Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day!!! January 26th is the day the First Fleet arrived in 1788.

The photo above is some euclyptus ficifolia (flowering gum) blossom in our garden.

I went out for a walk this morning and watched the Roulettes doing a flying display not far from our home.
We had a barbeque for lunch and I made pavlova for dessert. yum!!

The Australian Open tennis is on here in Melbourne at the moment. I have done some sewing in the evenings while watching some matches on TV. Here is my progress on the quilt for my sister. Just one more border to go.

Recently my sister gave me a hoya and it has its first flower.


  1. Your quilt is beautiful Miriam! And darn -- you didn't say it! I just told hubby it's been fun to read the AU blogs 'cause they all talk about the "barbie" and we laughed - love that! Happy Australia Day!

  2. Gorgeous flowers and a lovely quilt for your sister. Hope you're having a great day.

  3. Love the colors you are using on your sister's quilt!!! The hoya is whaaawww!! Have a nice day today, take care, hugs, Daniëlle. PS it is a bit chilly here, minus 6 and with a bit of wind it feels like minus 15! BRRRR hihi

  4. Happy Australia Day to you. :)
    Gorgeous flowers.

  5. Wonderful quilt for your sister and now I know what Australia Day is...:o) Hope yours was a happy one!

  6. Happy Australia Day! There are a number of reasons I enjoy your posts and your different holidays and seasons (with lovely pictures) are only a couple of minor reasons - but fun ones. Enjoy the day.

  7. I have one of those hoyas! Mine hasn't bloomed in quite a while though. Love the quilt too! :0)

  8. A great Aussie Post and a very beautiful quilt, too!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  9. hope you have a good holiday!! do you have fireworks too?

  10. we had a lovely BBQ tea here.....good day all round........

  11. Happy Australia Day! I can't wait for summer, blooming flowers and barbeque here in the US! I have never heard of a hoya... beautiful.
    Your sister is going to love her quilt.

  12. Sounds like it was a nice day. Your quilts are so beautiful. I've never made one but I only buy quilts for the beds in our home.

    Thank you for stopping over at For Your Tears.
    Do you have a place where I can read about your son?