11. Those cups of yours are lovely! I'm in awe of your double knitting... I've yet to do something like that... it's kinda on the list, but a long way down. LOL.

  12. What a gorgeous weekend! I LOVE that colourful fence and your garden looks amazing!

  13. Hey Jules, I love foggy certainly gives the garden an air of mystery.....
    Delicate, dew encrusted cobwebs...... stunning. Your silverbeet/chard looks lovely and healthy. I will have to wait a while, have just put seedlings in.
    Red and pink together, yum, I love it......Double knitting sounds pretty, jolly tricky....don't think I would even attempt it.

    Sounds like you've had a great weekend,

    Claire :}

  14. Hello - just found your blog and am enjoying the tales of boys and crafty stuff (got four of my own!). I've also just discovered crochet and am getting seriously hooked!

    Thanks for the lovely pictures and can't wait for the cushion instructions!


  15. Jules, your fog picture looks so enchanting! And that is a beautiful, successful knit you've made there! Xo

  16. Your pictures are awesome and somehow I love the fog and the way cobweb looks like... like a thin crochet pattern! :)
    All the best with gardening . And one question: is it mint on the left among your herbs? Looks nice!

  17. dear jules i think you truly deserve it!!!

  18. Oh Jules I just love your colourful picket fence ...what a marvellous backdrop to your vegetable patch.

    Hope your having a good week.
    Fleur xx


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