Sunday 21 August 2011

another finish and…..

…..many apologies!

I have been a bit remiss about replying to all the comments I’ve been sent on my last couple of posts so I REALLY DO apologise…I think I’ve just been feeling a little burnt out lately, and I WILL get to them this week, so thank you for being patient with me !!!

begging dog

I’ve taken a few days just to stop and smell the roses and I think I’m back on track and ready with my mojo to tackle the world!!!

I’ve finished my deep dish pincushion which was made using charm squares.  This one is Moda’s “Fandango” by Kate Spain




I’m just loving this fabric design…it was so hard to pick which charm square I was going to use for the top… I might just have to make another one!!!!


Back to the roses…..spring must be just around the corner….the weather’s warming up and the garden is just bursting….and I have been enjoying taking time out in the outdoors with…..

my favourite rose,006

a flowering aloe vera plant….007

a healthy strawberry plant…013

can you see the strawberries?…..009

The bees are starting to get busy in our orange trees…018

and the fragrance is just spectacular…..I only hope the oranges are as sweet as the smell!!!014

Charlie’s even enjoying the warm early spring days…..008

Aaaaah, just perfect to inspire me and bring back my mojo!!!!

Make sure you take time out to enjoy the beauty around you too….it’s amazing what it does for your soul!

Take care and have a wonderful week.

sugary hugs

OX Wendy :o)


Fiona said...

Lovely to see all your pictures.. the pincushion is lovely....your garden is looking great.. you are ahead of us... my citrus hasn't started flowering yet... but the scent is amazing when it does....
Glad to hear you have rested... don't worry about a reply - we all need some R&R sometimes...

Dawn said...

Oh what a beautiful time it is 'the coming of spring'...I just love it...
The beauty in nature has its way of calming our souls...God is good showing us a little of Him in the things around us....
Your Mojo will come back once you've rested some... you see he needs some space too... we often work him so so hard.... LOVE the pincushion! great choice for the middle...
Love ya sweet Wendy B
Hugs Dawn x x x

Narelle said...

Oh you had me worried. I am glad that you had a couple of days to yourself and have your mojo back. I love the pictures of the garden just about to burst into spring it is not far off yet. Love the pin cushion it look great.

Marilyn said...

I have been enjoying this promise of spring too, and now the rain is so welcome.
Love your pin cushion, great fabric choice.
Take care my lovely friend, take time for yourself.
Hugs, Marilyn xx

Allie said...

Don't you dare reply to any comments I made - you spend time outside enjoying the beauty around you, girl! Love your new pincushion and really love all your pics!

Jan Maree said...

Glad to hear you have taken some time out to recharge! Good for you. We all need it from time to time. Love the pincushion and it looks like your garden hasbeen recharging too.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad you are taking some time for you. Your grden is looking lovely. We had a yukky weekend weather wise so please send me some of your 'springtime' I think I've got that seasonal disorder they get in the northern hemisphere. I want my 'sunshine' back!
Love the pin cushion!

Tarnyia said...

Love the pin cushion and the fabric is just gorgeous... love the photo's too... and I too love the smell of the orange blossoms in the garden xxx

Fee said...

Stopping to smell the roses is so important Wendy. I have to make myself do it often otherwise the worries of he world just want to gobble you right up..... Love your pin cushion too.

Hugs - Fee X

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

such a cute pincushion! And lovely photos of the things growing around you...and your Charlie enjoying the wonderful weather :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my post about my little cathedral windows quilt on Sew It's Finished. And for your sweet comment. Enjoy your day!

rosie said...

It's hard not to burn out in this busy world. sometimes your brain and body say enough is enough.. Lovely that you got to do this post for all of us..