make sure you get to the bottom of this week’s ~loveliness found~ post
to check the winner of the May Gibbs giveaway!

again, thank you all so much for entering and leaving such lovely comments
– I only wish I could send all of you a pillowslip!

p.s. & if you would like to share your ~loveliness found~ moments from this week
– & I would so love it if you did,
please leave them in the comments (links always enjoyed :-)

~ the acorns are making promises they can’t keep, the carrot seedlings are exploding, thank god for indian summer cocktails ~
(freshly squeezed beetroot juice, a twist of lemon, traditional bitters,
a splash of Cinzano, soda, & a whole lot of ice)

~ big girl reading whilst little girl playing,
silly-sweet dog can’t decide who to squash up to
so boings from one to the other with a huge delighted grin  ~

~ picnicking delights – hand squashed strawberry jam
& gorgeous new to me magazine ~

~ finally getting the hang of things …
making the little green machine zig & zag,
& whizzing along with that magic loop ~

~ one day closer to filling these drawers,
oh how I love before & after photos! ~

~ the season of birthdays is over … the new one will arrive before I blink
… oh my she’s growing up so fast ~

~ & the winner is ….. number 27, Elizabeth Boswell!
send me an email, Ms. Elizabeth, to arrange delivery :-) ~

loveliness found 10/52

9 thoughts on “loveliness found 10/52

  • March 11, 2013 at 5:37 am

    My crocuses are blooming! It’s so cheering to see their lovely faces. And the daffodils will soon follow. Your season of Autumn brings our season of Spring. Both are so welcome this year!

    • March 11, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Oh that does indeed sound lovely. The spring flowers do truly lift the spirits don’t they. In our neighbourhood, they follow such a particular order – the trees in one street after the next are set off like spring fireworks.

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a crocus in real life! My first experience of them came when I was Enid Blyton’s book The Naughtiest Girl at School – she described the grassy banks being filled with crocus. It sounded like something out of Alice in Wonderland to me in the tropics!

  • March 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I saw crocus plants in my local nursery on the weekend. They will grow in Melbourne!

    • March 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Excellent – well you plant them then, and apply your marvellous green fingers so that we can come and admire them – if I plant them, likely they will die!

  • March 11, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Wow – thank you soooo much I never win anything. Will have to stop procrastinating and make something for my 7 grandchildren (aged 7-2).

    • March 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Oh I know how that feels! So pleased to be sending the May Gibbs package your way, Elizabeth :-)

  • March 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Congratulation Ms Elizabeth, what a lucky lady your are. Hope you enjoy those wonderful Australian goodies.
    Hi Lily , I’m so glad you showed a picture of your green sleeve. I’ve been struggling with four needles on my new knitted red cardi sleeve, all the time wondering why I couldn’t knit them with my circular twin pin needles. I’m going to try that, thank you so much. You learn something every day. I’m really enjoying knitting and yes I believe them when they say it’s the new meditation. Cinzano Bianco with ice was one of my favourite drinks in years gone by. So refreshing on a hot summers eve. Might just have to buy a bottle.
    Blessings Gail

    • March 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Oh you should go buy a bottle – it is indeed refreshing! I have used four needles for sleeves before, but always seem to wind up with little ladders going up the sleeves where I switch from one needle to the next. And in this instance – I didn’t have the right sized needles for the sleeve. The pattern said to use the magic loop method – I didn’t have a clue what that meant, so looked it up – I think I found the instructions on the Knitting Daily website (interweave) – let me check … yes here’s the link:

      It did feel a little clumsy at first, but as soon as I reached the plain knitting (as opposed to the ribbed band) it finally fell into place – the only thing I need to be careful of, is making sure I don’t drop my marker!

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