Colourful challenges …

13/01/2017 § 3 Comments

Gypsy Wife is proving to be a challenge …

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I’ve been quite enjoying this type of patchwork that is so different from my usual style.  I am loving the fun of putting different colours together and how they make these blocks work (or not).  Some didn’t work out quite as planned so will be redone – I HATE redoing anything!

My favourites so far …

I’m hoping to have it pieced in a month – too much of a challenge?  Well, maybe!

Breakfast each day for the last week has been colourful – starting with green, then various shades of orangey gold and yesterday pink.  The blender-thing is doing its stuff and I have to admit to enjoying the orangey/pinky drinks more than the green – maybe it’s the sweeter flavour from mango, raspberries & blueberries as opposed to cucumber & kale!

In addition to colourful breakfasts, yesterday just as it was getting dark, the rain gave way to a brief spell of snow and for a very short time the brown winter garden took on that magical  cloak of white.  It was all too fleeting-a shower and then it froze so this morning was crisp, to say the least.  The girls enjoyed a long walk in the woods yesterday, just before it started to rain …

and Flora was very cuddly in this morning’s chill – she’s such a sweet character.
I think that’s my first published ‘selfie’ – a bit of a challenge when cuddling a duck with one arm and trying to hold the camera and press the dot with the other!

I treated myself to a large jug to brighten up a corner of the lounge.  I love handmade Mary Rose Young pottery and have quite a few pieces but it’s out of my budget these days, so I was pleased to find this ‘designed by MRY’ jug that is perfect – gorgeous colours …

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Oh – I almost forgot – more orange – I made marmalade –
12 jars of Christmas Spiced Marmalade (which may not last than long)
and 12 jars of Dark Ginger Marmalade – my favourite!

Have a lovely weekend and stay warm.

Adaliza

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Keeping Winter Magic …

31/12/2011 § 1 Comment

Out with the old and in with the new!

Much as I absolutely leap with joy and anticipation at Christmas – all the excitement, decorations & preparations – once the day itself has passed I have very limited patience with all the kerfuffle!

I love the Christmas cosiness of our lounge with the tree and sparkling lights …

Christmas Tree

and once we have bid ‘Farewell’ to the Christmassy decorations on New Year’s Eve, I strive to keep some winter magic –

to prolong the chilly season and enjoy a fresh start for the New Year …

 

to wish for snow and enjoy my collection of Russian china and troika boxes  …

to add a dash of vibrant colour with some Mary Rose Young pottery …

 

 to keep candles and lanterns twinkling bright …

to fill the vases with fresh flowers!

Happy New Year

Adaliza  x

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