Monday, September 27, 2010

another public holiday today



I can't remember what it is for but we have another public holiday but we have just worked on anyway. Ian has been sorting out the reticulation with a timer for while we are away and loaded the Createx Versa Tool onto the website. Of course it didn't come today because contrary to what anyone else says, delivery people don't on public holidays because they are having a day off too. The flame plant is still looking very good - there are 4 of them and they are all starting to flower very nicely. The kangaroo paws still alive are looking glorious and when we come back we will have to close our eyes and replant all the ones which died. The bottlebrush is also out in flower and starting to look super - the birds love our garden. We have started tidying up the back garden as well.
Max is in Reefton hospital and Barb sent us this photo of him today - he looks better than when we saw him. It's difficult when you are far away. I think Barbara needs to change the date on her camera.....


I have been playing a little more with the new discharge gel which I hope Ian will get onto the web this week.This is on a hand dyed fabric which I got from Kirri at Tuilis Fabrics - the purple colours in the dye show through so it is quite interesting. The gel is easy to use - non toxic and once it is dry you just iron it. Then I washed these two pieces of fabric. The fern is a stamp, the leaves a Stylish Stencil - I applied the gel kind of right to the edge. I will add some colour back in. you can also get the gel in colours but I haven't decided whether I will bring them in or not as yet.

Last night we went to a fabulous movie - BOY - lots of things to think about but so refreshing and realistic. Recommend it to anyone.

Here is my Versa Tool in its case - ooh - do hope they arrive tomorrow - there are lots of people waiting for them - and trust me - we do have a lot coming in the shipment. Very exciting. And having a case means that I won't lose parts - right now I have lost a bag of samples.

5 comments:

Robin Mac said...

Love the flowers, I hope you don't have to replace too many of them when you return. The stamps and the versa tool look sooo good - I shall have to put an order in tomorrow. Somehoe I missed your Sunday blog, I am sure it wasn't visible on my computer this morning!!! Your red shoes are very smart. Cheers, Robin

Heather said...

Your garden must be looking gorgeous with all those exotic (to us) blooms. I have been busy in our garden though it's not quite time to put it to bed for the winter. Love the discharge designs and hope you find your bag of samples. Best wishes to Max.

Judy said...

Dale,


The flame plant flower is beautiful. The Gel disacharge is most intriqueing I'll be after that.

Georgayne A said...

Love all the new goodies coming in! Oh how I wish you were in the states sometimes. But then I wouldn't be able to enjoy your spring during my fall. What movie did you go see? If you mentioned it I missed it.

downunderdale said...

Georgayne - the film was called BOY - a New Zealand film - really wonderful

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