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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

...follow-up and family...

Last post I was really excited that I had discovered using skirt hangers to hang my flimsies; I had bought a 5-pack of hangers and even had a spare one!! Connie commented that she also used these for hanging blocks on----so now I have a new home for my partially joined hexie-flowers, they were starting to get in the way; thank you Connie!!
I really wanted to share my favourite photos from the recent weekend - not quilty related sorry but important to me :-) {Smile with a big grin.}
My day-by-day shot for Saturday showed our son and his wife just arrived from Melbourne for an extended weekend, primarily to see Granny and Pop. The MOML and I took them down to see them. Here are my favourite photos from the visit —
Pop taking BB for a walk around the orchard. Think these are the walnuts,
or are they the chestnuts?  I know they are not the hazelnuts!
They are still walking and exploring, Each tree has a story.
Dad and I sitting back and watching— 
—the MOML redoing a fence. Tokoroa Ash soils lovely to
 dig in - a change from Northland Clay!! He fenced all
weekend, even in the pouring rain.
My sister and her family came over for tea. Here's her and I with Mum.
Me and my Big Boy. Even though he's ALL grown up it still takes a long time
to get a photo of him smiling, and not pulling a face!!
It wasn't all red wine! While there, I wrote out Apple Tree labels.
The name of this tree really tickled my fancy and got my imagination
going - a good cropper I imagine!
Thank you for visiting!! I hope everyone is having a great week (Oops, I've just realised it's just about the weekend again!!)


sunny said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos. It's amazing how much you can learn about a person from just a few photos. Don't you just love time with family?

Michelle said...

I agree with Sunny, great memories were made by the looks of the photo's. Pleased to see some photo's of yourself in there too, love the one with you and your Dad, pretty smile!

Shirley said...

You all look happy and relaxed and having a good time. The hexies look impressive on your hangers. I use skirt hangers to hold up a fleecy blanket that hook over the wardrobe - voila - a design wall.
Love Shirley.x

Leeanne said...

great to see your Dad looking good and up and around and showing off his trees!

Sue said...

Sweet photos of the family. Those are the most precious ones.

I think that is a great idea to store your flowers! I am going to have to get me some of those. Thank you for sharing this great idea!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

family is a beautiful thing....we need to appreciate them....the hangers were a very appreciated idea....ty...

Kate said...

Hi Raewyn..great to hear from you again...Thank you so much for sharing your special photos with us,,They are wonderful...Your flowers are looking lovely and thank you also for sharing the great tip of the skirt

Cisca said...

Your hexies look great, Raewyn! And nice sharing your photos with us, nice to see so much of your family. Your Dad's looking well, fortunately!
Greetings, Cisca

Maria said...

Coat hangers are a great idea for your hexies and blocks.

Love the photos of youand the family.
Dad is looking good. Lovely photo of the two of you. Also nice one of MUM and her boy.

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the family fun through pictures!