Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Greetings

                  Wishing you the wonder and joy that only Christmas brings, Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

A pleasant day in Melbourne

       A couple of weeks ago I went to the City of Melbourne and walked around the garden areas.
                                                The weather was a pleasant mid 20c day. 
It was nice to see the fountain working.  Not so long ago because of the bad drought none of the fountains were cascading water.

                                                 A couple of the lovely flowers in bloom
The grass was still very green from the rains we have had.  It will not be long before they begin to yellow a little.
                             The Royal Botanical Gardens has many areas of different plants

like this bird's next

and tree fern
                                                                     a hut to rest a while
                                   I wandered around the path surrounded by the tall bamboo.
                  There were lots of people also enjoying the gardens on such a lovely sunny day.
                                            The trees were showing off their lovely blooms

and these Canna Lilies were lovely too.

                                       It was a perfect day for enjoying a ride in the gondola
I eventually reached the Tea Rooms where I met up with my friends for a Christmas break up lunch.

A view of Government House from the Botanical Gardens.
I always enjoy my visits to the Royal Botanical Gardens, there is much more to see there.
That's all for now,

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spring flowers

The above are only a few of the lovely spring flowers around my area.  Spring is nearly finished and we are now heading into summer.   I just hope it is not too hot and we get some good rainfalls.

That's all for now,


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

Some of the poppies I knitted for the display at Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria.  Well over 50,000 poppies were made as a Remembrance and Tribute Day by the community.

Lest we forget.


Friday, October 31, 2014

The quilt top at last!

I am happy that I have at last put this quilt top together.  I started making the blocks many years ago.  It is a Debbie Mumm pattern called Friendship Hearts.  All the blocks have been stitched by hand.  I machined stitched the sashing and borders.  It was fun taking the photo as it was a windy day!

That's all for now.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Last day of September

 The above is a dilly bag I have just made.
One of the beautiful sunrises we have been enjoying in September.  We have had lots of lovely sunny days with some rainy days.  We did not get the expected rainfall we usually have in September.    We really need lots more of the rain before summer comes so let's hope the  October rainfall is better.

That's all for now,


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,


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,