Sunday, April 15, 2018

Quilt Exhibition and this and that

Last weekend I attended the Australian Quilt Exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Building

It is a lovely building surrounded by beautiful gardens

There were plenty of vendors as well as beautiful quilts to see and admire

Such a lot of talented people

This is one of the beautiful sunrises we have been enjoying of late

At last the autumn colours are beginning to show on the trees in our area and we have at last had some well needed rain!

These two black cockatoos were carved with a chain saw and painted black from the remains of a tree stump located close by to where I live

That's all for now


Saturday, March 31, 2018


This is a little bag I made some time ago with an Easter theme.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Time

Christmas is here again and there are lots of trees with their pretty decorations.

The Melbourne City Council always have nice flowering plants around this time of year.

The wool bombing has happened again and it is nice to see the craft work and beautiful crotchet.

This star decoration caught my attention when I was going through one of the arcades in Melbourne.

Another Christmas tree with its' gold baubles.

There are lots of banners hung to make it more festive at Christmas time.

A festive wreath I saw at our local shopping centre.

These large baubles are at the top end of Collins StreetThis part of Collins Street is also known as the Paris end of Collins Street.

Lastly, the new Nativity scene provided by my local Council.

I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas

That's all for now,


Friday, September 29, 2017

Spring Time

It has been a cool start to Spring

Now the weather is warming up

we are getting to see some Spring colour

This lovely tulip display I saw at one of our local garden nurseries

We are also getting to view some of the new families around this year

That's all for now,


Friday, September 1, 2017

Catching up

   I thought it was time I updated my blog

Early morning in the City of Melbourne

I always like to visit the Block Arcade.  The above are some of the lovely shops to see

A lovely bunch of ornamental kale I noticed on my walk

I have continued to enjoy my walks even when it is a little damp

There is always something new to see

A weeping cherry tree

and one of the beautiful wattles around this time of year.
That's all for now,


Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Autumn is one of my favourite seasons

As well as the weather cooling down after our usual hot summer

there is plenty of colour around

The wattle trees are starting to bloom again

as well as the flowering gums

and the bird life enjoying the extra water lying around after the rain we have had.

That's all for now,


Sunday, April 16, 2017


It has become a tradition that I make hot cross buns and raisin bread every year at Easter time and this year was no exception.

I also made these sweet treats for Easter Sunday and they were very popular with my family.

It is Autumn here in Victoria, Australia and the trees are beginning to show their pretty colours

My walks are more enjoyable since the hot Summer weather has ceased and the lovely warm Autumn weather has begun.

Happy Easter

That's all for now,