Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Well February is almost done!
How did that happen?

Morning walks have been wonderful, different every day!

my roses have been beautiful this year...
so I thought I would bring another lot inside to enjoy...

and this little mini orchid is gracing me with another flower stem...
finally found the perfect spot for them to grow new stems!

and this adorable one is growing and growing!
fascinated with the crab!
(as is George in the background!)


Monday, February 12, 2024

half way through February already!

 I just can't seem to keep up with the weeks!
they are flying by....
middle of Feb already...

below are some of the gorgeous morning views on my regular walk...
love this view so much, 
never tire of it...

and this is one of my regular clients and their amazing view, 
looking back towards my home town.

my 3" hexies blocks are coming along nicely, 
I've done 10 so far with another 3 prepped and around the same amount cut but not prepped yet
not sure how big this will be...lap, single bed or queen topper?
I'm only maybe about 1/3 of the way through my stash...

I think I need to start joining blocks to get an idea of size.

and a little something with another regular client I take out for lunch every Monday, 
sometimes we don't have lunch ....just dessert!

well back to the hexies!

Sunday, January 28, 2024

January has disappeared!

This little cherub is growing quickly, 

we got our first smiles while on grandparent duty 

(also for the first time!)

this is the flowering gum from last post fully out, 
more orange/red than red,
we are off to the nursery to find another RED one!

and this is it!
much more the colour we want, 
can't wait to see it fully out!

my tigerlillies are performing well again, 
just bought a couple of stems inside to enjoy.

one of the quilts I'm doing this year, 
these are the first 8 blocks, 
they go together pretty quick, 
its the cutting and prepping that takes so long!
nothing new will be bought for this one, 
it's a use up the stash project
won't make a dint!

this family of swans decided that it would be a good idea to cross the busy road out the front of where my MIL lives in Pakenham...
they came out of the retirement village (this photo),
waddled up the drive to the traffic lights...

where they proceeded to cross!
my heart was in my mouth literally!
all the traffic stopped for them across 4 lanes.
MIL said they do it all the time!
thankfully it wasn't very busy, usually this road is chaotic!

ok update done, off to do other stuff now!
Hope you have all enjoyed your long weekend
Happy Australia Day everyone!

Monday, January 1, 2024

2024 begins!

Wishing all a very 
Happy New Year!
May 2024 be everything you want and more.

Our celebrations were very quiet, I did manage to stay awake until midnight, 
watching a show on Paramount ...
we spent Christmas day at home with most of the family,
and Boxing day with the rest...

lunch was pretty simple, 
Roast Pork (in the airfryer, gamechanger!), 
roast turkey and pumpkin, carrots and spuds,
sliced ham, peas and corn and bread sticks, 
made a pavlova
 and tried one of those Coles chocolate sponge with chocolate and orange sauce (very rich!)

and this is the reason we had a quiet one...
introducing Sophie Fay
born 29/11/2023

spent a couple of days in my favourite place, 
moon rise on Friday... brilliant orange!

and the decorations my sister had assembled!

cut my orange tree back a bit as we couldn't reach the top branches,
3 bags of fruit came off the cut branches, 
orange cake,
orange juice, 
some oranges going to work, 
some going to a friend, 
lots left over....

and this beauty has made her maiden appearance today...
can't wait for the whole lot to come out properly, 
think she is going to be a stunner!

 just sorting out a new project I'm going to attempt.

Got this book and calendar many years ago,
decided that I will do the blocks out of the book this year, 
one block per week=52 blocks in book,
that shouldn't be too hard to keep up with? fingers crossed!

ok back to it!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Merry Christmas Eve!

 My decorating is a bit minimal this year...
and by the front door...
my snowman collection

and a close up!

pork roast is prepped for cooking, 
turkey roll is defrosting, 
pavlova made, cream whipped, fruit ready to go,
fruit platter for boxing Day is cut and in containers, 
all ready for the festivity to begin
table will be set in the morning as it looks a thunderstorm is almost here,
don't want the decorations, table napkins etc to get wet!

Merry Christmas!
(or whatever you do or don't celebrate, do it in style!)

Monday, December 18, 2023

My hippy finally bloomed!
not a stunner by any stretch of the imagination, but a bloom none the less!

some beauties from the garden

the type of traffic jam I love!

slashing done for another year..
boy it was long, almost could of done haymaking!

I got to play with a new toy!
battery powered chainsaw...
so much fun!

and these beauties were picked for my fabulous massage therapist who was getting married

my stall for December at HotchPotch...
(I think interest rates and cost of living has finally hit most people right where it hurts!
sales have been down for everyone, the only ones making profits are banks and supermarkets!!!)

if only more people would shop local,
 support handmade,
 or handcrafted
 or small business owners.


Sunday, October 29, 2023

busy busy!

been flat out at work, 
but the garden always brings me joy...

more flowers for inside to enjoy

the roses have started and are amazing

treated myself to lunch on Friday after my eye appointment,
 it was delicious, 
will be going back to this place 
Harrow and Harvest in Lilydale
and then an ice cream in Healesville, 
just because...

love where I work these days,
a new view each day...

haha this was my view for lunch one day, 
showers then sun, then more showers
one warmish day and this guy was out but someone squashed him with a car, 
found him on my walk the next day

and this was the view of the walk, 
bit foggy but lifting and the sun coming out,

walked on a bit further around the lake,
 and this greeted me, 
bit eerie but beautiful.


Saturday, October 28, 2023

new things on the stall


lots of angels 

Santa Sack

table centre mat


sewing kits, 

scissor keep with stork scissors, pincushion with needle threader attached, 

thimble and unpick (not in photo)

stall photo from last week

ok back to the making!