Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Elise already has a number of tutus but when I saw this Collette Dinnigan one in Target I couldn't resist. Other than it being beautiful it is very well made with high quality fabric for a very reasonable price.

Elise loves to dance to The Wiggles 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' in her ballerina dress and shoes. This time she was lucky enough to have her big sister Inés to dance with her.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Few Things.


What a great idea. Only four turned up but it was still a frenzy. I came home with a variety of stuff which I was very pleased with. Hopefully the idea will catch on and more people will turn up next Sunday for the second swap.

This is soooo exciting. We have been living in our house for 18 years and it has never been painted until now! This is only the undercoat which is a vast improvement already. Even my half done garden looks better with it's new backdrop.

Finally my house is going to look like what I had always imagined it should look like, instead of like a dairy shed.


And even more excitement. After pondering for a couple of years I have purchased a new spinning wheel - a Majacraft Susie Pro - from Wendy at Tarnwarncoort. I love it and I love spinning. I suppose I can't call myself a beginner anymore but I am still climbing the learning curve. So right now spinning has become what I want to do most.

With my new spinning wheel came a complimentary Polwarth fleece from Tarnwarncoort which I am experimenting with. I have started to attend a spinner's group that meets once a month at Tarnwarncoort - a grand old blue stone mansion.

I washed a small amount of the fleece as part of the experiment. Next I will spin some 'in the grease' and some of the washed fleece and then compare. The photo shows the washed next to the unwashed. It is so white and fluffy and feels gorgeous.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Summer Time

Just love gerberas so experimented with some more photos.

Port Campbell bay with storm out at sea and that is where it stayed. No rain was had.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Time to return to the BLOG...

I have an urge to return to blog writing. I so enjoyed it in the past and it is a great way of recording the doing part of my life...Slight interruption...granddaughter has awoken....

In the last few days there has been an abundance of apricots from the tree so we now have apricot jam and apricot chutney.

Went to Warrnambool yesterday and as I do sometimes, I popped into a florist shop to see if there were any single flowers that would be good to draw. I came out with pink and orange gerberas. I fell in love with the colour combination of pink and orange.