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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Buddings

The week has thrown up some wonderful events...
I located where 4 friends from the late 60's are...
All CLOSE BY !!!
We were all perched up in Brisbane ...
Some in National Service
It was an interesting time & all new to the city...
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I am so excited & look forward a meet up soon.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Pear & Ginger juice

I have happened apon a new delicious fruit juice of Apple, Pear & Ginger juice.
Oh wow... 
I love ginger in juices... carrot juice & ginger alas  this year seems to be replaced with added orange....cannot have that...well maybe if the boxtox lip look was what I desired..
On the bottle of this pear, apple & ginger it says adding spice to life !! !***** !

It is a funny time right now....
I am restless, we've established that....
I am sorting through things that I no longer want ..
Discarding....
wondering the way to move forward..
It sits in the wings....
Waiting for that turning or is it a tipping point... 
which is often how they describe the trend change....


The words of war swirl around us all at this time...
Fear begins to come into any TV show...
wars & memorials of those killed in war are heightened by the performance by leaving most who came back with the trauma .....forgotten
Nothing matches up....
Actions & Words are out of sync


Today, as was my want yesterday
to travel to Lavendula for a day in the spring sunshine ..
to sit silently, absorbing the sun, observing & smelling the worlds of flowers, birds, spring
I am unable to do that today & yesterday was a high work day...
tomorrow I think we may have rain
But .......
as soon as the next sunshine spring day is here
I shall be in Shepherds Flat at Lavendula...  
with camera, notebook & maybe a book...
I intend to spend a lot of the hours there 
This picture is nearby to there

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Coloured Strings

Here are the colours that keep showing up in my life recently...
I am so drawn to them
The clean, strength of the colours.
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It is like indulging
This week I have had some lovely beauty style stuff going on...
Not much improvement..maybe it is that mirror !
This week has been some waxing..
a hair cut...
Next week 
I'll then drop to the feet..
A foot spa 
well this will be a rare treat...
All sorts of things will be going on in the hour I allot for me...just me...
at the beauty parlour.
I am so excited....
the beautician is a sweet person...
......

There was something said to me last week...
There is a certain bubbling happening...
There is & you know it surprises me most of all...
well not all does but a lot just seeps out from the soul.  
  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

colours from Cohuna mostly

Last week when I visited my old home town of Cohuna
I popped into the newsagent
Andrea has some beautiful giftlines..
She has an eye for display & it always took me ages
to check it all
last Wednesday was no different.
We natter about business, what we are doing in business
this conversation is invigourating
We are like butterflies in a vast garden of spring flowers
topic to topic.
I took some pictures of her displays as the topic of cameras & taking pics like this or that
I was trying to explain what I did
but it was simpler to show
Point camera click..
So this is what happened
I added into this collage the lime green rug I found at target this week...
I had seen it in the catalogue & then they were not in store
For some unknown reason I really didn't settle on any other rugs in stores around town..I checked on line...it was ???????
Anyway the rugs had arrived & it lives with me now & I am so thrilled with it...
Pleasure when I look at it.

I am not a vibrant colour person...
I did orange & lime green & ??? colours in the 1970's
It is so strong that one tends to leave it well alone next time it peeks it's nose into fashion..
But maybe our dullest winter of forever came 
&
then this burst into stores
Just love it !!!
The lime green pottery is elephants... they are much more gorgeous than in the pic...

The sun has faded yet again this morning..
ohhhhhhhhh
I have some lovely things on my agenda today... sun would have been nice to share it all with


Sunday, September 14, 2014

AT Last


I was going to say at last some beautiful spring warm sunny days....
Tried to post this picture the right way up but it refuses...to ????
Weird !!! LOL
So turn head on side it'll look ok.
Waking to an earlier morning now as the light wakes me..
out of bed & into some work early which gave me more of the day to play with.
I went into the city as I had a few things to do.....
So it has been a rather wonderful day...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Farmers Market

This morning was the Market square craft market in Bendigo Town Hall so I nipped in for a look.
I enjoy being amongst other creative stall holders....
I appreciate the whole picture..
Then I had in my mind to walk on to the Farmer's Market by the old PO...to buy some real free range eggs..
I walked by one stall & happened on this chosen one...
The eggs are large 
2 have been devoured for my lunch 
as my breakfast was skimpy being late waking up & having to make decisions on how long I graze at breakfast....
 I ask where these chooks live & the guy says Cohuna...snap..
He had a lovely article open on the table showing his chooks in an old bus...
Hippy chooks... they have a commune bus to travel about the farm..
I think his father makes wonderful organic milk to go into the label true value ..delicious cheese.
Once again it takes me right back to y own roots & the sense of trying to do something one has a dream to do.....
Wonderful eggs....!!!
 Then I see the Boort olive folk stand SALUTE ...
we have some history in the days of the pub putting on a day of local produce...
I was not sure what I wanted but chose this peach chutney....
Then I roamed by a few stores on the way back to my car..
I think it was a free 2 hrs today but as I got out of y little red car a younger woman approached to see if I'd like an hour ticket...
The random act of kindness was exactly the way I needed today...
Anyway I popped into provincial Living decor & felt after strolling about the displays with the gorgeous manager...
I said I feel as if I am in Paris now in spring !!!
Onto next door Bed & Bath where these new colours excite me....
I have a table mat & a tea towel to encourage the use of these colours in my work..
I did wonder if there were any quilt fabrics reflecting this strong furnishing trend of colours
Arriving home I am greeted by one neighbour embarking on a walkl to the shops....nother comes out as the cat was rolling around our feet ....
We discuss the wattle bird taking to swooping...
on cue down it comes...
Aggressive as the magpie...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More on the walk in Cohuna yesterday


