Friday, October 21, 2005

That Craft Fair


I ventured down to Brisbane today to the Craft Fair.
What a disappointment for this hunter/gatherer...
(I think the one in April?May had far more appealing wares)
I went with a LIST and was disappointed to come home minus some of the goodies I was chasing---
amongst the items high on my agenda were Angelina fibres.........seems like the ThreadPlace in Perth or (forget who) in NZ are my only options.
Then I was on the look-out for Sculpey Art-doll moulds--------nada,zip,zilch!
Sculpey,Jovi polymer clays...........nil;
Fabric for my punch-needle with silk ribbon?? At least I could count on Pamela Gurney and her Dancing PunchNeedles( to supply the threads and fabric,AND a quick tecnique brush-up for the silk ribbon punch-needle )
Next on my list was a book on Fabric Bowls by Linda Johansenn...........YES!!

and a couple of mini porcelain dolls to grace my 1/12th size beds and cot....yes!!
Tatting edging,crochet motifs.....The Lace Place
Cotton broder edging and sumptous cotton laces...Starrs Lace.Worth visiting just to listen to HIS banter!! VBG
I checked out the Quilt Show section.............only found one CQ!
But the postcards from Alaska!!! Loved them!!I have a few ideas now for that Postcard swap next year with Mary-Frances'group (in Oregon??)
Maybe it's my sick SoH,but the postcard featuring roadkill was most memeorable!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

My fifth fan


This is the fan that danced through another RR with another group who I'm working on getting obsessed with CQ.
As I'd started piecing blocks for the SCCs RR I thought I'd continue with the fan theme.
I'm looking forward to combining all my fans..............but i think that at least one more will be required! Posted by Picasa

Four fans dancing


These four fan blocks arrived home this morning after four or five months travel to and from five other "southerncross crazy" members.
I mentioned that
"I love flowers,birds,bead and button trails and I generally have at least one cat somewhere on my block!"
Apart from that I just wanted my fellow RRers to play and enjoy themselves.

I really am happy with what has been done for me and must now decide how I'm going to set the blocks,and whether to add more blocks.I have also shown these blocks on the blog CQCrazy,as I had yet another fan block doing the rounds with a Craft Forum group at the same time as this. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A new generation


----of feathered free-loaders has started arriving.
This one is a young "blue-browed honey eater" Posted by Picasa

Another avian visitor


This adult Blue-browed honey eater is verbally abusing me,because a younger bird is higher up in the Fiddlewood tree ,waiting to have his turn at the feeding bowls Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie!


Tuesday breakfast with the birds features Double bar Finches.
(I wish I had a better set of lenses to do them justice)

These little birds measure in at about 8 cm and generally live in open grassy woodland.
The dish they're in is 30 cm (12 inch) in diameter.

Whenever they descend on one of the feeding bowls I always think of the old nursery rhyme of the 4 & 20 blackbirds baked in a pie! Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 17, 2005

King parrots


The King parrots checking out the drive-way..........unfortunately I couldn't get closer so I'm behind bars! Posted by Picasa



Somewhere out there in cyber space are 3 or 4 pics the same as this!
I've tried four times today to publish;so hopefully this time it's successful.
We never know what bird life to expect as visitors in our yard:this morning a pair of King Parrots dropped in for a late breakfast.
Larger than Rainbow Lorikeets and Pale-headed Rosellas,and smaller than our Lagoon Creek Black Cockatoos,Suphur crested Cockatoos and the Galahs,they are certainly an aggressive duo---the pic shows them giving some hurry-up to an inoffensive pale head rosella,before they in turn were hounded on their way by a noisy friar bird!

On a sad note,the little immature "scaly" has not put in an appearance today:whether it succumbed to the cold and wet of the weekend;or damaged by the other older birds;or just found enough blossom in the wild.....who knows? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday breakfast


After 60 ml of rain last night,and 118 ml the previous 24 hours,all the feathered free-loaders made it difficult for this little bloke to get a feed;On the off-chance he'd accept it,I made up a special bowl just for him.
I held it near the branch he was huddling on and he immediately boarded the bowl!
My husband used the camera,so,sorry about the human,but the pic looks weird without me in it (sorry about that) Posted by Picasa