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.

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Weekend...

...was busy, and generally enjoyable. Saturday saw us both in the garden for much of the day as the weather was perfect for being outdoors. Ken cleaned the aviaries out (a kind of springclean in Autumn) and showed me the eggs he found: one Zebra finch egg and one Bantam hen egg.

On Sunday I worked in the morning, visited Sharon and her family just before lunch, to drop off some things to Sharon, and to collect my birthday present(s).

She gave me some beautiful craft paper, and this book on embroidery, which I had coveted after seeing her copy a few months ago.

Sharon also gave me this beautiful hand made card, and told me not to open it until I got home. Then I discovered why. She'd put a barrow load of gold 'fairy' dust in there, and as soon as the envelope was opened - POOF! - gold glitter all over everything. Wicked girl she is. Even Topsy has been touched by gold...Hope it won't make her sick if she licks it off. Perhaps golden pooh?


Blogger Isabelle said...

A nice little vignette of your life. That's a very small egg!

Sunday, 10 May, 2009  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Gina, Im Back from my trip.
Thats a tiny egg, but then the finch is only a little bird.
Lovely gifts you recieved for your birthday.

Ugh I was eating a chocolate While reading about Ken holding a leg by the Toe.. and nearly threw up..
cheers Jenxxx

Monday, 11 May, 2009  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ ice to catch up on what you have been up to. I hope the new Washing Machine is going well. I find the second store you went to is usually much more expensive. I am glad that Ken's Mum didn't get badly injured in her fall. Mine was inside on the carpet and was very gentle BUT getting uo took me quite a while but I am fine now. The joke book had Howard and Costello as the lying thieves, but I agree with you, it should definitely have been Rudd and Swan. Good one Gina.
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Friday, 15 May, 2009  

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