Tuesday, 30 December 2008
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
33 out of 100, not too bad. There are some in there that I never want to do - Killed and prepared an animal for eating (as my 12 year old daughter would say eeeeuuuuuwwwww!), Gone sky diving (hot air ballooning? - yeah - sky diving - no way!), Bungee jumped (nuh ah), Been on a cruise (would throw up the whole way), Gone deep sea fishing (ditto). There are lots that I would love to do though especially the ones that involve overseas travel.
DH was called away this afternoon to go fix something at a gas plant up North. He called me when he got there asking me to pray for him as he travels down to the plant as there was a storm front heading in, well I went and had a look at the local satelite weather report and WOW, I have never seen so much rain! The whole screen was filled with colour. The heaviest falls go from red to black and there was lots of red. It was from a tropical cyclone that is still hanging around. If you get the opportunity go have a look at one from a satelite/rain perspective, stunning and awesome.
I am much better after my recent wisdom teeth surgery, still not at steak eating level but at least I can have chewable food now. There isn't a whole lot out there in the world of food that isn't chewable and isn't jelly, custard or icecream. Christmas lunch was a bit hard but I am looking forward to the BBQ we will be going to tomorrow night.
That's it for me tonight. Have a wonderful 2009!
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
So onto the swap. There are about 14 of us in the swap and each month two names are drawn and we all have to make a page and send it to the person whose theme it is. The first two names to be drawn were Nikki Blowers and Gail Smith. Nikki's theme was The Glass House and GGail'swas the Vintage Men House. Below are the pages for Gail's house. I will load Nikki's pages later today or tomorrow.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
We picked up the lovely Rosie last week and have been told that she is ready to be moved on to another foster home so here are a few pix before she goes.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
My DH is home again tomorrow after another week off-shore, YAY!!! It has been a hard week let me tell you! Makes me wonder why we decided four children was they way to go and why homeschooling is so important. Not really but there are flashes. The bonus of him being away is that I get to stay up late and spend all that time in my craft room.
Keep creative and BFN,
Monday, 17 November 2008
Third & Fourth Pages
I have some German scrap, more of the two papers used in the project and some more Collections chipboard to use but I am going to work on the last of my tags for the Grungeboard swap on the All Things Tim Yahoo group tonight so I can post them off on Wednesday.
Friday, 14 November 2008
Nikki B held a 1-4-1 Bird swap on Stamp Gropers recently and I was finally able to pass mine over to Kerry S at the last SAJ's. The frosted perspex was a huge mistake that turned out not to be so bad. I had a few spot of glue on the front and used a goo remover to get it off. Silly me forgot that it frosts the perspex so I had to do all of the front and back. It didn't turn out too bad though did it?Kerry was happy with so that was what really counted. I got the box from my Auntie so I have no idea where it originally came from.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Next I was shown how to wire wrap a large bead and when I got home I made some earrings to match. It was so much fun and so quick I decided to do a purple one too. This time with a few kinks in the wire.
As I was getting all my gear together to head home from the shop I saw another project that I wanted to try. This one looked far too complicated for me but I was assured that once I was off and going it would all sort of happen by itself. That couldn't have been more true. I stumbled for the first 10 minutes or so deciding how many strands to use (more is most definetly better here) and then I was off and threading. My daughter (who loves her Mum very much) said this morning that she couldn't believe I had done it in one night, it looked very professional AND would I show her how to do one? It is about an inch (2.5cm) wide and fits nicely around my wrist. It consists of 6 strands or wire and I don't know how many beads.
Detail of a section of the bracelet.
While my Auntie was here recently my Mum and I took her up to our local beading shop in Armadale, in the Pioneer Village, for a lesson. Mum and I had picked out this bracelet to do on a previous visit. The purple one was made in the shop and the red one at home later that day.
While I was in the mood for wire and beads today I found another project I wanted to try. This time from a book called 'Tips and Shortcuts for Jewellery Making' by Stephen O'Keeffe. This is a very in-depth book and for the metal worker rather than the wire/bead worker. It still has some really lovely designs though. My swirls need some work so I will be off to the shop as soon as another day is free but I didn't think it came out too badly. I am also in 'need' of a few more beads.
Hope you are all having a great week,
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
I am also starting Saturday afternoon Technique classes. The first one is this coming Saturday starting out with the book and Alcohol Inks. We will be starting from the beginning and continuing on in the same order as the classes that have already been so if you missed out or just want a refresher sign up now. They will be every second Saturday at 2pm.
Now, I hope you are sitting down - I have been doing some sewing! I came across a cute book at the library called Pretty Little Pincushions and had to give this one a go. It was educational as well as fun. I won't make the same mistakes in the next one I do, now which one to choose.
In the post today I got a most anticipated Collaborative book which 31 of us from the arty_oz yahoo group particiapted in. This is the page I contributed. The theme was Women.
Ok, enough arty stuff for now. Earlier in the year I took some photos of Amy playing soccer. She had quite a day that day. We arrived early for another of the childrens games and she was roped into being goalie for the other Armadale under 14s team as they were a few players down. Staright after that game was her own, so for two hours she was goalie non stop.
I couldn't resist this shot of Noah with a hotdog all of his own. The sausage had been just a little too much to get his mouth around so that got eaten first. The bun was still quite a mouthful though.
Another picture of Noah. I have noticed that I take more of him than any other member of our family. I think this is not only cause he is cute but maybe because he stays still the longest! Here he is playing in the sand at Peppermint Grove Beach, half way between Bunbury and Busselton in the South West of Western Australia. We we for a weeks holiday midway through September so mark the first anniversary of my Dad's death. Mum and my Auntie came with us so it was a full house indeed, just as well we had a big one. The location was fantastic apart from the incessant wind. Across the road from a dog beach and the house owners allowed dogs so Woosha came with us. We had not taken him away with us or to the beach before so it was all new for us. He had a ball though, literally, you through, he chases. He didn't stop for an hour even though his sides were heaving.
The next two shots are taken at what I think is one of my favorite places in the South West. We go there everytime we go South and I can never resist taking a photo.
It has been such a gloriously sunny day today, I think I am going to go outside and appreciate the last of it, I might even water the plants.