Monday, 29 November 2010

Lemon Butter

Well our lemon tree is dripping lemons so I thought I would make some lemon butter which we like a lot (usually by the spoonful).

Friday, 19 November 2010

Stunning Roses

Every day on my walk I enjoy seeing and smelling beautiful roses, it's going to be another good season for them. My standards have excelled themselves and are huge! Brilliant red ...

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

New family toy

My husband has been researching kayaks and canoes for some time as we often see lovely rivers and lakes when we travel round in our caravan or to orienteering events. Last weekend we found just the one at a Geelong boat shop. It's a nice stable two person one and the only challenge is to learn to paddle with togetherness ... So now when we see inviting patches of water, in we go! 

While I wasn't keen, the boys didn't let the cold and rain stop them as they test paddled in the Bay off Williamstown and the Maribyrnong River at Flemington. The river water was pretty brown and not so pleasant but the Bay was nice apparently.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sandy Creek Quilt completed

This week i finished sewing down the binding on the Sandy Creek quilt and am really liking the way it turned out.

Here it is in the garden with the lemon tree, "yellow" hot pokers and a yellow ball!

The quilting design is shown off beautifully on the back, which also has a strip of the prints from the front. It was edge to edge quilted by Lucy Thompson of Lasting Creations.

This quilt is destined for another of the beds at Vickery Quilt and Craft Retreat, to be enjoyed by future guests.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

KF Charm Squares Quilt Finished!

On the weekend we went to Vickery Quilt and Craft Retreat to do some gardening (a lot of mulching in preparation for summer). I was able to finish hand sewing down the last 40 cm of binding on the latest quilt which will reside in the house and am really pleased with it.

Here it is under the lovely burgundy Japanese maple in the front garden. I have never seen this colour outside a Japanese garden and we were very excited to see it come into leaf at our place!

And a close up:

Here are a few pics of the mulched gardens and new back native garden (more plants to come). Unfortunately it's hard to see the plants as they all need a guard to protect them from a pesky rabbit.

A birdbath which can be viewed from the verandah or dining room window.