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.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Day two of roof works.

The men turned up at 7.30 am today - just as well they know the way into the back yard now, as we had slept in, and I would have been mortified if I'd had to go outside in my dressing gown, no teeth and wild uncombed hair, to open the gate!
Last night's red sky was true to form and it was a perfect sunny day all day, and a bit warmer than yesterday, so the guys got a lot done.  I didn't bother taking photos because from the back yard you wouldn't be able to tell the difference from the pics I posted here yesterday.  They got most of the roofing done except for the very back of the house which is our bedroom and the laundry.  We can feel the difference already tonight - the house doesn't have that chill inside that it always had before on cold nights, despite heaters being on.  So the new insulation is living up to its reputation of keeping out the cold.

But Ken always feels cold at night due to his poor health, so tonight he christened the quilted throw that I made him (I finished the final lot of hand stitching today).  He's been under there for about two hours now!

Shiftclick if you are reading this, in answer to your comment, yes the possum is friendly.  I put apple out on the front porch for it every night and she will take pieces from my hand without being scared.  I've even patted her sometimes, they are so soft!  I know it is a 'she' because when she has a baby in her pouch she comes to show us - really cute!  And she was back in her usual spot again today despite the workers thundering around on the roof right over her head!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how lovely, your quilt. Just so you know, between a local quilting friend and your creativity, I have been inspired and have purchased a SewEzi table, to be here next Wednesday. My sewing machine (new!) has been idle too long.

Thanks for the possum information - she sounds a treat and I hope she doesn't take umbrage at the roofing sitaution...

Friday, 12 July, 2013  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Oh that's nice! I'll leave encouraging comments on your blog to remind you about the quilts you will be making...

Saturday, 13 July, 2013  
Blogger Isabelle said...

That looks like a lovely quilt. How clever you are.

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013  

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