My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The first day of Spring

Here is today's flower - the Rosemary Bush was the perfect place for a blue flower!!

- I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to complete one today as this is the sight that greeted me at 5am this morning.....
Yes, I started prepping last night but then got tired and went to bed without completing the process and /or tidying up!!
But I'm back on track!!
Today's flower makes 30!! 
It's fun to lay them all out - but shows me I need to make a FEW more to make a decent sized quilt!! It's good to see, too, which colours work and which ones I won't use again!!

As it's the first official day of spring here in New Zealand, and it's a beautiful day, I thought I'd take my camera with me while I did some of my farm jobs this morning.....
There aren't many blossom trees flowering just yet but the Magnolia is looking nice...imagine it in 10 years time when its twice as big and covered in flowers.
Wish there was a blogging gadget for sharing the scent!!
...these two were happy to be shifted, here they are off to a new paddock —
Then I 'took time to smell the roses' ..... wondering what would happen if I laid down on the grass for a little while....

I am grateful  that I had time to 'smell the roses' today.
It's so good for the soul and something we should all try to do regularly.
Happy stitching everyone... do have some time out and visit a few more hexie gardens!

25 comments:

Deb said...

Hexies are looking good Raewyn. Isn't it great thats its Sept 1st

Dolly Cloth said...

always make time to smell the roses.
have a great day.
Rita.

Jeanette said...

Your hexies are looking great. So glad Spring has fianlly arrived. Jeanette

Marion B. said...

Your flower garden looks like a very happy garden. And spring is the very best season of all don't you think? (here fall is coming up, but it seems like it started a few weeks ago :-(
I like the expression 'smell the roses' makes me smile.
Have a nice day.

Melody said...

Your flowers are looking really good

GRANNY'S HOUSE said...

Lovely flower and your garden is growing.
Here it's almost authum brrrrrrrr, I wish we also got spring, but we can't get everything ;-)

Greetings
Ines

Leeanne said...

Cool......love the shot of your gummies and the cows!It was a great day for washing and airing quilts...thats what i did.

Tineke said...

Hey...I thought you only have sheep in NZ :-)

I love your flowers and all the other pics

Theresa said...

Your hexies look super - I really like the fabric and your magnolia is gorgeous. Great shot of the cows!

Maria said...

Your hexies look very "SPRING"
Love the phto of the cows.

Karen said...

Wonderful post! Happy first day of Spring!

Joanna said...

I love the cows nibbling around your gumboots! Such a classic Kiwi shot!!!

Marieke said...

Enjoy the spring! It means, though, that autumn is coming here in teh Netherlands. But I do love all the seasons, but spring, with the beautiful magnolia's is the best season, I think. And great flower youve made!

Valentina said...

happy first day of Spring!!! Oh I am so happy you chose to smell the roses! That picture with the cows is AMAZING!!!
Your flower is lovely and all of them together are looking like the perfect spring garden.
oh, Reawyn, I sincerely hope this means it will be getting cooler for us soon!
Missed you! Happy to be catching up again.
xox
Valentina

Sheila said...

A pretty blue flower for your garden and I certainly enjoy the tour of your farm and your animals , thanks for sharing .

Char said...

Love the pictures. While you're celebrating spring I am impatiently waiting for fall. It's been a very long HOT summer! Enjoy!

Cisca said...

Lovely flower(s), Raewin. And lovely pictures, too, wonderful spring has begun in New Zealand!
Greetings, Cisca

Birdie said...

Nice flower, such a cool colour.

Leanne said...

Your garden is looking mighty fine.

Hope you didn't lie down in a mud pie. GRIN

Love Leanne

Narelle said...

Pretty blue flower in the rosemary!
Love your farm photos too.

Kate said...

Lovely flowers,,,your garden is looking so pretty...but the farm looks amazing...!!!!...love the wellies too..lol...Kate x

Michelle said...

Your garden of hexies is growing, It looks great laid out. Cute farm photo's too!

Saskia said...

You flowers are lovely! and it's so good to enjoy the first day of spring, and smell the roses... Life is to short not to enjoy every day!

Gerda Hartman said...

Lovely flowers. Nice colors.

Quilting Nests said...

Can't wait to see the hexy quilt, isn't it a lovely time of the year, spring daffodils, the calves jumping and skipping - I took 270 photos of ours - YES 270 - sent the good ones to grandchildren in Aussie