Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some more picture of Charli

well finally my first grandchild arrive, after a long labour Mel had a c" section on the 23rd September 2009 ,and had a Girl "Charli Lee", she is ever so cute, I'm bias I know {but my own 2 a boy and then girl I didn't think were so she must be lol}. My very first look at her I saw one eye and a little bit of nose, she was so alert those first few hours. Mel and Charli came home last Saturday and are starting to settle in now. Today is Thursday and we {Grandpa and I} hope to visit this afternoon{last visit was Sunday}

Monday, September 21, 2009

Still waiting for Grandchild to arrive, past the due date now and last night we had a phone call so took off for hospital. About 4 hours later we were sent home because although she was having strong and frequent contractions before she left for hospital, they subsided somewhat when there. So here it is 5.43pm on Monday 21st September, and the little one hasn't want to make an appearance yet.{maybe tonight or early tomorrow morning ?????}

Monday, September 7, 2009

Well still waiting for first Grandchild to arrive {not actually due to 18th September 09 } but signs are there for bubs to come early, maybe tonight???? The Mum is getting very uncomfortable, but at least they have found a place to rent and moved in about 10 days ago so have baby's room ready, {all the clothes are washed and put away} cot and bassinet set up so they are feeling relaxed about that.
Only painting I've been doing lately are shopping bags, although today I started on a scene with a lighthouse, water, cliffs, boat etc.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Have been busy painting a plaque with jungle animals from a pattern called "Zoobies" by Di Hillier.and sewing cot panel with jungle animals for my new Grandchild {my first} also have crochet around some wash cloths {something I have not done for quite a long time}

I cant get over what they can do now , My son and his partner had a 4D scan, of thier baby at 29 weeks, amazing what details show............... they have a DVD of the scans with nice music to go with it.....................Now she has just over 4 weeks to her due date 18 th but she could go any time as bubs head is engaged

Sunday, June 21, 2009

here a picture of my UFO finished and a Unicorn I painted on a canvas{designed by Rachel Ward} beads are sewn into the mane.
This coming week I hope to make a start on a cot quilt, I have bought a panel with cute jungle animals on it, wadding and material for the border and backing, this will be for my first Grandchild due 17th September,09. My son and his partner would like it to be a surprise so haven't asked what sex it will be. They have been buying baby things,singlets, nappies, baby wipes, cot, pram, etc.......most of which is being store at our place till they find another place to rent.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yipee - 19th March 09

Yipee again, thank goodness, today my Husband is finally getting to register {hopefully no other problems will present themselves] his one tonner he has been working on for 3 years or more......... just has to get a blue slip, then a green slip ,insurance, then registrations papers, then we might go "cruising" in it............ It's been so frustrating at times, with him working on it,then this last year and a half most sundays he's been away from about 9am to about 7pm and then theres the spending money on bits and pieces for car, {boy did Ebay get a workout} .............although that bit I shouldnt complain about , he never complains of what I spend on my hobbies {paint, brushes, books, card making tools and stuff}
Have made the start on finishing some UFO's {unfinshed objects} the "Queenslander" I started either last year or was it the year before ??? is NOW FINISHED

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

12th March09

Went to Craftfest at Homebush in Sydney NSW last friday 6th March, same as most of the craftshows, lots of papercrafts,scrapbooking,stamping,.....quilting, beading, but ony 1 painting exhibitor.....although FDAA, had a stand,with a 9 metre canvas with paint by the numbers,for the public to paint, when finished it will be donated to the 'Clown Doctors'.
Have finish off a Easter Card{painted} to go with book exchange for one of the painting lists I'm on and have posted my painted Calico bag exchange for the other list.............. one more exchange to finish ..... a bookmark, and my pin, then I want to get stuck into finishing some UFO's...... one being :The Queeslander" an oil roughing project, started last year, did a little more on it yesterday,..........the other project I really want to finish is my tray with Zhostovo flowers on it, as I think I only have to finish the border.

