Monday, March 29, 2010

Since November the weather here in this state of Australia has been so so hot,dry and very uncomfortable to say the least and because we have been on water restrictions for so long our pride and joy, our little garden has really suffered.
we have collected every drop of water we could, even the water from cleaning our teeth This has meant the difference between our plants surviving or not.
I sat in the sunroom today and marveled at how beautiful the garden looked. The weather has cooled to a perfect mid 20's and it rained beautiful rain all day sunday. Everything that had hung in there even the vegs came to life before our eyes. I have posted some pics of the lovely sight. I now know what plants and flowers will survive in our harsh climate and I will be collecting seeds from them for next years plantings like the amaranthus which I collected last year and the pics show they have put on a lovely display. I made the tablecloth and cushions for the outside table and bench from a spare 3 mtrs of fabric I had in my stash I am very pleased with the look. Hope you like it too, enjoy xx jeanettann.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I realised today how lucky we are in this little part of the world. Went for our daily walk early this morning and crossing the bridge over the river near our home, we paused to watch a beautiful dolphin playing quite happily and put on a lovely show for us....just magic I will try to get a photo next time.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I couldn't believe my eyes today when I came across this beautiful double bed quilt including 2 matching pillow cases at my local op shop and at only $28. The picture tells the story

Sunday, March 21, 2010


a treasure I found today

We went for a drive to the country today for a picnic and came across a second hand shop I hadn't seen before and look at the little treasure I found. As I collect purfume bottles I couldn't resist it, especially at only $5. Our picnic was lovely too, we sat on the grass at the river bank and lazily whiled away the perfect day as we munched on chicken salad and homemade rolls. The weather was a nice 24%