Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A top 10 present!

Above is the Hans Heysen print that hangs above our bed. Hans Heysebn is more famous for his Australian landscapes from the 1800's but this is a little different. I think it may be his daughter, I'll have to check my research!

My sister found it , then very nicely organized my present illiterate hub to give it to me for Christmas. Apparently it look like me and she's on an old singer, so between that and my two favourite people being involved in the giving, it is very special to me. Definitely a top 10 gift, and very high up the 10. A challenge to bloggers to think about and post a "Top 10" gift. (I'm thinking about trying it for my profile shot, but it's hard to get it straight without glare.)

Had great fun with the Chenille. For those interested, Chenille in quilts is very big over here, there is a lot of new material in the shops and it retails for up to $42 per metre. You don't want to get too intricate with it, big squares interspersed with a normal print generally look good. Very tactile and cosy, great for kids. I have about 1 and a half little cot quilt tops done since yesterday and tomorrow I'll show. My friends are enjoying their shares as well.

Big weather news! As you can see from the photo of my Red Gum out in the back yard, the clouds were closing in last night and as we speak, we've had over 9 mms or almost 40 points of rain-probably a little late but it is filling my tanks and meaning I wont have to shower with a bucket or bail water from the bath to my plants for a while so I am very happy today! Anyway, after being a lady who lunches and cuts up Chenille yesterday I need to get some work done. Have a great day.


Angie said...

Oh Tracey, your picture is beautiful...and what a treasure to have come from you hubby via your sister! :D

Libby said...

A terrific gift to be sure. We are having a bit of misty/rainy weather here, too. Love this kind of afternoon.

Cheryl said...

The picture is wonderful! What a special's the Gratitude coming? I need to get mine moving.

Sweet P said...

What a beautiful picture and how wonderful of your sister to get your husband to buy it for you.

Elaine Adair said...

Just wanted to tell you I 'visited' your town on Google Earth today. Lots of red roofs, saw an athletic field near the center of town, a large swimming pool, etc. The view was VERY clear of the town area and also along the country roads outside of town. What an amazing time we live in!

I LOVE that quiet picture - just lovely!

Susan said...

The painting is beautiful, but your photo on the bottom looks almost like a painting itself! I hope there was some rain in those clouds, as I hear you need it!

Nadine said...

What a beautiful gift ! You must be so happy...and I'm happy for you too !