Monday, November 29, 2010

Camera issues

 I have just read another bloggers issue with her camera, which is coincidental, as I recently purchased a lovely expensive nikon camera, and have had to have the lens sent away to be fixed, and its only 1 week old., which is a bummer. So likewise the posts will be made from old snaps, which may have absolutely nothing to do with the post! It keeps life interesting!

I also purchased a box  similar to this but not as fancy, for all my crafty  things so it wouldnt look like a bomb has hit in the living area, mind you it still manages to find its way out! 

A friend from South Africa is about to arrive for a visit, she has been living there for some time, she has said its dangerous on the road!

My mum is in Bali with my sister, having a swinging time i hear! She is coming back soon, and will be with us for christmas and will be driving me bananas by boxing day!

I finally got the tree up- it took a couple of weeks! Hohoho only 25 sleeps to go! Well nearly!

 Have a great week everyone,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Follow your Heart

Its wonderful to have great people around, who can make you laugh and look at life on the funny side and yet share the times that might not be great with care and compassion. I have a friend staying with me at the moment, she is a fabulous person, we laugh so much together its such great fun! But she has been through some really difficult times, and has travelled to some wonderful places, found and then had to leave a man, but through it all she laughs. Like the old saying "better to have lived and loved, than not loved at all, I think she would love the following picture.

 Isnt it beautiful, im not really a cat person but this is so cute! I think i will add this to my site now!  So hope you all have a wonderful week filled with laughter and smiles!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

 Friday night sew in  at Hand Made by Heidi  its loaded with great creations, so take a look, thanks Heidi !
  I spent the night finishing off my calender, which is in the nick of time, it will become a perpetual one now! Anyway its finally done! This was done at my local scrapbook store, they have  friday night craft till midnight, its great fun, lots of sillyness and laughs! They all laughed at my lateness in finishing this off, but better late than never i think!

Hope you all had a creative and fun night !

Friday, November 19, 2010

Favorite things Friday

Some favorite things, my practice at free motion quilting, loads of fun -lots of wiggly lines everywhere !  i love that it doesnt have to be perfect, which of course it will never be, but that it looks great. I havent had much time to do more than a couple of squares but cant wait to do more. Apologies for the lack of colour.

My other favorite thing was today, see previous post, i will never forget this day.
 My two beautiful children.

Hope you all had a wonderful week and be sure to  see Mrs p at her lovely site

ahh what a day !

 Today was a day for lots of reasons to remember forever, a day that marked the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Today my son graduated from high school. He stood proud and tall with his class mates, friends for life, happy to finally finish 13 years of school, but sad too that it has come to an end. The ceremony was lovely, they walked for the last time ever down the main walkway, hugging friends, mums and dads, high fives for the little preps lining up on either side, tears flowing, and final goodbyes to their wonderful teachers. It will be a day never to forget, my boy has grown up.

and then the last plunge into the lake !

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More lovelies

Brunch by the river on sunday with family and a couple of friends
the weather was lovely and the position fab
a lovely surprise from my girl, 
filled with hand made chocolates

 Another little rose to add to the collection

and a couple of orchids i repotted 

Hope your week is as beautiful
as these lovelies!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Favorite things Friday

Bright colours- this is my favourite thing lately, spring has brought out all of natures beauties, so this was my inspiraton for this quilt top

 Verna quilt top

This i made out of some of my verna stash, still got loads left over, i think i will add another border with some of the honeybun. I just love the colours, they are so vibrant, i could make more of these! Although im not sure they would all get a back or quilted anytime fast!

Hope your day was as bright and beautiful as these colours!
thank you again Mrs P and Linda 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hiding the remote


 yes mrs forgetful, we are still here, and no that is not the tv remote...
now i know dementia is cruel but if that call button goes off one more time.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

what the? Wednesday

 Apple Fail !

