I quite often find I want to make one of the quilts I design on my Quilt Wizard program & other things can get in the way, but sometimes the squirrel take over. The quilt below was one that wasn't getting away.
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Saturday, 29 May 2021
Today, the last of Mays' photo hunt words' is MUSIC, so joining in and linking up with Astrid.
Photos are varied aspects from my own enjoyment of music, which I inherited from my Dad. Growing up in the 50s meant we didn't have TV till I was around 11 years old, so our radio & record player were big parts of my childhood.
|The music notes Keith fashioned for me some years ago & I finally framed & now have hanging on the wall.|
|My beloved Cottage piano which I bought in the late 80's whilst living in Tasmania.|
I can tinkle away on the piano, but not well as DH will attest to, so it doesn't get much use now that he is retired and it doesn't live in this position anymore since we had the woodburner installed on this wall. I learnt to play when I was 5 for about 9 months till we found out the 2nd hand piano we had needed a large amount of work on it, which my parents couldn't afford. Luckily I was able to read music & our public schools always had singing & bands as part of our education. In my teen years I bought one cheap from a Scout Hall, only to find it also need fixing, then we moved & I had to get rid of it as it wouldn't fit in the new house my parents purchased. Fast forward to a few years in Batlow, & I was given an old one, which definitely had seen better days, so that was left at our rented house we were living in while we built our new house. The move to Tassie, then saw me purchase a "brand new" one, shown above.
|My little table harp, which I actually purchased at Saltaire Mill Music shop in UK.|
About all I really know how to play on it is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, but I do love it.
|Music fabrics, above and below.|
I've collected them over the years and do have an idea, but just haven't got around to it yet.
|Andre Rieu in concert at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne in 2009.|
I actually took this photo myself so probably not the best.
Friday, 14 May 2021
Friday again already...........where is the month going. Today we will link with Astrid for the word........ ..MIRROR.
I've found a few odd things along with the rather obvious mirrors.
|My dressing table which I have posted before. |
I purchased this in Tasmania in the mid 80's and it is made from Tasmanian Blackwood and is around circa 1910, we think.
|The window frame, again which I've used recently. DH made it and we placed mirror tiles behind to reflect the light.|
|A beautiful curved window mirror which I photographed in the sales section of the Visitor Information Centre at Fountains Abbey, back in 2014 when on holiday in UK.|
|Thinking of other options, I remembered the mirror like reflections in the dam at Gulf Station, a National Trust property in the Dandenong Ranges, here in Victoria.|
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Not a lot to tell, but we are still waiting for our car to be fixed and just don't know when that will be. A quick catch up on my lovely Sunday at DD's with a tasty BBQ lunch & a few presents. Lucky me. We went across in the Morris & Master L who is now 15, had actually never been for a ride in it and was so chuffed when we all went to Bunnings & Pop took him in it. The smiles said it all.
A few photos follow of bits'n'bobs I captured yesterday.
|My camellia called Volunteer has it's first open bloom.|
Isn't she beautiful.
|Freesia foliage appearing in the front garden bed.|
It was a very murky day yesterday, so not the best photos.
|Part of my Mothers' Day present were the 2 small plants on the right & the two on the left were my own splurge while at Bunnings Garden Centre. I made the mosaic pot many years ago when I was a volunteer at our Vision Australia day program. This photo & the 2 that follow were taken on the verandah potting bench with our weather screen stuff behind which seems to make the background very blurry.|
|A few bits I've been playing with lately. The small white urn was purchased at Rusted Garden Art which I blogged about last month.|
|My old macrame hanger which I made in the 80's while living in Batlow and not used for many a year, now sports an old container & a few plants I hope will soon fill out.|
|The corner isn't quite as colourful, but still looks OK with a few things waiting to be either potted or go in the garden. We aren't quite on top the garden with ideas coming to halt until we have the car fixed and see how it hit the finances.😔|
Friday, 7 May 2021
Linking today with Astrid for our photo hunt. I found this one, actually unusual/different & really had to put my thinking hat on.
This is the "space " I call my own. A bedroom at the back of our house with a sort of view of part of the garden. I have just changed it all around as my son-in-law came and put in 2 more power points so I wasn't continually stepping over extension cord, which I've been doing for 6 years now. The original power point was in a strange position. I'm getting to grips with the new layout and it seems to be working well. Below I'm showing the SPACE.
|View from doorway.|
|The wall beside the doorway to the right of this.|
|View from window end.|
|As you walk in the door we have some storage boxes.|
|Looking from my cutting table toward the window.|
|Now I can see the doorway from my sewing machine and not be frightened by hubby suddenly creeping into the room in his bare feet.😊|
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Whoa............so behind with reading blogs & doing my own more regularly, so this is a short and sweet catch-up for my crafty bits. There has been quite a few appointments that got way behind because of the Pandemic, then to top it all off, our 4wd car that is both our everyday vehicle & used for towing the caravan has a transmission problem, so we are down to the Morris for getting about till the other is fixed.
This maybe a bit photo heavy with quilting.
|Cobbles beside mural.|
|Cobbles in closeup.|
Saturday, 1 May 2021
Linking with Astrid for this weeks word of "BUBBLE".
The first thing that came to mind was the "bubble" we've all been living in over the past year, but I by-passed that thought & looked for other odd bits that were either bubbles or resembled them, so here goes.........
|"Bubble cars" which we saw at the Lakeland Motor Museum in 2014 when we holidayed in the UK.|
Notice hubby checking them out.
|Also in the UK, but 2016 when we travelled across the Dales to Timble & saw these on the way.|
They certainly remind me of "bubbles", although I know some people refer to them as golf balls.
I should have an old photo of the ones no longer on the North York Moors, but couldn't find it.
|Heading west on the freeway from home towards Melbourne, we can see the enormous dome of the football stadium, known as Aami Park, where they play Rugby League/Union & Soccer.|
It always reminds me of a giant bubble.
|Last, but not something you could see after I quilted a pattern called "Bubbles" on this quilt. It was done before I got my new machine & alas I've not even a picture of the paper pattern I used, so will leave it to your imagination.|