Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Weird and the Wonderful

Weird!!!  (but beautiful)
Look what I discovered dangling over the edge of a pot of succulent plants - this huge dark purple flower!
Looks like something Morticia Addams would grow in her garden.

You wouldn't imagine a big flower like that growing from a spindly little stick of a plant. Very unexpected! There is another flower in the photo that hasn't opened yet. A very unusual flower indeed!

And now the wonderful:
A beautiful pale triangle butterfly visiting my garden. I haven't seen a triangle butterfly that is pale yellow before, the triangle butterflies are usually blue.
The shrub is a white buddleia, commonly called the 'butterfly bush' (I wonder why :) It's flowers are full of nectar. Do you have butterflies too?
Sandi x
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Lunch

We are so lucky here on the Sunshine Coast, to have many lovely restaurants. About a half hour drive from home, heading north along the Blackall Range, is Flaxton Gardens restaurant.
It is here where we went for Valentine's day for lunch yesterday.

Hubby waiting for me to take the photo, so he can start. The lunch was delicious! Wonderful views of the coast too.

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day.
Sandi x
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mystery Sewing Object

Can you guess what this is? ........ you may have seen these before.

It is an automatic needle threader. Made in Italy.
I couldn't go past this bargain, purchased from a hospital op-shop for sixty cents.
You just place your needle according to size in one of the tubes, eye end down, lay your thread in the gap, slide the little black knob across, and this pushes the thread through the eye. Easy!!
Happy stitching,
Sandi x
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