August is the last month of winter here in Australia and it was bitterly cold and wet here at Brighton. I am not sorry to welcome Spring. The garden is beginning to come alive with colour and each day I can see more blooms opening their eyes looking for the glorious sunshine.
The daffodils have managed to poke their heads through the weeds and open their beautiful petals to reveal their hearts and scent. Just looking at them makes me smile.
Even some of the succulent and waiting to burst out in flower. Spring is a month of changes and all for the better I believe !!
The same can be said for our home. There are lots and lots of changes happening. Most of which I am unable to reveal to you until next year once everything is in place and I am sure it is going to happen but 2012 is going to be a life changing year for us.
Lots of purchases and plans have been made in readiness...... Contracts have been signed and now there is no turning back.....
I didn't achieve nearly as much as I would have liked in August but I did still manage to make some progress on some things so here is my show and tell for the month. Here is Block 3 of Berries and Bluebirds. Almost finished.
A hexagon flower for a new project.
The last block of Tis The Season is almost finished - Just a few more stitches are required.
A new sewing bag design
And a casual bag
I managed to make 5 of these little wall hangings - They just need their binding now.
A gorgeous Friendship Wall Hanging
And lastly a new pincushion and scissor keeps design.
So that is the end of my August Show N Tell. I did also managed to take up a few hems and to do a bit of pattern writing.
Is the sun shining where you are? If so forget about the chores, the garden and everything else that requires your attention and spend a little time walking around your little plot in the world and really look at it and appreciate it for what it is "yours". Sometimes we spend far too much time wishing for what we don't have but instead we should be appreciating what we already do have.
I have been very guilty of this but keep reminding myself to be thankful. It really does help your head space when you can just learn to stop wishing and hoping so much for things that may never happen. Live for today and pray that there is a tomorrow.
All a bit dark and deep from me today isn't it? I have had cause in the past month or so to take a good hard look at my life and to make some changes which I hope are for the better. I am in control and instead of wishing and hoping I am going to make things happen.
Wish me Luck !! I have a feeling I am going to need it.
Love and Hugs,