It's cold, it's raining, it's time for a warming cup of coffee...
and we are Loving It!
The cooler temperatures are kind to pretty flowers...
and this week my ladies' choir went to sing at an Aged Care Facility, as we often do...
It is wonderful to see the joy on the old faces. A lady in the back row conducted us with one finger, all through the concert - so sweet.
Everybody loved our version of Lara's theme from Dr Zhivago:
Back in the
Beatle olden days, we were all besotted by Omar Sharif, and when not copying the designs of Mary Quant on our old Singer treadle sewing machines,
we were attempting to copy the Russian fashions of Julie Christie and Geraldine Chaplin....
Well, those days are gone, but I'm not giving up on the faux fur, no, not I...
Remember the car coat pattern and the leopard?
Well, a couple of single digit morning temperatures,
and I am on a sewing adventure:
Collar's on, now to work on the sleeves...
Thinking of Europe, I would like to introduce you to two very attractive bloggers, both located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands:
|Bee on lavender: Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect|
If you love flowers, and let's be honest, who doesn't, you must visit Madelief.
Her garden is an enchantment, and the photos gorgeous.
Whether you are a gardener or an admirer, you will love it.
|Tough as nails Crucifix Orchid, Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect|
Valerie Poore, of Wateryways, writes about life on a historic barge which she restored herself, while teaching and writing books. I don't know when/if Val ever sleeps. I have enjoyed two of her books about her beloved barges: Watery Ways and Harbour Ways and it all sounds idyllic. There is no end to this woman's talents.
Val's barge, The Vereeniging, is moored in the vicinity of Rotterdam's famous and fabulous Cubic Houses...
Aren't they amazing?
Picasso by the harbour...
Inspirational Art piece of the week:
Random free-form knitting by my friend V.
Will it become a shawl or a throw?
If it was mine, I think it would be framed and up on the wall...
So vibrant and such gorgeous colours!
Happy weekend to you all