Baltimore to Bourke 3

Baltimore to Bourke 3

As I scroll through project files I have transferred from EQ7 I find some treasures.

This is from the first one, then I raced ahead of myself a couple of times, then went back to Baltimore again.

The plan was to turn a design influenced by the Baltimore style into a design still with some Baltimore style, but with a strong Australian flavor.

It has a long way to go … half way around the world, and a lot of fossicking around for the flora and fauna blocks from Down Under.

I have just learned something … fossicking is a very Australian word which Auto correct doesn’t recognize. It comes from the goldfields, and it means looking for gold in abandoned minefields.

I am trying to find the setting I want while in the background, I have collected some rough flora and fauna blocks for future modification, but at least some of the cast iron lace which was added to many older Aussie buildings is already in use in the designs so far.

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6 Responses to Baltimore to Bourke 3

  1. Laura says:

    Fun to learn a new word…fossicking…I like it!


    • Laura,

      I often fossick around looking for something, and had just assumed it was a word common to everyone familiar with the English language. It had never occurred to me that it was just us Aussies who know how to fossick.

      Judy B

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  2. birdnana14425 says:

    Find this quilt interesting… and thanks for the “new” word…they say if you use it in a sentence 3 times it’s yours… finding it hard to think up sentences right now though…LOL


    • Carol,

      Any time you are searching through more than two layers of stuff looking for your scissors you are fossicking! I also do some fossicking when faced by shelves of fabric, or thread, or books …

      Judy B


  3. Marie says:

    We must take our Australian words for granted. I knew what you meant by fossicking! I love that design. It’s a new take on Baltimore. Interesting.


    • Marie,

      Ages ago I found out that we are about the only country who keep chooks. Another word which auto correct doesn’t recognize! To confuse people more I call my shade house and potting shed the chook house, simply because that is what it used to be a chook house.

      Judy B


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