Today my son emailed me some pictures of the NT scans his Partner had yesterday of their baby first Grandchild..... the realisation hits that this IS real wow, now the anticipation of it being a Grandson or Granddaughter.
I might have to undercover the sewing machine lol. dont know about the knitting.
Now if it was some painting thats different lol, could manage that easy.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Februrary 23rd 09

Well, starting to get back into the routine of things with my painting classes {still havent been to parchment card class yet} The community centre I teach at has lost a few students, and the Ladies still there are hoping we will have a few more turn up so classes can keep going. Even all my Ladies havent come back to their weekly classes this term..............Its a shame how Folk and decorative art loses its appeal every now and then, hopefully it will pick up soon.
I've maanage to do a bit more painting, have finished another canvas and have painted some recycled shopping bags for exchange gifts for a email list I'm on. Also for another List a challenge painting from a picture .....Netties Orchids

Monday, February 9, 2009

A New Year

Well last year is over, and we are already into the 2nd month of the New Year.
Have managed to do a little painting, I finished of 2 bear canvas', and a Memory box, today finished of my Blossoms and lantern canvas.
I havent gone back to my Parchment card class yet, although its been on for the last 2 weeks,.......... I actually forgot the first week lol, and last week, my DH had a bad kidney stone attack, so thought I might have had to take him to hospital, but all is good {I hope } it seems he might have passed it.
Had a lovely visit 2 weekends ago from my Niece {sister's daughter} her partner and 9 month old son, from Queensland.... he is such a lovely placid, content baby, crawling around everywhere now............. My daughter was babysitting for her friend, who has a 9 month old girl Ella{a week older than Grayson}... she isnt crawling yet but had 7 teeth {8 now} Grayson got his first tooth that friday....... all was well between them till she pulled his hair and wouldnt let go, he wasnt quite so placid then lol.

Monday, December 15, 2008

16th December 2008 - long time between posts.

Its has been awhile since I visited here, even forgot my password and had to reset a new one lol,,,,,,,, only 9 days till Christmas, my has the time gone so fast.
Have been going to a parchment card class and making a lot of lovely cards, the last month or so we've been making Christmas cards.
I also been teaching painting at a community centre a couple of hours, once a week, lovely Ladies but the number has dropped, so not sure if it will continue next year., will have to wait and see..........It seems Folk Art and Decorative painting comes and goes, sometimes we have a lot of people interested and once they have done a few pieces they either lose interest or go on to other things........... We will have to wait for the next batch now and hopefully we will have a couple of stayers. lol.

In between the above classes I have been painting a few things myself....will post a few pictures later.........but my latest just finished are "Bears and Roses" on a canvas, and some little Christmas decorations.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

September update

Its been awhile since I posted, I know, I started a couple of drafts, then couldn't get them into
Anyway, last month I attended the True Blue Conference down in Melbourne. Painted 4 with Karen Brouwer ..."Mother of Pearl" rosebuds etc on a box
a Zhostovo Rose with Jan Shaw............... Some Geraniums on a canvas with Robin Cooper using Genesis {heat set oils} and with Tracey Simms .........."Hippeastrum and Gold Damask " on a canvas.
Travelled to and from Melbourne with Chris Roy, we had a lovely drive both ways, I enjoyed everything, had a lovely time, great teachers, great projects, great food, great company and I hope to be there again next year. Congratulations to both Karen Brouwer and Karin Parsons for all their hard work.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Just a quick note, as I still have to pack, going away tomorrow {Thursday} as on Saturday & Sunday will be doing painting workshops.
I have managed to do a little painting, ........ a half terra pot with roses for a going away present , and a small jewellry box with roses to go with a 21st present. Also made a parchment card {21st} and a number of ATC with parchment butterflies, with cards to go with them {roses on them} lol....lots of roses..... will post pictures when I come back.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Well today I was going to do some painting, but instead I've been "playing" with this blog,........... I've rearranged the pictures and add some links to friends blogs, added a time clock so you can see what time it is here at my place.
Painting will have to be tomorrow now, and I will make a start on some ATC's and a 21st birthday present. I've nearly finished my Tulips so will take a picture and post to blog

Sunday, April 1, 2007

up date --------- 1st April 2007

Well here it is 1st April already, my how time flies.
I've added a couple of pictures I have painted, hope to add some more soon, to build up a gallery of my projects.
I've started to paint on Canvas, and have a few hanging up on my walls, at the moment I'm painting Tulips, I've finished the one in Acrylics and nearly finished the one in oils, I will post these when finished.

Monday, March 19, 2007


My first post.
Today I finished the ATC cards I was working on and couple of pins/brooches