I'm now officially at the beach until the end of January, but could I find anything Y that pertained to our beautiful views - nooooo!!!!
Green -Yard - out neighbour but one, Garry has this fantastic type of grass growing at his place, watered a wee bit it stays green all year. This is his front yard looking across the road towards some vans at the camping area that stretches right around the bay at Bridport
Animal - Yawn - so this is Christmas????? Scruffy and Will are less than impressed with it all, especially their daggy decorated collars they've been made to wear all day.
School Days - Yarns- 2 of my school mates from Lilydale Primary school. Garry and Arie who also have homes almost next door. Every year for many years now, we re-hash the same old school stories, catch up on who's doing what and who's died.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I'm now officially at the beach until the end of January, but could I find anything Y that pertained to our beautiful views - nooooo!!!!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Yup! It's still Saturday, don't know where yesterday went !
I got my S's ready a few days ago, just after I did the D's and now here we are!
I've had one night home in the last 2 weeks so that might explain something.
Medicinal - some stuff from my "1st Aid Kit"
Beverage - Solerno Sherry - strictly for cooking!
Christmas - Soot- you see - living down here in the deep south, we still have a fireplace that Santa can scamper down!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I am late again! But I have a fantastic excuse - I've been to Brisbane again to have time with my family!
D for Draplique - my humble unfinished sample from a Pam Holland class - a few years ago now.
D for Dump Truck - all boys need a Tonka Truck and this was taken up to Brisbane for Banjo's Christmas present.
D for Darling Husband - a very touchy feely person.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
My D's were all ready to post Thursday before I headed north, but for some reason I couldn't get something to work, the mosaic bit , I think it was.
Now I'm working on Nancy's computer and every time I hit the "a" I get Caps, sighhhhh.
Besides I have no idea how to find Flickr with my account.
I promise you it's all done!
xxxx (crossed heart and hope to die)
Friday, December 7, 2007
Tomorrow is bought to you by the letter K.
This stumped me again because of the colour, why does this happen?
Again I've used my rulers, that's become part of the challenge, a bit like Pennie's babushka's.
I was very brazen today, as I went into the outdoor shop next door and asked the boy to get me his most wicked knife out of the cabinet so I could take a photo. He was teetering towards one that had a painted scene on it, I guess his definition of "wicked" and mine are somewhat different! LOL
So Dangerous is Knife
Kia for Blue
Katerina's Hair and Beauty for In My Neighbourhood (opposite from work)
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I had a mental block for this week's, don't know why once I'd seen every one's.
I had decided what I was going to use and was also going to be terribly organised as I had a meeting and Christmas lunch today for Tasmanian Quilting Guild, but I sent the computer off to be serviced Thursday and the suggestion was to get a new hard drive, sigghhhh, which they had in store, how convenient!!! So the computer was there Friday too. Gee I get lonely without it, it's a bit like when the power's off and you think of all the things you can do with the spare time. Sadly most of it entails using electricity!
Anyhow, here's this week's choice.
The wooden rulers again come in handy.
Texture - Mulchy (told you I was digging deep)
Weapon - Meat Mallet (Dad has a Maddock handle behind his kitchen door - glad he forgot it was there when he had the intruder and "showed hima thing or two!")
Hobby - Machine patchwork
You know, I tote my camera around with me daily and like my mobile phone, forget it's there!
Went to Hobart on Tuesday for a drive and lunch with Robert and Graeme - nothing taken.
I blame the drugs.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Across the road, on the shady side, were cousin Libby, her daughter Nicole and grandson. Also had 3 other grandchildren seated in front.
Santa was a great disappointment, being up too high and in a red firetruck he was almost invisible to the little people in the street! Bring back to sleigh on a trailer behind a car I say!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Now when it came to naming Banjo, I was pretty spot on calling him Indiana Frances - he ended up being Banjo Indiana. Now this one was conceived in Sweden so I am now thinking and looking at the atlas!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
It's his birthday today - 61 years young!
Family tea at a local pub - wonderful meal.
This is the view from The Riverview towards "home". We're to the far right, maybe not quite in the picture, it was getting dark.
Friday, November 9, 2007
I'm early, work and LPQ's tomorrow and a good night on TV tonight!
The "O" block is from my LPQ ABC quilt. None of the items featured could be used this week!
