Each day, each season is filled with the possibility of new beginnings, fresh starts and seeing things from a different perspective. And for this I am forever grateful.
As we gently enter spring, gardening continues to be a delight to Miss O, and in turn, all of us. Familiar and new flowers proclaim endless glory day upon day, quietly mixed amongst the edible herbs and a sprinkling of vegetables.
Miss E has already had the first swim of the season - a very quick one followed by a hot shower to warm up! The rest of us were content to watch and photograph the 'occasion'! There have been no repeat requests just yet!
A new quilt is filling my spare moments, making the most of the mild weather to enjoy adding love to this one with some hand quilting. All the fabrics are by Umbrella Prints, a small Australian textile house specialising in organic printed fabrics. Combining printed organic cotton and heavier weight hand printed (in Australia) organic hemp/cottons provides a wonderful variety of textures and effects.
Botanical Notes: African daisies (this one is a terracotta shade)- wonderfully hardy and flowering year after year.Photinia - all the dainty white flowers and buds are from our Photinia bushes, most commonly known for their fast growth and striking red new foliage.
Linaria - reminiscent of miniature snap dragons, very small and delicate. Mauve is shown here but they come in many colours. Planted from seed by Miss O.