Friday, 16 October 2009

I Love Blogland!!!

My day started with this...

Look at the lettuce leaf! It was requested. Seaweed sheets, home baked bread, cucumber, crackers and a biscuit. I love using these Tupperware lunch boxes as you don't use wrappers of any sort. Very friendly they are!

I made myself an apron, I've never worn one before. Horrors! The fabric is a lovely Amy Butler print named Nigella. Do you think it will improve my cooking? Hubby says the fabric isn't centred, but I had to cut it this way to get two out of the same fabric. I kind of see his point now! Oh well.

And what about these knee patches!! Pink felt hearts are a winner. Please feel free to have a squish of those rather delicious legs. We do!!

When one of the big girls passes a spelling level test they get a gift. Usually it's been a new book (bought on big sale!) or a $5 book token. They love it and I think it's a good gift as you can't read too many book can you? It also motivates them to do better. Anyway, as I am now on "The Challenge" I need to replace this type of gift with a homemade surprise. So I told No. 2 that I would make her a gift last night.
She received two little flower brooches this morning in her all-time favourite fabric. She loves them and was very happy and excited. They only took about half an hour to complete and were quite fun to make as well. I found the idea here.
I promised some garden shots when we had better weather. Well that day has come already! Yes there is still a sun people!! Here we have broccoli, beetroot and celery...
Some spinach and lettuce...

And the intention here is for the peas, butter beans and Sweet 100 tomato to grow up the fence and attach themselves to the mesh. Lets hope they follow that plan. We also have several capsicums as the big girls eat them like apples. Red, orange, yellow and purple. Not see purple before!

And mint like you've never seen! I would love to make mint jelly but will have to hunt out a recipe for it. I'm sure I have one somewhere.

Now I have to say that I am quite overcome with the generosity in Blogland once again. Really and truly. Last night I received three separate offers from kind people.
Pomona has offered to send me some pretty tea towels and in return I will be gifting her one of my recycled jeans bags. When on "The Challenge" one needs to have people like this looking out for one another.
Claire mentioned that she was just about to take her old oilcloth off the dining table and would I like it for my potting table? Would I ever!! It's a very pretty sage green with white polka dots. Just perfect thank you. Oh I will be fancy after all!!
And Joan has offered me a gift subscription to Country Living magazine!!! Imagine! It's something the magazine offered her as a gift for a friend. Gosh yes, I'll be your friend Joan. What a kind thought.
So you see, the world really does have many lovely people in it after all. We generally only hear about the bad bits on the news. I'm quite shocked at how all the generosity this week has had quite an impact on how I feel about the world. Lets keep it up, little things do make a big difference.
I think I've written quite enough already, but I just want to say I have signed up for a PIF (that's pay it forward) from Michela, and I am looking for three participants. I will send you a small handcrafted gift and in return you send out three gifts to other people. Sounds nice and definitely in the theme of things. I'm thinking mine will have a Christmas theme. Interested? Let me know and if I have too many people I will draw them out of a hat. Thanks!!

11 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'm not sure I could go a day without an apron! I like your fabric. I think aprons just sort of grow on you.

Lace hearts said...

How lovely to see some sun in the photographs and some gorgeous things growing. Our garden is slowly dying back now and the days are getting distinctly cooler.
I love the brooches - I can imagine they were very well received. And I do know exactly what you mean about blogland. My online life has most definitely had an effect on how I see the world, though I am generally an optimist anyway. But blogging is a nice way of chatting at convenient moments in the day, isn't it.
Better not sign up for the PIF, though would love to, as I'm struggling to keep up just with visiting blogs at the moment.
Have a fab week. xxx

Michela said...

This seems to be your lucky week! I'm not surprised to read how much other bloggers love you!

Lululiz said...

Awww, bless you, you deserve a lot of kindness, your blog keeps us all well entertained, and despite you constantly taking the micky where I am concerned, you are quite a nice person really. I suppose. Sometimes. Occasionally. Trying to remember the last time you said something nice to me............
Love the flower brooches, am I glad your daughter likes them as well. And as to your garden, I am soooo envious, just look at all that luscious green stuff! One day, I tell ya, one day I'll be able to grow veggies as well.

Sarah said...

Oh come on Liz! I simply said that your swap partner would have trouble finding beige things and you'd probably end up with granny knickers. Is that really so mean?

And I bet your French garden will be overflowing with edible goods before long. Probably copious amounts of pretty flowers too. I did have to do a good deal of digging to get it to that point you know. There was almost sweat, almost.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Hello Sarah! LOve that apron , even if it isn't centred, I would have done exactly the same to make the most of that gorgeous fabric. Love the knee patches too! thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I used to be the same way with candles, always saving them so They would be new. Shame to light them I thought. Then I got ill, and now I light them all the time! I thought , why not, life is short and I want to see lit candles!!! Loved you post, as usual! Suzie. xxx

sallgood said...

The flowers are so cute! thanks for sharing!

Michela said...

Hi Sarah! Just a quick message to inform you that there's an award waiting for you!

meg said...

Hi Sarah. Upi might know about this page but it's full of free quilt patterns which look pretty cool. As a non quilter I think so anyway!

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/free_patterns.php

Michela said...

Happy Sunday Sarah! Don't worry if you don't have time to blog about the award, I understand! Just copy and paste it on your sidebar, please!

Sarah said...

You are too sweet Michela! I'm not one to argue.

Now come on people, please join me in the PIF. It doesn't have to be a handmade gift, just a little something to spread the love. And I'm itching to get these gifts of mine in the post.