I have changed my days of work this week and it is confusing the hell out of me! This week it is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, because of tax things and accounts. I also found out yesterday that I more than likely will be out of a job at this place I love working at by the end of this year, as the young woman who was on maternity leave is bored with being a mother and ready to return to her job. I get the feeling the lads are hoping she will change her mind as the hours are no longer full time for her. I say what will be will be and I leave it at that. If things work out for me I will get to stay, failing that I think I might give temping a nudge next year.
Anyway, on my way home yesterday I called in on the two Vinnies shops in Frankton and came home with these things. I do like old french knitting looms, especially when wooden and colourful. I spent the afternoon in my back yard on my garden swing seat in the shade of my big Idesia tree. I was not alone, I had the very lovely company of my dearest friend Louise who was down from Auckland visiting her mother. I am her escape plan, and we swung and chatted in the dappled sunshine with the girls, Tex and the dogs.
What could be better than chilling out
with an old friend and my pets in my garden.
Today en route from work to home I stopped in at the Hospice shop in town, my favourite place. The gorgeous little bag and the embroidered napkins caught my eye attention. My plan this week is to only spend cash in op shops if I have some in my purse.
I noticed today that my tyre garden is home to flowering carnations at the moment. My Fuchsia is flowering and so to is my Bird of Paradise.
Oh how I love all this new colour!!
But the thing that warmed my heart the most is my Sweet Peas!! This year I sowed them early and they are starting to flower with the promise of abundance. I save the seeds from these every year, and my original seeds came from my cousin Annette s garden.
Now lets take a look at the Butterfly Top.
Such a simple idea,
and something I intend to whip up a few more of,
maybe even longer?
There are arm holes in the seam half way up so for a cooler style you can pop your arms out. Trust me it is super duper comfy.
Not really floating like a Butterfly, maybe spinning out of control like one on it's last legs?! Which gets me to thinking how I need to get swan plants this year to help the Monarch Butterfly continue to flourish. I think you get the idea on the top tho'. When I make one I might have a go at a blogging tutorial for those interested in whipping themselves one up.
This afternoon, well early evening actually, I dragged out some of my beads as I had some ideas. The necklace on the left came about because of the white Buddha I had, so it is multi coloured. The red one needed to be re threaded, but because I had lost half of the original beads when it broke I made it differently. The last one is nice and plain so my new Silver and bone face pendant is the feature. Pretty tickled with how they all turned out.
Which shall I wear tomorrow??
Before I go:
The Tui is getting closer, but still not close enough for a good photo. I am enjoying the daily tunes that the Tui is providing. Hopefully it might take up residence in our garden instead of the school.