Monday, February 16, 2009

House Page

Another beautiful Lace page arrived today, all the way from NT! Thank you Linda :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bush Fires

There is so much coverage of this dreadful event that I do not need to go into it. Although not directly affected, living in the suburbs of Melbourne, you cannot help but be touched.

Yesterday I spoke with a 93 year old lady who lost her daughter in the 1983 Ash Wednesday Bush Fires. She was in a fire truck with 4 others who also perished 25 years ago. You never forget. Poor Dorothy is re-living this all again and can't watch any news or read any papers at the moment.

This eerie sunset picture was taken from our bedroom balcony looking towards Port Phillip Bay. The smoke haze from the bush fires turns the sun orange and it looks very fiery between the trees. I just hope we don't have another hot weekend.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February House Pages

Vanessa's theme is fabric - I loved doing this page and Kylie's theme is Asian. I am still playing around with this one, the longer I have them the more I add!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Puzzle Swap

This fabulous swap was returned to me today. Measuring 30 x 30 cm the pieces were done by (from top left) Anne, Marg, Helen (hostess), Lucy, my piece is in the middle, Elaine, Nicola, Nikki and Teresa. They all look stunning together, thank you Ladies, special thanks to Helen.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

This is a sample of the etchings we produced in Jen's Metal Etching Class. Sarah's (unfinished) piece on the left, my necklace, and I haven't decided how to finish the house yet. A public apology to Gail, the holes you can see in my mat went straight through her dining table! Her husband was suitably not impressed. Sorry :(


None braver than Jen Crossley, on the hottest day ever recorded in Melbourne (46.4 degrees), trekking from Ballarat to share her etchings with us. Gail made sure we were as comfortable as we could be in the heat and Jen was so generous with her class, the results were outstanding. It was so much fun to get together with lovely friends and create stunning pieces of jewellery, we proudly display our work. Thanks Sarah for taking the photos!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Did I mention the drought? This is our front yard (Sarah is on the porch).

Collections Swap

This chunky canvas is a very detailed piece, not picked up in the photo is the texture and crackle paints, a beautiful swap made for me by Rhonda. She also sent me my House page in the same parcel.

These are for Kim's House Warming, which I missed - too hot! The Dinner book is actually a folder to house take-away menus, something I am very familiar with.

Catching up

Summer has finally arrived in Melbourne- with a vengance!!! Temperatures rarely get to 40 here and then we usually have a cool change anyway so it's OK. But after three over 40 days in a row last week (I woke at 7a.m one morning and it was already 34o!) we have to accept the over 30's temperatures this week. At least the nights are cooler now.

I do not function in hot weather at all, only leaving the house to take Sarah to and from school, and have spent the week under the airconditioning, day and night!

Tomorrow's forecast is for over 40 again so I am trying to get things done today. Washing and Ironing is up to date and soon my blog will be!

Firstly I wanted to share some special RAK's received by two lovely ladies. The first is a highly decorated 2009 diary, it really is too good to just throw in my handbag. The second is a special hand- made note book to record "special" things. I just sit them on my desk and admire *sigh* :)