Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Busy week

I moved this chair into my lounge room for reading by the window.

Pulling out weeds by my birdbath gave me an idea maybe if I put seed in it the birds would stop stealing pidg's food.

This is our grape vine we are hoping for grapes this year, last year was a bit of a loss.

Not much wood left.

This is lunch and refreshment area, note coke cans and hand cream.

Also the front needed some weeding and new bark, a friend gave me a yellow rose if it takes it will look nice with the blue plumbago.


The front screen door had a makeover a few weeks ago as you see I keen on red at the moment. 

New shoe holder.

And mat.

And light.

I also joined an art society and they sell paintings in a shop in Parramatta so  I was going to give it a try with these 3 paintings what do you think.



M & M came to visit and had a bath he quite likes them and he loves a brush.

6 comments:

  1. Your place is getting a great spring-clean and spruce up, Merle!
    It feels good to see change, doesn't it!
    Hope the seed works in the birdbath..it sounds like a good idea to me.
    I think you should do well if you put your paintings up for sale.
    I'd buy one of your cottage pictures if I ever found it!!
    And I love the new red touches too.
    I have a hankering for red checked curtains at the moment, lol!
    Have a great day.
    love..Trish

    ps. just wanted to remind you that you are always welcome to join my "link-up" if you ever feel like it :-)



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    1. Hi Trish
      Nice to hear from you, I would have to get more lessons from Barb if I join the link up I will ask next time she stays over but I am quite proud of myself with the pictures I take and the downloading much better than I was before. I pretty much like red checked anything they always look fresh and clean.
      Love Merle.....

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  2. Hi Merle,
    Love what you've done out the front. All the red touches look good.
    M&M scrubbed up well..glad he likes it at your place. Grapes would be nice,hope the vine is fruitful. Must stay over again soon.
    Have a good day
    Barb xx

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    1. Hi Barb,
      I've only done half of the front yard has been done I ran out of red mulch but I get some more and finish it soon. What a great day you can smell summer in the air looking forward to it this year.
      Love Merle....

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  3. Your yard is coming along nicely for your spring. The paintings are pretty and amazing! I have the same lamp (from ikea?) It is right here by my computer!

    I had a good grape season for my one small vine, (we had a drought, and I hear grapes don't like alot of water) but eventually the birds sneaked in my netting and ate them all! I have to buy more netting next year and tack it down. love,andrea


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    1. Hi Andrea
      Maybe our grapes were no good because we had a lot of rain last spring and summer but never had a problem with the birds we have a pet wild pigeon (that spelling looks wrong ) and he has food out and the other wild birds help themselves but they leave other things alone worth a try you use the wild bird mix from the supermarket.Glad you like my paintings they are fun to do.
      It is funny I can always find things in Ikea I like but I avoid the self assembly stuff now.
      Love Merle.....
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