Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Another page has arrived

blogger has loaded these photos in a strange order, not sure why.  This is a photo of one of the Flindersias in the botanic Gardens - taken when Jock and I went walking a couple of days ago.  I had forgotten to take my camera, so the photos are from my mobile phone, the closeups are not as good.

This is a closer vision of the lovely creamy flowers which cover it.

Isn't this fabric page lovely?  Maureen from Victoria made it for me and I just love it.  She had had the pattern for a very long time, so could not buy the correct threads, but nobody could possibly tell.  The post came faster from her house to my house than mine went to her - but that is Australia Post for you.

My neighbour's orchids are blooming again, nearly a month early this year.  I don't know the name of them, but they came from her son-in-law's rainforest property just south of Cairns in far north Queensland.  They make a really brilliant show, even when taken with my phone.  Who would have thought a few years ago that we would be taking photos with a phone!!
My new book has finally dried out so now I am drooling and wishing I could stop everything else just to try out all the luscious techniques so beautifully illustrated in it.
I have been playing with my versa-tool, I don't think I would bother trying to transfer images with it, but it cuts through very heavy pellon just like butter.  I can't show you what I have done though as it is the next fabric page I am doing for fibre-fever - later, when she has received it.  Now I am going back to keep working on it.


  1. That's a cute page. The orchids are lovely. It's too cold here to grow them outside. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  2. Your photos are excellent considering you used your phone Robin - as you say, unimaginable a few years back. The orchids are a wonderful sight and the latest page is delightful.

  3. Robin, I hadn't heard of that tree. I must google it to get a good look. Thanks for having such a varied selection of botanical eye-candy here. I have a native orchid ready to bloom as well, not quite as light in colour, more a tawny shade, but it smells a little like cinnamon. This one you've shown here looks so lovely.

    I love your travelling page, how lucky to have received such a beautifully worked piece.

    Can't wait for Dale & Ian to get back. I think I'm going to have to invest in a VersaTool. I mean, I can't miss out now, can I..LOL...

    Hope the weather is okay and you are getting your packing together for the trip.

  4. What a lovely page, it makes you want to stroke the lovely mouse. I am so glad that your book dried out, gorgeous isn't it? Only 8 days to go to my workshop with Isobel, I can't wait.

  5. Sorry to hear that your book had a soaking. the envelopes are supposed to be damp -proof but this must have had quite a dunking.

    We're happy to send you another one - just email and confirm the snail mail addy and it wil be on its way.


Thank you for visiting my blog. I do enjoy reading your comments and will reply if you leave your email address.