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.)
- Name: Gina E.
- Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia
I am married to Ken. We have no children of the human kind, but we have two cats, and five aviaries holding canaries, Gouldian finches and bantam hens. Before I retired, I worked in the aged care field. Ken is a courier with a pathology service.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Still painting and sewing!
Tomorrow will be another lovely autumn day, but I have to be indoors for most of the afternoon, as I am presenting a talk on my linen collection to a local PROBUS club. I always enjoy these talks, as most of the ladies in those groups can relate to my embroidered linens, and like to talk to me afterwards over a cuppa.
Sunday is my birthday, and we are going out to dinner with another couple who celebrate their wedding anniversary on the same day as my birthday. I've already been given two gifts - Ken bought me a beautiful book about May Gibbs (author and artist) which I chose at one of our local bookshops, and my artist friend Glenda bought me an artists' pencil pack when I admired it in a shop today. I'm not allowed to read the book or play with the pencils until my birthday though. Still, it's nice to look forward to them. Speaking of art, I added a post to my art blog a minute ago: the two watercolours I did today, and a couple of pencil sketches that I drew yesterday at the doctor's waiting rooms. You really have to be careful when you are sketching people in a public place - some people don't mind, others seem to get embarrassed or irate! Two young men who had been sitting in one position, quietly chatting, appeared to deliberately change their positions when they caught me sketching them!