Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Winter chills coming...

 on my walk this morning, one of the little creeks in flood (subsiding now)
 and looking upstream

 love the trees along this building in Autumn
 bit of a play in the potting section of the garden
 this rose was a little frosty this morning
and this little cutie turns 25 today!
Happy birthday Diva

hope  you are enjoying your Autumn garden too
Julz

Sunday, April 26, 2020

what have I been up to?

well still at work
(essential worker...pharmacy)
but rolling roster, so seem to have more time to do some of the things I want to do, funny isn't it? I haven't had any extra time off, just different to when I'm usually off...so taking advantage of that I have been busy doing this....
block 13 in 3 sizes
 stuff the last one up several times...Jack and I were great friends
 made some purchases from Kmart and potted them up
 my red nerines have gone crazy
 last blooms from the garden before the cold weather hits
 Aldi is trap! one of the 2 I bought plus some other things I will show in coming days/weeks

 one quarter of the next block....so many colour combos! 
decisions decisions
 and one that we all need to remember, especially when out and about shopping
to be kind to all staff in stores
to be kind to ourselves
and just 
BE KIND 
in general

Julz

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter 2020

Well it definitely is different!

 the super pink moon going down
(sorry you have to look for it, didn't turn out very well from my phone)

my happy place...
back to some stitching now

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

in this crazy world of covid 19

well the only good thing about this craziness is I get to sew more as my hours at work have changed
block 12
#modablockheads3
 this is the alternate block for block 3
this one is 12 1/2", but I think it's too big once they are all on the plan together,
but I'll see once its all done, it may become a cushion
 redid block 9 into a 6 1/2" love how it turned out
alternate block 3 as a 6 1/2'
my maths was obviously a bit off, as it was too small, hence the borders
 block 9 12 1/2" and 6 1/2"
 block 3 12 1/2" and 6 1/2"

I'm also following along with a great stitchalong with some wonderful Aussie designers on FB
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if you're on FB join the group, it's worldwide and the designs are lovely!
stay safe!
Julz

Friday, April 3, 2020

long first week at work

well this first week back has been to say the least different...almost like starting a new job with so many restrictions and changes to work practises...
I think this Covid19 can go and jump in the lake please!

anyway my modablocks3 are coming along nicely

 windmills block 10 done in 2 sizes
 and some happy photos around my garden today
pink crepe myrtle
 red nerines
 my succulent garden, 
growing wildly

Monday, March 30, 2020

holidays are almost finished!!!

Well I'm coming to the end of my annual leave, tomorrow its back to the real world...
whatever that means at the moment...
I almost feel like I'm starting a new job with all of the changes that have happened in the last 3 weeks with this covid 19 virus stuff going on...

anyway this huge fallen tree has been annoying my for more years than I care to remember, 
well 20 actually...this weekend it met its match...quite literally!
 2 days later its gone!
 this bundle of cuteness joined Divas family this week...
meet Jack...
they are fostering him to see if their  other cat  Larry copes with the new addition 
 (this will be interesting as Larry has been an only cat for a long time, she had been abandoned at the vets by owners for a long time), so time will tell
sorry about the photo, 
he is soooo quick its really hard to get a photo of him...
he's 9 weeks old 
 this is my last attempt at growing a waratah
it's looking very healthy and happy in this spot, 
only one bud, but it's a beauty...fingers crossed!
leftover plums became a jar of chutney
and I'm almost caught up with the Moda Blockheads 3 blocks
below is Blooming Love in 4, 6 and 8inch sizes
this is Taos block 9 and I'm working on block 10
this one is 12 inches
all the blocks together so far
once I laid them out , Taos is 12 inches I'm going to remake into an 8 as I feel it doesn't fit the centre in the layout (but I might change my mind once they are all done)
ED decided to make some protein balls instead of buying them 
and that way she doesn't need to go to the supermarket either...
they are very yummy
so I hope you got to do some sewing or whatever you love this weekend, 
reality bites tomorrow!
See Ya!

Monday, March 23, 2020

holidays part 4

so hope you aren't bored by all this!
scroll on by if you are
we will return to normal quilty stuff shortly!

Crossing the bridge at Bonnie Doon, 
last time we were here there was still water under the bridge (back in October 2019)
I haven't seen this arm of Lake Eildon like this for a long time.
 cute Spring mug rug from a FB group
 fixed my mistake...
didn't even see it until I was looking at my photos deciding what to post!
 bonfire season!
fire restrictions have been lifted early, 
so we can finally get rid of all the piles of stuff around the place!

 found this guy when I was moving fallen branches,
not sure how he survives where he is, there is no water there, it was damp but not much!
 our friendly kookie was kept busy...
here he/she is taking a break on the water trailer!
 bit of rain and the fungis pop up!
 my succulent garden has gone mad!
 crepe myrtles are out
 roses are having their last Autumn hooray I think.
our front hedge has grown so much since it was put in last March...
sorry the holiday snaps will continue next week...