Saturday, October 15, 2005

Afternoon snack


This is Frederick! We think he/she is a baby scaly,going by his beak,eye and feather colouring.
He(she?) has only appeared in our yard in the last week and he/she gets so busy feeding that he ignores the humans as we put more food out for him. Posted by Picasa

Saturday morning's visitors


This morning one of the pair of Galahs that drop in daily consented to share a table with a Rainbow Lorikeet!
At the moment,one of the scaly breasted ( grass ?)parrots is deciding that I'm not as fearsome as I look,and comes to check out what I've got in the bowl for the feathered worries me when wild birds are so trusting,I must admit,but when drought conditions are reducing bird feed in the wild,I feel they need a helping hand.
We also have an immature "scaly" living here.He jumps into the feed bowl feet and all!
The rainbows who can be quite vicious ,ignore "him/her" so it seems to be thriving. Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 14, 2005

Breakfast at Kurli's Kottage.Yesterday one of my favourite cockatoos consented to be photographed with a couple of scaly breasted parrots.The birds are about 8 feet away from where I sit having breakfast each morning.LUCKY aren't we?

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Breakfast is served; View from my kitchen window as some of the rainbow Lorikeets vie for a place

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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Embroidery on denim skirt(.Scanned from "Ideas for clothing decoration")

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Clint's ceremonial shirt":waterproof felt pens on washable white cotton velvet.Not a stitch in sight.(From "Ideas for Clothing Decoration" Sunset Press 1977

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Pack-rat? Hoarder? You decide.

For the last two days I've been trying to re-organize storage space in the room that doubles as"office" and craft library.
I'm trying to be ruthless and cull the books,mags,fabrics that as they haven't been used for two plus years, I reckon I'll NEVER use.

Of course I have to double check "everything" don't I,so the process is slooooooooooooow!!
This morning,I have found :

part of a Recipe book printed in 1890s

A pattern for a Norman Hartnell designed skirt (courtesy English Woman's day,about 1955)

"Toys and Gifts" to make for Christmas (AWW Nov1972)

"Toys and Doll's Clothes" (AWW,October 1964)

and I also found " Ideas for Clothing Decoration"from Sunset books,Ca. printed in 1977;
I was happy to rediscover this because I remembered an embroidered denim skirt in it and thought it might be adaptable to those bags of Fun.......
In a word? NO!!
(I'll scan & upload some pics later to remind you of what was trendy in the 70s)

Knitting and Crochet books from late 40s

The first editions of Down Under Quilts;Inspirations;Australian Country Craft;Needlecraft---;CQNewsletter!

And I have the cheek to rubbish DH for his "junk"....

And with the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the house,I think it's time for a break........