Sunday, October 25, 2009

Soft petals of Spring

This is Louise, an Archtotis that my sister gave me for my birthday (my middle name is Louise). She was out shining yesterday looking beautiful, but when I went out this morning with the camera, she was still all tucked up sleeping.
It was "thumbs up" for gardening weather yesterday. I was out early and enlisted the help of all the children. I had them mowing, and carting weeds, and it was a hive of activity in our Flowergarden. It was great to be all working together.
The chooks were happy with the constant piles of goodies going their way. The compost bays are pretty full too!
This is my front garden finally starting to look established after 3 years of hard labour and water restrictions.
The trees this year are finally starting to flourish. That's the main thing I missed coming to a new estate - all the big trees. A real lesson in patience.
My bird baths around the garden are not just for the birds!! My Nelly Puss is a great friend to me while I'm working. I think she thinks I put them there for her.
Soft . . .
petals . . .
of Spring . . .
and today the clouds have rolled in and I will be sewing . . . ALL day.
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Still fascinated by my "camp garden"

. . . and loving the Echiums in the Spring Time

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I've been on School Camp

3 Days and 2 nights of loads of activities and 75 children.
Some different flora from my flowergarden
. . . and I even went on the giant swing!
I'm looking forward to the weekend.
This is the quilt I made a little while back for a special little girl. I went to visit to see it on her bed, and it looked so gorgeous. I could hardly believe I'd made it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ye ol' handbag

Been making some over the shoulder small bags, complete with front pocket and internal mobile phone pocket. Thinking of popping them in my ETSY shop. (if I can remember how!!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The rain stopped for one day!

It's a wet old Spring here in Ballarat
. . . but it did stop on Saturday for us to check out one of the young teacher's weddings. Good opportunity for some flower pics. Then a trip to a friend's place in Melbourne and helping her with her weeding - and I came home with these . . .
Looking forward to a new potting/shade house to raise them in.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

more farm flicks

. . . more pics from my holidays

'cause there's not much else going on around here but school, sleep, and more school
Week one down and 10 to go!

Monday, October 5, 2009

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

Isn't my mum clever!
She is a machine knitter and comes up with a Novelty for the Agricultural Show each year.
Home to the farm at the weekend

Back to work now . . . quack quack!