Monday, March 27, 2006

Great Weekend

After a fairly busy week in the shop, I was part of Kim Archers on line scrapbooking class on Thursday night, enjoyed the class, had a great time talking to Janelle all night and I am so pleased with the layout I did "Favourite friends". SO looking forward to this weeks class. Thanks Janelle for making the evening so enjoyable.
Then Friday afternoon after work I set off for my very first scrapbooking weekend out a Lake Keepit, there were about 50 ladies there, all very productive, I am sure everyone was extremely pleased with their results. We scrapped well into both Friday and Saturday nights, my aim was to work on a surprise which I completed so I was thrilled with my efforts. On arrival Emily and I joined onto a table of 3 strangers, we ended up having a wonderful time with Jackie, Sandra and Lisa, they all live only about 1 hours drive for me, so hopefully we can keep in touch. Thanks girls for all your help and sorry we borrowed so much off you, thanks heaps.
Also thanks alot for Amanda for organizing the weekend and good luck in the future.
Oh well back to reality, there is plenty of work to do this week, so better get right back into it.
Hope everyone had a great weekend,

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Lucky Girl

Another week has passed, I ve been extremely busy with my business as well as enjoying family life. Nicole was home from uni for a few days, which was very nice. Sebastian and a mate were home from school for the weekend, we managed to play in a fun Bowls day at the local bowling club on Saturday morning which was great to get out into the fresh air. Sebastian came home with a frozen chicken after his team won, {using that in the Thai green curry we are having tonight for dinner. }
Saturday night we had a pleasant evening at a party about 1/2 hour drive away, then Sunday I continued working on a Brag Book I had been making for a friend for her Birthday. In between customers and well into Sunday evening and Monday morning I worked my way through the 20 page journal, Betty had sent me photo's of some of the quilts she has made over the past 10 years so I showcased 24 of these photos in this brad book. I was trilled with the finished book, hope Betty loves it as much a I did,
"Happy Birthday " Betty for yesterday.
This is a photo of the front cover - my scrapping skills have come along way recently, practice makes a big difference.
I have some stitchery work to get stuck into tonight,
Until my next post hope everyone has a great week


Monday, March 13, 2006


Thanks Janelle for Tagging me - these are my answers

What scrapbook lines/products, etc. do you dislike? Hope I don't affend anyone but I'am not sure I like those large silk like flowers, they look great in some LO's, don't think they suit me.

What is the hardest thing you have ever had to scrap? I haven't been scrapping for too long so any thing that has seemed a bit to difficult I have just put aside for a rainy day.

What technique do you use more than anything else? I love using ribbons and sewing on my layouts, comes from being a patchworker.

What is the smallest scrap of paper you save? I save most off cuts I have a gorgeous Gutermann Tin that I collect all my off cuts in - no doubt I will use them some where along the line.

Have you ever had any scrapbook related injuries? No injuries - but I do feel sometimes I deprive myself of sleep but thats OK.

Finish this sentence, "If I wasn't a scrapbooker/stamper, I would spend my money on..." more holidays abroad relaxing under palm trees by the pool at a 5 star resort.

Give us your best storage or organizational idea. I have set my scrap booking up in the office just next to the computer, works fantastic,I have a large collection of old and new tins so store stamps in one, brads another and so on this works well for me.

You just won a week long scrapbooking cruise for 5. Who is going with you - that's a real hard, I would have to take Janelle, Suzie my new Pachworker/scrapper friend, how could I forget Tanya, off course my daughter Nicole and Vicki, she has just returned from a cruise and can't wait to go again.

When you received your first publication notification, who did youtell? And if you are not yet pubbed, who will be the first person you share the news with? I am a long way from having anything published but would share it with Janelle, I have had lots published in Patchwork Mags and remember ringing my Mum so excited with the news of my first published quilt and she replied "thats nice dear." (she didn't understand)

Oh well thats all my answers - I would like to tag anyone who wishes tobe tagged - go for it


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Another happy customer

Suzie finished off her first quilt top, started on her
second and took home a few things for her stash,
Tanya added more fabrics to her stash as well as
a nearly finished quilt top, it just needs borders.
This is a photo of them just before they headed
home, great to have you both and I look forward
to visiting your home, Suzie when next I am over your way

This is a photo of Tanya and myself, I am in the
blue, we have been best friends for over 20 years,
we enjoy each others company, we share lots
of the same interests,country decorating,pink champagne, Johnny Walker,patchwork, Summer of 69, thta song makes us both dance, our families get on great,we both have a boy and girl, they are great mates, Benjamin is 21, Jessica is 19, and my two are Nicole 20, Sebastian 16.
Even though we live 4 1/2 hours drive away we to speak to each other very often and share our lives with each other . My family refer to Tanya as "Your friend " and vice versa. Its good to have at least one friend.
Thanks for coming over, had a great weekend

Good night to everyone


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Great Day in the Barn

We have had a great day sewing, Suzie with a little apprehension choose her first ever quilt, I cut it up for her and she made wonderful pace, by lunch time she had all the squares together, then this afternoon appilqued 9 very cute sheep onto the quilt top. I am sure she was very pleased with herself and hooked, there goes the scrapping for awhile. Tanya also pieced a flannel quilt top together, she thought the colours might suit Gary (DH). Geoffrey my DH said it doesn't really matter what colour they are, just so long as they keep you warm.
Here's a photo of both Suzie and Tanya relaxing after dinner, I am sure we have all eaten far tooooo... much food and a few to many Pink Champagnes today. I will post a photo tomorrow of the quilt tops.
I actually found time to sew, finished off a flannel quilt top and thanks Janelle for those quick instructions on the phone yesterday, have half made a queen size quilt top, will email you a photo.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend

Friday, March 10, 2006

Bathurst Trip

Wednesday we drove down to Bathurst (5hours drive) to visit Nicole who is at Uni there. She took her self off a few weeks back so we decided to have a couple of days away and take some things down to her. It was great to see her and check out where she is living. She is actually rening a granny flat off my Uncle which seems to be working out very well. Nicole had found a big scrapbooking shop in Bathurst so I spent an hour or so in there, then we called into The Home Patch to catch up with Annie.
Thursday morning was a big day for Nicole as she took delivery of a brand new Red Suzuki Swift - how cool , its a great little car. This is a photo of Nicole and myself after we had taken "Cosmo" (her nick name for the car) for a spin around Mount Panorama. (sorry for the quality of the photo having trouble with my camera ). This car better last a long time, hopefully she looks after it well.
On our way home yesterday we stopped into Sofala for a lunch break, I have family decendants that came from that part of the world, so it was nice to check out the tiny village, it reminded me very much like Nundle.
Oh well better get off this computer and do some work, I am sure Kerstin and Judy took great care of the shop in my absent.
Until next time, take Care

Sunday, March 05, 2006

How Cute is that Face

Friday after we collected Sebastian from school, we picked up the lastest member of our ever growing family. "Marlee" a new puppy, Sebastians new pig dog. He is very cute and cuddly at the moment not sure it will take too long before he is huge, both parents were BIG dogs.
Sebastian and Ali have had fun playing with him over the weekend, it will be up to me to take care of him after tomorrow when Sebastian returns to school.
Have had a good weekend, worked both days in the shop, managed to fit in some sewing and scraping as well having friends over for dinner last night, we eat Japanese Curry which is one of my favourites, so easy and tastes great, thanks Emily and Ali for joining us.
I am really enjoying this world of Blogs, hope to meet a few more like mined soles, I really enjoy reading what everyone is up to.
Until next time take care