Sunday, December 25, 2011


The large tree with the red baubles is the new Christmas tree in the City of Melbourne. It was decided to create a forest by placing small trees around Federation Square for people to walk around and through.

Wishing everyone a happy and joyous Christmas!

That's all for now


Thursday, December 22, 2011


I have been 'baking' and these two are fresh from the sewing machine! The table runner above I have called Christmas Stollen. The table runner below is called French Bread. The 'recipe' was designed by Susan Fuquay and supplied to me by

Now to finish the edible Christmas treats!

That's all for now,


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My day out

Monday last I took a trip to St. Kilda to have a look at the shops and have a walk along the beach. The above is the smiley face of Luna Park, a fun theme park.

This is the kiosk at the end of the St. Kilda pier. The original kiosk which was built in 1903 was burnt down by arsonists in 2003. It had stood for 100 years. A new kiosk has been built for people to come and enjoy.

This picture was taken on St. Kilda pier looking towards The Esplanade.

There are a lot of cafes dotted along the beach.

There were a lot of people out and about enjoying the day.

The buildings in the City of Melbourne can be seen in the background.

It was a lovely day for a walk and sea breeze made it pleasant.

Although it was generally an overcast type of day it did not stop people lying on the beach and trying to catch a bit of sunshine!

That's all for now,


Friday, October 28, 2011

Nearly the end of October

During the week we went on a drive to Hastings which is a suburb in the Mornington Peninsula. The above is a picture of the boat harbour. It was a very pleasant day.

I noticed these two ceramic pictures on the front of the Community Hall in Hastings.

That's all for now,


Friday, September 30, 2011

Last day of September

More of the lovely trees that are in flower in my neighbourhood.

This wisteria took advantage of the gum tree growing up the trunk and cascading down the branches.

A couple of visitors to our place. I think they are a juvenile gang gang cockatoos. You can just see them developing the red heads they are known to have as adults.

That's all for now

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Small project completed and more...

This is a Home Sweet Home decoration I have made for a friend who has just moved house. She plans to have a garden composed of lots of roses. I found the pattern in a book called Everything Patchwork by Corinne Crasbercu. I added the heart for a final touch. It is one of the Made in France series of books. Lots of nice little projects to make which do not take up much time.

This is another one of the lovely sunrises we enjoy from time to time.

On one of my walks I came across this lovely camelia. All the outside petals of the flower are in the shape of a heart.

This one of lovely Grevilleas that are out in flower at the moment.

That's all for now,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spring time again

If you look closely you will see the spider web. It was only visible because of the morning dew.

Spring time brings with it the lovely blossoms on the trees

The Magnolia trees have been lovely this year

As well as having pretty blue flowers the varigated leaves add a lot of colour too.

The wattle trees make a nice display

This is a prostrate form of wattle

One of the many camelia flowers that are in bloom at present

There are all types of Hakeas flowering now

That's all for now

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The last day of July

I like to go and visit op shops and this is a tin I found on one of my visits to my local shop. I think it will make great for holding my buttons.

The sign that Spring is coming soon.

That's all for now,

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sitting on the fence!

One of our neighbour's cats has taken to sitting on the fence watching us when we go in and out of our house. The cat was so obliging waiting there for me to get my camera to take its' picture!

That's all for now.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Autumn again

I took the opportunity today of going for a walk around the area I live and enjoying all the colours of autumn. It was the first day of sunshine we have had for a while.

There are lots of leaves on the ground and some still have their colours.

The autumn colours this year have been extra good because of the good rains we have had.

The pretty pink colours

and the bright yellows as above.

The above flowers were blowing in the wind today

The bees are kept very busy getting the nectar from these flowers.

This is a rose growing in our garden. It also has a lovely perfume.

That's all for now,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

This is a knitted rabbit I recently put together. It is from a pattern I have had for many years.

This is a Bilby puppet I have made. In Australia the Bilby is an endangered marsupial and is promoted as an alternative to the rabbit at Easter time.

I wish everyone a happy Easter with family and friends.

That's all for now,