I celebrated my birthday over Easter (way back then!) - now I am no longer mid-30's, not late 30's though, but on the cusp (so to speak)! Family went to a beer garden in the hills - great weather, view, food, good day!
Some loveeeeely pressies! How did they know???? (Wishlist from Fishpond.com.au told them, that's how!)
A visit to Cranbourne Botanical Gardens; Melbourne's official 'Australia Gardens'; just a snippet of what we saw:
Criss-crosses took our eye:
Favourite shot - can you see the bee's bum in the banksia?
Eucalyptus green with stunning slim red branches
Lone raven on a magnificent iron sculpture - love the strut.
Native hibiscus with a carpet of mussel shells
The Red Earth Centre
Loved this poem:
Banksia 'Birthday Candles'
Leap of joy!
An Eastern Spinebill - gorgeous!
Some cooking by the kids: Apple Tarts (great for using up rather old pastry from freezer), some Granny Smith apples, an apple peeler/corer/twirler (best invention!), some demerra sugar and voila!
If you are still with me, hang in there, more is coming......
Actual physical progress made on my Kaffe quilt: I was so nervous about the orange and had never really liked it, BUT, adding the cornerstones and laying some out on the floor, totally changed my mind. I couldn't believe it! the orange receeded as the blues, greens, purples and magentas sprung to life; this could be the start of something good?
I like to lay my work down on the carpet, in the walkway (it's the closest bit of space to my sewing machine); wo behold anyone who steps on it though, even the dog steps around it!
I have been slack with any craftyness, bloggyness; but I do believe that I am coming up soon to my 100th post; stay tuned; pressies are coming!
Edit: I just looked in Blogger and I have five more to do: I promise it won't be painful.