New Year…

Wishing all a happy new year…

My plan for this year is to blog more and regularly.   I received a new camera for Christmas, so I am excited to take pictures, again.  Though I did take this picture of the new baby kookaburra with my old camera.  The baby kookaburra came out of his nest on Christmas eve with lots of noisy excitement from the parents.fullsizeoutput_d5

 

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just some pictures…

There has been sunshine and rain this week, the days have been everything from warmer to freezing cold and in no particular order.   Longing for spring and warmer days and sunshine instead of grey skies.

The early morning sun was shining through the trees and throwing a shadow of the lantern, that hangs on the veranda, onto the window.   I tried to photograph the shadow, if you look carefully, there is a shadow.

This is our local young kookaburra, he just quietly waits around.  He was also enjoying the sunshine.

Then we had 24 hours of constant heavy rain…


These little birds found a dry place…

And the sun is shinning today…and hopfully it will be a little warmer.

New book!


I just received this new book by Margaret Sampson George in the mail and love it.

I have started the quilt on the cover after going to her workshop, a while back.  Now I need to get it out and work some more on it. Her quilts are very inspiring, to try new and different designs.

bundle of fabric…

This little bundle of fabric arrived today, from Amitie Textiles.  It’s from their bi-monthly fabric club.  I love playing with these bright, colourful fabrics.  It stretches my creativeness to have a variety of fabrics, that I probably would not, necessarily choose if I was picking them.

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I love how they neatly package them, so the bundle has different fabrics on each side of the plastic packet.  Too nice to open and start cutting into them, but tomorrow that is what I will be doing.

market today…

what I found at the market today…sometimes I think I shouldn’t bring home anymore stuff, than I just find something I have to have!!!
_DSC0303Quilt book $1,  box $3 and xmas decoration made from vintage jewellery.

I like a couple of patterns in the book.

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This quilt as you go, last time I was at quilt group I seen this quilt made and I and others were really attracted to the way it is put together.

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And this scrappy quilt is attracting my attention, so soft and gentle.

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the decoration hanging on the tree.

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pretty tile on the lid of he box…

The list of quilts I want to make is always growing.
Continue reading market today…

around here…

There hasn’t been very much sewing lately as I have been sick for a couple of weeks. After two prescriptions of antibiotics I am beginning to feel better.  Even though today is wet and dull, spring weather is beginning to make the garden grow and bloom.  

This cake I made the other day is mainly walnuts and was very nice for desert.

    
A cup of tea on the veranda at this time of year is very enjoyable.

 We went out the other day and left the door into the garage open, and this visitor was in a bedroom when we got home.   

This baby rosella was sheltering from the rain…

 And  the bleating tree frogs are making a reappearance  for spring.    You wouldn’t believe the amount of noise these tiny frogs  can make.   

And the magnolia at the front of our house is starting to bloom, this is the first flower of the season.

 
I will be back soon with some stitching pictures, I have been working on finishing some long waiting projects.