Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wacky women & pincushions


Next month my youngest grand-daughter's school is holding a (fund raising) fete,and her mother is involved with the Crafts stall.
So,I've been puddling along,making pot holders,pin cushions and wacky women!
Kayla has done her bit too....when she was visitng a couple of weekends back,I had her cutting strips of fabric for the wacky wild women,and she also made her own to take home.

My thanks to Faery Di for the idea and sample.

The pin cushions I thought, could be used for storing brooches instead of sewing pins,and should be affordable for the kids to buy as Christmas presents for Mums,Grans,even end of year gift for teacher.
So far,one has been made to represent a cake.I must try a few more as wacky gifts.
A cake that doesn't end up on your hips.............
I like that! Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 15, 2006

Feathered free loaders.......


Two of the many Rainbow Lorikeets that 'drop in' for a snack.

Yesterday morning I saw one of our annual visitors down by one of our dams;
A Jabiru was apparently checking out the area for food,but the nearby traffic unsettled him and he left before I could get a shot with the camera. Posted by Picasa

Spring has sprung........


Nestlings are hatching,and their parents are busy getting food to fill their beaks.
Our resident pair of Magpies(this is the cock bird) know they can always get a meal here.
If our cats decide their meat is "not good enough" the magpies and the Butcher birds
clean up.
Here's MrMag on one of the occasional tables on the back patio stocking up before flying back to his demanding family. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Taken 5.45 pm today: the full moon overlooks our back paddocks.
WHY would I want to live anywhere else! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Spring is sprung

Last week's 73 mm of rain may not have broken the drought conditions in our area,but Mother Nature has certainly responded to the lifegiving showers;
Our Freesias are blooming beautifully and perfuming the air ,so I thought I'sd share with you. Posted by Picasa