Breakfast - "oeufs crus" raw eggs looking a bit sad before brekky
Shiny - my dad's head is pretty shiny but it's actually the "ore" in the rock that's shining. This is an 86 year old man mad with gold fever and he hopes to strike lots more before his "time's up".
Little things - Oat from my muesli.
Monday, November 5, 2007
My friend Pennie Darling often blogs photos of colour in her garden. Well I was at Bridport this weekend and the colour in our garden there is absolutely beautiful,especially if you don't get too close to be overwhelmed by the weeds!
I don't think I will get back down there until Christmas and in 6-7 weeks it will be all looking tidy and clean but I know that a lot of the flowers will have been finished, so I'm glad I saw it now.
I had a chap in today who is going to perform miracles - I hope!
The garden used to be an exciting place when Mum was able to do it all. She's been dead for 3 years now and 10 years before that was unable to get into the garden because of the dreadful stroke she suffered. It has languished now for 13 years and anything that is surviving deserves to be there. The daisies and wallflowers are only a few years old, planted by me. They are great survivors! Watering over summer is restricted so we have mulched a lot over the years, seaweed, poppy waste (great weeds in that), barley and pea straw (ditto), newspapers and woodchips. The weeds come out really easily but I am sick of having it bothering me while I am trying to relax, so I am handing over to Bob who assures me I will have a lovely summer without any guilt.
Mum's ashes are scattered in the garden, it's what she wanted but I do feel guilty when her area is messy - I get over it easily, but I do have a few momentary twinges when I first arrive. :-)
Mum loved her garden, plant 2 and move 6 was her general objective and make a new garden bed often, which is fairly easy at Bridport because it's lovely sandy grey soil. Sadly, most of the treasures have disappeared - they were the ones that needed TLC and the family couldn't keep up. It's a hard job being a gardener!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Scatterdays is bought to you by the letter A this week. It’s a long weekend here and we’re off to Bridport tonight and I’ll be on dial-up so I’m posting early! Maybe I’ll have time to read everyone’s Saturday this week!
I thought I would be inventive with my letter this time as I pinched the “Round thing” off the web.
An “A” is easy, especially if you have long rulers within reaching distance.
“Round things” stumped me, mind you I have been a bit brain dead and of course as soon as I look at everyone else’s photo’s I will wonder why I didn’t think of that, so “Arctic Circle” it is. Did you know there was also an Antarctic Circle? I didn't! But it didn't have a sign, so north it is!
“Vegetables” left me with Asparagus or Artichokes and I don’t like the latter. I didn't have my camera at the supermarket so I bought a bunch.
“Things you like the smell of” - I was introduced to Amarula in South Africa last year, it’s very drinkable, akin to Kahlua and Cream :-) with more of a caramel smell. Bother, I should have bought another bottle coming through Customs last month!
A bit of info re. Amarula here. http://home.vicnet.net.au/~neils/africa/amarula.htm
During February, at the height of the African summer, the olive green fruit of the Marula tree ripens to a golden yellow and its intense tropical fragrance floats on the warm summer breeze, luring various species of wild animals from miles around. In particular, herds of trumpeting elephant walk for days to gorge themselves on the fruit; and for this reason, the Marula tree has come to be known as "The Elephant Tree".
Only the female tree bears fruit succulent, tart, with an exotic flavour containing four times as much vitamin C as an average orange
Held to be a strong aphrodisiac, the Marula tree features prominently in many tribal fertility rites. So much so, that in ancient folklore it was known as "The Marriage Tree", and even today many rural people still conduct wedding ceremonies under its fertile branches.
I really should have bought more!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
A few shots of Banjo and family.
Went to Maroochydore for lunch with John and Amira (G's brother) and then went for a paddle at the river with G. Nic and Bud the dog, one block away from John's.
Also went to Baby-Swim. I was his helper for the swim, a very relaxed baby in the water, more pre-occupied with the floating toys than whether he was actually floating!
Monday, October 29, 2007
I'm late...I'm late, but l had an important date!!!!
Last week it was J, I am not even looking at anybody else's blog until I have posted mine.
Pointy thing - my juicer, squeezes better than any old plastic one and cleans easier too!
Restaurant - I read the phone book- we just don't have a restaurant starting with a J in town!
Swimming - ditto phone book, I planned to gate crash a Judo club but the 2 in town were listed as out of town.
NOW I will show you why I was late posting Scatterdays!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
A bit late again today, never mind!
P it is and once again I became confused because there's a colour as a topic!
