Sunday, August 9, 2009

Little competition

Let's see who can come up with the best answer to this question......

What has DMC floss (used in embroidery and cross stich) got in common with cardstock??

A nice prize will come out to the person whose answer makes me laugh out loud


Sick again

Whatever bug has been going around, I have caught it again!!!! This time worst than the last and I am at home today with the sorest ears and chest. Feeling very miserable..............

Hope to be on the mend soon


Friday, August 7, 2009

Okay a long post ahead

Where does the time go? It is now almost the middle of August and yet again I am late with
sending birthday cards and pressies to my niece, great neice and I may just be in time for my big sis Tina's birthday.

I am totally hopeless this year, I think the only birthdays I have remembered are Lynne's and Geoffs, the two girls are never forgotten. Everyone else I have either forgotten or like my lovely friend Sharon- her pressie is still wrapped up ready to give to her

I think I need to give myself a good shake!!!!!

So what's been happening in my world.
Geoff graduated in May- I know hang your head with shame Ange that you are just posting the picture now.

He looked great in his gown and mortar board and we all were really proud of his achievement. He is now considering a PhD, which will be just fantastic for him, I will be starting my Master of Global Education next year so he's waiting for that to finish first

I have at the moment enrolled into the Grad Cert in VET, just to keep the brain busy. I am loving the learning, however its the assignments I am not that happy about!!!!!

Alice is going well living out of home. I stayed with her a couple of weeks ago as I had a conference in the city, rather than come home with the unloved and definately the unwashed (what is it about people and their personal hygeine?) I stayed with her in Kensington. Went out for a lovely indian meal with her and Sarah her house mate. Lovely watching the riders do their track work at Flemington on Friday from her balcony.

Sophie is moving out too, so Geoff and I are now going to be empty nesters, she is moving closer to RMIT at Bundoora, both Geoff and I think that she has been hankering for independence for quiet a while and I think this will be the best thing for everyone as she can be the laziest little toad sometimes.

I haven't done much scrapping, Lorrie over at Scrapbookcapital has been organising some Saturday and Sunday crops that I have managed to get to, they've been good fun and guess what LOADS of room to spread out. My idea of heaven, although at the last crop I think Lynne won who could spread out the most.

Here's a sample of what I've been doing

My fave picture of the 5 of us and the other picture was taken on Alice's birthday

this is the card I made for Geoff for being a clever and getting his Masters, those little stars took ages to do

The lovely Hetty Hall joined us for the weekend. She is more beautiful in real life and just the kindest, sweetest person you can imagine. watching her cut out the most intricate designs with just her scissors was very inspiring. Thanks for cutting out my butterfly Hetty!!!
It has now been a year since my brother Thomas died. How fast has that year gone. His two girls have the books I made for them but haven't heard anything from them. Not that I am expecting to hear.

Went to see Pink with Sophie, we were in the nose bleed section of Rod Laver but the concert was great. Evermore were the support band and Sophie got her photo taken with the band members. Photos of that later when I can retrieve my camera from Sophie!!!
Her and Geoff are off to see Wolfmother in September. Not a fan of them so haven't gone.
Okay, as you can see not much happening apart from the normal everyday stuff
Ta ta for now

Thursday, May 14, 2009

At long last

Hello all

Last year I decided to make two memory books for my nieces who lost their Daddy real sudden. Shock to all the family. Anyway after starting and having to stop because it was just tooooooo emotional I have finally finished both of them. The second did not take as long as the first as I had sorted out where the pages were to be placed and what photos were to be used. I am sending them to the girls via my sister Tina so that she gets a look at them as she out of all his sisters was closest to my brother

Here are one or two photos to share
I tried to create books where they would have a chance to include some things that they wanted to do and as seem to have most of the family photos I have included photos that I know they haven't seen before. The PP that I used and stickers etc are from the lovely Fleurie
Ta ta for now

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

So not used to this

Well here we are nearly half way through May and I am not in the habit of posting into this Blog, but then Do I really have that much to say..........

Talk under water I hear you shout...........

So very tired today, have just completed to very long days at work, lots happening there too.........

So will post in the next few days


Saturday, April 11, 2009

She's moved out........


NO only joking, I was however beginning to lose the will to live going through with Alice looking for a place for her to stay....

She's moved to Kensington and she told me tonight on the phone that Avalon was a half an hours drive for her instead of the 1 hour and 45 minutes........... and the Airport was 20 minutes in non peak and half and hour in peak, so she's a real happy little vegimite at the moment.

The apartment she is sharing with another cabin crew member Sarah is just beautiful, two good sized bedrooms, Alice's has an ensuite and the lounge, eating, kitchen area is really a good size for two people, you wouldn't want more than that in the place. When you step out on the balcony you overlook Flemington race course so not to far for her to stumble home........

It's very quiet in our house now, no battle of the stereos and Geoff has been painting her room (now offically my scrap room) and Sophies room in the most beautiful palest shade of grey, just stunning and fresh and after the brown and yellow of Alice's room and deep purple and lilac of Sophies room its a welcome relief. Here are some pictures



Poor Geoff has to paint the walls twice with white to hide the brown and yellow, the same for Sophies except her dark purple wall had to be painted three times. Why do it you ask, well the grey on the brown and the grey on the yellow looked totally bizzare and I would just not have been happy..........

He has one more day of painting in Sophies room and then he's done.

And yep I have started moving all my "stash" into my room, will take photos when its finished and I have stopped rearranging for the 50th time

ta ta for now


I have been scrapping..............honest

Over the last few weeks I have not been posting very much into scrapbookcapitals (sorry not sure how to make a hyperlink yet) gallery, but I have been scrapping and I have committed a cardinal sin (yes I am catholic) and I haven't taken photos...............

I have been helping my beautiful friend Gail create an album for her gorgeous husband Mark's 50th birthday and I will need to get it back from her and snap some photos...........

However, at Scrapbook Capital the lovely Sammi has been organising the swaps and one swap was called "Blind and Naked", I thought this was just Sammi's warped sense of sexual humour however this was not the case............. wondering if I am sorry about this.............. mmmm..... let me think................. nah.

So here is my layout using all the papers that came from the rest of the ladies involved in this swap

This is my Mum and my two brothers and I love this photo and it just fitted the colours perfectly don't you just love it when that happens.....

Ta ta for now, dinner is ready