Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas and the garden

Another wonderful Walter family Christmas had by all of us. Despite work schedules and a house full of now almost adult males it was still fun, exciting and a lot of laughs. Too much food, too many presents - scratch that presents are fun!
In all I had 12 sunflowers in full bloom for Christmas, along with plenty of roses. So pretty I enjoy my time in the garden so much now. One of John's gifts to me was 13 packets of assorted seeds and a new pair of garden gloves. I am already planning the additions to the garden.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My garden is almost finished

Remember the disaster we started with?                                
 Look at it now. Final stage is new lawn.

And here is the latest installment of the sunflower.

Soon to be joined by friends.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It is a tall sunflower is just taking a long time to open LOL. Can't blame it with the heat we are having at the moment. Here it is with Shane 181.3cm tall standing as close as possible to it.

and a close up of the bloom, so close to opening. I'll measure the diameter once it opens.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Impatient for sunflowers :)

Come on already sunflower!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Garden - Hurry up Sunflowers!!

A load of sunflowers ready to bloom, the tallest one is my height 173cm tall.

The other big thrill in the garden at the moment - my pumpkins.

My Tree Skirt is ready for Christmas

YAY!! I finished it. Alma Lynne's  "Alma's Country Kringles".

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gardening, Christmas, Sewing mess, Oh My!!!

Seems lots of things are under way at the same time around here. With me confined by a moon boot John has been busy outside extending the garden bed and putting a path down to the mail box.

The green plastic will be the fence around the extended garden bed. Low enough for me to step over and high enough to keep the dog out. So in front of my vegetable garden I will have another flower bed. Plenty more room for roses.

I decided to pull out and organise all of my projects a few weeks ago now. Piles of 'mess' will become quilts, cushions, wall hangings and framed stitched pieces. I even managed to sew up one QS quilt top from fabrics that my mother gave me.

And finally Christmas at our house. This year I have 2 ornament trees and our main tree - which is decorated mainly by stitched ornaments and things the boys have made over the years.