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Starting 2015.

Posted on | January 8, 2015 | 16 Comments

2015 has definitely started here in true Australian fashion … heat, fires, beach and thunderstorms.

I suppose I should be used to this by now. We did have a mild start to Summer with few really hot days, but as soon as the calendar kicked over to the New Year that changed with days up to 40 degrees. Sadly some areas have experienced bad fires with a lot of homes lost. What a hard way to start the year.

We have had crazy thunderstorms going through yesterday bringing good rain in some areas. It was quite an impressive lightning display outside.

We have spent a few days travelling around catching up with family members. One day at Wye River we had the true Aussie experience with wildlife.

This sleepy fellow was in the tree out the front.

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We then had a visit from a family of 9 kookaburras, all expecting to be fed. I could only catch 3 at once in the photo.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015


Next to arrive were the cockatoos checking out the bird feeder.

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Apparently we missed the wallabies. They had visited the night before.


Only a little sewing happening here. I did finish a couple more of these. I finally have some to keep for myself.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 January


I have packed away the Christmas decorations and quilts, but found there were a few  bits I wanted to keep out a little longer. So I set up a corner in a spare bedroom.

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I see lots of people making plans for new projects for this year and I am sure I will have a few to do as well, but at the moment I think I will try to focus on reducing the UFO pile.

I wonder how long that will last!

I do hope your year has started well.


Cheers, Karen


16 Responses to Starting 2015.

  • Shez says: Hi Karen,yes we have had all sorts of weather,I hope 2015 is a great year for you my friend.Love your Xmas corner and your felt decorations are so cute.xx
  • Cheryl says: It has been a crazy summer so far Karen. Sounds like you're enjoying your little trip. what a great idea leaving out a little xmas corner for a bit longer. think I need to do that
  • Lesley says: Love seeing all the wildlife! Your ornaments are so sweet and what a great idea to keep a special arrangement around for awhile longer!
  • Kelly says: I am hoping to get into my UFO pile as well, says she how has a new quilt on the design wall....
  • Joan says: It's always to much fun to see different areas. Love your wild life that came to visit. Wild fires seem to a common thing in the summers anymore. We worry about them here too. Now I have to say, your bedroom corner is just too cute. Of course that wonderful moose jumped right out at me. What a hoot! Glad to see you get to keep some of your fabulous stitching for a change!
  • Christine M says: Looks like a lovely place to visit, Karen. I love your Christmas corner. I agree that there are some things you just don't want to put away after Christmas. xx
  • Rachaeldaisy says: It has been a very Aussie summer so far. You had a wonderful parade of wildlife. It's always a special treat to see koalas. They are so cute. Love the line up of kookaburras. It's so fun that you have a corner of Christmas still set up. The reindeer with the chunky feet are so cute, I can see why you didn't want to put them away.
  • Melody says: Beautiful photos. Have a wonderful year.
  • Astrid says: Terrible and extremely sad with the bush fires. My heart goes out to those people who have lost everything. It's hot here too; 32-35 degrees, thunderstorms, 90-99% humidity, I prefer to stay inside! Very cute ornaments, and those reindeer is too cute! Have you made them?
  • Frances says: It makes me homesick to see all of the animals. We only saw one Koala in the wild during the 6 years that we were in Australia, and it was on the 3rd day of our visit!!! Stay cool and Happy New Year!!
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: Love all your little holiday visitors. Oh some beautiful Christmas treasures in your corner.
  • Deb@asimplelife Quilts says: Oh my... what a fun post! Love seeing your wildlife pics and those ornaments are gorgeous.
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: I like your idea of saving a little spot of Christmas! It IS my favorite time of year and I'm always sorry to see the season end. (We just took our tree down a couple of days ago.) We, of course, have opposite weather - cold and wet. I guess we need both extremes, but they are not much fun.
  • Mary says: Oh those ornaments are so cute! I am not surprised to find that you get a set after Christmas, but keep them with your little Christmas corner and they will be ready for their first Christmas on the tree. I look at your wildlife pictures and want to go for a visit! Really, who wouldn't want to see a kookaburra? or any of the others, for that matter: they all look so laid back and if anyone could walk up and pet them!
  • Bev C says: Hello Karen, Love the photo of Koala, they sleep most of the time, The perfect life! I agree some items should be kept out for longer, have a little bit of Christmas in each day. Happy days. Bev.
  • Linda King says: Thanks for the glimpse of an Australian New Year! Cheers.

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