Here in Australia we had an extra long weekend to celebrate Australia Day. Aussie morning tea was the go.....lamingtons and our Aussie mugs.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
Yes I am afraid so! No laughing! I have resisted for years AND years but before Christmas I caved spectacularly and bought myself a die-cutting machine for card making! I did some research....thanks Ann and Sandi......a wonderful special sealed my fate!
I love handmade cards and every so often will make a hand drawn one. So I thought if not now.....when? I am taking it slow and my efforts are very simple but I have been enjoying playing with it all.....
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
My walk this morning was so pleasant. In fact almost an Aussie cliche. The beautiful fragrance from the mature Frangapani tree I pass by each morning in the air was so devine.
A little sprinkle of rain along the way made all those cool smells and colours in the bush that much stronger. Raindrops on the ferns......magical! Two Magpies and a Butcher bird were trying to outdo each other in an early morning seranade sing off either side of the path along which I walk. Overseas friends google Butcherbird song if you have never heard it......beautiful!
I even had a King Parrot flash across in front of me and land in a tree close by so I could admire its striking plumage.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
After my morning walk I settled in to a little machine sewing. I had a little pile of hearts needing sewing together.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Hello lovely people. Happy 2021! I hope all is well with you as we move into this brand new year which seems to me to be a lot like the one we have just left behind.......of course we know that it is going to take a lot more than the clock ticking over to remedy the world's issues.....but the thing that was evident to me last year was how when the bottle was shaken....the cream once again rose to the top.....people full of hope, kindness and dedication stepped up to take care of us, help us and inspire us all......
I feel so grateful that I live where I live, that family time has been possible and that I have interests that have kept my mind and hands busy being creative and away from all the doom and gloom that threatens to overwhelm you if allowed.
I have had a restorative and relaxing time of late....a limit on social media has helped plus lots of reading with a nice hot cuppa and a bit of stitching as well.
One project that I was determined NOT to take too far into 2021 with me is my project 1797 REVISTED. It has been languishing on my spare bed for so long. All because I was unsure how to hand attach borders to it! Sounds silly but true!