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Monday, September 28, 2015

Enjoying the Sunshine

We know that the weather is getting so much warmer when I’m happy to sit outside with a cup of coffee and a quilty magazine enjoying the morning sunshine.  In my part of paradise it is Spring and the time has come to alter the clocks for Daylight Saving.  (I’m starting to think that the time is almost here to put my winter clothes away, and start wearing something lighter.  But then we have a few more cold days and I change my mind again).  Muffy came outside  too, and I’m sure that she felt much better with the sunshine warming her poor old bones.  At 19 years old, she is getting rather stiff and no doubt sore too, and likes nothing better that being close to her people, preferably sitting on a lap. 

P9260011 In the bright morning sunshine

The air was filled with the sweet scent of yellow boronia, which has just burst into flower.  Such a lovely smell, and I’ve picked a few sprigs to bring inside.

P9260012Yellow boronia in flower

While enjoying the sunshine, I’ve also been doing a little “big stitch” quilting with Perle No 5 thread on the corner of my new stitching bag.  I’m getting there slowly.  The trouble is that I have several hand stitching projects on the go at the same time.  So I always have to decide which one will I work on.  No wonder I’m so slow!

P9260014  Big stitch quilting on my bag in progress

8 comments:

Katie said...

I can’t wait to see that bag. I feel it’s going to be very pretty!! :-)

Allison said...

It's a wonderful season, Spring. I find the mornings re still cold but the days usually end up sunny and warm. Really don't have any hand projects - did start one two years ago when travelling in the van, but decided it was too slow, so ended up machine stitching it. LOL

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Lovely photo of you Jenny. Lucky you with the promise of so many more lovely sunny days ahead. Slow stitching is hand stitching but so enjoyable.

Preeti said...

Your hand stitching is just lovely!! Enjoy your spring sunshine while we get ready to huddle up and stay cozy here in North America :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sheryl S. said...

This is very pretty stitching. We are enjoying our last sunny days here in Spain.

cq4fun said...

Nice to catch up and see what you're doing. That looks like a pretty corner, so the rest must be gorgeous! I'm glad you're enjoying the sunshine. We had rain all day, but I'm really ready for the fall this year.

Raewyn said...

Your bag is going to be beautiful, I'm like you with several projects on the go as well! Our weather in Northland is a bit changeable too but I finally got brave and let the fire go out! (Visiting from the stitchery linky party)

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your bag is going to be so pretty. I love the stitched flowers and the big stitch quilting.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party.