Sunday, October 27, 2019

well the week that was....

 new families on the lake....only seen 2 families this year
 I know I showed this last week, but its' fully out and so so pretty!
 some warmer weather means the pigface comes out...this one is near my front door
 cool starts to the day means great photos of the lake
 very excited, one of my succulents is going to flower!!!!
 discovered that I have 3 different coloured iris's...white, deep purple and this beauty!
 small selection from the garden...
the roses aren't quite there yet, 
heaps of buds so stay tuned
Jacobean lily is stunning this year with 9 spikes and it's multiplied heaps
lesson 3 in my floristry course...
still need lots of practise!
hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did...

Saturday, October 19, 2019

holiday coming to an end!

 Echuca was another destination on the holiday...
beautiful weather after Halls Gap
 my first rose was out when we got back!

 and the rest of my garden was looking wonderful!
 cute little visitor at my sisters place
 feeding the guinea pigs!

 never get tired of this view

 my mollis azaleas are these but they don't last long!
little bluey in the woodpile

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)