Saturday, 30 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Bill and Sam, two elderly friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.
One day Bill didn't show up.
Sam didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something. But after Bill hadn't shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know where Bill lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him.
A month had passed, and Sam figured he had seen the last of Bill, but one day, Sam approached the park and -- lo and behold! --there sat Bill! Sam was very excited and happy to see him and told him so.
Then he said, 'For crying out loud Bill, what in the world happened to you?'
Bill replied, 'I have been in jail.' 'Jail?' cried Sam. 'What in the world for?' 'Well,' Bill said, 'you know Mary, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?'
'Yeah,' said Sam, 'I remember her. What about her?'
'Well, one day she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pled 'guilty'.
"The damn judge gave me 30 days for perjury.'
Monday, 25 May 2009
The hearth came up in one piece with the help of a crowbar,
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Today a truck on Desert Road with cows looking out over the top at the snow
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
The weekend gave us some really heavy showers, but Eric managed to get a fair bit of winter tidying done in the garden between showers, it was so sad to see the final remaining Dahlias cut down, but there does come a point where they have to go and yesterday was it.
Offically winter has not started yet ...but the daffodils are through the ground and some hyacinths as well, the fressias are also doing well, we still have strawberries but they are not turning red so fast now, we also have orchids sprouting new shoots.
I managed to do some sewing over the weekend and also tidy the sewing room.
Stumpwork name badge
Thursday, 14 May 2009
After leaving the lunch we called into the Danske Moblier shop to look at furniture, we saw some great pieces, for when the fire gets taken out ( still awaiting a good day so the men can get on the roof to remove the chimney) we will have space for new furniture, we are trying to decide what we would like, may be a "Welsh Dresser "as we would call it, would be nice, (a hutch to Kiwi's )this is one we really liked at the showroom, but until we see the space we have it is just looking at present.
From Hamilton we took off for Auckland, where we stayed in a motel over night ready to take off to Brisbane Australia next day. Eric was there for a little work and also a break after a bit of a trying few weeks health wise. While he was working I did the tourist bit, but before the real sightseeing I took off to a quilt shop The Patchwork Tree in Alderly
a great little shop housed in a turn of the century house, they stocked most things but definitely was into Moda fabrics from USA, I did not really see anything that we can not get here, may be a few different fabrics, so I just spent a while there and came away with a Moda charm pack .
"Flag Day Farm"
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Every now and then we see a project and say "Yes ! lets try that" We found this folded purse in an old magazine.
Mhairi did hers first and bought it along to show me, so I spent an hour or so doing my rendition of the same thing, it has got to be one of the easiest things I have made, of course the magazine instructions left a little to be desired as normal, but once you got into the swing following line by line it all worked out. As you can see from the diagram below it is just 3 folds after you have made up the main fabric sandwich.
Made up in Japanese materials it looks really neat, it also has a small needle case that fits inside but so far I have not made these. I also got a bit carried away and made 3 of them.
Monday, 4 May 2009
We are still picking strawberries and the season should have been over 2 or even 3 months ago Okay, it is only 1 or 2 a day but in Northern hemisphere terms we are in October / November.
These are street paintings where the chap paints on the pavement or road, normally in pastels so they will be washed away.
I believe these were done in Netherlands, the painter said the street just lent its self to the subject.
This next one was painted by the sea some where in UK, I believe.