Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Lake - Not Really!

It was a lovely walk around the lake on Monday - warm sunshine and pretty views of ducks, fountains and blackboy trees. It was very quiet and serene and the puppies frolicked along trying to chase the ducks.

I think I have given the wrong impression to some folks - this lake is not on our property - we are definitely in suburbia. However, we are lucky to have this lovely lake just a very short walk from our front door.

The blackboy trees are native to Australia and not seen in many cities - they are very impressive, so it is nice to have them in our locale.

Yesterday I had my first attempt at making delightful little pincushions that I first saw on Chookyblue's blog. Now, Donna is busy doing the Secret Santa Swap and I happened across the pincushions on Darlene's blog and she kindly steered me towards a tutorial, thanks Darlene. These girls have great blogs, so do visit! I am reasonably happy with the outcome - not perfect, but cute - and easy to make - a lot of fun!

I'm still confined to quarters with the flu, so it will be a quiet week for me - not at all to my liking!

Have a wonderful day!

8 Lovely People said ...:

Myra said...

Very cool trees there!
Lovely pincushion Lurline... 8-)

Kristie said...

The lake is beautiful! We live right by a LARGE Lake and golf course, and I live on a farm, weird I guess!

I sure hope you start feeling better soon, it is no fun being sick!

The pin cushion is so cute!

antique quilter said...

interesting trees, never saw anything like them before.
lucky you living that close to the lake.
OH that pincushion is adorable, just LOVE the fabric you chose to make it.
love the top of it too, perfect in my book

Candace said...

Are the blackboy trees the ones in the water? They are very pretty. Around here, if you see a tree in a lake, chances are it's a cypress tree. Your lake looks like a nice place to take a walk, and your pin cushion turned out wonderfully, I love the fabric you chose. I hope you feel better soon.

Chookyblue...... said...

so sorry I have not even got to sew since I sent you that email..........yours looks great.........

Sweet P said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! The lake looks beautiful! ice job on the pincushion.

Donna said...

The pin cushion is adorable. I've been wanting to make one myself. I love the pink fabric you used. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Wendy said...

Pretty little lake to have near your house. Makes for a nice walk. I made several of those pincushions and they are so easy and fun to make. Yours turned out wonderful. I love the colour you picked.