While I was logged in thought I'd pop another couple of pics in

Isn't this just gorgeous ???

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Collecting in Cohuna

A Lovely trip back to Cohuna today...
After 13 years when I first arrived..here ...& left & came back etc etc LOL


We were lucky having to share lunch with this gorgeous crow...
He sat on the bench...close... trusting
Funny how animals know when to trust...
I love that feeling...nicer than any human trust in many ways.


Like the cat... who, when I came home was being dive bombed by a wattle bird & was trusting for me to walk him to the fence....& to safety
I was suddenly divebombed.....LOL 
So much for trust or was it a matter of being used to get to where the cat needed to go ????

How foolish was that of me to put my trust & help the cat..... 
but cats despite their lovely soft furry ways can have low acts at times...just like a few humans at times ....
 After lunch by the water in the park a stroll by the creek...
To the scout hall a favourite haunt as teenagers
probably still is LOL
At this time of year the wattles are bursting with colour & the water is let down from a series of lochs that eventually feed this way into a creek...so it was flowing with water....
Just a beautiful walk...
 The fields on the drive to Cohuna were bursting with the yellow canola
I love that brilliant coverage of golden yellow...
The sky was cloudy but it was not rainy.
I forgive my Irish ancestors for thinking this was worth droving 600 head of sheep to a farm at Mincha...
sure a picture to be hold I am sure Patrick told the family...
&
 then Summer came LOL.... 
I was also collecting some images for the book....
I have many today....

Monday, September 8, 2014

On the Move


IT was my first move....
from one state to another...
in 25 years !
It is now only a few days or maybe it is right this day since 13 years ago I did this move.
Where it was a planned move of 3 months
I stayed to do a Gathering before I left Canberra 
then 
drove 2 days......

The removal truck was a stuff up & I recall having to make frantic calls to see if friends could store the stuff en route (they owned other sorts of trucking businesses..)


So much stuff....
I had bought this house in the July en route to a quilt show I was trading at in Melbourne..
Impulse buy one might say LOL
My mother was alive when I moved here....she was so excited  to have e near & it is just on 10 years since she died...
Millie cat was to follow a week later...and she has since died also...
both in the same town...ironic maybe
It began an interesting journey for me
which is being penned now 
in a book with my favourite writing tool 
a fountain pen.

Today where I am living .. the windows are shining & cleaned...
I was so thrilled to have that job finished 
&
I know where to get the kitchen blind cleaned....
all the preparation is it spring 
or
something else ???



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Moved a table

It is funny some times..when one just moves a bit of furniture a fraction really..
Clear the clutter from the top of this table 
&
I placed the basket of interesting things back there
The wire basket with quinces..

Then I saw the tree which I had prepped weeks ago 
waiting to come out to a display..
sat it there..
to work with now
as Christmas comes well into focus for me .. 
2 tiny white brush trees from a Tim Holtz range 
I bought last week in Mornington
wait there now too...

Inspiration... 

softness..

sense of calm...

It is also what happens in our daily lives
when we need to bring about change...
It can happen so suddenly we take a while to catch up to ourselves....


I am catching up...
this sense of space in the display..
gives me that kind of feel in my life..
a little calm descends.

But the clutter I took from the table 
&
From my life
needs to be binned.... 
or sent away... 
or find a new spot in the home to dwell..
maybe even packed away...


That latter is not something I do that often these days...
I cull rather than save it for later....
Once I saved it....
Like the nesting instinct
My nests have changed...
I have a habit to keep things until I can look at them in good time
But in today's life
I a swift in the decision to discard..to let go...or to keep...
Interesting observation that is...LOL

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sea side

At Cowes on Saturday refreshments at Uri's gallery & coffee shop..sitting in the glorious sun

 Later a stroll along the waterfront
 The warmth of Saturday's sunshine was just so beautiful....
How lucky were we !!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bunny on the back lawn

At my friends new house on Saturday early evening I looked out the back & saw this little bunny
snacking on the grass 
He wasn't very big... but so sweet to watch.
There was a magpie doing a watch as well & this magpie has some warbling conversation...
Quite a brilliant 30 minutes.   

Earlier in the day I was going out to my car when one of the young magpies comes running up to me... it was so obvious it'd been hand fed a lot as he was sure I had popped out to feed him..
I didn't have any food....