Sunday, April 29, 2012
Some time ago I made a post and rail table runner as a gift and I had some scraps left over. The couple use the runner all the time so I made them a set of eight coasters to go with it. Unfortunately I only had a very small piece of the red with the beige spot left.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
As I was heading out this morning for supplies I noticed a cow seemed to be watching over several of our new Autumn calves. When I returned the cow had moved away but there was a larger group of the calves gathered together. I approached them for a photo but they all took off down the paddock. We have had a problem with milk fever this year, but there is only one cow left to calve and we have started feeding hay.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|The view from the ladies at the Sofital|
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I saw some pictures on the internet of felted acorns and decided to make some myself as an Autumn decoration. When our chilren were little they would collect acorns and we would draw faces on them. The blogger who provided the instructions had made the felted beads with her children and they had gone on to make a whole village of acorn people, building houses for them with their wooden blocks.
I don't believe it! This time last week it was cold and wet with snow on the mountains. Today we are in shorts again and the veg garden has had a resurgence producing freezing quantities of beans and lots of salad tomatoes. I love Autumn.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
|'The Baby is Asleep" Albert Roelofs|
Perhaps the effort depends on the recipient, I made this little quilt using the last pieces of my most favourite fabrics and quilted it quite robustly. It has some blue in it, but also some tiny flowers so it is not gender specific. The brighter colours make a nice change from pastels. It machine washed well so hopefully the new Mum will find it practical and useful. Welcome beautiful Baby.
Monday, April 9, 2012
It is very cold here today, we have the fire lit and I have heard there has been snow on Mt Baw Baw. Just right for making muffins and a quick project. The little fabric organiser box is from the blog Pink Penguin ayumills.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-blog-hop.html
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I have been trying to collect a few acorns to grow, but the rats and the possums have been eating them. So I have made some net bags and tied them over acorns on the lower branches and and I have a few saved now. Our Oaktrees are mostly evergreen and never lose all their leaves at once. We also have some Pinoaks and their acorns are very small and difficult to find.
|The tiny acorns at the front are from the Pinoaks.|