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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Another morning walk

Alison recently posted about a visitor to her backyard. I was totally amazed as I didn't have any idea that there were hedgehogs in New Zealand. She asked had anyone else been treated to a glimpse of nature....... these pelicans aren't in my back yard but it takes me about a minute to walk to the lake so they are pretty close.
At certain times of the year when the fish are plentiful there is a group of pelicans that seem to hunt together I took these photos about a month ago on my morning walk.

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They paddle along in the water and when they see some fish they seem to walk along the top of the water then dive their heads in under the water.

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

Morning walk 12/4/2008

They are quite successful this one is just about to swallow a fish.

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This photo was taken on another day but I just love it.

Pelican aerobics.

Project 365


Sunday, 25 May 2008

Australia's Biggest Quilting Bee


Lorraine at Hettie's Patch is having a Morning Tea on Sunday 15th of June from 10.30am - 12.30pm. It is in conjunction with the Biggest Morning Tea and all proceeds go to The Cancer Council. Entry is $5.00.

There will be samples of quilts, bags, table runners made by the "Sit & Sew" group as well as projects made in special workshops.

The shop will be open for business during these times and 10% of all sales will be donated to The Cancer Council.

How about all you SA bloggers and especially the Adelaide ones come along have a nice cup of coffee or tea, have a chat, meet other quilters and help out a good cause.

Friday, 23 May 2008

PIF gift fron Sweden

While my computer was having major surgery I recieved my PIF gift from Stina.

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I was really pleased when I popped by her blog and found I was in time to join in I have always admires her lovely work.
She sent me the most wonderful parcel of goodies. Swedish chocolate is much nice than here. I must say I have been very generous and even shared it with the rest of the crew here.
Lucas remarked at how nice the card was and how nice Stina's writing is.

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When I opened it I was so pleased, what a lovely gift I am so lucky..... it is so beautifully made I love it....... so thank you Stina.
I took it with me to my stitching group who decided I had been exceptional luck in receiving such a wonderful gift.
I had to wait for some nice weather to take these photos.

PIF Gift

PIF Gift

PIF Gift
Look at how beautifully it is stitched and Stina has written along the inside flap...... it was rather hard to photograph.

PIF Gift

I emailed Stina to thank her and said I'm really bad at not using things that I love I tend to put them away safe just in case something happens to it. Stina replied that I had to use it or else she would take it back and give it to Mel to use as a pillow you can imagine the response to that .......

PIF Gift

PIF Gift

I had to wrestle it off of him and put it to use immediately. Will post a picture in a few days of it in use on the arm of my favourite chair.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Wooo Hooooo we are up and running.

Thanks to Sean we have our computer back. I lost all my emails so sorry about not replying to comments.... I used Gemma's laptop to keep up with all that was happening in blogland.

This will be a quick post......... thought I'd share these photos.

While I was cleaning the car......no computer had time to clean the car.......hence the rain we have had in Adelaide I think the farmers could pay me to wash my car in their area it is sure to rain after that......back to the car cleaning these little guys were across the road watching me.

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They are really cute as they waddle around picking at the grass.

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They even picked sour sobs and gave to each other however they didn't seem to eat them.

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In one of Chookyblue's posts recently she said go out and use your camera change the settings, change the angle you take a photo........ the beauty of digital is that you can take so many photos and pick only the best.................... I agree with her go out and play it's such fun.

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I received my PIF gift all the way from Sweden..... but since washing my car the weather hasn't been great for photos and I have been working so tomorrow I am at home so will have plenty of time to play. This gift needs good photos it is soooooo nice, until tomorrow take care.


Sunday, 18 May 2008

Houston we have a problem

We have had a serious computer problem here....... Sean wiped our hard drive on Wednesday night .......... it was like loosing a child. He has been trying to get us up and running around work and Uni and a bit of surfing....... he is a good boy. So no photos I have been working on PIF gifts.... so couldn't show you anyway. I have been using Gems Laptop to keep up with you all on google reader.
Hopefully transmission will be back to normal soon.


Monday, 12 May 2008

Back from Boomer

We are back from a lovely weekend away at Boomer Beach. We have friends who have a beach house on the beach front at Boomer. Boomer is about a 1 hour drive from Adelaide it is a beautiful place and we went to bed at night and woke up in the morning to the thundering sound of surf.
This was the view from our front windows.

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Here is Tony,Gemma,Sean & Mel discussing the surf conditions well Sean is talking about surf don't know what the others are talking about.

Boomer beach May 2008

I went for a walk each morning I took Clarice along and look what we found.

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On Sunday we woke up to thick fog but Sean was not put off and we all set off for him to have a surf. Mel of course thought he might have a go but after reading the signs.

Boomer beach May 2008

Boomer beach May 2008

He decided to just sit and watch.

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Sean had a surf.

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To take the picture above I had to climb out on the the rocks in the middle of this picture.

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After surfing and fun at the beach you have to have

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bacon on toast and

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coffee.

We had a great weekend.

Boomer beach May 2008

While walking in the evening I saw these boys about to go body boarding don't you love their changing room.



I forgot on Friday to thank everybody for dropping by for my 100th post it means a lot to have comments left and I am surprised that I have got to 100 posts. Blogging has proved to be more rewarding than I thought possible I have made friends all around the world it has made me more productive and it has rekindled my love for photography so thank you once again all my blogging friends I am truly thankful.
ALMOST FORGOT..... Kerry is having a give away head on over there.