Wednesday, 13 June 2012

One Flower Wednesday... That's 50 Posts Folks!

I have emerged from the chaotic last few days here.... oh, the winds... thankfully our house is fine, & the gardens have survived, barring one very large bougainvillea being completely torn from the ground...


It's been the sort of storm I call "The Big Mash-Up", where everything seems to get torn, shredded, un-roofed, eroded, blown over, tossed around  & generally made a mess of. We get one like that every year around late-May early June, & this one was a little later than most years, but made up for it in a mighty way. Whilst we did not lose power (we have underground), we did lose phone & internet for a couple of days. Thankfully exams for the DD's were unaffected & our main family event for the weekend went off very well...

Mr12 ate a bit too much celebratory dinner on Saturday night, resulting in a big carpet clean-up at 4.30 am Sunday morning... *blerk*... If there can be a sunny side to that, I got some great stitching done on My Little Teahouse during Sunday while Mr12 laid watching The Sound of Music...several times!
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I stitched this last night, whilst praying like mad that my house would not get blown down...


Thanks to Karen for another week of pretty blooms, for One Flower Wednesday...
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As my post title says, this is my 50th post! Wow, I have really loved doing it all. I'd been reading blogs for a long time, but just a bit too nervous to start my own. I felt so welcomed & encouraged straight away when I finally did start... thank you to those who Follow me, those who comment, those who visit.... Thank you to my generous swap partners, and the many lovely bloggers who encourage me... I've learned new techniques, started a couple of new craft interests & continue to be inspired.... and mostly (wink!), have stuck to my original idea of using this a way to encourage myself to finish the unfinished...so, if  you're happy to  put  up with me, I'll keep going!

17 comments:

Katherine said...

Hope things have settled down for you now re exams, sick kids and horrid weather

Fiona said...

Glad you got through those storms okay... looked quite horrific... 50 posts... well done.... your blog is great fun so I'm glad you are enjoying it... that means you will keep going!!
Hugz

Chookyblue...... said...

oh wonderful can't believe you have 50 posts already........have fun........

Michelle Ridgway said...

So glad you and yours are safe from those terrible storms. Hope Mr 12 has a more settled tummy now. Congrats on your 50th post Anthea. It has wonderful getting to know you and glad you decide to dive in and join us.

Shari Jamieson said...

Glad the damage wasn't too bad. And your hexagon flower is so lovely.

Thanks for the link to Red Brolly in the previous post. Very delightful projects.

Karen said...

Nasty storm, I had a big beautiful tree come down a few years ago. Love your flower, orange is such a happy colour. Congrats on your 50th post! Keep on going, I'm more than happy to put up with you! :)

The English Ladies! said...

Love the flower! Congratulations on the 50th post!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Glad you made it through the storms okay. Beautiful flower! Congrats on your 50th post!

Maria said...

Delighted to read you weathered the storm okay.
Congratulations on your first 50 posts..
Love your flower.It does not reflect your stormy night. LOL

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

So glad you and your house are safe. I can see all the happy thoughts you were trying to keep your mind on while the wind was blowing and you were sewing your flower. Congratulations on your 50th post......I am so glad I found your blog....Looking forward to the next 50!

Quilter Raised in the South said...

I love it, it's beautiful!

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

congrats on your 50th post love your flower this week happy quilting jinnie

Hilachas said...

Congratulations on 50 posts. Pretty flower too.

sunny said...

Congrats on 50! I can't believe it took me so long to find your blog. Your hexie fower is very pretty. Keep on stitching. And blogging.

Sandi said...

Hi Anthea, found myself blog hopping today and thought I would check out your blog...love the mug rugs and your stitchery...I have the same problem as you have - I like to buy patterns and material and yes hope to one day finish all of them...maybe its contagious..I have heard of others with the same problem...lol

Rose said...

Lovely orange flower. Glad you weathered the storm. Congrats on the 50th post!

suzitee said...

Wooohoo...50 posts already! Congratulations, your blog is a lovely read, and it has been lovely to chat to another West Aussie :) Glad you didn't suffer too much damage...it all got a bit scary, huh?

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