Saturday, August 15, 2015

Update

My 'One Fine Day' Tile for next year's exhibition at The Hub Bungarribee.

A small box that was going to be part of my One Fine Day theme but I gave it to a friend instead because now my theme is butterflies-of course.

I haven't been updating this blog for ages and ages but here are a couple of the things I have been doing lately. We have finally put Sir where he belongs.
These are some cards I made for a lady at Fairfield Markets but i don't think this is why I am making cards.













                                                                      Sir's Installation



Finally installed Sir Maurice O'Connell at Frogmore his home in Australia once upon a time.
 What a great job the Encore Group have done on his outfit.

We are now trying to get our act together to make a mourning dress.


Sunday, February 8, 2015








These are my latest attempts. I am waiting for Blue Edge Crafts to get some more Magnetic folders so that I can store my dies properly. I will then be able to sort out the craft room more effectively. It is working better than it was but there is still room for improvement.
Here is another photo-Pam gave me an easel for Christmas so maybe I will finish that girl.....

Here's hoping!

Update-about time...

I cannot believe it has been so long since I made an entry in here. Goodness!
Well in the last 6 months-excuse me 8 months- a lot has happened.

I have finished a few of my porcelain pieces for the year and will post photos.

Have been making cards for Mt Druitt Hospital Volunteer Shop and have also made some Mothers' Day cards for the Diggers. I will post some photos of my cards.

I have decided not to be Editor of the Gazette anymore and have handed it over to Margaret Dunn who has made a great first edition.

Now towards the end of November last I had an exacerbation of my MS-the first in over 20 years but it lasted for weeks.
As a result we haven't been to see Bob for ages and going to the shops has become an outing for me.
Not impressed with all that.

 On the up side Arthur has been looking after me so well. He has not only been the cook but has done the shopping the washing the vacuuming you name it he has been doing it.
He is just wonderful. He has a bad back too.
Anyway I have an appointment with the neurologist on the 5th may so we will see if he has any suggestions or just tells me to wait another 20 years.
As it is still a production when I go out I will not be going back to Porcelain Art or Encore until i feel that I can handle that and the next day too. At present if I, for instance I go to the hairdressers, next day I am a right off.
Our granddaughter Rachel has moved to the UK to live and is having a ball-Our granddaughter Tayla has left school now and is attending TAFE. Our granddaughter Samantha has found her true love as has our granddaughter Emma(I think) Anyway the rest of the family seem to be doing well.

Now for some photos.




















So that is a small sample of my past year-since June. Have had a lot of fun and I will post the cards I made yesterday then I shall head to the craft room and make some more.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Has it really been that long...

When I check in here I am always amazed at the length of time that has passed since I last logged into my blog. Only seems like a minute ago. I noticed that i had uploaded photos of the beginning of my tile-well have a look at it now!




Last week I painted around the jewels using copper lustre and gold-I can't wait to see it!! Very nerve wracking...
I have been all consumed with the need to make cards so here are a few of my recent ones.







I feel like a kid again only my playthings are much better quality. Today's youth probably wouldn't understand the feeling I get when I have a new pencil but to own all these wonderful things -I feel so blessed.
I have just started using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers as well as Copic. And I guess I will be adding some Stampin' Up soon too. They are so good to use as they blend really well. I have also been using Mica colours and I do intend to paint the honeyeaters using them one day soon. as the shimmer they give should look wonderful. 
Well two of our granddaughters have taken to the skies and one at least intends staying in the UK permanently. That is a very big word but I am so thrilled she has had the desire to take this step. She is 24  and exceptionally clever and I look forward to hearing how she goes. 
Skype has made this so much easier than it would have been many years ago.