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A Sunday Ramble

My first iris of the season.

I’ve been a Kaffe Fassett fan ever since I saw his quilts on exhibit over 10 years a few years or so ago when he last visited Perth. His book Quilts In The Sun features Brick Bracket Medallion Quilt. Drooling over the piccie in the book last weekend led to a vague idea burbling around in my head for most of the week. The idea nagged in a non-specific way until Friday morning, when I grabbed a fat quarter of fabric and a couple of half metres of possibly coordinating fabric from The Crafty Crypt before zooming off to work. I sketched out a rough idea of what I thought the top might look like before going out for duty at lunchtime, then sliced, diced, pressed and sewed when I got home. It was one of those kinds of projects that I was compelled to do. Do you ever have that? When there is a craft project that you just HAVE to work on because you can think of nothing else? That was this kind of project. I’m really pleased with the result. As you can see, Lestat is, too. He hopped up on top of it as soon as I went to get my camera.

The Missus and I visited Art In Bloom this weekend.

Some were in the art gallery….Like this one in front of a painting of a fence.

I saw this one being put up on Thursday morning on my way to a professional development day in the city.

One was on the information kiosk in the Murray Street Mall.

Some were in shop windows.

Others were tucked away.

My favourite book store had a window display….with flowers made from pages of books.

I love wandering through the city. There’s always something to see….like rock being made. This was strawberry….and the piece I had was still warm…..YUM!!!!!

WordPress is misbehaving….and I’m having to jump through hoops to get the photos in….So before it all goes to the proverbial in a handbasket…..I’ll finish up for now…..and catch up with the rest……SOON!!!!!


Photo Free Sunday

The weekends have been flying by.  There’s been mooching at farmers markets for fresh local produce to use in jam, sweet chilli sauce and tomato sauce and other kinds of concoctions, a whirl of planting (boronias, lavenders and a dwarf lime) feeding and weeding, cutting flowers for the house (safely tucked away in the bathrooms behind closed doors where Lestat can’t eat them and poison himself!).

There’s been some visits to our favourite markets, cafes, art galleries and museums and other favourite haunts. I even found a market stall that sells Corrine’s Soaps not that far away….Saves the bi-monthly trek to Freo….which wasn’t all bad, as we just happened to park in a car park that’s right next to a knitting shop…..Pure coincidence of course!

I’m sitting out on the back patio watching Tim and Al stuff themselves full to bursting with grevillea flower and buds. Every so often, native birds zoom down for a feed of nectar and a very bossy willy wag tail is charging around the garden telling off anything that moves. The scents of the boronias, lavender and freesia waft on the breeze and it feels like sheer heaven!

Crafting gets neglected at this time of year, as it is so lovely to go out and about or just sit in the sun and toast, just like the blue tongue lizard that lives in the back garden. It will be summer soon enough, when it is too hot to go out much past 10am on the weekends. This is when I will be up past my eyebrows with quilting, knitting and embroidery projects, dreaming of winter.