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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.

Sunday 6 March 2011

A trip to Moonta

We went home to Moonta today.
I took Clarice I wanted to take some photos in one of the sheds at my mothers house.
This shed is filled with memories for me I spent a lot of time up there with my dad as a small child I think it is where I learnt to be handy.

The top shed

a lot of things are missing now and no one goes up there since my dad died but it still fills me with memories.

The top shed

The roof is coming off...................... this was taken from the neighbours yards.

The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

The top shed

A view down the lane of my Papa's old house towards the side of the shed.
My mothers house is on the block behind my papa's old house.

Papa's old house

The front of my papa's old house

Papa's old house

the old laundry

Papa's old house

I also got to catch up with my niece and my very beautiful great niece.

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

she had a lot of fun with a bucket of water

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011

but sadly there was NO MORE WATER.

Charlotte 6/3/2011

Charlotte 6/3/2011


Kris said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Except for the no more water bit! Her expression is truly heartbreaking!

dutchcomfort said...

That must have been wonderful Leanne to spend time in the sheds during childhood! I love the pictures of the objects covered in dust!
Your great niece looks adorable! I love her sulky face when there’s no more water!

Shay said...

Fabulous pictures Leanne.

That shed reminds me so much of one my dad had on his property at the farm. Memories!

Your great niece is a complete doll. You captured her joy and disappointment perfectly.

Lorraine said...

Great pics as always Leanne! You captured the essence of the shed and your great niece perfectly....I always marveled at Dad's shed and the things he had in there......special memories!

ranette said...

Great photos Leanne! So full of memories that it made me long for the sheds of my Granddad and Grandpa.
Your little great niece is a beauty and so full of expression :)

Cicero Sings said...

What a cute little girl. What fun she was having. What great captures you got of her. So fun even fir us that just look at them.

Pictures of all the old things are neat too.

Shirley said...

That has bought back lots of happy memories of the girls playing with water and your little niece looked to be having such fun. Perhaps you could persuade Lucas to weld a few of those nuts and bolts together into something creative!!! A time for old memories and for making new ones.
Love Shirley.x

O'Quilts said...

I almost cried when I saw those pictures of your father's shed. Memories! Good thing you put in the pictures of your laughing grand-neice because that is really how it goes, down the generational line! Then I saw that you were in Australia when I thought you were in Montana..so now it is not just the generational thing, but also a world wide thing. I am grateful. Thank you for the pictures and the feelings.

periwinkle said...

That old hat photo brought a lump to my throat..... the bucket on the head is hysterical. No more water except from the eyes .

seabreezequilts said...

love the mix of dust and rust, brings back happy memories of my Pop's shed, not so much the cleaning it out when he moved into care though. You are all set for rust then for snappy friends. Isn't it amazing what distraction a bucket of water will have for a child, squid is still happy with a bucket full of water and even more amazing is how they can go from delight to despair in the blink of an eye.

Liz said...

Fabulous photo's Leanne, I love the hat with the hole and webs, nostalgic and poignant. Water and kids are always winners for great pics, gorgeous girl..!

BubzRugz said...

What a lovely series of pictures..

Roseanne said...

What great memories going back in time. The photo of your niece playing in the water IS lovely.

Shontelle said...

now that is a shed! it reminds me of the sheds I grew up around. to me nothing says australia like corrugated iron>

sorry for the lack of punctuation - feeding a baby and typing with one finger!

Lynda said...

Such wonderful photos Leanne and your Papa's house is so beautiful.

Chris H said...

gorgeous photos full of memories... and the ones of your great niece are just AMAZING and GLORIOUS!

Levin said...

gorgeous photos leanne. do you still have family that live up there?
i love the photos of your niece - absolutely priceless :)

Chookyblue...... said...

oh love the shed pics...........actually love them all the little blondy too.........looks like your should ahve some rust pics here for snappy friends..........

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those last two pictures are adorable! What a cutie!

Teresa said...

Loved the pictures, thanks for sharing!

quiltygal said...

Wow looking at that brought me a flashback of being with my Dad in his garage when I was young ... he was an Engineer & used to take me to work in the hols so I got to play on the "big equipment" great fun !!

julieQ said...

What a darling progression of pictures...she is precious. I love old work sheds...smells and snapshots in my mind of my dad's old shed too!

Jeni said...

wow what great pictures
thanks for sharing

Quilter Kathy said...

These photos are unbelievably gorgeous! Love how you used the lighting in the tool shots. And the detail in the baby playing in the water shots are amazing!

wendy said...

Thamk you for sharing a bit of history.
The blue sky looks wonderful from the UK.
Your great niece is beautiful.

Dunski said...

Hi Lea!

I haven't checked into your blog for yonks ! Its fabulous !! Your bags are brilliant !!

Really GREAT snaps also !! They are so catching the mood. I was filled with emotion at the shed in Moonta. I had tears in my eyes when I saw Bruce-ters' hat. I have an old nail box from there out in the art room. Whenever i look at it...I smile and think about your dad. Bastards !!!!

I keep missing you on the phone..however i did speak with Tony the other day, as you were attending the photography course. How is that going? lots of "homework" ??

All well here.. busy busy! We are away at Yamba this weekend - then have a house full for a week or so.

I'm off to Brissie tomorrow to do part 2 of my framing course. Creative framing.. ie box frames. Umm watch this space..

I hear you may be looking at properties down near Vic harbour..Lovely.

Ok floss.. will catch up soon. In the meantime.. keep those fingers busy !! LOL Kerry