Thursday, October 17, 2019

finally I can reveal these!

 housewarming quilt for my sister ....
Ruths Quilt
 a stitchalong with the No Fuss Swappers
 had too many stitcheries and blocks cut for the quilt so made a new table runner for her too!
and her housemates new housewarming quilt
she is a St Kilda supporter!
lots of fabrics from international swaps, very happy with the outcome...

Saturday, October 12, 2019

a week away....

we had a week away, went to Halls Gap in the Grampians, 
we saw lots of canola fields
 the Pinnacle from Halls Gap caravan park where we stayed
 another side of the Grampians between Horsham and Stawell

 Stawell is the home of the world famous Stawell Gift held each Easter, 
these plaques are in honour of every winner from the time the Gift started, this was one of the oldest ones I found.
 more views from The Pinnacle, 
well worth the 2.5 hour round trip hike!

 some beautiful wild flowers on the way, 
tea tree and grevillea 
 lots of waterfalls

 this waratah was in the garden opposite the park where we stayed, 
it was magneficient!!! to say the least
 cheeky wattle bird visitor!
 these guys just roamed the park and streets all day and night!
 painted silos in Rochester....WOW!!!!!

 we left Halls Gap as it was freezing!!!!
to warmer weather in Echuca
 cheeky ducks roamed this park...
these two were our camp mascots....
each van site seemed to have their own...
very cheeky and friendly
 my lone tulip bloomed while I was away...
isn't she pretty?
 no trip would be complete without some purchases...
Stawell craft shop....lovely shop, friendly lady in there, 
very helpful and chatty....thanks!
 my new pot plant stand arrived and is now all set up at the front door...
need a couple more I think! (don't tell DH)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

catch up time!

 not many mornings like this at the moment, 
most have been too overcast to take a decent photo of.
 life on the dam
 another orchid almost out, different colour
 my daffs have been gorgeous this year, 
with doubles coming up amongst the singles!
too pretty not to share!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

happy weekend

 new beginnings....
 found a cute pot for my cute string of pearls
went to Bunnings on Friday for something and came home with all these...
no I didn't get what I was supposed to, they didn't have it!
all potted and planted out now...
love the clearance trolley
and the succulent aisle...
and the seedling aisle..
who am I kidding?
love Bunnings!
(never ever leave without buying something for the garden!!!)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

visitors to the garden

these two little guys visited the garden today before the rain came down
 love watching them pick seed heads in the grass on the front lawn, 
they were there for ages, 
could of watched them all day
and my magnolia tree is bursting into bloom,
hope the damn cockies leave it alone!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Spring mornings

what a beautiful morning for a walk...
the sun was just cresting the horizon,
wish I had longer to spend doing this, but work was calling!
thought for today!

 celebrated Fathers Day with pancakes for lunch...
finally go around to enlarging one of my photos and getting a frame for it,
spare bedroom makeover coming along nicely.