Sunday, September 18, 2011

Flora and Fauna

I don’t have much to show in the way of sewing this time as I’ve been working on a project which is to be a gift for my Christmas Gift partner Gillian.  It wouldn’t do for her to find out what this gift is in advance…might just spoil the fun a bit!

It’s a little bit sad at our house this week as Rhyll is leaving for Canberra permanently on Friday.  For a couple of years she has been doing her job remotely, but the time has come to step things up a bit and take promotions etc.  We get along really well and will both find it strange to just talk to the walls (and in my case the dogs and cat).  So keep ourselves busy we have been putting little finishing touches to all the painting we have just completed…here is Rhyll hard at work. Not sure that she is either flora or fauna, but here she is anyway.

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The garden is starting to look beautiful and it is wonderful to just wander and see what nature has been up to.  I decided to plant some Silver Birches in the front garden last year and they are growing so fast.  There a lot of Azalia bushes in amongst the Birches and it is going to be very pretty as the trees grow.

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Last year a friend gave me some plants which she called Euphorbia.  I’d never seen them before, so obviously they weren’t something that grows in Brisbane.  This little patch of them is looking stunning and they are such an amazing plant to see

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And this last flower photo comes courtesy of my neighbour…because I thought the bush looked ugly in my garden and ripped it out before I knew how fabulous the flower is.  What a duffer I can be at times!

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I visited my daughter in Upwey in the Dandenongs last week and had a wonderful time.  I was pet sitting while they attended a wedding on the Sunshine Coast in Qld.  Of course I just had to visit the gorgeous little patchwork shop at Tecoma a couple of times, and had a lovely visit with Ramona….my but her house and garden are just gorgeous!   I also visited a display village of Granny flats and was SO impressed with them.  So at present I am making plans to live in the Upwey area in a gorgeous granny flat, and join in all the fun that the quilters have there.  Can’t wait!   It has taken me most of this year to finally decide to go to live in this area but I am really pleased with my decision now.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris…

I’ve no clue if anybody is still bothering to check out my blog, but just in case you are reading, Hi!

It’s been such a strange year…most of it seems to have been tied up in house renovations…just little stuff, but when you are doing it yourself it takes ages.  So all the painting is done, the carpet and vinyl have been laid, all the new curtains are up.  And now I’m sick of it all, so I’ll sit back and enjoy it .

Not a lot of sewing has been happening, but I have enjoyed making my version of Bluebirds and Berries..only two more blocks to go now….and you can see the new carpet behind the blocks.

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Next week I shall be visiting Andrea in Upwey which I am really looking forward to.  I love to see my daughter and I love that part of the world, so it will be great.  Let’s just hope the weather stays as perfect as it is at the moment.