Wednesday, September 19, 2007

my new title

Thanks to Lissa (of the fabricologists anonymous fame) I have a new title
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Serene Highness Lady Dianne the Appropriate of Waterless St Mildred
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Pretty appropriate I reckon in this drought area....lol

Monday, September 17, 2007

convergence quilt


Ive actually done some quilting today - first time in months!!!
I was looking at and saw that fran had made a convergence quilt (ala Ricky Tims) so I dug out my book which has been languishing on my shelf and some fabrics - and here it is
And pretty good I reckon too!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

exploring faith through fabric

Just home from a very interesting and inspiring exhibition held at Cohuna Uniting Church by the Traralgon Unting Church Fabric Art Group.
The ladies make fabric art "banners" for hanging in their church - fabric is pinned onto foam boards and heaps of different textures/fabrics etc are used.
Very hard to describe - and I wasnt allowed to take photos so will have to leave it up to your imagination.
Most of the designs were very simple - but very provoking because of their simplicity.
One was just very dark blue garbadine with metallic gold thread embroidered on it of the three wise men and the christmas star. Very simple but delightful to look at

let me at 'em


Isnt Mia cute???
Well of course the answer is YES - and here she is desparately wanting to get in the calf pen and play.These calves are all about a week or so old and very cute and very affectionate - might have something to do with the fact that I take milk into them twice a day

Thursday, September 13, 2007

busy busy busy


Aren't I good???
Two posts in the one month - even in the one week!!!
This is part of the reason why I havent been posting much - its calving time here - so far 34 cows have had their calves and only 70ish to go...sigh....so lots of work checking cows, looking after calves etc.
BUT - I am so proud of myself - I have "pulled" 3 calves myself (calves stuck while being born and we have to assist by attaching rope to calves feet and pulling!!!). Luckily the cows have all been laying next to fences so I can tie the rope onto the fence and pull and pull and pull!!!!
Here is a photo Megan took of Rusty watching a few of the calves - these ones are about 2-3 weeks old

Saturday, September 8, 2007

of course a quilt for mika


I couldnt send Mika home to Japan without a quilt - so here it is!!!
Debbie Mumm fabrics with hearts appliqued on by machine alternating with stars - just like Mika - a lovely girl who is a star!!!!

more mia


and look at mia - she is already a tv addict

mia (of course)


OK for all of you that have been asking - here is one of the latest photos of Mia - Aimee was playing dress ups with her - isnt she cute???

Mika milking


Here is Mika milking - and she did a great job too - except when it got to giving one cow a needle - she couldnt do it - and said "sorry cow"

what happened to august and MIKA!!!!


OK who stole August????
I managed to go a whole month without posting - and I did heaps of stuff too....so here goes the catch up.....
We were very blessed to have a Japanese student, Mika, come and stay with us for a week. She was so much fun to have here and she had a go at EVERYTHING - yes even milking.
Here she is with all of us...