Thursday, January 3, 2008

Splashing about

I had my first swim of the year today and it was very refreshing and just what I needed to do on a hot windy afternoon.

My eldest son manages a big dairy farm about an hour and a half from where we live, and he and his little family live in a beautiful farmhouse with a verandah all the way around and climbing roses on every post....plus they have a swimming pool!

Splashing about in the pool with the little ones shrieking with glee , smelling the farm smells and listening to the bird calls in the trees surrounding the property was bliss, and to think that I very nearly didn't go because I wanted to work on this:

I started this late on New Year's Day. I was thinking about Melissa and her family and wanted to do something that didn't require me to engage my head, just my hands. So I mindlessly cut lots of squares from fabric I have had in my stash for a while, and kept cutting and sorting and cutting and sorting until I had covered the spare bed ( so recently vacated ) in squares of aqua, blue and green.

I am still not wholly satisfied that the squares are in their rightful places, I might need to play some more.

5 comments:

kimberlee & Lies said...

Dear Sally : splashing about with little squares of lovely fabrics seems such soft and soothing therapy.
All the best for you and your (wonderfully large)family this year. I keep forgetting to say that I so love the little picture of the tiny hand on crafted goodness in your blog. So there now you know, I think it's very dear.
Arohanui, Lies

Miehling said...

I love the fabrics you are working with. I know what you mean about getting them just right. I am contemplating my next piece. I have so many ideas. I was thinking of trying something smaller to use up some scraps.
Swimming in a pool sounds wonderful. We are surrounded in snow.
Take care,
Brenda

pebbledash said...

Happy New Year Sally Anne! Looks like another beautiful quilt on the make. Oh, such lovely colours! Am I the last person to cotton on that Melissa is your daughter?!How beautifully you sent her and her family on their way - and you have the excitement of a trip to plan and new country to visit. Happy days, Diana x

said...

well, i love it!

caireen said...

I love the colours and tones of this patchwork. Your splashing about sounds envious, we are splashing about here in rain and snow! have a lovely time! Cx