Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Garden

We've been having some glorious autumn weather, the past couple of weeks, although it feels like winter today. I've been working in the vegie patch, reaping and sowing, something I wasn't able to do working full time. It's lovely to sit down to a meal of home grown food.





the lovely sweetly perfumed ginger lily


beautiful pansies


the fading roses


and dahlias


a gorgeous miniature zinnia

I'm also having a give-away to celebrate having 600 followers. Thanks so much to you all. If you would like to enter, just leave a comment and I will draw a winner on Monday the 1st of May.
The give-away consists of


some dyed fabrics


dyed laces


and decorated papers.

Thanks for all of your lovely comments in my previous post.
See you soon.

PS: If you want to see a fabulous journal, check out Sabine's blog, she made this after one of my classes, it's amazing.



52 comments:

atticaddict said...

Ooooh- pick me pick me! Hi Ro- your garden has inspired me out of my slackness- I must go and plant some edibles.... while there is still some warmth in the soil.Hope all is well over yonder, Carey...

Judy said...

I'd love to be considered for your giveaway Ro. Love your vegie patch. There is nothing like a good "dig" to bring peace and contentment.

Remantics said...

I love autumn. Your garden looks lovely.... as do your flowers, laces, fabrics and papers :) Happy Autumn to you. Karen

Papagodesign said...

Great minds think alike. I have been busy digging in the dirt too, until the heavens opened. Good for the garden, good for the blog. I uploaded the results from my altered card workshop, love what one can do with the learnt skills. Looking forward to Saturday's altered book workshop.

Sabine

Jenxo said...

your garden looks wonderful, not so nice to be out there today :( love your dyed laces...

Cathy H said...

it's a great feeling picking your own vegetables from the garden ....... love your work ....it is so creative and inspiring....

Heather said...

Your veggie garden looks lovely. I love growing things to eat but have to grow mine in containers owing to lack of space.
The ginger lily is beautiful - I don't think we can grow it here.
What gorgeous give-away goodies - I love the decorated papers in particular. Whoever is lucky enough to win that lot is half way to a gorgeous journal.

Diane said...

Your garden is beautiful - inspiring. ANd so to are all the beautiful giveaway goodies.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love your work - your papers, your fabric dying, and your journals are always divine....Everything crossed I win the giveaway :-)

Robyn A said...

Hi Ro, it feels like it has been raining forever up here in Newcastle! For a second I thought you had photographed an old-fashioned columbine but, no, it is a ginger lily. Lovely garden! And the paper - love to get my hands on that; I love the way you use colour.

Penny said...

Love that garden, would love to join in with your give away.

Bonnie said...

Love your garden Ro. Our summer garden has finished but we have a nice big crop of leeks waiting for winter...and sliverbeet. Please pick my name out of the hat!!! Love your stuff....

Ursula Clamer said...

Glad to see that you are enjoying life! and of course Sabine did a fabulous journal - she had a fabulous teacher!! Ux

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Sandie said...

Love the colours of your flowers, reflected in your dyed fabrics, laces and papers.
Maybe a pack of your beautiful textiles and papers would give me the impetus to make my own journal?

Have a great week, whatever the weather.

Sandie xx

Doreen G said...

If I'm not in then I can't win--so here goes.
Your garden looks great even though it is now Autumn--We haven't had a vege garden for years--to old to look after one-well that's my excuse anyway.

Unknown said...

Would love to win such a lovely offering, oh the things I could do with those fabrics and lace!!! Love your garden, we are just entering spring here, so we have blooms bursting out all over, my favorite time of year. Anna annagrammo@gmail.com

Laure Janus ~ Little Joys Studio said...

Ro, your garden is beautiful but the fabric and laces and paper are beyond beautiful...I need a whole new word to describe them! I'd love to be entered and can picture using the pieces in a new journal I'm working on. Thanks for your generous offer and congratulations on 600 followers!

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Fenland Textile Studio said...

I love the colour of your pansies. I have been planting seeds this Spring ready to get my veggie plot started. I have my fingers crossed that I am lucky for your giveaway. Hugs x

Corina said...

Great garden pics, and I love the laces and fabrics you show us.

Jo Murray said...

Love the colours you get in your climate Ro. Here in Qld we don't get the autumn foliage and can't grow lots of things in summer when it is too hot. I'd probably kill to win this giveaway.. (I lean towards exaggeration) Great to see an Aussie in Seth's book.

Celeste Kemmerer said...

It is hard for me to imagine autumn right now. We have finally had spring arrive with a vengeance and I'm busy planting my garden. I love you flower pictures. And I love the dyed fabric, lace, and papers!

Amanda said...

Lovely to see the colours from your garden in the papers and fabrics Ro.

Rhonda said...

