I saw this on the Internet yesterday and thought it was an interesting picture and article.
flowers on Twitter and Instagram may be as commonplace as sunsets and selfies,
but one Japanese amateur photographer has captured something a bit more unique
than a beautiful bloom.
user @san_kaido posted
a photo of mutated yellow daisies last month, found in Nasushiobara City,
around 70 miles from Fukushima, the site of the 2011
nuclear disaster. The photos show daisies with fused yellow centres and
with the petals growing out the side of the flower.
daisies are not the first deformed plants found after the disaster. In 2013,
the Daily Mail posted photos of mutated vegetables
and fruit, attributing the apparent abnormalities to high levels of radiation
found in the groundwater.
photos come four years after the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant meltdown
which was caused after a devastating earthquake and tsunami knocked out three of
the plant’s nuclear reactors.
My mother bought this car in 1992 and when she died in 2001 I bought it from her estate and it is still going strong, she has been to Queensland four times and South Australia three times, Melbourne once and many trips to Sydney.She has been to four Scquilters retreats and toddles off to patchwork frequently.The first three letters of her rego are TAF which is why she has always been called Taffy.
I have been in this house over 11 years now and I have moved my sewing room around at least that many times including changing the room twice , yesterday I rearranged it yet again and today whilst sewing I realised I think it is now in it's permanent lay out.
There is still room for my smaller fold up table or the ironing board to be put up as well as somewhere for my three constant companions to sleep.
And yes the sun does shine (even in Bathurst) in the afternoon but it is a winter thing when the sun is lower in the sky , not an issue at all for the rest of the year.
I have owned this book all my life and previously it was owned by Joan Kirk McDougall my paternal Aunt who died in Sydney in 1942 aged 23 years, obviously I never knew her but I do have a couple of things that were hers.
We Louise,Andrew and myself were not allowed to read comics ,Enid Blyton books only poetry and the classic type children's books, my father and his mother were both writers and probably literary snobs.As I got a bit older I joined the Mosman Library and used to sneak some books home to read and then when we left that life behind my reading wasn't censored so much but I think it all had an influence on my tastes in reading because I prefer to read non fiction most of the time.I love autobiographies and history books the most and of course all my patchwork books.However I do love the English who dunnits of early last century
Today is Murphy's birthday and also the anniversary of when he came to live with me after being rescued from his previous home where he was badly mistreated.On my mind is why do people have pets and then mistreat them? Murphy will run and hide if I pick up a broom/rake or anything that resembles a stick and likes to be next to me 24/7.No matter where I am Murphy stays by my side and asks for nothing else in return.
These two photos were taken at my sister's wedding in April the photo above is my daughter Trish and my daughter in law Tamara. The photo below is my son Tim and my nephew Richard who lives in Brisbane.
On the 18 June I ordered a template from Missouri Star Quilt Company and the next morning they shipped it,I received the parcel this morning and I have a special quilt to make for a special person .
But I must copy the email they sent to confirm shipment it's almost worth the shipping costs.
Thanks for your order at the Missouri Star Quilt Company!
We just want to let you know that your quilting supplies have been
meticulously gathered, placed on a red velvet pillow, and delicately
escorted by 25 of our finest employees to our shipping department. Our
master shipper has dutifully performed his craft, lovingly packing your
order in the finest materials known to man.
Our team gathered to give your package the proper send-off it deserved.
Tears of joy were shed, speeches were given, and there was even a
farewell cake. Following the festivities, the whole group, led by our
local high school marching band playing the song Leaving on a Jet Plane,
ushered your order through downtown Hamilton, Missouri. No, we don't
own a Jet Plane, but your package was placed in the care of a roguishly
handsome man who is riding in a majestic horse-drawn carriage which is
on its way to your home as you read this.
Although the products you've ordered will be sorely missed here at MSQC,
we are overjoyed that they have found a good home. Take care of them,
treasure them, and when you make something beautiful with them, make
sure you share it with us on facebook, twitter, or just send us an
email, we love to see what you make!.
*Note the above is a slight dramatization of what actually happened with
your order, but seriously we did ship it, and here is the tracking
This doll stands on the mantelpiece in my bedroom and next year she celebrates her 60th birthday.When I got her she had long blonde hair and was dressed as a bride because that's what little girls wanted back in the fifties bride dolls