Archive for the ‘chatter’ Category

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Tweet Oh my goodness … 2014, what a year you are shaping up to be!  Almost four months past and I’ve barely caught my breath.  Now tonight, here I sit in my layers of wool and sheepskin slippers.  The bed is laden with blankets and quilts.  The rain patters outside.  Summer has well and truly [...]

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Tweet A weekend with a little driving adventure is the best weekend of all – well, I think so :-)  But often, during these busy months of school and work and study and placement, it’s all we can do to keep everything running smoothly at home, let alone pack a yummy picnic and set off [...]

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Tweet   joining Ginny’s Yarnalong over at smallthings! This soft, ropey wool was sheared off a sheep from Gunning, NSW who was just this colour.  Her owners sent the wool down to Bendigo – 600km away and in a different state – to be washed, carded and spun.  Then it back it came to Gunning [...]

embrace

Feb
2014
03

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Tweet Some things never change. When the sky is radiant blue, the sun is beating down, and the mercury climbing, I immediately think of the beach. Surely the result of a childhood spent in damp, soggy bathers, my hair crusty with salt, sand between my toes, and my freckled skin sticky with sunscreen. And so [...]

the long dry Hume

Jan
2014
30

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Tweet Our summer holiday by the beach came to its natural close and one morning we had to stuff the car full – including an extra child and her luggage – and trek back across the scorching hot Gippsland to a melting Melbourne.  Within hours of us leaving, Mum received word that dear old Grandad [...]

posted by on chatter, cooking, embroidery, family, homely, our furry children, outside, patchwork, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Tweet There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left. [...]

william’s fox

Nov
2013
09

posted by on chatter, cushions, embroidery, homely

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Tweet There’s nothing like a few good finishes to get one all riled up and digging even deeper into that bag of almost dones.  And with the monkey looking so luscious on the sofa, I was inspired to trek out to the sewing shed this morning, rain and all, and find my very first needlepoint. [...]

catching up

Oct
2013
25

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Tweet   Oh my goodness!  Has it really been two weeks since I stopped by!  Are you still here?!  I was chatting with Mum this morning and she told me to get on over here and write a post, share some photos, and say hi to all the lovely folk who visit block-a-day.  She thinks [...]

on the front porch

Oct
2013
04

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Tweet It’s my favourite spot – Mum’s front porch.  Just a narrow strip, wide enough for a pair of Adirondacks at one end, the old miner’s couch in the middle, two rows of vibrant red geraniums and a couple of potted herbs under the kitchen window.  All carefully positioned to soak up the sun.  Within [...]

bookishness

Sep
2013
18

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Tweet The rain is beating down.  Little tornados spin about the streets, twirling leaves in their wake before dropping them once again to the ground.  Darkness falls well before our usual spring sunset. It’s wild and woolly weather for sure. We are snug and safe inside.  All three of us home.  Apple pikelets are cooked [...]

the times that are

Sep
2013
17

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Tweet Oy!  There’s so much busyness around here lately.  Papers written.  Case studies endlessly researched and submitted.  Posters laid out and printed.  Presentations given.  This third year of nursing is full on.  I’m now in Week 8 of 10 intensive weeks of classes.  I’m so looking forward to a break.  There’s a short one coming [...]

on the lunchtable

Sep
2013
09

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Tweet Home from classes.  The wind is HOWLING.  The sky is grey.  But in my kitchen there’s so much that is warm, rosy and comforting. The yellow table.  Ember red tomatoes, dressed in the juice from Mum’s lemons and olive oil.  The rich golden yolk of the egg one of my girls left for me [...]