Thursday, 3 March 2011

~ Beautiful Autumn ~

Autumn has arrived here in Australia and although the weather continues to be very hot, I notice today the leaves on the Frangipani are already dropping all over the ground. Poor tree had a hammering this year  by a very severe hail storm we had a few month back and never looked its best after the huge hailstones shredded the leaves.  I love Autumn although sadly we don't get the really beautiful autumnal colours that we used to love so much in New Zealand. I remember going back for a visit a few years ago and being reduced to tears by the very beauty of the gorgeous autumn colours in Central Otago.

Isn't this just the most beautiful sight!!

The start of this year has not been good with the disasters that have struck both Australia and New Zealand and thank you for the comments you left on my blog when I wrote about this. 

 I have not had a lot of stitching to show you over recent months but do check out my good friend Sandra's album to see some wonderful stitching.  She has actually completed the project we did as a SAL last year  and you can see it here in her album!!  Talk about eye candy!!  But then again, everything this girl finishes is a sight to behold!!  While mine lies patiently  in a bottom drawer waiting to be assembled, Sandra was busy working away on her finishing and believe me, there is a lot of work in finishing Abigail Colby's Workbasket and accessories.  Congratulations Sandra on your beautiful finish and I will be happy if 'one day' when I get around to it mine will look half as good !!

I don't know why but  I guess with the bad start to this year I just never got around to posting pictures  to show you what beautiful Christmas gifts I received from my three wonderful stitching here you go!!

 Diane's gift was beautifully colour co-ordinated. The bag is made from re-cycled water bottles

The chart and matching reindeer buttons Mary sent me are from a local designer, Lynette Anderson Designs and I actually have matching fabric.

Look at this tiny Nantucket basket that Sandra sent, isn't it just the cutest thing.

Pretty lucky aren't I!!!!

My Shadow  is losing his hair like crazy at present....Ben, please do try and 'keep your hair in'  as I have just vacuumed the floors!! Looks as though he thinks it is funny !!

Thanks again for visiting us.

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolour,
summer an oil painting 
and autumn a mosaic of them all"

~ Stanley Horowitz


  1. Oh, I love autumn! I sit and all I can see is snow... :(
    Love your presents... love the nantucket basket!!! Yes, lucky you!

  2. Jack does the same with his hair. You should see my car!

  3. Pretty autumn picture, it's so funny I am looking forward to the end of winter and you are enjoying the start of Autumn :-).

    Pretty gifts and thanks for reminding me to check Sandra's album. She always has the best eye candy!

  4. Hi Chrissie
    our weather has certainly been very unusual. We have had the wettest summer for quite a while and I think it is well finished now although we usually still have warm days right through till April.

  5. Chrissie, thank you for stitching Abby with me and for posting the link to my album. I do miss doing our SALs as I feel neither of us is really making much progress this year on our own, maybe we should have a rethink for 2012? Hope your weather improves as the year progresses, you certainly won't need any rain for a while. Sand. xx

  6. What a beautiful fall picture that is. Love the little house!

    You got some lovely, and much deserved gifts!

    Enjoy your fall!

  7. Autumn?! I am longing for Spring, so tired of this snow and cold.
    Is that your home in the photo. I love it!!!

    Nice gifts.

  8. Hi!! Love the pic of the house!! tHANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG, i REALLY APPRECIATE IT...hAVE A GREAT DAY!! juLES...OOPS....LEFT THE caps on:) hehe

  9. that recycled bag is fabulous! Might have to google that and see how its done. Thankyou for your lovely comment on my channel. lol small world. Ive only lived in Inver for 4 years and love it here.
    take care