Saturday, May 9, 2015

August's hygge

 Strezlecki in the background.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

 Finished this recently. I copied the colours from a Charlotte Petterson jumper Sarah sent me a piccie of.
 Finally finished this mosaicing, quite a tricky business.
 Double Delight.
 Pat Austin.
 All these Fuji apples off one tree. There are a few bad apple in there which I must give to the chooks.
What I've been reading lately. I adore Kate Llewellyn.
 Also love Marina.
But I really really really love Anne Tyler and never want her books to end.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New chookies and garden.

 Found out recently that our staircase IS a ship's staircase like we always thought. Hence the extreme steepness.
 My dear sweet new 'Quamby' chooks who arrived on the plane last night. Very sweet and friendly and quiet. Yet to be named individually.
 Laundry wall.

 New water iris. Sounds so lovely in the catalogue. Watch this space.

 Corners of my garden.
 Unfortunately the wretched little birds had discovered my Lady In the Snow apple beside this one and ravished it. I had been saving them on the tree to keep them longer. They are in a possum proof enclosure but not tiny bird proof.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Inside and out.

 Decided to only go as far as a cushion for my rocking chair with this.
 From Loop in London, so exotic for me, so far away.....
 Have big plans for this. A king sized quilt, will my hands last the distance?
 My garden is struggling, we seem to have gone back to drought mode.
 Birdy love.

 More birdy love.
 Intrepid little cyclamen.
Our garlic crop, last of.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Of late.

 This is Cheeky.  Etching by Sarah Gabriel, I love him.

 Old stove.
 Furneaux Islands.
 New stove undergoing inspection by Olive.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Stuff I've been making etc.

 I have had a continuing obsession with liberty lawn since the 70's. I think I will make a cushion for my rocking chair with the black (which is my homage to Mrs Delany). I want to make a king sized quilt with the white, ha ha..... My hands get sore doing it. We have watched the whole 6 series of Breaking Bad  and I've done this during. Quite incongruous I think, to do English paper piecing while watching that.

 The last little jumper is for my darling first grandson's toy hippo, who he dearly loves...

 Lovely hygge, wool and pattern from Loop. I am going to make another soon for my second adorable grandson.

 We have just finished painting our kitchen and office, 50 tubes of no more gaps later.....
 An Emperor moth who is unfortunately becoming quite rare. I am still very slow and useless at uploading photos to blogger and using the photo stuff on our Mac which we've had for a whole year now.