Sunday, December 27, 2009

Welcome Chrissy

It was sort of a sad day on Christmas day 2009 as Margaret our Black Chook passed away and hopefully went to Chooky heaven. R.I.P. Margaret.
I purchased Chrissy named as it was Xmas Sunday, 17 weeks old and a mixed breed especially for laying eggs long term. I have kept her in my favorite cat cage and with food and water for maybe 3 days then I will let her out in the big wild world with her new family. This is however a little bit of a worry as they have a very noticeable pecking order in my chook family. Henmerelda ( or Sid Vicious) I have nickmaned her as she has the habit of pecking my feet. She will be the boss now that Margaret has gone. I am expecting eggs from Chrissy in 2 to 3 weeks.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bromiliads Add Colour

These bromiliads add lovely colour to my side garden under the bottle brush trees. I bought them from a roadside garden stall on the way to Coramba, which I have for many years passed by wanting to stop, but found it wasn't convenient till today. I was able to wander around this garden and choose what I wanted with so many varieties to choose from. Then rang a bell when a friendly gentleman put then carefully into a box then into the back of my car.

If you look closely to this bottom photo you will spot a pussy cat hiding amongst the foliage. Thank you Barbara R.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa Rat

I'm sure thats what Santa Rat looks like. Using a red plain acrylic and a red acrylic with a fake fur apprearance I knitted them together to get this great yarn for my attempt to make it look like a santa suit. I followed a smaller version of a mice pattern that I had and with larger needles to the original pattern I came up with this Santa Rat.
Of course then I had to make a Santa Cap with white fake fur trim.
Better hide the cheese.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meet Jilly Our New Mini Foxy

Isnt she cut. We picked her up today. Was a little frightened in the car, but you would too if you were her.
I sat in the back seat to keep her company but before long she was in the passenger seat.
At home we introduced her to the chooks and she wasnt fussed at all.
The Dogs next door had a few barks as they have had a few visitors lately.
Not another one you could hear them think. Sorry Dogs this one is to stay.
All was quiet as I sat on my computer, I wonder where Jilly is. On the big bed.
That means when Frankie and Pip come to stay its 5 in the bed.
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Scarf Exchange Kurrajong 2009

This is the lovely Beanie I received from this years 2009 Kurrajong Handspun Crafts Inc who did a wonderful job of co ordinating this event.
The theme was" Sunset over the Blue Mountain " and it looks like it to.
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