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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.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Wang Wang & Funi

On Friday evening I was luck enough to be able to attend a special viewing of Wang Wang & Funi. For those of you who do not live in Adelaide Wang Wang & Funi are Pandas lent to our zoo hoping that they will breed as we all know they are in terrible danger of extinction. They arrived in November last year and have been very popular. They have just recently been able to go out into their out door enclosure due to quarantine.
Here are a FEW snaps.

This is Funi inside.
The inside photos do not work out very well because of the reflection off the glass.

Wang Wang

We were really lucky as Wang Wang took himself outside for a stroll.

Wang Wang

Wang Wang

Wang Wang

Wang Wang

Panda bottom anyone.

0Wang Wang

They are truly beautiful creatures and it would be a great same if we can not save them from extinction.
I will reduce the size of my header picture in a day or so as I know it is a pain when large photos take ages to down load.
I just couldn't resist it.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Getting prepared for Easter

I worked at Hettie's Patch yesterday, Tony always laughs when I say "I'm working at the shop" he says I should rephrase that to "I'm going to play at the shop".
Lorraine had these really cute little bags made up, they are perfect for putting Easter eggs in.
I started making up some kits and just couldn't resist bringing one home. I made this one within an hour this morning. I am all ready for Charlotte's first Easter. Some how I don't think these eggs will last until Easter, Lucas has been eyeing them off most of the afternoon.

Easter Egg Bag

I love this fabric the little chickens have bunny ears and the rabbit has a ducks bill.

Easter Egg Bag

I would rather give a little bag with 1 egg in it and then Charlotte will have something to play with after, rather than lots of eggs and have nothing but foil left when all the eggs are eaten.
If you are interested in a kit give the shop a ring.


Monday, 15 February 2010

Photo Challenge

Not a lot of sewing happening here but the photo challenges are back on have a look over here.

Photo challenge "Fresh"

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

From Adelaide Oval past the weir to Port Road

Saturday morning saw Gemma & I walking from Adelaide Oval down past the weir to Port road and back.

Rowers looking exhausted.

Morning walk with Gemma

Feral ducks but don't you love the curly tail feathers

Morning walk with Gemma

My fav Mr Pelican
awake

Morning walk with Gemma

and sleeping

Morning walk with Gemma

Dusky Moorhen(I think)

Morning walk with Gemma

Purple Swamphen

Morning walk with Gemma

and his very unattractive feet

Morning walk with Gemma

Morning walk with Gemma

Feral Fish

Morning walk with Gemma

Old Adelaide Gaol

Morning walk with Gemma

The Convention Centre

Morning walk with Gemma

I know I mentioned Shirley in my last post but if you want to have a chuckle and perhaps help a good cause pop on over and have a look.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

A bag for Gemma and a bag for me

I have a few things for this post.
Firstly:
I had started the Simple Women's Day Book and I love the idea but have decided to do it privately as a weekly diary for myself. I have made a folder and will print out each week with some photos.
Secondly:
For some time now I have been chatting to Shirley behind the blogging world as she didn't have a blog. I am not sure how this friendship came about but I am so glad it did and that she has started a blog so I can now see what she is up to , so pop on over and say hi to her.
Thirdly:
A couple of bags one for Gemma and one for myself.

A bag for Gemma

A bag for me

A bag for me

Gemma and I have very different tastes and you might think the one made out of French General fabric would be for me and the bright orange one with butterflies would be for Gemma. No that is not the case mine is the butterfly one I use it when I go out and want to take my camera without lugging my large camera bag.

Fourthly:
Walking photos.... Gemma and I went for a walk along the Torrens behind the zoo it isn't a pretty walk so will not rush to do it again.

Morning walk along the Torrens

This is the giraffe house I think.

Morning walk along the Torrens

A white faced Heron(I think)

Morning walk along the Torrens

Morning walk along the Torrens

It wouldn't be a walk without a duck.

Morning walk along the Torrens

A baby Cormorant or shag as my dad called them.
I wish I hadn't cut off its head in the reflection.

Morning walk along the Torrens

If anyone knows what tree this is I would be interested. I drive past it everyday to work and have done so for years but have never noticed it with these strange flowers before. That is not to say it hasn't flowered before I might not have noticed it. In my defense it is on my way to and from work so generally I am on automatic pilot.

Morning walk along the Torrens

Morning walk along the Torrens

Finally: Random Acts of kindness

A gift from Simone

My friend Simone sent me this very cute childrens book. I will need to brush up on my Dutch to read it but I'm happy with the pictures. She also sent some fabric with the children from the book perhaps these could replace Maisy when it has worn out.

A gift from sorrow

and Sorrow who no longer blogs sent me this lovely fabric with verses all over it because she said it said my name when she was cleaning out her cupboard.

A gift fron Sorrow

I especially loved this one.
Thank you my friends I consider myself very lucky to have you in my world and if you made it to the end of this post you have staying power.