Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

I did it!

On Friday I finished the quilt I was making - a day before my deadline! I was so happy once it was all completed. I thought it all turned out very well too. There are a couple of little things that I think could have been better, but overall I was happy with the finished product!

The applique took the longest out of the whole thing. Cutting out all those little flowers and leaves did take a while.

At the moment it should be winging its way to Indonesia.

Now to start the next project!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tell Me If I'm Boring You......

 But I do really love arranging flowers!

These are some recent arrangements I've put together, some at home, some at CIT, and some at the florist.

This one I put together with leftover flowers from CIT. I wasn't really sure how it would go because I only had a certain amount of material to work with. They keep telling us at CIT that a "true" florist has to be able to make arrangements with the materials just at hand. So I gave it a go, and I was happy with the result. That could be because I have this unusual (well at least my family think it's unusual)  love for birds of paradise. Don't you think they look striking??

This one I put together for a friend who recently had a baby. I'm hoping it looked really nice once the orange lilies opened, but I don't know. 

This bouquet I had to put together for my practical exam at CIT. I received a really good result for it, so I was VERY happy!

These next two are ones I've put together at the florist as part of my work experience. The first is a bouquet and the second is a box. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Of My Day #2

Outside my window it's freezing cold! Whatever happened to summer???

I have been listening to "Framley Parsonage" by Anthony Trollope. If you've never heard of Anthony Trollope, you should seriously check out his books - I really enjoy them.

I have been wearing a skivvy, skirt, and winter boots today. The weather calls for it.

I am thankful for yesterday's church service, and the reminder that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. That means anything not just life and possessions but even such things as friendships!

I am pondering the use of money in our society. This has been brought about because we are studying "Money" at Bible study.

I am reading "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens. I'm really enjoying it, but it's taking me a long time to get through.
I am creating the same quilt. I now have 5 days to finish. I'm confident I can do it. I'll let you know next week.

I am hoping and praying for a friend who doesn't know the love of Christ, but I would really love her to. Maybe you could pray for her too?
I am looking forward to the 3 weeks holiday I have from my study. I'm hoping to write many letters that I have owing to friends, and also to conquer the huge pile of mending.

One of my favourite things is vegemite and butter on bread. When I found out about my allergies 8 years ago, vegemite had  a preservative in it. Within those years, they must have altered it slightly because I can now eat it. It is so good!!
A picture thought I'm sharing (or possibly two) are of parts of the quilt I'm making. Look at all those colours!

So what fills your day?