Sunday, December 26, 2010

Finding New things

Hi all, well the great day is over for another year. We all had a great and wonderful time. wonderful food, great friends, laughs and sighs along the way.The pics of Santa was before and after disaster befell him. Will tell you about that later.First would like you to know about my fabulous Christmas dinner that I produced this year and shared with 3 lovely friends.
When I make out my Menu for my Christmas dinner it helps me to know what ingreds I need to have on hand,so when I went shopping this is the plan I had.
Salmon Salad
Lettuce, sliced advocado,Salmon portions,
Topped with Mayo dressing, Orange slices,Craisins, (Red Raisins)
Crystilised Ginger, ( Chopped)and Glaze Cherries.
Main Course.
Marinated Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Roast 
Roast Potatoes,
Ginger and Honeyed Carrots,
Baby Green Peas,Roast Onions. Rosemary andTomato Bread Stuffing.
Gravy. Mint Sauce
Brandy Baskets with Port Wine Jelly set in, and Fruit Salad with extra
Strawberries ,Bananas,and Passion Fruit , Whipped Cream and Ice Cream
Casata Trifle, made with Sponge Fingers and Blueberries, with layers of
Brandy Custard and Cream, set like Ice cream in the freezer.
Christmas Pudding with Belgium Liquor Chocolate Centre.
Lit at the table
Brandy Custard and Cream
Large dish of Cashew nuts Crystilised Ginger
and chocolate covered nuts.
Wow , and it all came out well. We all loved it and it was a great meal.
Dont think I want to eat like that for another year.
Well as to poor old Santa.
One of the residents in my village here took a dislike to Santa's singing and bell ringing when he was outside on my decorated patio with my lights one night.
Unfortuantely I did not hear this man come onto my patio, (glad I didnt) as was told there was some expletive language going on. Well poor Santa got smashed and lost his batteries, and had a broken leg and a broken nose. Next day I found one battery in the front garden.
He was a sorry site.
This man who did this was a bit enebriated I was told, and wanted to sleep. It was only 8pm but there are some people who got to bed early around here so I DO ? understand. But SANTA, UGH !!!! How could any one do that.The nearest neighbours are all deaf and I knew they could not hear my Santa, so he was having a great time out there singing and jingling away. I did go out every 15mins or so to see if it was bothering anyone, but missed this one. You might say I missed all the fun. Anyway the outcome was, I did put Santa together again, albeit a bit worse for wear, ( Like Humpty Dumpty), and next night when we had a huge Christmas party in our common room and I walked in with Santa playing his tune everyone clapped and had a good laugh, because of course the whole episode had been spread around the complex.
Needless to say the person responsible did not go to the Christmas party.
I just feel sorry that he has a life like that, but some people you just cant help.
When I related this story to my Daughter she laughed so much, so we had a funny coversation and so we got a laugh out of it all.
So insead of starting World War Three,
Just laugh and sing like Santa for another Year
and hope the people who cant make it
find PEACE.
Bye for now

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010



The picture card above is a very nice Mixed Media/Painting/Collage, my daughter Julia has done and has on her blog. The baby is wrapped in a muslin cloth collaged on the page. I asked her permission to put it here on my blog as I think it is beautiful. She is a very talented lady , and you can see more of her work on her blog at
verdigris rose.
Julia is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and has helped many people thru emotional times, so a look thru her blog is an inspiration, her art work and her philosophies are a treasure to see and to read thru.
I have shown her to you before, but as I loved her style so much, thought I would share it with you.
Well that time is creeping faster and faster towards us, only 3 sleeps to the big day so they say.
It will be quiet around here altho I am cooking A lovely Christmas dinner for 2 friends, so am busy preparing it all.
We all think what a big bustling time it, but when the day actually arrives, it is really a MAGICAL one and all worth it.
I feel sorry for people who cant be enthused by it all.
They are missing so much, and they dont even know they are, how sad.
It is the one day the WHOLE WORLD, STOPS and are thinking of the same thing, isnt that amazing.
Whatever your Religion or non religion is, that is the one thing that makes all our lives on this planet become one.

