Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Juniour Bridesmaids' Dresses

Today I just want to quickly show you what I've been busy with. I've been surrounded by pearls and satin. I've been making pearl necklaces and one of the four Juniour Bridesmaids' night dresses for the wedding of someone very dear to me. I've been enjoying the sewing very much, believe it or not. Mind you, I can only sew simple dresses though. The first dress is just about done, but I still have three more to go, so this is just a quick post to say hi and let you know I'm still here. I hope you are doing well and are enjoying your week. Have a good one!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Little things that count

There seems to be less time in 24 hours a day for me these days. They say time doesn't wait for anybody; I think it's definitely proving true in my case. However to defy that, I made myself make time for this and that around the house the other day. Didn't someone say "It's the little things that count"? I made a centrepiece for our dining table by using English roses from my garden and lettuce I bought from a supermarket! This beautiful fresh lime green lettuce is called Salanova Green Coral Lettuce, quite a mouthful and fancy, huh?! I love its colour and texture, and from far it looks almost like moss that the roses are sitting on. I know the table looks a bit bare without a table-runner, (even though I also like the clean-cut fuss-free look) all my runners are too short for the table, I'm intending to make one in the near future. I also made some tea and coffee and all sorts of yummy treats for a morning high tea with some ladies. We had such a fabulous time taking time chatting and enjoying each other's company. Yes, it's the little things that count.Would you like to take a walk with me in the garden? Well, my garden is a little overgrown at the moment, it's a time when my roses say they want to stretch, and stretch they are doing no doubt. I've been letting them stretch till I give them a complete winter pruning in July. So you'll have to be careful to dodge the thorny canes that hook onto you and won't let go, the thorns sure have a way of making sure you get a "scratch" or two before you leave. But then the flowers are worth the pain and the risk. I guess thorns are no big deal when your reward is absolutely intoxicating fragrant lovely plump roses, don't you agree? Okay, luvlies, have yourselves a lovely day, remember to take time for small things.