Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
We have a family of Tawny Frogmouths nesting in our tipuana tree out the front of our house. Mum is on the left with her two babies beside her. Tawnys are usually hard to see because they sit still and are well camouflaged. The babies haven't learnt to sit still and look at us as we walk past the tree. The babies are getting much bigger now and have nearly all their feathers. They were so cute when they were younger, and were much lighter in colour - they looked like white pom-poms with eyes.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thought I'd show you a few flowers that are blooming in my garden at the moment. The first one is a hydrangea. A lovely mauve flower with a blue centre.
This hydrangea is a Chinese forget-me-not type. A really pretty blue with lots of clusters of flowers.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Mr Roo trialled the new colour - Venetian Red , on one end of the carriage.
Here is our builder, Matt, fitting out the interior of the carriage. It looks much bigger since Matt took out the doorway.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I thought I'd show you the progress on the carriage. The 'platform' is up now, just has to have the stainless steel cables threaded through the railing. Then we oil the timber.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Also had to chop out a section of the hedge. Hopefully it won't take too long to grow back. It was now starting to rain.
Lining up the carriage and the tracks.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
My Stitcher's Angel parcel arrived yesterday (on my birthday!) all the way from Iceland (can you believe it - wow!). THANK-YOU so much Gudrun.
Look at all the goodies that came. I have been spoiled! There was a beautiful drawstring bag - very handy to put small project in; a lovely needlecase; a wonderful folder with a mini cutting mat and a cute little quilter's ruler; wait there's more; some christmassy DMC threads, a pack of really pretty ribbons; a pack of great buttons in natural colours; some tissues (great to put a pack in my handbag - I needed some more :) and some nice label stickers.
Here is a photo of the front of my lovely new quilter's folder. (stitchery designed by May Britt)Lovely stitching, Gudrun.