Monday, 22 July 2013

A return to Blogging

I don't know what has happened to me lately--must have lost my craft  drive somewhere along the way. I have not been visiting many blogs , nor leaving comments-- like I usually do. Yesterday,  I received an email from a blogging  friend wondering what has happened-- so it has jolted me into doing a post today and will look up the different blogs that I normally visit to see what is happening with everyone out there. Thank you, Margaret, ( Solstitches), for getting me started again.

I did have something exciting happen-- a , lapquilt, made with EPP and embroidery, has gone off to a magazine, to be published at the end of the year. That went in June and it has been difficult getting started on something else. I have started a blue and white quilt for a bed in my daughter's old room-- using EPP-- so rather slow in getting going, I am losing interest in it already!  I need something to get my teeth into--might have to start something else instead. Mind you, I do have so many UFOs-- I should not be starting another project.

The weather has been beautiful these last few days. It is chilly, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining. The sunsets have been gorgeous. I went for a walk along the esplanade and this was a reflection in the eastern sky as the sun was setting in the west. I had my phone with me and was able to get this photo.
Sunset in the eastern sky

We have had some very inquisitive rainbow lorikeets come to visit us lately. My son and I were in the garden and these lorikeets just flew very close to us. My son brought out an apple to feed them. He bit a piece of apple for the birds, and went on munching on the rest of the apple himself. These 2 cheeky things decided that they wanted the apple that my son was eating-- just landed on his arm and started chewing at his piece!
2 cheeky rainbow lorikeets munching on some apple

These were not game to come any closer, but were watching the other 2.
Bye for now.


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful sky Yvonne and i also love your bird pics,glad to have you back.xx

Love Bears All Things said...

Oh, How lovely to have such colorful birds in your yard and coming so close....they're beautiful.
I know how life gets in the way of blogging sometimes....asked Honey Bear if he'd been reading my blog lately and he said, "you've not been writing much" so even he noticed my absence. We do get attached to each other, though and when I don't see someone post for a while, I do get concerned....
Mama Bear

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to see you back online.......

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Yvonne....thanks for popping in...lovely to see you again! I know how easy it is to lose interest in a project and I find the best thing is to start a new one and keeping thinking about the old one and then get back into the swing of it again with renewed interest!

Solstitches said...

What a thrill it would be to see such exotic looking birds so close up.
Amazing that they were tame enough to land on your sons arm.
It's nice to see a new post from you.
Looking forward very much to seeing your EPP magazine project.

Tatkis said...

I'm so glad to see you back in blogland! Photos are wonderful!


Houseelf said...

Welcome back Yvonne. I've been distracted by the weather- the 1st decent Summer in 7 years. Sun!!!

Stunning bird colours! Beautiful! What a magic moment for your son.