Friday, January 14, 2011

Finding New things

Hi all,  Happy New Year
 here are two views of some lovely native flowers My Daughter, Jacqui, and Son in law, Keith, gave me, last week while they were here for a visit on my Birthday. Yes I've had a Birthday, another year older, but I still dont feel that old yet, may be I just never grew up!. Hope that is a good thing, as when age catches up to you and there is nowhere to go, its nice to feel still with it, and be interested in everything around you.
 Which brings me to what is happening in Australia at the moment, particularly in my State, Queensland. The world has seen the terrible floods we  are having, and the devastaion and how some peoples lives have been wrecked. My heart goes out to all of them. We in Mackay know what it is really like, as we had our floods in 2008,  and it has taken a lot of time to get over that, even now some people will never have their lives back as they were before those happenings. Same for the people in those places south of here it will be a long time before things are anyway normal for them.
 As the Premier of this state has said,
''We are Queenslanders and we will bounce back, we are strong and we will get up again".
If you go over to my Daughter Julias blog she explains it very well.
 While there you will see that there are ways for us crafters to help other crafters who have lost everything.
 One I have found and am getting to do something with is
 Gumtree Designers 
 You will see there how we can all help .
 I am so pleased to be able to do this and am on my way with my sewing buddies next week to make some of these Armchair Caddies for those brave crafters in Queensland .
 This will be a short blog today as I am off to make a start .
 so bye for now.
 May your day be a happy one,
 a fruitful one and all you desire.
 The way to eliminate worry is to put it all in a mind bucket and thow it out.
 just try it
 XXXX Elizabeth.
 P.S. The photo on the table next to the flowers in the second pic is of my dear Dh and self, I did not see that, but think it is there as a reminder of lovely times with him. God bless.


Marie S said...

Happy New Year. Happy Birthday.

Awwwwwww thanks Elizabeth, you are so nice to me!!
I am sure there will be more but I have some things to mess with first!
I hope you are not flooding over there.
Love, love, love.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Gal. So glad you were not endangered by the flooding. It does take a long time to recover from massive flooding. I grew up in a small town that was very near the river and we had so many floods. Glad everything worked out with everyone. Take care.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Susan. thankyou for the B/day reeting.just another year slipping by.
You would know what floods can do living by a river as you did.Here in Queensland they are getting back to some kind of normality, but it really will take years and mils dollars. ?we are all try ing to do our it to help. Lets hope we can et thru the Summer wothout too much damage here.
Elizabeth. XXX