Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I came home with lots - I mean heaps - of gifts from my darling babies this year. It makes being a teacher just that little bit special and to feel loved. I also received this beautiful bouqet
- just happens to be my fav. colour.
I also have a huge decision to make - I know some of you are saying no, no, but others are saying yes, yes and at the moment I feel torn between the two. You see I have been given the opportunity to advance (with more study) to eventually become the director. Do I want the job - yes and no. The director would like me ready so that when she leaves I can take over. She hasn't given a date but she is wanting to teach me everything and she says that I can do it - I just need the experience and confidence and that will all come over time. I actually enjoy the little bits of extra tasks I do - as at the moment I am the next most qualified staff member - but to have the total responsibility on my shoulders - anyway more thinking, and praying need to happen.
Also thought I'd share this photo that I took of my new Nativity
and then I discovered Miss A has been at it again.
Until next time
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Busy, busy, everywhere you go. The shops are jam packed and make lunchtime 1hr break shopping interesting, and the lineup to get the much needed cappucino! I have finally - totally - I hope - finished all my shopping - now for the wrapping.....
My wonderful mother found some gorgeous fairy lights (solar) for us - cant wait until they're up! Emptied my room (part of the end of year cleanup as we close for 3 glorious weeks) at work so have more decorations to put up at home as well - have I mentioned how much I looovvveeee Christmas - one week to go!
Today was party mode at work. My assistant is leaving so the whole centre celebrated with a going away party. I have also come home with a couple of pressies that I have put under the tree and tonight we have the staff Christmas Party at the Thai Orchid and a Secret Santa.....
I am soooooo excited:)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Exciting news - well I think it's exciting. During my lunchbreak the mailman came - yeah - school reports - nope - but my boy received his TAFE Cert 2 I.T.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I decked the hall,
made a page - still needs title and embellishing.....
but you get it ......7 swans a swimming ......
made a new friend ........
Moishe from Where the Wild Things Are - can't wait to see the movie.
The boy even decorated his room with lights.........
and a GOLD tree! Will get a better photo during daylight hours!
Anyway I am off now to watch The Hangover.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
PS sorry for the flash!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I am very honoured to have received this Kreativ Blogger Award from Swift Jan. How exciting! Now it's my turn to pass it on to 7 of my fellow bloggettes who's blogs I love to read & admire.
So there are some things I am to do to receive this illustrious award -7 rules to keep it growing:
1. Copy picture and post on your blog
2. Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog.
3. Write 7 things about yourself we don't know: Here goes!
I enjoy crosswords and puzzle games - a good brain workout
I love English Breakfast and Earl Grey Tea
My favourite flower is a yellow rose
I love watching The Office with Steve Carrell - addicted almost
I collect candles - never burn them
I am not a shopaholic - only go when I have to - but buy up big when I go
I spend as little time as possible in the kitchen - I prefer to create not cook!
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to.
5. Link to those 7 other bloggers.
6. Notify your 7 bloggers
7. Have a happy day
Thanks again and to the new 7, enjoy your Kreativ Blog Award
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have just experienced every mothers nightmare - the chicken (aka Miss A) has flown (literally) the coop! She left this morning - very early start - awake at 2.00am to be at the airport by 4.00am - for a school excursion to Canberra. I now have a huge hole in my heart.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I am now going to enjoy my earlier finish from work - grab a cuppa, sit back, feet up and ...... bloghop.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The table runner is still coming along - just need to bind it now. We bought another pattern for her to try. Still a simple design that will use up some of my stored fabric stash.
I am working on a couple more baby blankets - check my etsy store, as well as my handmade pages - ebay and etsy. I am also going to undertake a challenge again this year from Faithsisters.com. Last year I did "The Real Meaning of Christmas" and this year it is "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - not long to go now.
I of course have been out Christmas shopping every chance I get and have some gorgeous things to show. And finally I have purchased two more girls to add to my collection.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time to blog hop or maybe another Jerry Lewis movie. I also forgot to mention that all this movieness actually started with Alfred Hitchcock - we did those a few months ago. I guess we will eventually get through all the classics - can't wait for Audrey Hepburn, although I don't think my husband will be into these ones.
