Friday, March 9, 2012

Welcome visitors….

I’ve been feeling much better the last couple of days, thanks to the power of cold and flu tablets, rest and STITCHING!!!!!

I’ve made my set of blocks for the applique version of Dawn and my design I talked about here and it gives such a sense of achievement, even though I still have to do the second applique….

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…here’s the first one done……

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….but at least now, they’re ready to go!

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I have been spending a bit of time cleaning up my work area too…..I’m one of those messy workers who pulls stuff out and leaves it out……has way too much stuff and nowhere to put it….no room is enough…..you know the type???

So….I bought myself some more of these plastic drawers to organise myself a bit better and have used the beautiful runner that Illene made me in Fee’s Advent Swap last year to adorn them.

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There’s my big blue bucket of buttons that I love to delve into and run my fingers through as I pass through the doorway (I’m very tactile!!!), my lovely wooden chest with special treasures which has a glittery fish puppet (from my favourite picture story book….”The Fisherman and the Theefyspray” by Paul Jennings) sitting atop which I just can’t part with, and my hilarious Angry Birds doll that my wonderful bloggy friend Teresa sent me, just because! (We both have a massive addiction to the game!!!!)  It gives me a giggle every time I go past it!  If you squint, you might see the gorgeous owl pins that Amanda made for me, sitting in front of my Angry Bird……I just need to leave them out and look at them…they’re just so sweet!

You’ll notice some of the drawers are already bulging……I think I have a bit of a fabric addiction!!!!  Maybe I should work on using some more of it up!!!!!???

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Yesterday was a bit of a rainy day…..our first real rainy day of the wet season….. a late start this year!

As I was cleaning the house, and preparing for visitors that are arriving today, I noticed this little fellow out the window in my neighbours’ backyard…

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He’s a wild budgerigar…..so pretty……and so HUGE!!!!  I was surprised!!!  He was feasting, under the tree, on the five corner fruits commonly known as star fruits or carambola, oblivious to my watchful eye……I watched him for AGES!!…..he toddled along and cleaned his feet, then had a drink from the puddle before flying away…

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Then, I went to the laundry, on the other side of the house, and lo and behold, here was a kingfisher, resting on the fence….

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Now you can see why I don’t get much done around here!!!!!

We are very blessed with wildlife up here in the tropics!

What’s happening at your place?

 

Sugary hugs xo  :O)

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13 comments:

Kayly said...

You mean not everyone has an addicition to Angry Birds????....Mine's the little red one.
Love your avian distractions.

Anne said...

Watching bird antics just goes with patching - especially if your window looks out on a garden. Love those appliques and blocks. Bulging drawers are good - more scope to play :0).

Karin said...

Wow, the birds are beautiful! God is the perfect artist. You beach umbrella applique is lovely.

Jeanette said...

Hi Wendy, i think your bird is a Pale Head Rosella. I used to have a pair & they look exactly like the one in your photo. I was so sad when one died & then the other somehow escaped the aviary as i'd reared them from tiny babies. Hugs,

Jan-Maree said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Love the applique block. And very jealous of the wild life - gorgeous birds.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hey I am exactly that "type". Your quilt is beautiful and so is your tidied creative cave. I love watching the birds in the wild. I saw my first flock of wild budgies on a trip to Mt Isa a couple of years ago and they were just so beautiful. The whole tree was covered in yellow and green.

Margaret said...

Pro- ductive thinking my thesaurus means -- going through all the bins and drawers JUST to see what I want and more some.

Birdlife out the windows is relaxing and regenerating and yes -- you can while the time away just looking.

Monika said...

I think we got your rain this year over on our side of the ditch... I blinked and missed the summer...
While I'm not a bird person per se, aren't their colours just stunning? My boys have 15 budgies in an outdoor aviary, what a flurry of colour! I have often thought about using the applique method I used for my boys' pics on them, in postcard size... now imagine actually posting it, too :) I haven't got enough on the go obviously...

Fiona said...

such a fun post... I love looking at the birds and my room needs sorting... so if you would like to pop down here and sort this lot out!! Love your fabrics you are using for your BOM...
Have a lovely weekend...
Hugz

shez said...

great post Wendy and such a cute bird.xx

Maria said...

Just visiting via Kayly's link. Love your photos, especially the wild budgie; great shots!

Jessica said...

Sounds like we are the same "type"....my room is a mess because of tiling but hopefully it will be over soon!
Good to hear you are on the mend.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

I love the quilt! :)
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)