Thursday, April 27, 2006

A postcard from..........

British Columbia!
Today's mail yielded this beautiful postcard from Vivian K in British Columbia,Canada.
Vivian has printed onto fabric a photograph of
"Golden Ears Mountains reflected on Allouette River after the first fall of snow"
The print has then been embellished with machine stitching to represent forest and reflections.

My photography does not do justice to a beautiful piece.

Thank you, Vivian! Posted by Picasa

Foreman material

Jesse has to check whether it conforms to workplace health and safety! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

This morning's villains..............

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Don't you love it when...........

................the quiet day you planned goes rapidly downhill before you even get out of bed!
Early this morning(well it was early for me because I'd planned a lie in,or as Darilyn puts it a beach day)
I was disturbed by a persistant horn beeping just after 7am;
finally curiousity got the better of me and there at our front gate was a good samaritan informing me that
"Your cattle are loose on the road.You'd better do SOMETHING!!"

Okay,we have land and cattle do graze there..............NOT our cattle though!
A neighbour gets free ajistment as long as he maintains fences and pasture.
Get back inside phone cattle owner to come round up his beasties and another neighbour phones.......:"do you know....??"
Finally get owner, do traffic warden bit slowing down traffic;
Breakfast is an hour and a half late;Said cattle owner returns from driving cattle back to their block and complains that "Your fence is down and that's where my cattle got out"
Anyway half morning is gone and so have my plans for a peaceful morning sewing.

Things I'm grateful for:
Good neighbours
Living in Australia
Summer is over
Strong black coffee to jump start me each morning

Saturday, April 15, 2006

What sort of coffee.............

After telling Eva over at Eva's Crazyness that I preferred my coffee "Black and strong" I thought I ought to see what coffee I am...........

You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high

Just about spot on,except that I don't have a high caffeine addiction.(Truly)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Back-yard visitor

Whilst refilling the two bird baths a short time ago,I glanced up to see this fellow hanging around.
As our neighbour is a designated wild life carer,my guess is that this" bloke" had been attracted by the calls of the long term inhabitants of the bat cage(March/April is breeding season I believe) and stopped in our shrubbery for a rest.
More about bats/fruit bats can be found here Posted by Picasa

Kamikaze lorikeet


Whilst the Sulphur-crested cockatoos enjoy a drink,a Rainbow lorikeet streaks by...too fast for my little digital to catch! Posted by Picasa

Chow time!

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Saturday, April 08, 2006


The third member of our cat family: Possum!
I think Domino would be more apt....with her "mask".
A sweet natured cat (around her humans) she rules the other two with "the LOOK"!
This old lady is (as far as we can work out) 14 or 15 years old, and was originally a street kid at RAAF Base Amberley before our daughter adopted her. Posted by Picasa

Internal view

Don't you just love a bag that has pockets for storing EVERTHING?
I do!
Six pockets hold mobile;comb,notebook;pocket book; keys....and you still have a great volume for other important new threads,fabrics,magazine... Posted by Picasa


After exploring the house yard checking out what visited during the night(hares and possums probably,as we live in a rural area) Jesse takes his ease on the side patio,because Cadbury BEAT him to the bed! Posted by Picasa


Jesse doing what he does best........
RELAXING Posted by Picasa

There's a nip in the air.........


and Cadbury thinks snuggled into a quilt is THE place to be!Autumn is here and the temperature is dropping,thankfully,as it's been a long hot and humid summer.
Further south in Fall's Creek in Victoria they had the first snow for the season.June long weekend is usually the start of the ski season down there. Posted by Picasa