Monday, August 31, 2009

Finding New Things

Hi all
Here it is our First day of Spring in Australia, in the Southern Hemisphere, 1st of September to us, so I could not let the day go past. Maybe in the Northern Hemisphere we may seem upside down to you.

But like anywhere we all enjoy our seasons. cold or hot, I love all the changes as they come with all the different things we do.

Our Spring, a wonderful new time coming after a great past Winter, which was very mild here, the plants even start to come out early, as they cant make up their minds whether it is really their time when it seems so warm. I think, they think they had better wake up and catch up even tho we know it is really still Winter, it is confusing to see Spring plants out so early,but at last it is here for us.

We can put away the doonas and the wooly sox. Hurrah. I am in shorts and light blouse today.

This is a picture taken on Sunday 30th Aug, of my friend Chris and I , ,when we went to a Healing Expo in a beautiful garden setting, note the beautiful flowering trees in our picture, as you can see, the stalls were all set around this beautiful garden
The sun was shining and it was so warm. We had a lovely peaceful day , giving thanks to the Universe for our fortunate lives.
That day in the garden has set me up for the rest of the Spring , I'll remember how lovely it was to be there.
Spring will enhance the Butterflies,with it's warmth, so that new things will be found in my world and theirs.
Hope even if it is not spring in your part of the world you will still find things to
Soar with the butterflies
to make your day as happy as mine

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Finding New Things

Hi again, Well I am having a great day of catching up. Wonder when I will get this much time again, but as you see by the pictures I have done some things lately.The first picture is of some ATCs that I have just sent off to a group in U.S A,. They are done with polymer clay objects on them.First one is of course Butterflies , and next is hearts.The theme was self, and as Polymer clay as you know is a fav with me and colour and Butterflies I did these. My base card is painted with 2 colour s of acrylics and sprinkled with embossing powder and heat gunned for texture. So there are the things I love Polymer clay, Colour and Texture. So I do hope the recipients love them as much as I do. I love doing these cards. The middle picture is of a small dolly dress hand towel I have just done for a friends B/day.It is a hand towel halved and gathered and sewn in to appear like a skirt. It has velcro tabs to hook over your oven handle and does look cute, as my friend has a red kitchen, hence the red dress. Hope you like it. I am going to do some in Xmas towelling for gifts too.

Well today I have had such a great time, altho very consuming, Finding new things at other blogs. I have found five new blogs to follow along with.There are some amazing beautiful things that people do on their blogs, and they are there to see and follow. I guess most people know that, but I am still blown away by all the marvellous things I see here.So take a look and enjoy.

Also I have taken a liking for Bhajis that I had on my trip to Hayman and have been making them madly. Yummy. They are really only Onion Fritters made with Chick pea flour and spices but oh how nice , and easy too. So you see I am always

Finding new things every day of my life,

It's what keeps your mind fresh and happy. I'm sure.

Let those Butterflies swirl around you and show you the most enjoyable sights.

Go to these sites and have fun there.

Bye for now

Have a wonderful day like me

love and hugs XXXXXXX


Here where the sun shines on my life, and where I love to meet my friends.

Finding New things

Hi all again at last I am back here
Oh what a long time it seems, a month at least.
Naughty me
So much has happenened and I have been and done so much, just can't keep up.
The picture above is from where I probably left off my blog.
We had a Xmas in July party with our Red Hat ladies group.
What a marvellous day it was .
We are still talking about it.
It was the best one I had been to , considering I had never been to one before LOL.
But it was so good.
It was a Sunday morning when
we started off at our Convenors home. for morning tea, the left hand picture, some of the ladies.
We all went by cars up to our closest valley called the Eungella valley which is some miles out of town and passes thru a lot of small rural places, and rises up to the rainforest, but the going up part is called the valley.
However we stopped along the way in one small place that has a great Op shop where you can delve for ages and find all sorts of pre loved articles at good prices. Needless to say we all came away with booty.
I bought another Red hat !! and a lovely small handbag for a friends B/day, and a few small articles that took my fantasy.We arrived at the Gallery where the lunch was to be held and as you can see it was really set up for a Xmas celebration. The middle picture.
I have heard that some people dont think much of having Xmas in July as it may take away the usual meaning of Xmas. but where we live, it is an occasion as our Xmases are so HOT and it does seem not quite right to be having all that heavy Xmas food in the hot weather.
Most Australian these days opt for Salads and colds so its not too bad.
Anyway we had fun and that is what our Red Hatters are about.
I have met some lovely ladies with it too and that is what it is about.
Just last week I met 10 new people in one week.
I thought how amazing.
I was standing at the Checkout getting my groceries assembled when a man talked to me.
He was standing there with his wife and a friend.
Well they offered to take me home.
Must have looked like the typical old lady struggling along, altho I dont ever feel like that.
I travel by bus , so when he asked me where I lived and said a pity we go the other way, well I thanked him for the thought, they deciced to take me home anyway.
How lovely of them. I do manage well but it was a kind thought. Dont worry I looked hard at them to be sure! Pity you have to think like that these days isn't it?
So there are always more good people in this world than bad, so my faith in people is always as I think it is. Still good!!
The others I have met were at a little Art group who meet at a small cafe have lunch and do their things . One was doing Prudence Mapstone crochet knitting , one was embroidering a vest so lovely , patch work inside and wool handembroidery on the outside, and another was doing basket making and on the wall was the paintings of another gal who wasnt there but that is what it was all about paintings and craft on the walls.
I might get a picture of it some time.
I took my cloth dolls and my polymer clay to demonstrate and of course people who have not seen it are amazed what you can do with it. So now I am going to another Art group to show them and possibly get some more people interested in Polymer clay.
Apart from that, after the Xmas in July day, I went away on the plane to see my D Jacqui and family and had a ball for about 10 days down there, saw some friends that I do polymer clay with, down that way, and came home to teaching a new person some basics in polymer clay which we are back into next week.
So the right hand picture here is of some of the ladies enjoying or day out.
Whacko for next year I'll be there weather and health permitting.
LOL. Merry Xmas.
So this is where I leave off and will be back soon as I still have a lot to say to catch up.
That's me tho, cant keep me down.
When I fly with my Butterflies I really fly.
Bye for now
Love and kisses