Saturday, 1 September 2012

The First Day of Spring

Today was a beautiful fine day here to welcome Spring.
We drove through the park and the avenue was awash with daffodils.
I rather liked these Iceland Poppies too.
So the car is washed and the garden is weeded and dug over ready for planting and all the chores are done!

But today's big news is that the HDHBEM is another year older!  I had done a lot of internet research and found a place that she would enjoy for a celebratory lunch - a Sushi-Go-Round!   Delicious. 
She indulged in her favourite sushi in all its many forms.   Just look at all the plates piled up!
This restaurant also serves Chawan mushi -a delightful savoury custard - which is probably the HDHBEM's all time favourite. 
 It was great fun and we plan to go again.
Tonight our favourite programmes are on the television so we will sit and enjoy.   I hope to complete another strawberry on the Too Reticule.   So far one in Rice Stitch and one in Star Stitch.   Tonights is upright cross stitch and then one in Queen Stitch. 
I'm enjoying this so far but I think the idea for the design is better than the written instructions and charts.   Twice I have had borrow the HDHBEM's major magnifying glass to check out from the photo what I should be doing!
I have a busy Sunday and week ahead planned but hopefully there will be some progress to show later on.  Have a good weekend everyone.


  1. Happy birthday to your mum. And boy, am I jealous that I couldn't join in the sushi fun.
    When we visited New Zealand last year we found out that your Sushi bars are fantastic. We can't find anything like that here in Australia. We only get "ordinary" sushi's :(
    Love your stitching too :)

  2. Happy Spring and Happy Birthday to your Mom! It looks like you had a fun and delicious celebration.
    Lovely stitching.

  3. Many Happy Returns to your mum, I'm glad you both enjoyed her special lunch. The strawberries in your stitched piece look good so far.

  4. Happy Birthday to your Mom! We like the moving sushi restaurant too.
    I admire your stitching and your photography of your stitching. Close ups are difficult.

  5. It still feels like summer here, so I always get so sad when you southern hemisphere types show us your spring. Fall is coming and winter not too far behind. Thanks for THAT reminder!

    I love those motorized sushi places. Happy birthday to your mum!

  6. Beautiful photos. Glad to see that your mom is doing better!

  7. Happy Birthday to your mom - looks like a great celebration! Your stitching looks beautiful - can't wait to see more!