Wednesday, 24 February 2016


The veg garden needed attention.......already?? Previous crop of salad greens now in the compost bin! Time for a replant.



Varieties of lettuce.

Seedlings were covered with leafy clippings to provide some shade.

Tomatoes planted earlier are amazing! Strong plants with large crops!

Herbs are doing well too. Really happy with this new interest. Plants seem to grow so easily here!

Angelica did a little work yesterday! First time since we moved! She completed an area on my UFO whole cloth quilt. Thinking I'll proceed with some circular marking next! Letting the ideas simmer and develop.

More colour methinks! Lots more quilting too.

This is the view whilst I play with the POTC. Tried to get more organised today! Bought a tray table at Spotlight (half price). Easy to cart downstairs or outside.

All the bits ready to go!

Thought placing a few may give me some idea of the fit! White square templates in place of the darker squares! (All takes time)

Little Chino looks cool and comfortable under the table as always!

Is my mojo back???

Happy quilting!


Wednesday, 3 February 2016


My last post mentioned the "weed patch"

Things have since moved along. The patch was stripped, compost added with some blood and bone.

Spring onions, and below the carrots!

I planted three varieties of lettuce, tomato plants, lemon grass, sage, chives and sowed rainbow carrots seeds, Vietnamese basil, spring onions. Unsuccessful sowing! Better get back to sewing!!!

I claim no credit for these tomatoes! They came up by themselves next to the front door.


This kookaburra looks like an antelope!

We are enjoying the birds too. We have installed a rather large bird feeder (taller than I am!) and a birdbath. Gradually the birds are using the bath, but few attend the feeder. We were delighted this morning to see king parrots in the garden. So beautiful!

Now to sewing! I went onto Amazon a couple of weeks ago to look for Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany. Well on special "buy all three and get free postage" deal. So I ordered Sister Sampler, All in a Row and The Farmers Wife by Laurie Aaron Hird. Of course I got the receipt for $101.00. Shock horror! Obviously small text somewhere saying "USA only". Tried to cancel the order, too late! Phone option was unavailable!! Talk about spitting chips! Well the books have arrived and I'm very pleased with them and with my error.


Today I tracked down the location the nearest HQ Sweet Sixteen dealership! I'll be getting their newsletter and details of Narelle's S16 lessons! I'm so excited. Port Mcquarrie is only 100kms away!

Love from paradise!!



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