Sunday, June 4, 2017

Look Out ....it's catch up time!

April......really.....April was the last time I was in this space!  May just flew past with it's glorious autumn days of cooler mornings and sunshiny days...the ornamental pears in my front yard went from this......




 ...to this.......




 to this......as Autumn has given way to winter with it's frosty mornings and (to date) sunshiny days.....



I have had some wonderful family time with these legends.......

with Rhiannon and Wade and Ezra a Good Friday outing to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.....




Lenny and Ezra (and parents) were with me on Mothers Day......



Lenny was helping Uncle Wade cook breakfast....


Lenny and Terri this Mothers Day.....


...and last Mothers Day.......





This year......

...and last year.......
 

 The boys with their boys.....


....and Mark with little nephew Ezra...


Wade excelling as always in the kitchen making breakfast for us....


...and Ezra after having his breakfast.......


Wonderful family times.....just loving this Granny gig!......

I have also been busy with work of course which is always fun and also in the sewing room which is even better fun!

Some finishes over the last few weeks......a couple of Easter finishes.....which were gifted to children of a work colleague......



and whilst not a sewing finish I am counting the Lindt bunny as a finish....because ...well...you know what happens to Lindt bunnies!


Ezra's quilt is finished and being used by the little man.....  whole cloth - hand quilted - fabrics chosen by Rhiannon.....




A shaggy flannel quilt in the making for a friend's birthday....


...finished and gifted.....(and I hear being well used!)


Another shaggy flannel quilt...finished and in use....by me!


Another finish which was for Rhiannon to gift.....


A top - Blanket Bay quilt - pattern by Frankie and Rae



 Also made for Rhiannon to gift to friends in her Mothers Group......Essential Nappy Wallets - pattern by Andrie Designs (formerly Two Pretty Poppets) (unsure, but I think this pattern may have been discontinued).






I managed to get out and about a little as well.....with a visit to Nay's Place, now open in the main street of Waikerie (check Nays FB page for opening times..... 


...and a few pics from the day out with Rhiannon and Wade on Good Friday......it was just us......(and several thousand other people......) enjoying the glorious sunny day and fabulous gardens.....even with the large numbers of people it didn't seem crowded - I think a beautiful spot to visit at any time of year, but particularly in Autumn.





I think that's about it.....in a nutshell (so to speak).....so here we are in June - almost half the year gone in what seems like the blink of an eye.

'Til next time.....(and hopefully it won't be two months between posts!)....Lorraine


7 comments:

Kath said...

Hello Lorraine, havent you been busy! It always confuses me for a moment before I remember your seasons are all opposite to ours. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful family, what a treat to see the babies and how theyve grown. Best wishes Kath

I am said...

Hi Loz such a happy post your little men are adorable,yes being a Grandma is the best thing,love your work Loz and lovely to see family pics xx

Katie said...

How busy you’ve been! Time does fly by these days now we are grannies. :-) The little men are so handsome and your quilts are lovely…..to say nothing of the scenery! :-)

Sue SA said...

Welcome back to blog land, we have missed you....you take such good photos! Thanks for the catch up. Lots of lovely finishes.

Deb R said...

Wow, you have been busy and those babies are just gorgeous!!

Lynda said...

Life moves at a much quicker pace when there are little ones in the family. That's my theory anyway. Such gorgeous little boys.

FlourishingPalms said...

You sure had a LOT of catching up to do with this post! Glad to see that you're getting to spend time with family, and finding time to sew. I know exactly how it feels to spend time with little grandsons; I have four! Looks like you're living a grand life. Keep enjoying it.