We came home to this ....

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We arrived home from our short-lived holiday to find that there had been lots of lovely rain, so the back garden looked like this:


The apricot tree in flower, jasmine in all its perfumed glory and the wisteria just starting to open.

The vege garden looked like this:


Lots of ripe passionfruit, and mountains of silverbeet and lettuce.

And we came home to this in the front yard:


Can you smell the freesias?

... and this:


and daisies and diosma:


And in case you think I have a wonderful garden, I don't. 
I have just been selective in showing you the little pockets of prettiness!

Now to the inside, we came home to this:


and this:


and this:


- a fridge and two freezers full of rottenness!!! That's mould and green meat you can see.

Our electricity safety switch had tripped off, presumably in the big storm all our neighbours have told us about.  This meant there was no power to our appliances for about 5 days.  We are SO thankful that we came home early because of our house sale.  We weren't due home for another four weeks - can you imagine what the place would be like after that length of time?????  Needless to say, it took us hours to clean everything out and we're still trying to get rid of the odour in some areas. 
We're thankful for lovely perfumed freesias!!!

Now, so you don't remember all that ugliness,
here are a couple of lovely Gifts of Grace blocks that Linda has completed:




Aren't they gorgeous and don't you love that sweet background fabric?

This post is way too long already, so I'll tell you about my latest published projects next time!

Happy stitching,
Val