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.


  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 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.

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

    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.....

  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

    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....

  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

    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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