Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Spring is Springing!

love spending a little me time at my favourite spot over looking our local water storage 
Maroondah Dam...

this is the spillway of the dam when its full, which is and its running on its own...
it's a 2 tier waterfall down into the Watts River...

my one and only tulip has made an appearance again1

another visit to the dam the day after the photos above...
totally different weather!
we got caught in a shower of rain and hail...
as quickly as it cames across it was gone...maybe 5 minutes,
we were soaked!

 the hail coming down!

so it was back home, 
get changed and crank up the toasty fire!


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

busy busy!

this beauty landed right on us as we were walking in the garden on the weekend

some pretty bluebells in 3 different colours came inside ...

cute little duckling family on the lake 

and this is the next section done...
those angles almost did me in!

Friday, September 10, 2021

week 5 of lockdown #6


7 days has turned into 5 weeks and counting!

not looking like we will be out of lockdown anytime soon...

so I started a new project with this...

production line block making

scrap satisfying!
all the blue blocks so far...
a bit of baking...trying out ideas for using up my kaffir limes, 
lime and pistachio muffins with lime drizzle icing and extra pistachios!
pretty delicious!
my orchids are blooming again, 
all the green are finished, 
now the cream are out, 
white are coming along nicely, 
another couple of weeks before they are fully out

some daffs to remind us that Spring is here
bought this beauty inside for a few days
Fathers Day dinner done right...
fabulous take away from one of the local cafes,
got to support local in these crappy times whenever we can
hope you have managed to get some stitching done too!

Saturday, August 14, 2021


 not a whole lot happening here as we are starting to paint all the doors and architraves before we put in new carpet later in the year...
so enjoy some beauties from my garden!

Friday, August 6, 2021

currawongs and other stuff

 Decided that this will be my new camping quilt instead of the one I made earlier in the year,
only because I think the other one would get very dirty as it is quite light colours,
the centre blocks were given to me a few years ago by a friend, 
they have been hidden in a box all this time, 
I had just enough of the blue and red for the extra borders, 
added the 2 outer ones from my stash and will have just enough of the green left for binding,
just need to find a backing.
my one and only rhondendron is out, such a pretty colour, so I bought a couple inside to enjoy

I have these 2 regular visitors to my magnolia tree, they love the seed pods that form from the flowers,
each year they come and break them open for the seeds, 
I think they are still looking for them even though they are all finished...
they are quite entertaining to watch. 

hope you are coping with or without lockdown depending on where you are in the country!
Melbourne has just begun lockdown #6!
We have been told it will be 7 days, but nobody believes that, 
the last one was supposed to be 7 days and it turned into 14, 
so who knows!
Doesn't affect anyone in this house, 
we all still have to go to work as we are all essential services, 
feel so much for small business that are hanging on by a thread!
where and when will it end?

Monday, July 26, 2021

time is flying again!

well this is number 3 in the baby quilts!
this is was a commission work and I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out
(so is the buyer)
found the cutest little print for the backing too!

lots of oranges on the tree so time to make something, 
orange hava syrup cake, 
it was delicious!

flowers from Diva for looking after her furbabies while she went away for some much needed timeout
next up my green orchids are in bloom
finally caught up with Lisa from Max & Louise Pattern Co

this was my goodie bag from their recent fundraiser which I sadly wasn't able to attend last minute, 

I'm so lucky to have such talented friends that live so close by...

thank you these ...and thank you all who donated

 hope you are keeping warm (its freezing here) and doing a little of something you love

Thursday, July 8, 2021

chilly days

chilly days call for soup and homemade bread (thanks to another co workers partner0
seems our visitors are becoming very regular and a bit more demanding!

fresh limes off the tree, 

now to make something with them
two for one, on the same bush!
and this smells amazing


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

finished and gifted!

this is the big reveal
2 of my gorgeous co workers are due within a couple of weeks of each other,
so baby quilts from me..
the top quilt is for the family that doesn't know what they are having...keeping it a surprise
and the bottom quilt is for the family that are having a boy

these are probably slightly larger than cot size, but not quite lap size, but they will be able to enjoy them for quite a few years