Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Changing Seasons

 

Not only is the weather outside changing but my life after work is changing! Not a slave to the clock anymore for early morning shifts at the hospital, but still dictated to by time for other things in life, such as, picking up the grandchildren 3 times a week, means us needing to keep an eye on the time so we're not late.  It's easy to get lost in the garden these days.

We're also doing a few renovation jobs in the house and this means booking in tradespeople, picking colors, heading off to town and purchasing products.......only just started but I'm over it already! Oh for a few quiet days!


And no....I'm not painting anything in those colors!

A good bit of work has gone into the veggie patch with turning over the soil and getting the beds ready for new plants. We've just planted Bok Choy, Mignonette lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber. 

 


 


While out in the garden yesterday I noticed an unusual flower!


It's the Aristolochia acuminata vine or Dutchman's Pipe , grown for the Cape York Birdwing butterfly caterpillars to feed on. These  beautiful butterflies are often seen fluttering around the garden. We thought the vine had died but it has reappeared elsewhere in the garden!

 

 
You need to have the right vine for these butterflies as there are other Aristolochia vines that will kill the butterfly instead! 

On the craft front I am stitching along with the Spring  Mystery Project. You can find it here.
 
Here is my project, more to come. I'm thinking it will be a small zippered bag.


I've also made a new bag with matching purse and will be having a stitching day with my sisters to help them make one each for themselves. 

By making mine first I can work out the pattern issues (if any) and that makes for a smooth day of sewing.

We always have such fun on our stitching days and there is so much to learn from each other!

 

 
Well it's on to the housework and then a spin in the garden before heading back to the shops.
Ciao




3 comments:

  1. Such an unusual flower and a beautiful butterfly. Great that one helps the other. I am seeing some lovely work on the stitch along and am intrigued to see what the finish is. Your bags are beautiful, have fun with your sisters. xx

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  2. Hi Rosie oh you have such a beautiful garden and exciting finding a new plant.
    Looking forward to when you are retired you will have more time for fun.
    Looking forward to seeing your renovations you have a beautiful home,I just got a zucchini cake out of the oven can’t wait for it to cool down and put some cream cheese icing on it .
    Are you going to embroider the little lady bird on your clam bag and I love your matching bag and purse set ,have you had your sewing day with your sisters yet 💕🤍💕

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  3. Exciting things ahead for you! May you have a super productive growing season and a fun day with your sisters. Love that big bag!

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