Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Summer Days




   







Another beautiful week of hot summer days filled with colour, cricket, homeschool and a little creative sewing. 

It's always a treat to see a Citrus/Orchard butterfly, our largest local butterfly. This stunning female was gently perched in our neighbour's garden. The caterpillar (photo March 2015) is also fascinating but not so welcome as it feeds on our citrus trees.

The gerberas continue to flower despite the heat, and our young lychee tree has had a small crop this year (yum!).

When I was sewing my new dressing gown recently Miss E asked if we could make a pair of pants for her in the same beautiful Moody Blues organic bird print. I waited until she raised the subject again to make sure she was genuinely keen. Friday we sewed her new pants, a combined effort for she loves to use scissors and the sewing machine. She has hardly taken them off since, even wearing them to bed one night! I guess they must be comfortable!

Master J (now 21) and Miss N (18) love their cricket and are batting together here for their local team. They will continue batting when the game resumes again this Saturday afternoon, J coming home from uni on weekends to play as often as he can.

Quilting is in progress on my new checkerboard quilt which is very similar to Miss C's quilt. I'm really enjoying working with such lovely soft spring colours, a very relaxing palette. Looking forward to sharing more when it is complete, yet there is no rush, no deadline, just sewing and creating something beautiful and useful for the sheer pleasure it gives!



14 comments:

Giga said...

The butterfly is beautiful flowers as well. I like fruits that you will have. Pants daughters are very nice. It's nice, the stitching gives you a lot of pleasure. Regards.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What wonderful photos. That butterfly is beautiful.

Love the blue shorts and it looks like your daughter did a fantastic job. She's taking after her Mom.

It's always nice to read about what your family is doing. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

Janneke said...

That butterfly is gorgeous and even the not so welcom caterpillar is a beauty. Can imagine Miss E. wanted a pair of pants of that wonderful fabric, the blue colour, the birds and butterflies I simply love it.
Wish you lots of pleasure with sewing and quilting, you make so many beautiful things.

Dirk Rosin said...

just always great pictures !

SarahZ said...

It must be such a treat to have Master J home so often! Love all these pieces of your contentment :)

the momma said...

as usual - beautiful photos. and words.
(you have so many delicious fabrics in that quilt!)

Barb said...

I like visiting here, Kareen, "for the sheer pleasure it gives!"

Susan said...

Your photography is amazing.

Jedidja said...

I love your photos 😊

Cloudia said...

What a nice sensibility

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Stunning butterfly and a caterpillar.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful butterfly this is, Karen!
It sounds like you are having a wonderful summer, packed full of all good things.
I LOVE the shorts!
You have a wonderful weekend.

Budi Mulyono said...

I love little creative sewing. it give inspiration to make it at home self. Is that blanket?

Filip and Kristel said...

The butterfly looks like from a sciene-fiction movie.

Greetings,
Filip

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