Hello girls, just dashing off a quick post before I head off to work. If I don't do it now, who knows when you might hear from me again?......
We had a coolish week for the start of Autumn and my thoughts turned to little artworks aka brooches.
I couldn't resist stitching up an owl to wear to work.
The number of stitched brooches is growing rapidly......they are a quick and easy little project and fill that creative craving when time is limited....
This Summer has been a stinker and the Sunflower seeds I planted never germinated (probably forgot to water them regularly!!)
But, I have managed to grow a couple of plants very late in the season.
Summer and Sunflowers, they just go together don't they?
Happy, happy flowers......
I thought I was being watched the other day and I was right.
This little fella has found a home inside the rainwater tank between Cluckingham Palace and the almost full!! woodshed.
He's soooo cute, often see these guys on the outside of the windows in the evening.
Nice to have them around.
The presence of frogs indicate a a healthy environment....
A skeletonised leaf found on the footpath in town this week.
Love that it has retained some colour......
Autumn is here, someone just needs to tell the weather!!
Now that we have our own little op shop in town, it's nice to pop in and find some treasures and yesterday was one of those days.
Do you like old books, you know the sort.....
The pages have a distinct smell to them, I love it.
It comes from another era, when life was slower.
No internet, Face book the only twitter was of the feathered variety......
Books were the go to, for information, reference or the simple enjoyment of reading.
Well, yesterday I picked up the book in the middle of the pic
Nature Through The Year....
Old books, have to pass a check list for me......
interesting story or information
and smell of history, antiquity....
This one ticked all the boxes and more....look at that lovely
picture on the spine.
Inside the front cover....looking good
Milking time....wonderful photos of rural life in 1946
Wood block or lino print......sold, quick before anyone else spies it.
Check out that haystack.....
This book is chock full of wonderful photos, of life on the farm,
wildlife through the seasons, wildflowers and much more.
The fact that I'm a bit of an Anglophile may have quite a bit to do with it's appeal, but I was very happy to hand over 20 cents and head home with my new treasure.
A quick browse on the net has shown this book for sale at $15.00......I got me a bargain!!
Oh, almost forgot to say the front cover is embossed with a great pic, but it has been worn down a little over the years.
Are you a fan of old books? What sort do you keep an eye out for?
Do you like the smell of the old paper, of am I the only odd one?
Well, that's about it for the moment.
I am still working on some projects but can't show any pics yet.
I think closer to Easter I will be able to post what I have been up to.......
Our little folk festival is on 22-24th March, so things in this household have been a little crazy as hubby is committee chair.
Just as well he has 2 ears and can hold a phone to each and conduct conversations.....it's a much needed skill at the moment.
We are all looking forward to the festival and until then life will be a bit of a blur as everything is finalised and last minute changes/additions are made to the program.
If you're looking for something fun to do that weekend, come up to North East Victoria and enjoy some fantastic music, markets and scenery.....
Hope it won't be too long before you hear from me again and I have decided I will reply to your comments on my post for a while and see how that goes.....
Must put my skates on running late now,
Ooroo and take care,