Saturday, 23 May 2015

Garden walk............

the garden isn't looking too bad at the moment.............
enjoy your walk around...............
"Cecile bruner" flowering beautifully..........
blue potato vine........
autumn colours............
one chinese tallowood is very reddy/orange..........
the other below is more golden/yellow........
my chrysanthemums are from last year.............a potted flower bunch I got last year............
absolute huge mass of flowers this year............lasting so well...........
I love looking up thru trees...........
finally my bouganvilleas are flowering so well..........
we had a light frost last week but it did not affect them............
Catch you later...............
Chookyblue...........

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Thinking of snow......

I wasn't coming back tonight but OMG we got a hail storm this evening..............35mls of rain in 10mins and it hailed the whole time...............
I don't ever remember seeing hail like this...........ever..........
this must be what it looks like when it starts to snow..........white everywhere..........
probably get frostbite on my toes.............I was walking around in the freezing water taking pics............there was water running everywhere............
this was while I was still in the car...............it was so noisy...........
rivers of water running everywhere.............
 
there is still hail on the lawn hours later...........usually if it hails it is all melted by the time the rain finished.............it's been sprinkling most of the evening...........
now trying to wash and dry wet towels and carpet where we had some leaks.............
bugger........

the keets update.............

Can you believe these little guys are jut over a month old now.........
A few hours old..............
2 days old..............
2 days old 
10 days old..............
12 days old.......they grew so fast...........feathers forming so quickly............
24 days old.........
we tried to put the inside babies out with Mumma............we put one in and she tried  to kill it......she was attacking it madly so we had to rescue it quickly........
 it was in shock a bit but ok and survived..............
the 2 inside babies have now been moved out to the cage with the gular..........

33 days old now.......above and below...........
we have another one set on some eggs somewhere we but not sure of her whereabouts but somewhere near the hay stack I think..............will be difficult to find her........she's been on the nest for about 2 weeks now so will have to keep looking and see if we find her.........we'll know when she hatches as the others will be carrying on like idiots.............lots of noise.....
or maybe she will be like the 2 previous nesting and they sit and sit and sit and nothing hatches............
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Applique workshop with Cherry Pie Designs..............

It's been a busy weekend...........I got to attend an applique workshop with Carol Roberts from Cherry Pie Designs...........fortunately for us she is very happy to travel out bush to run workshops.......
no one travels out here for workshops.............
I got to attend both days as I also organised the food for everyone...........
I haven't done heaps of applique but this time we got to learn needleturn applique using the freezer paper method...........I have never done this and it worked pretty well once I had a shape or 2 done...........so while it isn't a new method it is new to me..........
here is a closer pic...........you trace out your shape and then iron it  onto the back side of the fabric...............cut out he shape leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance......put it in place.........turning the seams under as you go with your needle hence the term used...........
snip into the back of the fabric and pull the paper out.............easy right.........lol
some of the ladies in the Saturday workshop........
everyone gave it a great go.......Carol kept us all moving along..........
Carol brought some lovely shop goodies to temp us.............nearest fabric shops are hours away.............man I love a 1/4 inch bias maker............made those stems below so easy..........
part of the quilt we worked on.............we got the whole pattern but had a kit for the centre section........
Feeling Blue by Carol Roberts Cherry Pie Designs...........
funny as I love blue but ended up working with a red kit...............
we could choose red or blue...........
slowly I made progress.............and pretty happy with the result.............
Love these little applique pins by Clover
Some of the ladies from the Sunday group............you can see the quilt a bit better here........
anyway it was a wonderful weekend.......
Thanks Carol..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........