Saturday 29 September 2018

September One Monthly Goal and Other Bits and Bobs

It seems to be a trend that I complete each month's goal by the skin of my teeth.  However, at least I do generally meet the goal, which is the main thing.

Ta da!

I'm so pleased to finally have this little project finished, considering it was started way back in 2011.

One day I will have to arrange to hang all my minis.  I have quite a few in a drawer, some dating back to the very start of my patchwork journey, about 20 years ago.

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts where you can see what others have been up to this month.

I'm also happy to have something to report for One Project a Month with Peg and Kris.

Last weekend we were blessed with some glorious weather.

The Sidecar Rally was held at O'Connell over the weekend, but with one thing and another we had forgotten about it, and then weren't organise to camp, so on the Saturday we rode Snubby the silver side car (no photo of her this time) out in the afternoon for a quick visit and then joined some friends for afternoon tea at the cafe.

You get some rather creative machines turn up.  I've never seen a bike with a snorkel before.

On the Sunday with hopped on "Sophia" the Moto Guzzi and rode out to Hill End with the Panorama Motorcycle Club.  We were trying to work out when we last took her for a ride, other than for her rego check, and it appears to be to the Snowy Mountains back in January 2016!!  Poor neglected Sophia.  It didn't take us long to get back into the swing of being on a solo and she ran beautifully.  We should use her more often.  This was only the second time we have been on a run with this club and the first time that we were all on modern bikes.  It is always a gamble as to how fast they go and how they travel as a group.  Well, we had a lovely time.  The pace was good, as was the company.  We'll have to try to go along more often.

That night a cold change came through and Monday was back to winter.  We had been so lucky with the weekend weather.

It is about time I gave  you an update on our garden.  I took a few photos on the day we went overseas and then some more when we returned home.  Things changed quite a bit in that time, but we did get to enjoy our daffodils and wattles, which I thought we may miss out on.  They are all quick snaps, but you will get the general idea.

Our daffodils were just starting to show buds.  These are the ones that cam from down near Rydal.  They didn't flower at all last year, probably due to being transplanted.

We were delighted to have them flower after we returned home.

The snow drops we had brought from Mum's garden were just sticking their noses out of the raspberry bed.

They were in full bloom when we came home.  Since then they have finished flowering, and the raspberries have heaps of growth coming through.

The view towards Mt Panorama showed bare trees and fog on the river flats.

We had a day with unusual clouds not long after we came home.  Notice the green growth on the weeping willow and the pink blossom tree.

Our street trees are starting to get some growth on them.

As is the crab apple.  I should have photos of it in full bloom before long.

The grevillia is looking a picture.

As were the wattles out the front.  They were just coming into their prime when we returned.

They do look lovely in front of the house at this time of year, but may need a bit of a hair cut after they have finished flowering.

The Pink Accent daffodils we bought down at Rydal have now bloomed.  The trumpet started as a pale lemon and each day the pink intensified.  It is now nearly finished and the pink is starting to lose its intensity.  They are now planted in front of the letter box so everyone can see them next year.

And that's about all I have to report.


Patty said...

Such a pretty quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Sheila Oxley said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Congrats on finishing just in time. You should hang them up so you can enjoy them!
That pink trumpet daffodil is beautiful! I planted some like that but they never came up. I probably planted them too deep.

Jenny said...

Love your embroidered wall hanging, very pretty. And your garden looks great, the grevillia and wattle trees are Aussie icons, aren't they.

Fiona said...

the mini quilt is just gorgeous, great finish. Love it.. which wattle is that - looks so good and I would love one. I have never seen a pink daffodil, so pretty... lovely to see spring happening in a garden

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your mini quilt. Beautiful work! The one down side of travelling missing the changes in your garden. Glad some pretties waited for you....gorgeous wattle. Looks like great times outband about on your beautiful machines x

Maria said...

Your mini looks great .. It is nice to have them up. I have lots in my "Sewing Cave" from friends.
Looks like a fun outing on the sidecar.
Nice to see sew many colourful flowers blooming. Love the Pink Daffi.

Marly said...

What a sweet wall hanging. You must be so happy it's finished. I hope you find a way to hang you mini quilts soon, and it can take pride of place.