Friday, October 5, 2012

An afternoon patchworking in the garden

The Spring weather was quite cold at the beginning of this long weekend,
but today,it was perfect for Monday the last day of the holiday.
We went for a walk to the garden centre and bought vege seedlings and petunia's.
After getting them all planted, I spent the afternoon in the garden with my 
patch work quilt which I am hand sewing. The hours just ticked away.


Do you see the little gorilla sitting on the lamp holder on the left
of the picture.
The children who live over our back fence keep throwing it over,
so my hubby kept it this time, yuk.

I keep putting it on top of the tool shed hoping it will fall back over the back fence
But every time I go outside it's back here.
This time I told hubby," enough" it's not funny any more

He says ok I'll get rid of it. I said if not it's sneakily going in the bin.

Our little visiting Pee Wee,who visits with her mate daily for a dip

Here she is drying off just above me.

They are so used to us now,they stay. even when we are in the garden.

This is the garden my hubby created on the front verge
I love driving up to the house and seeing all the cottage flowers
The tree is getting huge, but I love it. The council planted it when the last one died.

Our front fence. 
The iris's will be blooming soon
and after seeing Sandy's gladi's (For the Love of White blog)

I bought gladi bulbs and planted them along this fence..
They are already showing through. the earth.

I hope you had a nice weekend too.
I am joining my usual lovely blog parties,
they are such fun you won't be disappointed.
The links are on my side bar
xx jeanetteann


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your flowers are so beautiful...and the sweet bird too. It is so weird to me to think of how different seasons are in different places in the world.

Mumma Shirl said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now I just went to your FB page and realized you are from Adelaide I am in Kapunda loving the gardens here have been here 6 months.
Will now look even more forward to your posting.

jeanetteann said...

Thank you Shirl, I didn't realise you were also from SA. We have friends at Willaston,near you and often drive to Kapunda, a beautiful spot in the Barossa Valley.
Nice to meet you. I notice you don't have a blog for me to visit,but thank you. Have a nice week,with this lovely weather. x

20 North Ora said...

Love the patchwork piece. Your flowers are still beautiful. Ours mostly died this summer from the horrible heat and now temps have dropped drastically. So, I'll enjoy yours.


Alessandra said...

What wonderful and gorgeous flowers!!!

Kays Kids said...

I'm so g;ad you had a lovely sewing day. Your patchwork looks wonderful, ans so is your garden.
Hugs Kay

Merlesworld said...

Your garden is lovely, the flowers of spring are always welcome after the winter and wasn't it cold this year.

Maria said...

You certainly have a beautiful garden Jeanette such an explosion of colour at the moment! (love those purple sweetpeas!)A wonderful spot to sit and stitch and handstitching is so relaxing.I love 'hexie' projects too.

EllenaElizabeth said...

I gather by your photos that you are in Australia as am I. Pity the weather has to get any hotter than now. How I dread summer. I live in Qld. Anyhow your title really appealed to me...patchwork and gardens...2 of my favourite things. I love hexagons, one of my all time favourite patterns. So flexible, they can be applied to so many projects and uses. Very pretty photos and thanks for posting.

Diane Mars said...

Beautiful garden it has been very hot here in California just starting to cool down so I plan on putting some new flowers out in our garden! Hugs, Diane

Shelia said...

Hi Jeanetteann! Oh, what a beautiful garden you have! Your patchwork is so pretty too!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

chateau chic said...

Your gardens are so beautiful, Jeanetteann. What a lovely place you have to sit and work on projects.
Mary Alice

Ana said...

What a lovely garden you have Jeanetteann. I can understand why you could spend hours out there sewing your quilt, which by the way is turning out just lovely. Enjoy your beautiful garden. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Karen said...

Your gardens is looking lovely and very colourful.

Stephanie said...

You patchwork piece is beautiful and your flowers are absolutely stunning! Have a wonderful day :)

Blessings to you,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what a beautiful garden you have with so many lovely flowers! You are so talented to be able to make the pretty quilt top. I've only made patchwork quilts. You asked what rutabagies are, well they are a root vegatable, round (about the size of a soft ball or larger) and light orange in color. The taste is not as sweet as a carrot. I believe they need to be grown in cooler climates. They are found near the carrots, cabbage, etc. in the grocery store. Thank you for leaving me such lovely comments on my posts and wishing you a lovely day!

Trish said...

Jeanetteann, your garden is gorgeous!
You have so many lovely things flowering already.
It must be so relaxing to sit out there and spend an afternoon sewing your wonderful quilt!
I don't blame you for threatening hubby about the red gorilla. Men!
Thanks for linking up to Heart & Home.
Have a great day..Trish x

Kathe said...

Oh Jeanetteann, your flowers have me wishing for Spring even though it's just now Fall here. Just lovely friend. Thank you for sharing at the party this week :-) I've also featured this post on my Facebook page!