With the millions of people we dont know, how wonderful is that, that at this time in every time zone a Christmas day is being Celebrated.

Life is so short,
our own life span is so short,
why not enjoy all the celebrations that come our way.
I am enjoying it all and what with doing all the pressy thing as we do at this time and thinking of friends with us or away, it is so nice to feel good about everything.

In my last posts , I showed how I have been having fun putting up lights, have really gone all out this year, and just loved doing it.
Lights are so bright and calming and give atmosphere, so Im glad I did that.
I will be sad to have to put them away.
But I will have the memory of a
Happy Little Christmas
I gave myself and others too I hope.
Have a beautiful and Cosy, Fussy Christmas,
wherever you are.
Think bright thoughts and

Merry Xmas All
Loads of Love and Cheer


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Finding new things.

Hi all.
Here I am again. you may wonder what I am up to, but today seems to be a good day for me to be here. These are some pictures I took last night of my Xmas light decorations so far. If you can see the Angels in the first two pics this is what I made. I had some MDF board drew the shapes and painted the board, and had holes put in to take the lights which are just a small length of wire with a battery to run them. I just love these battery lights and have so far bought about half doz. I have them everywhere.
This is my nice Xmas. I can remember there were Xmases that I could not even feel like what it was meant to be, but now I am excited and am doing all this by my little lonesome and feeling so good about it.
Where I live, everyone this year is really doing a great job of putting up the lights.
Next time I will try to bring you some of the others around me.They are just great.
So have happy thoughts as they make the day.
Keep Flying high and
buzz around
as it is getting closer,
that wonderful day when it comes
Love to all

Finding nw things.

Finding new things

Hi I'm back today, amazing!
I want to share my directions to the Xmas Decoration I showed you a picture of in the last post.
First I will try to put all the visuals of each step, I really dont know how others do this, so maybe some day some one will be able to help me with this aspect.
1. The first pic on the left refers to the materials I used.
three different pieces of nice Chrissy Materials in 3 diff patterens, Organza or Nylon here something that will flame as we will burn around the edges, no sewing here.
2.Second pic is of the pattern I made of the three diff sizes on deli paper, or what ever you have, so how to,....
Cut 3 squares. Sizes are 10x10,7x7,5x5 inches that is.
3. Next, fold your squares into half and half again. using a black marker pen freehand a flower like shape, no need to be too accurate as you do burn some of it off . Do the same for your 3 squares , can you see, it gets smaller as it goes.
Cut around your drawings, open them up and you should have the flower like shapes.
4. Using your three nice different coloured chrissy materials, cut one large, one med, and one small shape , one from each of the different materials.So, One large size, from first material, One med size, from next material, and One small size, from third material.
Now the fun begins !!
5. Using whatever you use for a flame,( I used a B/day candle) go carefully around all the edges of each piece.
While you do this I will leave you and come back in the next post with some more photos.
While having all this fun think of Xmas ,
great for some not so for some.
But as it is a meaningful time of year,
think also of what it really means.
A time for giving and loving
and for the memory of Jesus that drives all our lives.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Finding New things

Hi well here I am again. Meant to get here in Nov, but time just gets away.
at the moment I am gearing up for Xmas and have been putting up decorations and making some, so have been very busy.
I want to show you something I made for our last for the year, doll sewing workshop.
Not really doing dolls so much now, but a lot of other nice things.
The first pic here is of my lovely flowers I was given recently when I went to an Afternoon for a good cause. I love flowers and this pic now resides on my desktop. Think somewhere I have an even better one of them. However the next pic you see is of a Xmas deco I made for the last day of our sewing group.
Made 8 of them and am about to make more.
I will put photos and directions in here as soon as I can, but now I am off to finish off some Angels I am making for my Xmas display with lights. Just wait til I get back here very soon.

Life is a play, played out by you,
it is what ever you make it,
whether it be a
or a Tragedy,
or even a Romantic interlude.

Just so it is what you want it to be.

Think on it and fly with you own reality.


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