Tuesday, 23 June 2009

From France, With Love xxx



Well, did I have a great weekend or what?!! It began on Friday afternoon really, with my friend M's birthday. The four girls and I popped in for afternoon tea and the giving over of a 'secret project' from last week. This red and gingham apron, for when she is doing her much loved baking, or cooking when required.


It is actually reversible, depending on the colour of outfit she is wearing at the time. I'm thoughtful like that, quite the thinker sometimes. No, not often, I know.

I made the beanbags last week with the leftover pieces. I love how the hens are waltzing, I sure M and her husband quite often dance while they cook. Very romantic!


Now the highlight of my weekend, of course, was Floss's Garden Party. My goodness, quite a time was had by a good many of us. Some of us are still recovering actually! Lucky me, I still have a week's rest in the South of France while the others had to return home to their regular chores. Oh dear, poor them.

I had to purchase a laptop to be able to communicate back home and to send my blogging news. I would hate for you to miss out on any exciting happenings in my life. The thought of it!

Anyway, back home, I see someone has thoughtfully completed all 84 nine squares ready to be stitched together. I think Cindy's mice have been very hard at work this weekend.

I see some of Liz's fabrics have been stitched in to the quilt too. And don't they look nice? Golly what a big pile of squares, a lovely sight indeed.

Oh, and someone has been out and bought a frame for Daughter No. 1's gorgeous painting too. That's just what I would have chosen!

Now my poor husband has missed me dreadfully!! I am such good company that my absence has left a gaping hole in his life. Poor man. Look what he did to fill in that space. He has spring cleaned the whole kitchen!!! And it's winter. He even cleaned the plugs, believe it or not.

Who would have guessed that we had a runway of a bench under all that clutter? The canisters are gleaming so much I was grateful that I was on the beach wearing my sunnies. Oh it's so fabulous to have a cord free computer to work on.

I even heard that the messy child's room was cleaned by father as well. Goodness it must have really been getting to him. May all this cleaning continue. I will be very pleased to return to a clean and tidy house.

Oh my goodness, we have clean windows!! That's such a treat. Usually I have to be careful when taking my blog photos not to include the edges as they are so embarrassingly filthy. I really am a slack housewife. I kind of get too busy to bother about excess cleaning. A quick flick here and there and I'm done.

Well, I should probably get back to the sun, the sand and the sea. Off for pizza and olive oil soon. Au revoir!

Oh, the photo of the carousel reminded me of the one Floss had at her party. It was just beside the beach down here. Oh so lovely!

2 comments:

Lululiz said...

I am not envious at all, not in the least, not one little bit, waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! Not fair, you are still enjoying yourself in France, have little house elves doing all your mundane jobs round the house at home AND soemone is even making your quilt squares for you.Pffft. But I am very happy that you suggested a little gettogether in your post on my blog, so that we can rummage through my fabric stash. Its a date.

Manka said...

Oh, Sarah, I haven't been online for a couple of days and you are in France...?!? How exciting! I'm sure you're having a wonderful time there!Well, I'm a bit envious....I'd like to visit France very much !
Take care and have a very nice time!!
hugs:Manka