Friday, November 25, 2005

Recipe for a bag


Am doing a little more handwork today to fill in the gaps.........
Hopefully I'll get the lining and handles completed too!
This pic was to remind of the positioning of the larger buttons as I tend to forget their order when it's time to attach.........I think a few smaller buttons will give a better trail effect.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

The birthday was last Sunday.............


.......and this MUST be completed by Saturday evening!
after making my BoF "growing old,disgracefully"Link ,in a weak moment I offered to make one for a family member whose birthday is November 20.
She is not "into" embellishment like me,so it's been a challenge to adapt a (largeish) pair of men's jeans into a bag.I finally opted for a type of broderie perse,where I vlisoflexed floral sprays to the denim and satin-stitched them into position.
I've been attempting to keep the design relatively simple and so there is not as much hand embroidery as I normally add.
Instead of two back pockets I've discarded one and relocated the other centrally so that I could reduce the size of the back panel.
I'll use the fabric I line the bag with to also line/contrast with the bag straps.
The lower (right hand facing) corner I'll add some handwork to balance the left side. Posted by Picasa

Check her out!


Through Jo of NZ I visited the Blog of Chief-Ten-Bears who lives in Whistler,British Columbia.
Go,visit with her and learn of her love of bears.

And,with a very red face.........if you haven't visited Jo of NZ
This is NZJo

The grass is green.............


After having had over 7 inches of rain from thunder storms in the last month the paddocks are rejuvenated.
The bird in the centre is a Dusky Moorhen (cock-bird) on his daily stroll from one dam to another. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Interesting fruits

While trawling the Net trying to identify that red fruit I stumbled on "Fruits around the world" 2 comments

Do you know the name?

This is the photo showing comparative size of fruit and leaves with a match-box. Posted by Picasa

Unknown fruit...forbidden fruit?


Today we met with our daughter and son-in-law on Bribie Island;In the area where we stopped for a picnic, across the park from Koolamara Resort was a tree bearing an unusual red fruit!
I've included a match box for size comparison,and a couple of leaves.
The plant was a lovely bush with leaves similar to a Moreton Bay fig leaf and when leaves were removed from the bush a white sticky milk was exuded.
Even though I had my camera with me I never thought to get a pic of the bush.
I've cut a slice out of a fruit and the white stickiness is evident there also;as well as what seems to be a largeish stone or pit like a peach.
I didn't notice any open blossoms,but there did seem to be some buds similar in shape and size to Mangrove blossoms.

Actually,the fruit ,foliage and sap make me think of guavas,but they don't have the sepals on the base like a guava or pomegranite.

I'll harass the shire botanist/gardener tomorrow, and also the Ag Dept in the hope they can identify it for me Posted by Picasa