So out, I went secateurs in hand, when I noticed how big the self seeded blackberry had become. I first spotted it on the rockery in spring but thought I'll leave it there for a few months so the birds, possums and other native creatures who live in my garden could eat the delicious berries. I hadn't been out on the rockery for awhile as it is very steep and I've been a bit wobbly lately.
You can see how steep it is by looking at how far the street is below. (That's why this blog is called The House on the Side of the Hill. It is literally the truth.)
I started to tackle it. Of course I wasn't wearing gloves or long sleeves. And boy did it get me. So only one bin load of snippings...no way I'm putting it in my compost heap.
A victory for the insidious plant in my garden. I think I'll take a trip to Bunnings on my way to Scquilters today...some sturdy leather gloves needed here...I think I need to be in gardening armour before I face my foe again.
Because last week was not the best, John thought I needed a treat so he drove me down to Cranbourne for the St John's Quilters Show on Saturday. My son Jack looked after Essie for me so I could get out of the house.
The show was wonderful and it was great to catch up with some fellow Scquilters and with some of the ladies from St John's who visited us at Scquilters last month. (See my March 4th post).
Here are a few of the quilts which really took my fancy.
It is very hard to pick just a few to share as there were so many wonderful quilts on show. I'll share some more tomorrow.
Pretty by Hand is one of my all time favourite blogs. I just adore Kristyne's style. I thought you might enjoy this tutorial, where she shares how to make an Embroidered Signature Block. Here's the LINK.
There are so many hints and tips. I loved the font Kristyne used and she shares a link so we can download it too. And hooray it is free as well.
Hope you have time for some sewing fun today