Sunday, January 31, 2010


Spent the day sewing at Sewjourn in Lancefield.

I won this day of sewing for me and a friend in a giveaway. It's a lovely spot for a sewing retreat.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hot Sewing

Spent a lot of time in my sewing room today, although hemming shade-cloth wasn't one of the jobs I had planned to do.

The main problem with my sewing room is that it is not insulated. It got up to 32C in there by the end of the day.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Another Crepe Myrtle

Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica). This darker pink one is now opening up to join the pale purple ones.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Surprise Vireya

One of my vireyas is in flower. This one is Princess Alexandra.

I rarely notice the buds, so the flowers are a lovely surprise when they pop out.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Red Hot

Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia uvaria) blooming happily. They shrivel up if the weather gets too hot, though.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia Day

Grevillea "Goldfever" flowering for Australia Day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

First Border

First border added to triangle quilt. I decided it could just be whatever size it is, rather than becoming a UFO.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ad Lucem Crescimus

Not quite a meal for a koala yet, but this manna gum seedling has grown a lot since I photographed it on the 23/12.

Thanks again, Blogger, for the weird photo re-alignment.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


Lemon tree re-sprouting after its rather severe prune several months back.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Surprise Flower

I thought this was a bottlebrush (Callistemon), but now it is flowering, I know it definitely isn't. So what is it?

I think it must be a Lemon-scented Teatree (Leptospermum petersonii).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So now I have: 2 mykis, 2 different "pocket guides", and 1 plastic myki holder.

Thanks for the upside-down picture, blogger.

But when I try and put money on them:
"myki transactions
We are unable to process any requests at this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience, please try again later."

"Online transaction history may take up to 72 hours to appear on your online statement."
That's a great-sounding online system!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leap Frog

Finally got this sewn together, but now I'm wondering if it needs to be bigger. But if I make it bigger, will I have enough fabric for the borders? I think this is how UFOs are created.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Watched these clouds as I walked home, wondering how wet I might get.

Fortunately I had an umbrella with me, because just up the hill where you can see all the trees on the right-hand side, it started pouring down!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010


A couple of galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla) out the front.

Not that you can tell what they are in the silhouette view!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Forgot to take any pictures, so here's some fabric flapping in the breeze yesterday.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Crepe Myrtle!

Lagerstroemia indica.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Trip to Korumburra to visit a friend.

This is the view across the town from her front yard.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Contrast between roses which were open in yesterday's hot wind, and one that opened today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Garden Path

Path to my front door, early morning. By the end of the day, all the roses were fried.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Trialling fabrics for next Red Delicious block.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Car boot full of Bunnings markdown bargains. Mainly varieties of Heuchera, marked down from $12 to $2!

They were cheap because otherwise they would have died. The pots were very dry, and the weather was hot and windy. However, after being immersed in water and a dose of seasol (seaweed plant tonic), they are looking wonderful again.

Friday, January 8, 2010

White Strawberries

These tiny white strawberries are the yummiest in the garden.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Block 6

Finally block 6 of Red Delicious is done.

Three more to go.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

City Trees

Went to the city for an interview.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Cestrum nocturnum (night-scented jessamine, रात की रानी, queen of the night) in bloom.

I planted this under my loungeroom window to enjoy the perfume, but at the time it flowers it is often too hot to open the windows.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Quilters' Circle

Afternoon tea with some friends.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Mirabilis jalapa (4 o'clock plant) - grows as a "volunteer" in my garden.

I'd never seen it before moving here, but it comes up in all the local gardens each summer.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Had to keep my foot up, so made some of these while watching too much TV.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Bell St at 8:00am: only on one day of the year does it look like this.