Sunday, April 22, 2018

Golden yellows


In the garden........











 






Lime yellow foliage



And beautiful bird attracting orange


Grevillia Honey Barbara


A golden chicken
Juno - majestic plymouth rock


We don't see the beautiful colours of autumn here in the sub-tropics that colder climates produce,  apart from some gardens that have Japanese Maples, but the flowers and shrubs that put on a show are just as vibrant and welcome.

And in my sewing room ...........


The afternoon sun......lovely and warm and bright, but without the bite and glare of summer

A growing pile of crumb blocks 


Only one churn dash this week, and what a one!  18" square with a 6"heart at it's centre. It was hard to get a good photo of it, the fabrics are very pale, but I like the stained -glass look. I wasn't concentrating when I was cutting this one, and made the background hst too small, so had to use a different yellow to the other background pieces. For me,this is what scrappy's about, using what's there, and as this quilt will be for me when it's finished I don't mind. I've since found a tutorial for a range of sizes of hearts, so I'll be using this again.

Finishing off today with my golden girl, who's still having some ear issues.  We're heading out to the garden now before the forecast afternoon rain and thunderstorms swoop in, me to finish some weeding and mulching, and Mirrhi to enjoy a bone. Perfect Sunday afternoon.


 Linking with So Scrappy Rainbow Scrap Challenge

16 comments:

  1. Nanette, lots of cheery yellow and orange in your garden at present. We do have the leaves turning yellow here and I imagine the local Japanese Gardens at the Uni look stunning. Hope your little cutie heals up quickly.

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  2. The yellows and oranges are about all I have Chelle and a few red roses,but they're still pretty to see and enjoy. You get a colder winter don't you, being higher and inland..that would explain the leaves turning there. Didn't know there was a Japanese Garden, that'd be nice to see. My cutie says 'thankyou' for the get well wishes :)

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  3. Gorgeous! We have the same: beautiful warm sunshine without the sting, but it's still good to wear a hat. It's finally getting to be weather I can get out in to bring some order to the chaos out there. Love your gorgeous 18 inch block <3 I'm so glad Mirrhi's on the mend xxx

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    1. Autumn's great isn't it,so nice to be able to get into the garden and not melt away. I was surprised how big that block ended up, good fun to do something different, glad you like it, thanks.

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  4. Oh those crumb blocks look luscious!

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    1. I know, such a simple block and they look so good,thanks.

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  5. We don't have fall color changes either. Too warm.
    I really like the photo of your sewing room. It looks like a painting.

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    1. That's so nice, Nil, hadn't thought of imy sewing room like that,it's really nice to work in there at this time of year.

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  6. Beautiful YELLOW... inside and out!!

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    1. Thankyou Joy, I'm glad you enjoyed it all.

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  7. It is a golden time of year.

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    1. It certainly is Vireya, I hope you're getting lots of opportunities to be out and about and enjoying it too.

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  8. Such beautiful colours, Nanette. I am loving the warm colours, and now the cooler weather, of this Autumn. Our neighbour has two huge plane trees that grow along one of our fence lines. The leaves are now changing to those Autumnal colours and look so pretty. Sending a lovely pat to Mirrhi. Meg:)

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    1. I always find the cooler days of autumn ...and particularly the low humidity....such a relief after the heat of summer. Must be lovely to have changing leaves along your fence lines. Mirrhi was happy to have your pat, thankyou :)

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  9. Lovely to see the garden has blossomed after all the upheaval and come back into its own again : ) All that hard work was worth it lol

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    1. I can't take all the credit, a lot of the plants are self sewn, thanks to all that upheaval, and some I just threw in the ground any old where to get some colour back. Now it's cooler, I can start on it again, with a bit more planning and organisation. It is looking pretty though, thanks Lyn.

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