Friday, January 26, 2007

Australia Day

Happy Australia Day! Hope everyone here in Australia, and those abroad will take advantage of a beautiful day and celebrate and revel in the great things about our country!

vegemite : sunshine : laughter : multiculturalism : freedom : family : bbq : lamingtons : australian wine : gum trees : coopers pale ale : anzac biscuits : blue skies : caramello koalas : love my way : the outback : medicare : kangaroo, med-rare : thongs (for the feet!) : twisties : two-up : milo : sparkling pinot noir : dick smith : and more I'm sure - but I am having brain strain....

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Freezer Paper & Cheers to TGP

My parents in law brought me back some freezer paper from their trip to the States and Canada, ahhh holy roll - I have 50 feet of it!

My first go, suffered a little from being a little too excited and peeling the paper off before it was completely dry, but I am happy with the outcome:

My second go was for a swap that's about to be posted off, sneak peek below:

I'm very excited about the possibilites, I like the idea of layering, embroidery upon stencil etc, something I have been exploring in a small way, but would like to try it on something larger scale.

p.s. A drink and cheers to my Grandpa for his birthday yesterday, he passed away a few years ago and I miss him alot. XX

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Lovely Rain

Yeah for rain, hurrah for rain. It's cleaned up the dust, watered the thirsty garden, filled people's tanks, cleaned out my cloggy mind. I feel refreshed, reinvigorated, focused. I have things to do, the house, my craft, our business. The rain has cleared out the heavy heat that stops me from wanting to do anything, the lazy heat that makes me want to sit and do nothing. I hate that heat. Of course, it will be back, but I am hopeful that this mid-Summer, mid-drought rain, this break from the season will rejuvenate me and keep me on track.

I've been on holidays for a week. I've finished up in my previous position and am moving into another area at work, an area that my husband and are part owners. It's exciting and scary. I have another week's break until I'm back at work, a week to do whatever I like. I usually make endless lists of things that I want to do, and fulfil about a third (if that), but I have resisted actually writing them down this time...I'm not sure why. D teases me about these lists, lists that when you look at them, look at the time involved to achieve them leave no room for just relaxing. I have relaxed though. I've been to the movies, had dinner with friends, visited my grandparents, gone plant shopping and had lunch with my Dad, but now there's the rain. I want to select paint for the house, design some leadlight windows, work in the garden, make some shoes, tidy the craft room (which D tells me I could do that all week and still not have it finished, and I guess he may have been right about that).

But that was before the rain. Now I am going to Bunnings, D is waiting in the hall... off we go.