Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Stitch Meditations - End of 2019

 SM 360
 SM 361
 SM 362
 SM 363
 SM 364
SM 365
Sad end to the year... thoughts to those who been affected and lost in Australia due to the horrendous bush fires. Thank you to our hero firefighters.....

Summer Lunch

A pleasant 90 minute drive up the Hume Highway, with a walk around Nagambie Lake followed by a relaxing lunch at Tahbilk winery overlooking the Goulburn River.
After yesterday’s heat of 44 degrees here at home, the cool breeze coming in over the river was a relief. Surrounded by swaying gum trees, a lovely way to spend New Years Eve afternoon.
 Nagambie Lake, popular for water sports and water skiing. 
Lovely tiles adorn the old building next to the bakery.


 Modern ceramic leaf tiles on the amenities block.

The land around the vineyard was once covered with gigantic red river gums, scattered tussock grass, succulent pig face, saltbush, yam daisy and native honeysuckle.
Since the Purbrick families ownership in 1925, Tahbilk has been working to restore the delicate balance once known by the Daungwurrung clans.
 Chateau Tahbilk, established in 1860, the Tower and Still House. The ground and first floor of the Tower were used for vintage, the second floor for storing oats and the third was described as an observation room.
Leachings we’re drained into the Still House to make brandy.
The Stables.

 Overlooking the Goulburn River from the cafe.
Surrounding the cafe there is an Eco Walk of the Tahbilk Wetlands.
Crossing the boundary into the vineyard, the lagoon is a mass of water lily.


Friday, December 27, 2019

Garden Wander Images

Beautiful sunshine invited us out of the house for a wander around the Geelong Botanical Garden.
I didn’t take note of the various sections or flowering plants, just strolled along admiring the flowers.









For Tanya


Next Year Planning

A quiet day today, if you could call it that.
Have vacuumed, washed the floors, changed the bedding and washed it.
Tidied my sewing room,and given my new watering can a test run
 3 zucchinis and a cucumber picked.
 New insect and bee home hung for the time being until the included seeds are planted.
 Finished the 2nd eBook in the series. I had to borrow a hard copy as the 3rd was not an eBook.
Read 30 pages this morning.
Stitch Meditations. Only 5 left for the end of 2019.
I enjoyed the 365 x 4 inch challenge with torn paper images added to fabric.
For 2020, I purchased 2 packets of index cards. They will be cut horizontally, as yet have not decided what to do on them.
Fabric, paper, sketches........

And it is only 11am , might read some more of my book with a cup of tea.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Stitch Meditations

SM 353
SM 354
SM 355
SM 356
SM 357
SM 358
Christmas Eve
SM 359
Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Colours of the Sea

Early rise this morning to Conway Fish Market at Footscray.
Busy with shoppers buying their seafood for Christmas.
Smoked salmon, prawns, oysters, mussels and pickled octopus came home here.





Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Has Come to Melbourne

To everyone, wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy and a happy 2020. I look forward to reading and following your blogs next year.
 My favourite building, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Melbourne Town Hall

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Stitch Meditations

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 SM 346
 SM 347
 SM 348
 SM 349
 SM 350
 SM 351
SM 352