Ohhh pretty laces!!
Love your garden, sorta wild sorta tame, and I bet it smells delightful! Glad you got some nice weather to work in it!

Debi K said...

It is spring here in Oregon, USA. Seeing the "fruits of your labors" in the garden makes me want to get outside and plant so I can have such a wonderful display when fall comes here. I love your work, especially your inspiring journals. I read your blog regularly. Thank you! Debi

Jacky said...

Ro your garden looks amazing...so lush and bountiful. Lucky me to visit last weekend and be able to come home with some lovely herbs and flowers and to meet your friendly kookaburra.

Wonderful giveaway!

Jacky xox

Sandra Kaye said...

I would love to win !!!! Please put my name in the hat!! Hugs- Sandie

Singer said...

Would love to participate in your giveaway Ro. I visit your blog regularly and think your work is fantastic - the garden is pretty good too!!!
Jean (NZ)

Dot said...

Your garden looks beautiful Ro. It is thriving. And I enjoyed the home grown produce from it last Sunday too (the rosemary is adding a delicious flavor to my meals).
Dot xx

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a fabulous garden, nothing beats cooking your own home-grown veggies :)

Judy said...

Hello! Ro,

Love the pics of your garden, would love a vegie patch, but we get too many possums, they decimate our orchard. What a lovely give away your having, yum. I went and had a look at Sabine's journal it's really beautiful, Sabine obviously took a lot from your workshop.

Dianne said...

wow, how on earth do you have time and the energy for your beautiful garden as well as ALL the creating you inspire us with.
Congratulations on the blog milestone.
Keeping my fingers crossed for the delicious goodies pack

Nancy Bowron said...

The laces are beautiful! I never thought about dyeing them. Ahhh, inspiration! Thanks!

deb said...

Ohhhh how lovely - Maybe today is my lucky day.

Jenna Kannas said...

How generous of you to have this giveaway!! I would absolutely love to have any of your papers/lace! thanks for sharing!

Ginny Gaskill said...

I always enjoy your blog. Would love to win your giveaway.

Penney said...

It's spring here in VA and I'm in the process of planting a "real" garden of veggies and watermelons. Just got my BS today! lol The mammoth sunflowers I planted have just sprouted! Your flowers are lovely.

Jan said...

I love your garden. I retire on Monday and one of the first things I want to do is to get a veggie garden started. Another thing I want to do is to return to my art quilts and hence would love your giveaway :-).

Julie said...

Such beautiful flowers Ro. Our garden is just entering Spring and I really need to get out there and tame it. I really shouldn't but I can't resist entering your giveaway (shouldn't because I have a big stash already!). Enjoy the weekend and your garden.

Lynda Howells said...

wow..congrats and what a lovely thing to do..celebrate by giving a gift to us..xxxwho everenters good luckx. I would love to win because l love ypour work.xlynda

Diana said...

Hi Ro- I'd love to win some of your fabulous fabrics and papers! I've admired your creations for a long time and keep hoping you'll come to the US - Cleveland, OH area would be great! - so I can take a class from you. Have you ever talked to Ginny Carter Smallenburg at Small Studio? She has a fabulous shop and classroom space and has some of the coolest teachers in to teach. You should talk to her - honest - I'd sign up in a heartbeat! Thanks so much for all your wonderful posts.
Diana

debrag said...

Hi Ro
I stumbled across your blog and wow I love your work. I feel inspired time to leave the housework and study to have a play with my collections of fabric and lace. Deb

NM_Creatrix said...

Love your stuff and I have been following you for some time

Doeteke said...

Love all your colours and style.
I'd love to be cosidered for your giveaway.

Angie: said...

Oooh it would be so lovely to receive such a lushious stash! I have recently found that I LOVE lace! And the colours of your dyed pieces look amazing! I love your sketchbooks with all the mixed media and texture too! An inspiration! Thanks for having a giveaway! xx

Sue M said...

Love those photos Ro - and agree with you about home grown veggies! Love seeing sabine's work too - and thanks for a fabulous workshop last Saturday.

Emma said...

I'm just bringing my little veg patch up to scratch, got a little neglected last year leading up to my exhibition!

Am I too late for the giveaway? I't still Monday here & not the 1st till tomorrow! Please count me in ;)

That class at the retreat looked wonderful.

sweetypie said...

how lovely to see dahlias in aprilwe are just watching the daffidills go over, and yes please include me,,thanks

ArtPropelled said...

Too late! Congratulations to Diane!

Elizabeth said...

I am so very glad that this year you have time to spend in your garden and that you had enough rain to have a good garden!!!! What wonderful blessings!!
Hugs!
E

Samantha Marshall said...

Hi Ro, your garden looks beautiful!!!