picturing a weekend





































~ The geese (who live here but belong to the neighbours) are noisy and messy and they occasionally chase small children. I'll miss them terribly when we move.

~ We've had an unbelievable amount of rain in the last week. It's doing my tomatoes in, they're splitting and falling. They are still undeniably delicious and I am one of those cliché gardeners running around telling everyone they must plant tomatos because nothing you buy tastes as good. 

~ In a break in the rain, we had a beautiful afternoon picking blackberries with friends. There were varying degrees of commitment to picking among the smallies, but most picked enthusiastically then ate them with the same dedication. 

~ I picked while wearing a baby in a backpack, a feat I am very proud of as she would occasionally lunge for a berry nearly toppling me into the brambles. She eventually fell asleep.

~ We lay about on the lawn at Mum and Dad's in the early evening, drinking tea and watching kids on bikes then reconvened at our place for pizza, kid's movie and Irish beer. A perfect Saturday?

~ I have a new obsession (other than finding the right jersey cow); crocheting flowers. My craftiest pal dropped in this afternoon for a tutorial (this is the third time she's tried to teach me, I am a bit hopeless at crochet, she is a very good friend and incredibly patient.) It seems I've finally figured it out this time. I'm up to four. And on a roll. LOVE crocheted flowers! Absolutely no idea what I'm goigng to do with them, but I have a deep need to made hundreds.

Loved this weekend.

Did you? Hope you have something that gets you as hyped as crocheted flowers does for me?!


9 Comments on “picturing a weekend

February 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Have you ever read the book A summery Saturday Morning by Margaret Mahy? It reminds me so much of your day with the geese etc!

February 12, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Beautiful pics – your blackberrying photo’s remind me so much of last year when we picked (and ate) hundreds – such delicious fun. Sadly, there don’t seem to be any blackberries (or too good to be true organic bluberry farms) here on Flinders Island. I will just have to enjoy them vicariously through your blog! I also have a very crafty friend who knocks out crochet flowers at an amazing rate. She has made some fabulous (and always commented on) hair slides and ties for my little girls with them. Lou xx

February 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

That looks like the best kind of weekend.

February 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Sounds like a lovely weekend! Crochet flowers are so cute, its something i want to give a go too. I think they would look lovely stitched onto a scarf or tea cosie.

February 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

If you had excess of crotcheted flowers you could give them to quite undeserving sisters (particularly if they were cream and green or autumn kind of colours- like the colours she often wears). ((big cheesy grin)) I’d make brooches out of them and pop them on a top or a coat. Or pin them in my hair!

February 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Big cheesy grin back atya, miss autumn. Coming your way xxx

Melanie @ M&M
February 14, 2012 at 1:59 am

Have you been to Oh my gosh she loves to crochet anything, but her flowers and leaves are so gorgeous!

February 14, 2012 at 7:38 am

I have, my friend Ali who taught me to crochet sent me there last year. Time to re-visit, thanks for the prompt! xx

February 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

Every time I see pictures of your folks’ property overlooking the ocean I get extremely jealous! What a gorgeous place to live! I am so happy for you and your family. I think the place you are renting is great but . . . To be able to see the ocean and raise your own pigs, chickens, dairy cow and be close to mom and dad. Wow! They must be a wealth of wisdom for your recent undertakings with livestock!
Wishing you the very best!


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