My pin holder is not only red but also metal and we easily identify with the postman's red van and Australia posts logo.
Sweets - I am becoming braver with my photo gathering so I went across the road into the CWA shop and asked what cakes they had beginning with P so Marj opened the Peppermint slice container and the other helper couldn't help herself so she shot around from the craft side and suggested Plum Puddings!
Metal - postbox, Public toilet and no Parking sign and another (red) sign for a Pasta shop!
PSBB- I am just checking this and once again my right hand side pictures are cropped! grrrr.
Thanks to Michelle, who asked where I was orientating the picture, I didn't change that bit but I did discover where I could make is smaller :-)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The Freezer in Graeme's bar frig. It needs taking outside and defrosting. The big freezer in the laundry which I am trying to empty and clean, it's not happening!
Signs- Free Parking, Michael Ferguson and Foxes .
The Elements - Fire and Graeme combined equals a totally new one!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The furniture's been shuffled around and the table Graeme found under the house is in position. The machine is no longer dropped into a flat bed but on top of the table with a perspex surround. My chair is up so high now my feet don't hit the floor, so that's the next problem! :-) I think there should be a small shelf somewhere that the TV used to sit on, I wonder where that is?
The old Horn table is there too, I would like to "audition" one of the Horn Craft Tables - slightly higher and the ends flip out when needed, it's a bit bigger than the Sewing cabinet and I won't rush out and order one until I am sure, but how does one know unless it is put in place???? Such a dilemma!
The top over the back of the chair is one I did at our retreat - "Magic 9 Patch" with autumn leaves and 48 hand dyes from Ami (ex-Oz Dye Arts).
The quilt on the end of the table is waiting binding and is a woven design with frog fabrics and a frog quilting design.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I'm getting in early this weekend as I'm off on retreat with Tas. SCQuilters.
My sewing area is still not done, it needs thinking about, but I have sorted my scraps!
Hobbies- now I was really in the pink here as Graeme and I have several each but starting with "C", Collecting would win hands down!
He collects Cards (postcards) - all neatly placed in albums in the Cupboard that used to grace an early 1900's Tasmanian classroom - a Library cupboard.
I collect many things, 2 shown here -Chintz China and Campbell's Pottery. The Winton Chintz designs are "Quilt" and "Tartan".
Campbell's Pottery was located in Launceston in the street where Graeme boarded when he first came into town to work.
I also collect Antique quilts, Doulton "April" china, and sewing boxes.I seem to have a big Collection of my quilts too :-)(This is more than anyone needs to know!)
For Furniture I am presenting the under-rated Card Table. It sits beside the computer when I have lots of paperwork that can't fit on the desk.
I also have a Cake Stand, from early golden days when afternoon teas were de-rigeur and this was carried around for our selection.
It folds up flat when hot in use. (If you look carefully you will see dust marks from the clutter I removed) (Just noticed that the handle is cropped and my jug spout is missing, I still can't work out how to get a whole picture on this blob!)
Lastly, Pizza Toppings. I am still not very brave so this was taken undercover in the supermarket. I was in fear of someone asking me if I was a Capsicum spy! I had also planned on getting Chillies and Cheese, but time ran out.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
This had me stumped for days and I was loosing sleep! I took photos of stuff, white that and thats, thinking it would do. Anyhow, the drugs kicked in and I was able to think again, so here is my offering.
W for wave
Black things- Washing-our socks for the last few days plus my fantastic view
Tools - This foot was made for Walking
Game- White men don't play alone but they do for this exercise!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Lovely Sunday- leisurely lunch looking longingly over lustrous garden.
Anyhow, we went out to lunch, which means I didn't have to think what sort of cheese to use on the toast!
Out to Westbury and to Fitzpatrick's Inn, the old home of the "Westbury Quilt" which is now hidden in the bowels of the National Museum in Canberra. When I first met it, it was draped over a curtain track on a wall inside the front door of this lovely old home of the Fitzpatrick sisters, who had bought it off a man who won it in a raffle. Made about 1900-1903, it's more of an embroidered spread as there is no quilting at all on it. But that's what it's called. There's a new "Westbury Quilt" now that was made by local ladies and hangs on the walls of the Council Chambers.
The centre of the quilt is a great (but crooked) screen print of the original quilt. I have seen the original one hung several times and I have vague recollections of it not being straight.
Here is the "new" quilt in all its glory. Such wonderful work.