Suddenly the sunshine is here so early, Rising a lot further to the East, and shining above the roof to brighten up the tall gum trees. This was taken at 6 a.m., outside was about 7 Celsius, the fire was lit a little earlier.!!!
The Tibouchina has flowered almost all year, One bloom is here on the sheltered side, new ones waiting .
The pink Alstromeria are prolific, and shadow the few red ones. This is a lot deeper colour in the sunshine later on in the day.
On the concrete steps, this poppy seed found enough nourishment to grow, and it is one of the very ruffled ones.
The secret sewing is all finished, more fabrics are waiting, Bryan Gaskin Fabrics in Palmerston North is closing after 50 years in the “ rag trade”. We will miss this fabulous place to visit, browse, look at those rolls of fabric all over again, and purchase. I wish Bryan and Barbara a very happy retirement. So if any of my readers are near Palmerston North, visit and find all those fabulous fabrics reduced!!! Silk, georgette, lawn, cotton, satin, buttons, ribbons and threads!!! And more!!!
Bryan and Barbara were one of the very generous sponsors when I started the “ Bags for Japan” project in 2011. Thanks again so much. Your fabrics, stitched into bags, winged their way to Japan, and were so appreciated by those in the earthquake area and at Ronald McDonald House.
Photo courtesy of the Internet.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Nature uses fabrics and threads of every colour, to sew and weave beauty everywhere”
Greetings from Jean