Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Front yard - before and after. Well, the top one was taken while the boys were working on it, but it wasn't much different before then - just a big mess! Funny what a difference a day makes to the colours in photos...Notice the colour of our house in the top photo in comparison to the bottom one? The top one is the actual colour. The hedge along the front is going to be cut down to half its present size, so that will make a big difference to the appearance of the property.
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5 Comments:

Blogger Nicole said...

Hi Gina, Sorry I have'nt been around in awhile. Your garden looks fabulous.... I just wish I could encourage my butt to get off the couch and into my backyard. Much love, Nicole xox.

Friday, 03 November, 2006  
Blogger Isabelle said...

I don't understand your pictures. What's the thing that looks like a wooden box in front of the hedge? Is that the street in the front of the photo? You have to understand that my entire understanding of Australian streets is based on Ramsay Street!

Saturday, 04 November, 2006  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Hi Gina, just coming by to see what you've been up to. It looks like some special work on your property. How lovely...

Saturday, 04 November, 2006  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi ladies, thank you all for your interest in our hacienda! Nicole, Ken and I couldn't get our butts off the couch either; that's why we paid a heap to someone else to do it!
Isabelle - funny how other people see things! The retaining wall does look like a box in the photo! No, it is a treated pine retaining wall, held upright with steel posts. Yes, the grey area at the bottom of the photo is our side of the road.
Maggie - thanks for calling in - I'll reciprocate soon!

Monday, 06 November, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gina,
It looks good. Thanks for sharing. :) It's been too cold to think of anything but keeping warm.
Patty who's catching up on reading and soon will post again. :) Have a great day.

Tuesday, 07 November, 2006  

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