Rundle Street and Rundle Mall are named after John Rundle (1791- 1864), an original director and financier of the South Australia Company, which was formed in London in 1834 to promote settlement of the new colony of South Australia.
The sheep were on the road to the small town of Melrose, in the Flinders Range. It was a wonderful sight to see early that morning, a field of blue with sheep dotted about. The plant they were grazing on is Echium plantagineum, commonly known as Purple Viper's Bugloss or as Paterson's Curse or Salvation Jane (particularly in South Australia). Other names are Blueweed, Lady Campbell Weed or Riverina Bluebell. The name Salvation Jane comes from South Australia. In times of drought, many of the states grazing pastures died. Due to its drought hardiness, Echium was a source of food to the grazing animals in the state, hence the name Salvation Jane. I believe it is toxic to horses.
The beach ............ 'sigh' was perfect. If I won the lottery that is where you would find me, building a house overlooking that bay..... named Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsula. There was a quilting shop too, what more could I ask for......
Now onto an update of my stitching this past week, more stitching on LHN's Home of a Needleworker, and a small autumn piece for a small hanging pillow, which I haven't got a photo of yet, so will wait till its finished.
I am really enjoying stitching this one, I have got the feel of linen now and love the look. I think I am completely mad, cos I have signed up for the Crazy 15 Challenge, info here
so I have been browsing to find 15 projects I want to stitch next year. I'm a very slow stitcher so it will be a challenge to finish 15 in a year. Might have to choose mostly small ones, with a few medium, certainly no large projects. My Mary Wigmore is the only big project I can concentrate on, maybe I can add that as one of my 15. I know I shall be doing some LHN charts, one will be the 'Coffee Menu' as I love that and it will go great on my kitchen wall. Also I have French Hen by JBW Designs to add. I'll update next week on my 15 chosen ones.