Firstly, Joan LOVED her little memory book.
I have to share with you this most extraordinary stitchery which Alison made for Joan. It is done on the finest linen and she doesn’t even use a magnifier. Fantastic work!
It reads: “ He who loves an old house never loves in vane…how can an old house used to sun and rain to wattle and flame tree and a tall silky oak ever fail to answer the heart that shows it love”. These trees mentioned are all in Joan and her husband’s garden.
Left to Right, Alison, Irene, Dianne, Joan, Marleen and Shirley. Vicky was the photographer!
We had a lovely lunch at a local cafe called “Two Birds” in Duggan St. I can highly recommend this place. Hot coffee and delicious light meals and yummy cakes, AND BEST OF ALL, everything is homemade – there on the premises.
Now for some birds of a different kind…..
One of the hardest living things to photograph has to be birds in my opinion. Just when you press the shutter, they decide to move. Here are a few I managed to capture on the last trip away to the Gulf.
At Waruma Dam – I think this bird is trying to grow his neck as long as that tree!!
Peacocks at Burdekin Dam – the colours are amazing and he has his very own ‘zentangle’ © on his top wing.
Peahens – not so attractive. Why is it so?
Red Tailed Black cockatoo at Karumba having breakfast.
One lone pelican at Warumba Dam – This photos shows the cooking and wash up area on our slide on camper. Not a bad view to have while washing up!!
I love, love, love trees and often photograph them on our travels and at home.
Our big, huge tree at the back in wintertime. All the leaves underneath will be used in the garden as mulch.
These long tall skinny things used to be trees until they were drowned at some time in the past!
Bottle trees near Jandowae in south western Queensland.
Tall Kauri at Paronella Park near Innisfail, northern Queensland. They were planted in 1933 to form an avenue in this most wonderful park (more about it in another post).
Our poor little mandarin tree which is badly in need of some TLC but still produces fruit faithfully for us.
This is the collage card I made for Joan’s birthday – front and back.
First layout of ferris wheel blocks for my daughter’s friend’s quilt. 22 more blocks to go!!!!
This is a Karen Griska pattern and is available here if you would like to whip one up.
Until next time – happy creating – Dianne…………………………………………….