Until next time
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I wish the sky would make up its mind. One minute it is dark, cloudy and rainy, and the next it is very sunny, blue sky and not a cloud to be seen. Anyway the bit of rain is nice and much needed - and giving our new gutter a work out before the major storms hit.
Miss A's Christmas table runner is coming along nicely. Just need to back it and quilt it. (Will add a photo when son comes home from school!! as I'm still learning how to add photos). I have had to rearrange my creating space - very limited area - to accommodate this sewing passion. Everyday she asks can we finish it - but it will have to wait until the weekend when I have finished work. I am just too tired when I get home. I think I must be getting old or something.
We have been having family movie nights - minus the 16yo - of late. It started with James Dean and has morphed into Jerry Lewis. I haven't laughed so much for ages. I can't wait to see what one is for tonight - yes I already mentioned I'm old. Anyway better go and eat before I have to head back - yes another late finish tonight.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Jobs for today - scrapbooking (if I get a chance!)
- Finding all my long lost sewing paraphanalia (I haven't sewed for years and it has been packed away.) I might even get my quilt tops out that I used to make and have a look at them again.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Only 2 more sleeps until the craft show.... but who's counting.
Haven't done much creating - still have mojo - don't have time as I have been on the late shift at work all week - but tonight.....
Anyway back to bloghopping.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I have making more pages to sell and using up some of my stash (doesn't seem to have put much of a dent in it, anyway I'll keep plodding along) and I have been blog hopping again and getting so much inspiration from all the lovely crafty cleverness out there, my brain is going into meltdown, so many ideas, I wish I could keep these ideas for when mojo takes a holiday. I am happy to announce that he is visiting with me today and I am pushing out the creations - but you will have to visit ebay to take a look. I thought that I'd share some more of my creations - (not for sale).
Anyway mojo is a hollerin, better get back to it.
If you have recently visited my etsy store you will notice that I have diversified into crochet blankets, I am currently working on another 4 all so very gorgeous and yes my daughter would like to claim them all, but she has decided to take up the crocheting bug and I have been teaching her - she is doing quite good at it.
I am also still selling my pages on ebay with listings being added all the time. I am just about to list my 400th page - quite a milestone for me.
Can't wait til next weekend - the Brisbane Craft Show - I love it - surrounded by people both buyers and sellers of like mindedness and stocking up on much needed or at least can't live without supplies. Husband says - not more, where are you going to keep that, are you ever going to use it.
Anyway better go and use some of my stash.
til next time
Friday, October 9, 2009
As I am only new at this blogging, some problems have occurred e.g. photos not staying with the blog they refer to...... and I can't remember how to add photos ........ oh son - computer genius....... where are you. "What now he says....., hang on I will be with you shortly....." oops he just left for school.
Anyway will fix up my errors and add some more piccies of my latest creations. Just quickly before I go, I have mentioned previously how much I loooovvvveeeee Christmas anway yes I have been shopping - already, but I just noticed the NATIVITY scene my daughter is into at the moment and is now adorning our television set. I just had to get a photo after I stopped laughing!! PS She loves penguins - of all things.
Until next time
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Until next time.....
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I have spent several spare minutes or not so spare bloghopping - yes new word to my vocabulary. There are so many talented and creative people out there and I am a fan of you all. So much inspiring work that I want to create - but don't have the time now - '2 hours later' - makes me wish I was a SAHM once again - ah what a life that was (mind drifts off) - how life changes over 19 years (babies are no longer babies - can get learners permit in Nov - and that's the start of the cutting the apron strings).
Til next time,
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Today is the start of the 2nd week of school holidays and can you believe it only 12 weeks or 89 days left until CHRISTMAS. Yeah, can't wait. I love everything about Christmas and can't wait to hit the shops. But that also means only 12 weeks until school holidays again......for 6 weeks.
Anyway have just purchase DCWV new techno stack, can't wait to use it.
Until next time. Happy scrappin.