Monday, March 2, 2009

Yet another Visitor

Not being far from a creek and where a road is being widened we seem to be getting our fair share of visitors either refugee's seeking shelter or just passing through. Birds and Bats feeding off the Palm tree fruit or the nectar on the Bottle Brush and Grevilia. Our pond is becoming home to a few frogs and skinks (a small Lizard).

This morning Max our Foxie started barking aggressively in the back yard so on closer inspection Sue found behind his Kennel he had cornered a Blue Tongue Lizard who has obviously had a run in before as his stumpy tail shows.

Now My Turn...

Prior Christmas I got to make a lid for a biscuit barrel which is in a previous post, this went to our neighbour for Christmas lid is made from a nice grained pine, finial from some scrap bits.

Onto a Pot-pourie bowl from New Guinea Rosewood with manufactured lid.
2009 saw me acquiring some Rosewood which was cut into 80x80x750 50x50x900 and a few rounds 210x80 150x80.
One piece thrown in the deal was this old bit of stump which was used as a wheel chock believe it or not. It was cut in half to reveal a nice sturdy bit of timber. Possibly to become a matching pair of clocks.

Busy Lady

Its funny typing this for Sue as though she is typing it herself, so apologies in advance from me Ray.

Christmas & January are behind us, celebrations throughout with a few family members birthdays in January.
Still had time to finish our 2nd Grandsons Christening Pillow. The cushion is hand spun silk which I purchased, the embroidery of the his name done by hand, the cross was tatting as is the one on the card.

Finally Ray let me have some time on the lathe and helped with drilling and sanding pen blanks which were to be Christmas presents, I enjoyed this time although some woods just don't like some finishes and humidity has its way of causing drying problems for finishes.
I made 8 pens in all Huon Pine, Red Cedar, Jarrah, 2 Flame She-Oak, Western Rosewood, New Guinea Rosewood and a Black Palm.

Then onto a Christmas Stocking and Christmas Bibs.

January and birthday's I made a scarf for a very good friend Fay who loves Blue.

Ray had come out of the garage to find a White Dove on our porch it stayed around for a few days before hopefully flying off to safety.

A phone call from another friend in need of a 21st Birthday present saw me back in the garage using the lathe. A few more pens another Huon Pine, Tassie Oak 2 and 2 Camphor one which had a void needing some attention which some say has the form of a heart or shaped like Tasmania.

Still there are hours I have that I can do other things besides house work, gardening, looking after Ray etc.

I have been spinning and knitting a sampler section of a Shawl here it is pinned out drying.