Another beautiful week of hot summer days filled with colour, cricket, homeschool and a little creative sewing.
It's always a treat to see a Citrus/Orchard butterfly, our largest local butterfly. This stunning female was gently perched in our neighbour's garden. The caterpillar (photo March 2015) is also fascinating but not so welcome as it feeds on our citrus trees.
The gerberas continue to flower despite the heat, and our young lychee tree has had a small crop this year (yum!).
When I was sewing my new dressing gown recently Miss E asked if we could make a pair of pants for her in the same beautiful Moody Blues organic bird print. I waited until she raised the subject again to make sure she was genuinely keen. Friday we sewed her new pants, a combined effort for she loves to use scissors and the sewing machine. She has hardly taken them off since, even wearing them to bed one night! I guess they must be comfortable!
Master J (now 21) and Miss N (18) love their cricket and are batting together here for their local team. They will continue batting when the game resumes again this Saturday afternoon, J coming home from uni on weekends to play as often as he can.
Quilting is in progress on my new checkerboard quilt which is very similar to Miss C's quilt. I'm really enjoying working with such lovely soft spring colours, a very relaxing palette. Looking forward to sharing more when it is complete, yet there is no rush, no deadline, just sewing and creating something beautiful and useful for the sheer pleasure it gives!