It's Autumn in Australia, and how welcome it is! Even though we're a month into Autumn already the summer heat has hung around and those wet season rains sure haven't made their departure, BUT, I love Autumn and I'll take it anyway I can get it. :-)
So that you can catch a bit of my excitement I am sharing one of my Seasons designs, 'Autumn', for you to stitch this month...
You can download the pattern HERE.
I wonder how you will use it? Be sure to send me a photo or a link to your blog so I can feature it on Show & Tell!
To my friends in the Northern Hemisphere who are eagerly embracing Spring, you can keep this Autumn stitchery for later in the year, or get an early start right now. :-)
Our April Gum Tree Designers Newsletter is up and on the blog today and in it you'll find lots of news from each of us! As well, today we share Block 3 of our BOM 'Things We Love', so head on over HERE to catch up!
After Cyclone Yasi came through our town a lot of the plants in our garden were destroyed or badly damaged. With the continuing heavy rains over the last couple of months there has not been opportunity to nurture some of those plants back to health., but yesterday something lovely happened.
I was visiting 'that' shop once more, looking for a gift this time, when I came across this pretty geranium mug from a designer in the Netherlands...
I had to buy it because I have a thing about geraniums, and as soon as I got home I made a nice cappucino to christen it...
...and don't you love the little ladybugs along the inside rim?
It was whilst enjoying my new mug and my coffee that I got to wondering if my cyclone battered geranium was still hanging on to life, so I went downstairs to check it out.
And what did I find??
Bliss. Pink Geraniums are blooming again.
18yo son is going to buy me the matching tea pot for Mothers Day! I wonder how my geranium will be looking by then?
Our morning visitor each day is this Blue Faced Honey-Eater, who is gradually eating his way though the remaining banana flowers....
This bunch of bananas hangs right across our front door...
...and if you open the door after dark you will find a huge bat sitting there.
Life in the tropics. Never boring.
Enjoy your day! I am almost finished my grandson's quilt - just one more side border to stitch down. \o/