This is a heap of loot from various antique, second hand and junk shops around the country. Copper, brass, rusty steel, EPNS - all treasures to me. Lucky we're not all the same, huh!
A plastic sewing case, still with original instructions for getting it open. It will hold all my waxed linen thread reels for book binding and other thready pursuits.
My collection of electrical insulators grows. I've been reduced to keeping them in the garden because there's only so many insulators one small house can hold. Here there are three brown, two blue (much prettier blue than in this photo), one large white. And alongside are some railway ties, a large bolt and a thing for tightening bolts. Heavy and very rusty.
Leone gave me this large wasps' nest that blew down in her garden. There are 12 layers of nest, very beautiful. Uninhabited of course. Thanks Leone.
B at RustSmith gave me a bag of metal off-cuts, a meditation word "Grace", a bicycle cog and one of his fabulous leaves. Thanks B & F. Great to see you again.
And - just stunning, is this RustSmith cascade of coloured metal leaves. I've seen them on B's website and thought they were wonderful but to actually see them in reality! I had to buy one; only problem was choosing. I also bought a pair of earrings with tiny versions of these leaves. I left Maleny Qld a very happy shopper.
Here I'm sitting by a creek, ducks and magpies close by. Behind me is a small flock of sheep keeping company with a group of cattle egrets (birds). The sheep are greyish white, the egrets are pure white and they all look wonderful against the green of the pasture.
Following the advice of a couple of friends I have added the ability to subscribe to my blog by email. This is right at the top on the right above my profile. I've found I have a much better chance of keeping up with favourite blogs if I can get an email reminder. What do you think?