Please remember that any photos, images or text on this blog remain my property, but if you wish to use any that you see, feel free to contact me for permission. Thank you for respecting my request and enjoy your visit.......Joy

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The beauty of nature

Recently we have had some rain here on the coast and this has made our grass turn from brown to green - yes, in the hot summer months we grow brown grass.  After some good rain the new grass is green and very much sort after by the local wildlife.

These beauties here are King Parrots - very similar to the Rosella, but larger and brighter red.  The ones with the green heads are the females.  What you see in the background is from the kangaroos that visit at night!!

Even though they are wild they are also very tame when it comes to humans and as you can see Warwick (DS3) is feeding them some native seeds and they are literally eating out of his hand, in fact one is actually standing on his arm.

(my apologies - these are two photos that were deleted - I still haven't found a copy of them)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Candy anyone???

Today I received a reminder from a reader that I haven't posted any more of my Candied Hexagons.  She emailed me with some questions on the templates used to make these tasty morsels.  In the recent hot days we had here in Victoria I cut out a box full of shapes and templates - it was too hot for actual sewing - my hands were very hot and sticky.
Anyway, what you see here are some that I have been sewing while at my local quilting group.  Hope to get some more done this weekend and over the following week.


Friday, March 9, 2012

For lovers of all things vintage.

For readers who love all things vintage - I have just discovered this great site and blog.  The site is called 'The Vintage Workshop' and the owner Amy Barickman has a plethora of stuff including vintage images that you can downbload (for a small fee).  If you have a few minutes to spare go on over and a look around.  I'm sure you'll love what you see.  I do.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'm soooooo excited - I've won a give-away

over on Linda Stoke's blog.  If you go here you will see the piece of fabulous material she is giving away among other goodies including a small Thermofax screen.  How good is this????  And while you're there have a look around her blog, it's full of inspirational stuff. 

Can't wait for it all to arrive.  Will post a pic when it does.  Love, just love giveaways....... as I have been lucky to win a couple might have to have one myself - need to think of a special occasion or event to celebrate.  Will put my thinking cap on - so stay tuned.

Have a great week all,
Take care,
Joy V

Friday, March 2, 2012

I can now show you Travis' quilt

As you can see Travis is a Bombers fan.  It is a wall hanging made with a variety of reds/red & black 9" squares.  There are a couple of 9 patch squares in there to add a bit of interest to a rather bland design.  The 'bomber' emblem I appliqued onto a piece of plain black fabric and did a close satin stitch around each element.  He loves it.