Sunday, August 31, 2014

Signs of Spring


 We have had some lovely sunny days and the spring blossoms are appearing now
 although the tree in the background is taking time to lose its' autumn leaves.
 There are lots of flowering bulbs
 as well as the colourful wattle blossoms
It is nice to see the busy bees at work.

Spring is a lovely time of the year with the warm sunshine to enjoy before our hot summer begins.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tea cosies galore!

 Last week-end I visited the Tea cosy Exhibition and competition held at the Warratina Lavender Farm in Wandin.


 I was not disappointed with the exhibition as there were so many tea cosies to see as well as the lovely back drop of quilts displayed.


 There were lots of beanies too

as well as the beautiful crotcheted rug.

Below is a close up of some of the tea cosies.














The tea cosies were for sale, the proceeds going to help the Australian Cancer Council for research.  I think it would have been difficult judging the tea cosies in the competition as they all were so special.

We also visited the lovely tea rooms at the Warratina Lavender Farm and enjoyed a great afternoon tea.

That's all for now,

Nessie




Monday, June 30, 2014

Last day of June



 This is a quilt I have recently finished.  Machine pieced and quilted by me.  The quilt was made as a friendship group project using certain techniques as a way of creating a one of a kind quilt.
 Two pictures of the lovely Autumn colours we have experienced this year

That's all for now,

Nessie

Friday, May 30, 2014

Autumn

 This is a view of the Melbourne City buildings from the site of the Memorial Tower at Kangaroo Ground
As well sunshine there was a lot of cloud hanging around.

 We have experienced a warm Autumn this year and we have been enjoying the azalea blooms which we do not see until Spring.
We have had some delightful weather in May with lots of days over 20c.  Autumn is coming to an end and I expect we will be experiencing winter soon.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter

Wishing everyone a happy Easter.  I hope you have the opportunity to be with family and friends.
Take care and keep safe.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Melbourne Flower Show

 Last Friday I attended the Melbourne Flower Show
 These are a small sample of the lovely flower arrangements that were on display

 A lot of the displays were the work of Colleges


 The above is the rare Japanese banana plant
 This is a close up of its lovely flower



 There were a few mannequins dressed for the occasion the above dress and wings were made of popcorn.
 There were a lot of stalls to see and buy plants etc.
 and a display of sculptures

 It was cloudy day and the sun did not come out until late afternoon
I enjoyed the show and did so much walking!

That's all for now,

Nessie