What the hell, Steve? What about iTop? or iScreen ("i scream, you scream, we all scream for iScreen")? or iANYTHINGELSEBUTIPAD?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

life = mess

I love good design, things that stand the test of time, regardless of what may be in fashion. Something that i would love to incorporate into the decor is the fabulous Ralph Lauren line of design. Who wouldnt really?

real life ! 
life is messy, that keeps it interesting!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Silly season

 Holy crap its nearly christmas time again, where did the year go? Carparks at the local shopping centre are at a premium again, and the shops are jam packed with all sorts of decorative paraphenalia that we dont need, oh except for those little lights for the tree, um and what about those cute stars? And before you know it the trolley is full, the credit card maxed out. again. but hey the tree will look nice!
So its time to drag the tree out while not inhaling the one year old dust as it falls on my head, unfurl its gnarly limbs, then try and form it into some kind of reasonable shape.
I usually try to get the kids to help me decorate the tree, you know the family thing, they seem to stand around looking amuzed while i end up looking like the stupid tree trying to untangle the massive knot that used to be lights, swearing my head off. and because i learnt that once you have spent the better of half the day getting on all the bits and pieces and the tree looks kinda good- never like the ones in the shop,and then you go to turn on the lights, and WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY DONT WORK!!!
Hence the need to buy new ones every year. it saves a whole lotta stress. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Favorite things Friday

Life can be wonderful
Being positive and having uplifting people around is my favourite thing not only today but everyday. 
I have found its what we make of life that counts

Food for thought

Success is loving life and daring to live it.
- Maya Angelou

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.
- Bob Marley

To write well is to think clearly.
- David McCullough quoting anonymous

Trust, but verify.
- Ronald Reagan

Moderation in all things, including moderation
- anonymous

Don't waste good calories on bad food
- Anne Osborn Poelman

The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.
- Marjorie Pay Hinkley

Take care of the minutes and days, and the years will look after themselves


Thursday, November 4, 2010

another great day in paradise!

The weather here has been fabulous, so when not at work i have been trying to do stuff outside. The rose bush is in full bloom, its so pretty,  i am trying to find another one to match.

Today its raining so i think it will be a perfect opportunity to some handiwork inside, this is what i have under construction at the moment, this was taken at night so its actually a fair bit brighter than this photo.

 The fabric is Verna which i have had for some time, i will put some white charm squares aound the coloured blocks and then border with the same verna fabric. Hopefully it will be a simple and quick project this time!
Hope your day is  fun and creative !

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

common threads

I just found this linky thing where people can add to the list of common interests or themes.  This link is about quilting and i started with a link to a talented and very creativer blogger, so hope you can join in, the more the merrier! Its on a new page on the right, lets see how it goes!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Omg we are in the wrong lane!.

Its a strange world out there at times, yesterday was an epic day, the unit was very quiet, which is unusual but nice, particularly as there was a major triathalon here, we only got one patient from this. But of course as we were quiet i was asked to do a patient escort to the city hospital, no worries. except i thought i would be home relatively close to our usual time. er, wrong.  Of course the ambo was called out on the way home, lights and sirens, me holding on for dear life in the back onto the jesus bar, the driver was a madman, a large extroverted man, and his offsider skinny and quiet- complete opposites!
But these two men were amazing, skillfull and kind souls with a great sense of humour, really salt of the earth people. So even though i ended up doing the rounds of northern Brisbane, with a screaming child in the back, thinking we were going to die at any moment, it all seemed worth it. We help people at their worst, and its very rewarding when all comes out well. The little babe was fine, mum teary, and hugely relieved when we arrived at the hospital, as was i , thinking it was a good thing i went to the loo before we left the city! I fell asleep on the way home, staggered back to the unit after 16 hours, signed off and slept like the dead ! 

Here are some funnies for you !

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown
house on the corner.
Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What's the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart.
Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1
Caller: Yeah, I'm having trouble breathing. I'm all out of breath.
Darn....I think I'm going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I'm at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: ! Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Caller: No
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble
Caller: Running from the Police.