Friday, September 17, 2010

Find the feathers...

I'd nominated to finish off this feathered star before November (2 years after starting at a workshop) so thought I'd use it to get to know my new machine. I wanted a subtle star - think I managed that!

Had to get a small piece of red fabric for the border, so popped into the Sewing Sanctuary at Aldinga Beach. Found they had just moved into the new shop. It's wonderful - much more space, nice and bright with a good size room for classes and a coffee corner. They were still getting organised and will be having opening celebrations in a few weeks - something to watch out for.
Well done Karen.

Snapped these anemones in my front garden this week, still standing despite the strong winds and rain. They make a lovely colourful border - and I thought they coordinated well with this quilt.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wild weather

Over the last couple of months we have had quite a bit of rain - all very welcome after the drought conditions we have had for some time. Whilst at the beach a couple of weeks back I took photos of the local creek outlet, because there was more water flowing out than I have seen for years. It is a beach where cars are allowed on, and there is often no outflow enabling the cars to go well down the beach. Recently it has been a bit tricky, depending on the tide -

Braved the elements on Saturday to go and have a look during the heavy rains and gale force winds. I could hardly stand, and nearly froze in a matter of minutes as the wind whistled straight through me and the rain was almost horizontal. The outflow was a torrent. I couldn't stand where I had taken the previous shot facing upstream, and looking to sea, there was no beach left to drive on.

All the reservoirs are full now and we are due for more rain later in the week. There has been a lot of fallen trees, power outages and roof damage, but nothing like the serious flooding in Victoria, where they are currently preparing for worse to come .

Dressing up the trees

Haven't posted for some weeks now - the time has passed quickly with work, a dose of the wog, and playing with a new machine. I did mean to post these pics earlier...

My husband had to make a trip to visit family in Queensland, and he brought back pictures of the Jazz and Jumpers street tree exhibition / celebration in Warwick.

The following week in Adelaide we had the South Australian Living Artists Week, and trees in Glenelg were dressed in polka dots and more.

All great fun. I know there aren't people in these shots, but they did create a lot of interest and children were happily posing for their families for pictures.