Monday, November 30, 2009

Hello Metro

Took a train to check out Connex's replacement.

Wonder if the stolen supermarket trolley enjoyed the ride?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fabric Origami

Made these cute little pouches for some gifts.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


What will happen when the last bolt gives way?

I have a feeling it will involve the electricity company coming out and disconnecting the power to the property, then the electrician moving the "point of attachment" to a different spot, then having the power re-connected. Then some repair work on the woodwork, and then some painting. It all sounds expensive.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas is Coming

The Christmas tree guy at the end of my street opened for business.

And yes, there was more rain today.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fish Pond

It is getting tricky to photograph the fish, because the plants are growing crazily. You can just see 3 here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


My son's birthday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shopping in the City

Went to town to do some birthday shopping.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


80mm of rain in the gauge.

Don't know why Blogger has tipped the photo on its side. All the water will run out!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Visited the Geelong Patchwork & Quilters Guild biennial exhibition.

Friday, November 20, 2009


A tiny flower on one of my succulents.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In the Mall

Every Thursday morning at about 9:30 I see this on my way to work.

Those who don't have to go to work enjoying a morning coffee in the mall.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Productive Sewing

Finished the garments I cut out 2 days ago.

Monday, November 16, 2009


So now I've got 80 of these.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Cut out about 90 white triangles, and two whole garments, while waiting for the electricity to come back on. Then I sewed more triangles to the ones from the 12th.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Computer games might be more interesting than visitors.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Got some friends for my remaining goldfish.

Original fish on the right, one of the new ones on the left.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Chain-pieced some triangles to relax after work.

Later they will get a few other bits added to them, to make a block called "Leap frog" designed by Bonnie Hunter. One day they will be a quilt...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Organised my quilting fabric by colour.

There are more of some colours than I expected.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Overcoming the Block

For nearly a month I've done nothing on my Red Delicious quilt, because I couldn't get the thorns to work in this block.

Today I decided that my roses didn't have to have thorns.

Monday, November 9, 2009


To escape the heat, (and take advantage of cheap Monday tickets), I saw the film in cinema 11, followed by the one in cinema 5.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Keeping my Distance

Stood well back as the bees were checked on for the first time.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Spent the afternoon with my sister, who is visiting from interstate.

We shared that flourless chocolate cake, and it was very good.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Planted some "free-cycled" iris rhizomes.

Hope they will survive - it seems too hot to be transplanting them at the moment.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yellow Gum

Flowers on one of my eucalypts.

It is Eucalyptus leucoxylon (yellow gum) 'Eukie Dwarf'.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


What good chooks. 3 eggs again today.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Had a load of mulch delivered, then spent the rest of the day moving it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Yummy Stuff

Went to a friend's place for quilting and afternoon tea.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


A small corner of the brilliant Roraima Nursery in Lara.