"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lazy weekends....

I love lazy weekends. Not rushing to do anything, just enjoying each precious hour of down-time with my husband. 
After our regular routine of a casual walk down the street to the newsagent, picking up some fresh fruit and veg from the farmer who sells out of the back of his ute at the park, and a liesurely coffee on the back verandah, we do some chores - he mows the front lawn (we actually have grass after the rain), and I hang washing. That done, we settle down to things we enjoy. 
Hubby headed downstairs to his motorbike, the need to polish it was too strong for him to resist. And I finished up yesterday's re-organisation of my sewing room and the front verandah. 
 
I also put a pot of gorgeous red gerberas on the back table where we have coffee outside...
...and hung bags on the hooks in the hallway.
After lunch I finished the embroidery on a sweet new design...
...and made a Pumpkin & Kumara salad, plus Chick Pea balls & Harissa, to take to our friend's house for a pot luck dinner. 
Now Saturday is almost over. I wonder what Sunday will bring?
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Before I sign off I wanted you to see Stephanie's birds.
Aren't they gorgeous!? 
This is very inspirational for me as the Birdcage Weekend Sew-In is only two weeks away. 
If you plan to do this with Wendy and myself, perhaps you can start making your birds now? I will start making mine soon, and spend that weekend making the cage. You can email photos to Wendy and I after the weekend for a special 'Sew and Show'. 
I have a lot of wonderful links to bird making HERE, and you'll find more that Wendy discovered HERE

Perhaps that's what I'll do on Sunday. Make birds. 
For now, I'm off to enjoy some Red Clover tea and honey before bed.
Have a lovely weekend, in your neck of the woods too.
Hugs
Jenny
xx

19 comments:

  1. Yes, I love lazy anytimes. Very foggy this morn and cool. Everything looking lovely your way. Love all your special touches and the chairs are so pretty. Hope you are feeling good and your hand doing well.
    Maggey

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  2. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to reading every morning. I have bought a few of your patterns and am finishing up my
    3rd Daisy Do block. Just wanted to say thanks for brightening my day! Looking forward to a lazy weekend spent in the sewing room as well!

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  3. ♥ Olá, amiga!
    Voltei...para rever seu cantinnho.
    Seus trabalhos continuam bonitos e charmosos e de muito bom gosto!♥
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ♥Itabira
    Brasil♥♥

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  4. Jenny, I love your sewing room! So bright and airy. Those chairs are just perfect for hand stitching and sipping coffee! Everyone loves lazy weekends!
    Hugs

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  5. Enjoy your lazy weekend
    You house is looking great...you know I have the same painting of the Lady of Shallot.....it's one of my favourites :)

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  6. You got me curious, how will you make that birdcage?
    KATRIN W.

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  7. I think birds need to be uncaged but I have a couple that needed a "time out" as they wouldn't cooperate. Simply sweet sneak peek of your new project. My favorite photo--the bags hanging on the hooks. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Nothing about your weekend really sounds "lazy"--fun yes--lazy no!!!! Your house is so bright and cheery!
    We are going to be spending our weekend installing new appliances!!! Hard work but Yippee!!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. L,A-

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  9. I have to leave you antother comment.
    You inspired me to make a greek salad, and it was very delicious! Thanks for the inspriration.
    KATRIN W.

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  10. Oh, Jenny, you accomplished all that in one day? My goodness, I'm exhausted just reading about it! I'm going to shut this computer down right now and get back to work! ~karen

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  11. Your weekend sounds delightful. Isn't amazing how much gets achieved when there is no pressure. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  12. Your home looks delightful and your new design looks so pretty and ...... enticing. ;o)

    Enjoy what we have left of the weekend.

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  13. You might say "lazy" Jenny but you are far from lazy, your home looks delightful and so welcoming.

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  14. JENNY - oh my gosh look at your beautiful home - it was pretty before but my gosh you're a decorating whiz! It looks so inviting and homey and comfortable and like you've been there forever.

    So glad you enjoyed your lazy day - mine was a bit frantic, lol, a spider got away from me last night so my sewing room got a spring clean! Never did find him [he's harmless] but I know where he ISN'T.

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  15. That was a lovely peaceful resting post and the red Gerberra was tops.

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  16. Love your Sewing Room & Verandah it looks Lovely & Organized...sounds like my Kinda Weekend Too...hope the rest was just as Good.
    cheers

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  17. i just adore your new house and than you for sharing it with us. I love the crisp white and your decks and yard are just so inviting. Your special touches to your home are very inspiring.

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  18. Oh, it was certainly such a wonderful day! And your room looks fantastic and cosy :) thank you very much for your story, it was a pleasure to imagine!

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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