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The Owlery

 The studio got a dry run today, and the Friday ladies came to visit (Mary had a class going on at the shop, so it was decided to use my new studio as an alternative. It all worked quite well, with nine of us sewing, stitching and knitting away quite happily.
The Owlery was christened with some bubbly (never fear, there will be a 'proper' christening to follow), and Edwina brought some yummy chocolate cake along. We also had chocolate, and I got a plant from Malva for the studio, and Gabbie gave me some gorgeous fabric, which was very kind.

I suggested that whoever wants to sew, quilt, paint or craft on a Tuesday afternoon can come between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. It's so much more fun doing things with others, although I think I'll also be quite happy doing arty things on my own here.

The name of the Owlery is, of course, from Harry Potter, It's where the Owls gather to bring messages from and to Hogwarths. I'm sure owls will begin to appear here soon.
Visit me sometime to see what's happening.

Test only

trying to add another page here

March 29th, 2017

My friend Sue kindly showed me how to add sections to my blog, so I can continue to write up things for the Owlery.
This week, we had a rare visitor, a rather large blue tongue lizard. We see one every few months, and this guy was in prime condition. He gave us a good look through the window, and slowly made his way through the shrubbery, soaking up the sun. I wonder where he goes in winter?
Had a bit of fun in Lincraft and our local Kaisercraft outlet.  Found the 'Mermaid Tales' paper collection - sooo pretty!. Lincraft also had some interesting papers, some hand made, some with a little bling, and a few sheets of vellum, which should look interesting. Loved the 'Letters' embossing folder too.

Finally, I framed two photos for an upcoming competition at the Macedon Ranges Photographic Society. The theme is "Weather", which can be difficult to depict. I quite like the ice-laden branches, and the other photo depicts early morning mist at our place, with the sun trying to burn through.If you look closely, you see the silhouettes of  kangaroos in the background. This will be the first time I've entered the Society's competitions.


  1. I cannot wait to see it! What a wonderful gathering place. I can see lots of wonderful things happening there.

  2. Looks wonderful Donna, lovely to have a gathering!!

  3. The Owlery looks an absolutely perfect spot for social or solitary creativity and I wish I could pop in on a Tuesday! Of course you'd never be rid of me, lol! I'm so happy for you!