Tuesday, November 30, 2010


DH and I have just spent four days down at the farm. We went to help celebrate two of my grandkids birthdays and we had a lovely time. Each day we go for long walks around the farm and I thought i would take photoes of the flowers I came across.

These are the pods on the wattle tree and I liked their silver colour, this tree will look great when it bursts into bloom.

This bush was a mass of white flowers and looked pretty spectacular. It is a yucca.

This is the yellow gum flowers and they are very dainty and the tree was just covered in them.

Here we have some blackboys in flower and birds just flock to these to get the nectar. They are very plentiful around the farm and when the blooms die they turn black. this one was about 5 feet tall. Some of them were not as straight as these but they still looked interesting.

The red bottlebrush was really vibrant and was my favourite because of the brilliant colour.

This is the broom bush and grows everywhere and is used for brush fences. The flowers are very small but dainty

This is a gravilea and not yet into full bloom but when it is the bush is a sight to behold. i hope I have spelt it right.

This is the chicory plant and I really liked the blue of the flower but this photo does not do it justice. This plant roots is used as a substitute for coffee and I think its the root that is ground up.
I hope you enjoy these plants like i have and so goodbye for now, Jude

Friday, November 19, 2010


Hi all, Ihave been ill again and spent 4 days in bed without even feeling like sewing or blogging but back on track now and hoping to get to all my Xmas sewing and swaps that I must fulfill.
Next week DH and I are going to visit no. 2 daughter and family as my 2 Gchildren both have birthdays.
I had bought this cradle at a Fair for Emma and decided to make a quilt to make it more personal from nan. I found a pattern in a book and down sized it to fit and had it sewed in a few hours and last night I just had to hand sew the binding. I was very pleased at how it turned out and I hope little Emma enjoys playing with it.
This is the quilt and littkle pillow.

I thought I might as well show you the cradle as well and I got it for a bargain price. I cleaned it with detergent and a spray with disinfectant and it looks lovely.
Thats all for now as i have to pick DH up from work as he is on 3 weeks holiday and after the farm visit i hope we can get away for a few days in the caravan. Cheers for now Jude.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I have just finished a quilt for my twin Gd`s for xmas. It will hang between their beds and I hope they enjoy it for a few years to come .My friend Heather found it in a magazine and told me nd I couldn`t resist making it. It is in Australian Quilters Companion volumes 41 and 42. There is a lot of hand sewing and it uses tecniques I havent used before. it took several weeks to complete and I am very pleased with the end result.

This is the table runner I made yesterday, it is a quick and easy pattern to do. It is a free pattern from Dawn Hay from the Gumtree designers and you can access it from the button on my side bar. ihave several more to make and they will make lovely Xmas pressies.

Sorry for not posting sooner but I have had a few health problems lately and also family down for a visit. Hope to get back sooner and thats it from me for now. Cheers Judy