Saturday, October 15, 2005
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 free-loaders....it 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 Maureen at 10:33 am
Friday, October 14, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
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........
Posted by Maureen at 12:24 pm