Thank You for popping over... if I have gone AWL, again...
Please come a knocking over at this door... I am, no doubt, up to something, as per usual...

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

I gotta 'Prise' today...

Yes I got a lovely 'Prise', as in 'Surprise' - as one of my Grandies would call it ... Paula over at Paula's Palace of AltAred Art sent me a wonderful RAK with a Halloween theme ... Thank you Paula it was so lovely to come home from a long drive & visit with DH's Mum to find this gorgeously decorated box waiting at my front door - filled with these little goodies - the lollies/candys are nearly all gone as we speak & the magnet is on the frig - forgot to add it when I took the photo ... Thank you Paula for spreading Love & Peace around...I wonder what Paula has up her sleeve at present as she has a big announcement to make this week - only two days to go ... ummmm wonder...

Tuesday, 19 August 2008


Can you smell this beautiful rose ... snifffffffff
This rose is spent now but I've had it two weeks - but why did I get it? you ask... No, it wasn't a pressie... Strangely enough I was sitting in our lounge having lunch & I said to DH that looks like a flower out on the road - of course, I had to go & retrieve it... don't know if it had been dropped by someone walking past or it had been thrown out in the rubbish [which had been collected that morning] but there was a dead rose on the road I didn't want to leave it there as it was so lucky to survive our busy road. I brought it in ... recut the stem & just popped it into a jar of water and it has survived this long and it smelt beautiful - a great bright spot on my kitchen bench to brighten my day... simple things give sooo much pleasure...

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Have a look..

Do pop on over to Carla of Feathered Fibres ... she is having a blog give-away 'just cause' she can & wants too - don't you love that sortta give-away, from the Heart. Carla is giving one of her Freeform Crochet Scarf and man I wanna win the purple one, it looks so warm & cuddly ... do pop on over & have a gander...

Tuesday, 12 August 2008


Yep I'm here ... not really been Absent WithOut Leave - well maybe mentally but that's a whole different thing.
Well the weather is really cool here at present ... Ekka[show]time so the winds [Westerlies] will be up by the end of the week I guess & that will make it even colder. Last year there was sooo much sickness around that the authorities were advising folks to stay home but I believe it has been a great Ekka this year with lots of people going & the weather is perfect for a good day out as the sun is warm but not burning like summer. Tomorrow is Ekka Day or Show Day & is a public holiday so it will be packed. Am I going? 'No' it's only about a 5 year thing for me & 5 years aren't up yet ... ha ha
Well it seems like months ago that I went for my long w/e with Luc ... we had a great time & I got a few things done & we looked at DvD's I've been collecting. I've been involved with a Skinny Book swap & seem to be taking wayyyy tooo long to get my pages done but I'm nearing the end now.
I've been using this project to learn how to do free motion sewing ... steep learning curve ... I did start this project just before I went to Luc's & worked on it there as well. Here is a teaser as I can't show them all until at least half of the folks have received them...the theme is Angelic. At least you know I have been doing something...
Ohhh did I tell you we went to see Mamma Mia... was so good we actually have been twice now such a great 'feel good' show so if you get a chance to see it do ... I'm sure you won't be disappointed. I think Meryl & the gang did a great job of singing although they are far from singers but it gave you that feeling that it's quite OK to go around singing so long as it makes 'you' feel good. It amazed me how clever the writers were to be able to weave a story around the songs that had/have been hits just sooo long ago ... real talent I believe.
Here are the some of the DvD's we watched & got some great inspiration from ...Now we will have to schedule time in to have a go at some of the wonderful projects. Seems you can use anything to make art these days making it a challenge to find 'stuff'. I often wonder if we enjoy the making of the art more or the hunting for 'stuff'?
In the last few weeks I received a great parcel from Barbara in Germany[Thank You Barbara] & this is part of a little something I'm sending her ... I know another teaser ... All for now, Take care & Keep Smilin'... B

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

BFF Gold Card

Mary-Beth in Canada has honoured me with the BFF Gold Card - BFF standing for Blogging Friends Forever - thank you Mary-Beth you are so kind & I find your blog a great inspiration & I'd love to meet you one day ...
Here are the rules.
1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award.
2. Four dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
I would like to pass this honor on to the following five persons, whose blogs I enjoy.
They are:
Thank you Mary-Beth for giving me this great award and thank you ladies for checking in on me. There are a few more ladies to whom I'd love to give this award but I've been pipped at the post so to speak ......