Friday, September 22, 2017


It is amazing the changes in the garden in just the 10 days I was away.
the wisteria has started to flower and smells wonderful

this tree has beautiful blossom

this tree was bare 10 days ago, now the blossom is finishing and the leaves have grown

the oak tree has new leaves

the fig tree is active

Mmmmmm...not so sure the Chowchow is though!!

the plum tree has blossom and leaves

the bottle brush looks amazing

as does the grevillia

I did venture into one quilt shop in NZ and came out with these

and this

this and

this, how good are the dinosaurs? I am told this is a different kind of printing and the colours will never fade. Love the colours in this piece. 
I have decided to try and sort one box a month, (taking it really slow here!!) of the boxes that have not been unpacked after moving house. As the football is on tonight it is a good opportunity to look at a box!
So off to sort I go.
Happy sewing.


Pamela said...

Your spring changes look like they are welcome. Interesting fabrics. I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your garden is looking lovely.....with lots to anticipate! Very interesting panels you bought. My grandies would love the dinosaurs. The Super looks less than impressed however lol!

Raewyn said...

Seeing the spring growth emerge is so exciting isn't it - oh the marvels of nature! Looks like you had a nice wee shopping spree there Sue -I see quilts in your future :-) Hope the box unpacking went well and you discovered lots of treasures!

Serenata said...

Lovely spring flowers, it looks so bright and pretty...we are now heading into Autumn.

Willsquiltnsew said...

Spring has certainly sprung at your place! Just beautiful!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

The garden is doiNg amazing things at the the moment isn't it! Great shopping and I love the panels especially the Deer!

Julie said...

Your garden is looking gorgeous Sue ... how special to get home & see all the changes & the progress. You are quite a bit further ahead than us here ... my wisteria is not anywhere near blooming. Your new panels are all gorgeous too.

Ondrea said...

Everything is blooming over your way. We have some blossom but that's about it. Some lovely fabrics. Sorry I haven't kept up with all your posts.

Fiona said...

I always think its such fun seeing changes like that in a garden....

Cheryll said...

I think spring has

Helen said...

Beautiful photos of spring in your garden !

retdairyqueen said...

Great photos and fabric purchase
The deer fabric is lovely My GS would love something made in that

Kaylee said...

Lots of gorgeous fabric there Sue.