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September Photo Challenge 6/30 (yellow)

The summer is ending and the sunflowers have almost all bloomed out. A few die-hards still stand bright and yellow. The rest of them are slowly decaying - losing their yellow petals and forming a nice head of seeds ...

     


       


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September Photo Challenge 5/30 (old)

     

This chicken family has been rusting away in my garden for almost ten years now. They were made out of old oil drums by the relatives of the african sculptors that lead the workshops of stone sculpting I attend in (normal) summers. I like the way they weather each year a bit more ...




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September Photo Challenge 4/30 (new)

tecnically speking KI'm late because it is past midnight, but I still have to go to bed  so it is still today.
Today I want to present to you all : the latest aquisition to our family. My daughter has finalyy succombed to her husband's pleas and agreed to buy a dog. They bought a Frenc Bulldog. They don't really know what the've gotten themselves into. It's a girl, 9 weeks old, barely over 3 pounds but she already knows what she wants and is very determined to get it :-D  a true bulldog, in other words.

Here she is, her name is Thilly, beware for an overload of cuteness :

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I was petting Max the other night and I realised Thilly wasn't nearly as big as his head, at least for now :-D

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Keeping busy

The stonecarving has been a bit on the back burner. First it was too hot, then too wet, it was always something. The drive just wasn't there. The needlework OTH went smoothly. I finished a couple of cussions with cross-stitches and patchword (in purple - yeay!) I made a dress and a skirt for the granddaughter, two tops for myself, and finished another patchwork project that was waiting to be finished for some time. So, all in all I'm quite satisfied.

My youngest son's latest girlfriend - they're together now for over a year, so maybe she's the right one - was very inerested in my patchwork and asked if I would be interested in making her some throw pillows in Morrocan colours. It seems an interesting project so today I went to Leuven with two friends to go fabric hunting.
One of my friends wanted new curtains for the kitchen, and I needed feabric for the Moroccan cushions and also fabric for a winter sweater. I bougth the fabric for the bodice as a coupon. I didn't buy it when I first came across it because it was really expensive fabric, and I didn't wan't to spend that much money on it. But now they sold it as a coupon for €5 so I grabbed it - alas there was not enoug fabric for a long sleeve. So we had to go fabric hunting for something fitting. Although it was raining a bit and it was very windy we had a very good time. I did find fabric for my sleeves, but not for the Moroccon cushions. And my friend found fabric for her kitchen curtains

We had lunch at an Italian place and ate some very delicious scampi.


I'll post some pics later on, because I'm rather tired right know and my bed feels very lonely whitout me :-)

sleep well everybody everywhere ... 
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September Photo Challenge 3/30 (orange)

I want you all to meet Horrace Toad.

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This orange earthenware cutie has been watching over my garden for the last ten years at least. He does so with an inimitable style, scaring away all the insects and other nasty creatures that try to pester the strawberrry plants he's protecting :-)               


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September Photo Challenge 2/30 (bird)

This is one of the magpies that think the garden is theirs. They dont hip like other birds, they walk in a stately manner across the lawn. They don't like to be photographed though, but this one hadn't seen me sitting on the terrace, drining my coffee and checking my mail on my cell. So I snapped him.



the little pic is a cutout of the one below. That one can be used as a puzzle : find the bird :-D



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September Photo-a-day

amethyst_witch did a very nice photo challenge of August. She was looking for a next one and it seemed so much fun I decided to play along:

here's the challenge :


For the first day I'm going to start with nr 26 Red :



these beautiful tomatoes grew on my own tomato plants in the garden :-)
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a few days at the seaside

The covid19 restrictions are slowly relaxed and we are allowed to travel through the country, and even abroad to our neighbour countries. So my friend C and I decided to spend a few days by the sea. We found a place that still had a few vacancies, booked it, loaded Max and the luggage into the car and off we went...

We left off in the rain and the first day it didn't  really stop raining, but the next few days we had a lot of sun. There was quite a lot of wind too. We've been having rather stormy weather the last few weeks.
We did a lot of walking, in the dunes and also by the sea. It was a bit eerie, because this time of year the streets are usually overflowing with people, and now there were rather deserted.

In the evening we drank a bit of wine and did some patchwork. Max had charmed the bartender and everytime we ordered coffee or wine the man would also bring a cookie for the "very sweet doggie"...

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