Sunday, 20 November 2011

I have been sewing....

...really I have!! 


 That time of the year when everything starts getting frantic and it's been full on with Mum for the last couple of weeks, so up and down the mountain carrying food etc.... Anyway, yes I have done a very small amount of sewing, I know I said I'd show you this after Christmas, but hey, the Railway Man just doesn't read my blog at all so I'm pretty safe.... For as long as I've known him, yep, since the dinosaurs ruled, whenever anyone mentions getting older or worries about their age he's always said, and I quote......"age is just a date on the calendar, it makes no difference to who or what you are..." So when I saw this in The Summer Gathering book by Lisa Bongean & Carole Charles I knew I had to make it for him... I've altered it a little (as you do) but I'm loving it right now, it still has to have the rest of the leaves stitched and there are two black crows that will be sitting on the branch. When it's finished I'll have it framed to hang on the wall, rustic frame I think..? 


 Apart from everything else I've been busy taking photographs, I told you that I had a lot from the farmers market last week, have a look here, I'm very flattered that they chose to use my photographs for their website...  :o) I'll put the rest of them on my photography blog sometime today. 


These first two are part of a series I took for a flickr group I belong to, each week is a different challenge, last week was 'my town'.......... This one is the Celtic Hat Shop owned by our local eccentric, a gorgeous old converted church which they live in and run their business from.. The local catholic church, as you can see it was very foggy yesterday, warm too after the heat, wind and storms of Friday... 


Earlier yesterday I took the girls (Miss Martha & Miss Molly) to the groomers in Ballarat and had a couple of hours to fill in so after coffee and a muffin (an excellent Spinach & Fetta with cream cheese :o) I took my camera for a walk down to the lake..... ..there were plenty of these around..... ..some that were definitely only a few days old, but plenty old enough to call out for Dad when this human with a black box in front of her face got a wee bit too close...


...papa was not happy... :o)


Time to leave them alone and now it's time for me to go photograph some quilts while the sun is shining, hopefully they'll be up on 'Thru the red door..' sometime this coming week...


C U soon, have a great week...

11 comments:

Debs said...

Appreciate your beautiful photography.

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

Beautiful. Absolutely wonderful pictures.

Lynne said...

I can believe that fog - Friday morning here dawned just like that -they turned into 38*C!

Gorgeous photos Lizzie.

Quilt Kitty said...

Great photos. I wouldn't be too happy to have that papa running in my direction either! Tracee xx

Leanne said...

I LOVE cygnets. I have been missing in challenges but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel so will be back soon. Your wall hanging is lovely.

Margaret said...

Love the saying on the quilt, and the quilt itself too! I like what your guy says about age too. I should remember that. lol! Lovely photography as always. Love the babies!

Rafael's Mum said...

I am sure your railwayman will be delighted to get this!! it's beautiful. Lovely pics too. I love it when it is foggy, you can get such mysterious photos.

taylorsoutback said...

So nice to see your lovely green grasses as ours is totally blanketed in white snow...

I have that same Primitive Gatherings book (their shop is only about 2+hours from our house!) & your appliqued gift for your DH is wonderful...one of the best quotes ever!

We need a photo of Miss Martha & Miss Molly - it has been a while:o)

Sue said...

Wonderful sewing Lizzie and I'm looking forward to seeing the crows on it. Beautiful photos too. It's so hard choosing just one to flickr sometimes!

Jen said...

HI! Lizzie, A lovely surprise present for DH great quote!
The girls look so cute in their basket.
thanks for shareing the photos you have taken.

baukje said...

Gorgeous pictures; I am so sorry did not visit you for ages!!!!

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