jar magic

I have been stuffing jars with silk thread and tissue silk in the Stuff Steep and Store method albeit with less store than some. I leave them on the balcony rail in the sun where they get visited by one of our cats.

This afternoon seemed like the right time to open two jars, one was Coreopsis flower with copper pictured third from the left {above}  and the other Montbretia flowers second from the left which are a weed here. Pictured on my new apron that has been made from an opshop (suspect) silk nightshirt, it has two pockets one especially for my trusty secateurs.

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in my garden

This morning the air is fresh and the sun is shining a wander with my cup of tea beckoned, we have a multitude of flowers in bloom at present.

In the Eucalypts we have a male koala in one tree and a mother and baby in another sadly the phone camera is not up to the challenge of distance. I shall take the real camera out later and see if I can capture these wonderful creatures.

a wow leaf

I have discovered this tree at my kids school ( very embarrassing to them )  I have been trying to identify it …. it is an ironbark with petiolate leaf attachment and the leaf is lanceolate in shape. I have not spotted any buds or seed pods so that does make it a little harder. The leaf seems to have a dark spot or speckle to it ( which shows up in the print). The colour is divine almost blood red on some wool and lovely on silk too. Any Ideas my friends … not even sure it is endemic to our region, south east queensland.

 

on holidays with time to blog

 

now I have time to tap at my key board …… we have had some nice stormy weather ( much needed as we rely on the rain for our water to drink and wash etc.  ) We always gravitate out to the deck after a storm to survey the sky and surrounds the light is at its best. To our delight there was a mother and large baby koala in the tree, such a treat to view.

 

workshop @ mudbrick herb cottage

wow what a joy….. yummy lunch around the table, herbal teas and coffee, gluten free and dairy free food supplied by Sandra the host, and all this lusciousness and relaxing ambiance was included in the workshop I ran for her today. The herb farm sells their plants online @ Mudgeeraba and we had free range of the garden for our ingredients for the sandwiched artist books. Thank you to all as it was a wonderful day.