here + there.

sip + savour.

window watcher.
stripes + swings.

bright blossoms.
colourful crunching. (Hummus recipe below*).

sunlight + shadow patchwork.
finally finished!
Another week, another peek at the moments in our nest.
Granted, with all this lovely warm weather.. we're more 'there' than 'here'.

Lots of playing in parks.
Swinging in the sunshine.
 Picking fresh tulips from our garden.
More sewing, more painting... all my skyscapes are finally done for the start of this show at Black Honey Cafe (up for 6 weeks after Mother's Day!).
<Insert happy dance>
It's been a great chance to experiment again, and I'm really happy with the new collection I've created here (lots more to see at the show, too).

It's a busy week/weekend ahead with family *reunions* and mother's day visits... and getting the art all ready to hang.
I may disappear for a bit... 
Ch-ch-ch-changes are on the horizon for our wee nest too.
I'm excited.sad.happy.hopeful.unsure about it all.
(Don't you just love vague statements like this..?!)
Sorry.. but I'll keep y'all posted.

All that to say we've been really, really blessed lately.
Seeing God work through His church - our 'chosen' family - to help us, is humbling and wonderful.
God knows our needs.
His mercies are new every morning.

That's us, 
how are you doing this week?

Mel ;o)

*Homemade hummus recipe (in the highly unmeasured style of my cooking!)

+ Chick peas (smaller can, rinsed).

+ garlic clove (1-2 if you like a nice hit).

+ lemon juice (2 - 4 tblspns)

+ sesame oil (2-4 tblspns)

+ salt/pepper (dash)

Combine all in a food processor... adding equal parts lemon juice/sesame until it blends to a creamy smooth paste.
Enjoy with raw veggies, pitas... etc.
Mmmmmmm... hummus!


  1. questionsfromlily8 May 2013 at 07:57

    those blossoms are so pretty! wish we had those around here. sounds like you have been one busy mama and i am so happy that sunshine finally made it's way to you. changes are good and i look forward to seeing what they are. this week is finally quiet around here. it feels strange but normal. good luck with the show! xo

  2. Love the photos and the paintings. We've been spending a lot of time outside too, thankfully. Can't wait to hear what this mysterious news is. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Aww, thanks bunches Cristi - hope you're all enjoying that sandbox lots there! ;o) xx

  4. You don't have blossoming trees..? Everything seems so tropical there! They are lovely.. all of the various blooming versions right now... I wish they lasted longer through the season. Thanks for the encouragement, change is always a constant isn't it? xx

  5. Nicola Rothmann9 May 2013 at 02:23

    Your paintings are beautiful.
    I'm not too sure about what your changes are; but you guys deserve to be gifted and loved.
    Enjoy Mel, in our hearts and prayers.

  6. I truly appreciate you, thanks for your kindness here Nikki! xx


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