Thursday, 29 March 2012

A Little Bit Of Sewing

I have had a very busy month this - omg - end of March...what happen to March, where did it go....someone please help to slow down the rest of the year....
I did however get a couple of little projects done...
The first is a thread catcher that I made for my friend and sewing buddy - Marilyn...I chose these colours especially for her...













This is a little change table mat for my grandson, Hudson..


















This is the second time I have made this little christmas wall hanger...it has been hanging around my table for the whole of March - you know - that month that just disappeared...begging to be finished..
So now I can keep one and keep one for - dare I say it - the christmas gift basket....lol
And the last project finished for that naughtly disappearing month - March - is what I would call appropriate...its a Disappearing Nine Patch Table Runner.  This one has been sitting in my UFO box waiting for that wonderful day when I don't feel I have anything else to sew...unlikely...lol
Sorry the photo is a little dark....





Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tuesday's Treasures

I am going to continue with something else that I have found in my keepsake box....I always new I was the black sheep of the family..I came across some notes that I had written in my younger days....a long time ago....my mum had saved these and then passed them on to me...I must have been one of those children...always up to no good...

I hope I am a much betterer speller now...lol

Also among the items from my youth are these snippets of my hair at different ages..I was a bit blonde when I was little....

Anyhow.. time to go..thanks Melody for letting me join in to Tuesday's Treasures....I wonder who else will join in today.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Teddybear' Picnic



Hi all, I'm TJ (Teddy Junior), and I have decided today to join in with the Teddybears Picnic...It's a little cool here thismorning so I am wearing my little orange jacket - Tomorrow the Primary Schools are hosting an "Anti-Bullying Day" and has asked everyone to wear something orange in support for this important occassion...I think it would be nice if we as Teddy's could unite for our own Anti-Bullying Event.  So all you Teddys out there that have been mistreated,  neglected, kicked out of home, or just been bullied, come to the picnic and make some friends....I have cake to share....And thanks Melody for letting us all join in with the Teddybear's Picnic...even us Teddys love having safe places to hang out.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tuesday's Treasures

Today I thought I would join Melody and her Tuesday Treasures theme, this fits in with my keepsake box...so today I will post more about what I found in the box...













Costume Jewellery...The set is something I treasure a lot...It belong to my grandmother, Ivy, who I may add has this month turned 90.  The story goes something like this...My dad gave bought this for his mother with his first paycheck...approximately 55 years ago.  She passed it on to me approximately 25 years ago - I use to wear it when going out..It didn't have the hooks on the earings, I put those on, but I still have the original screw on backs.  I wish I could get a good photo of it, this doesn't do it justice, the red reflects the light beautifully...I love this piece and hope to pass it on to my children one day.


















Another piece of jewellery I have is this gold watch..my father gave it to my mother when they first got married, 47 years ago...they were married for 22 years before they went there own ways and hence the reason why I have it now...you can't tell but my mother had reallly skinny wrists in those days..I can only fit three fingers through the band.  Another item I will always keep to pass on to my kids.
These earings mean the world to me..they are not worth much but they are priceless to me.  While visiting the Jimboomba Markets many years ago, my two eldest boys (then 9 and 11years) came running up to me asking for their pocket money...after giving it to them they ran off not telling me what they were up to. Always in mummy mode I got a little suspicious with this secretive behaviour but I tried not to let it get to me tooo much.  Anyhow later on when we got home they produce this little parcel for me..I was so touched that they had spent all their pocket money on buying me a present...I can never part with them, they are a little tarnished now from all the wearing but I know that no matter how many pairs of earings I own, I will never own anything as pricless as these. 














That brings me to this last piece for todays treasure...It is a bracelet  my husband bought for me when we were dating.  I use to wear it all the time...were'nt the 80's just fabulous...I think I may start wearing this again, I'm sure it has to come back in fashion one day or maybe I can be a trend setter...lol Anyhow thats enough for today...Thanks Melody for letting me share my treasures, I do realise that it is not officially running this week but I thought I would post anyway...cya next time.


Monday, 12 March 2012

What Makes Me Happy 12/03/12

What puts a smile on my face....well I guess I would have to say - taking a walk down memory lane - opening that box thats been hidden away in the far corners of the wardrobe to reveal items of ones past that may have been forgotten or saved for such an occassion...
So my blog today is about some of the things I have found in my keepsake box - not all mind you - I will have to save some for another day.













This is the little pink dress that my eldest daughter wore when she was little...now she is a mum herself.
She wore this dress with those frilly pants - oh soooo cute...

















I worked at Expo 88 in the New South Wales Pavillion for the whole 6 months it was on...what a blast that was..made heaps of friends, went to lots of parties with people from other countries..The public I dont thing realised that there was this whole other social life going on after Expo finished in the evening...they all thought that when the final float went past them during the parade that things shut down...well I can tell you that this was not the case...that was the time for the workers to party...after all we did have people visiting from all over the world and they loved Brisbane...We also got into this thing where we would swap badges - I have a few - if you look closely - sitting on the Expo book, along with my work badge...I did have more but the cute ones this kids seem to have claimed of the years...
My then husband to be, bought an annual pass so we could meet up when ever we wanted too and because he was with me, he was allowed to stay behind when the park closed down...it's not what you know, it's who you know..lol
Here is our passes from that time in history...his is an annual pass and mine is an employee pass.
Mine is not in very good condition because of the constant decorating with badges...and stickers..etc
Boy was I young then...come to think of it...so was hubby and check the mullet out.  lol













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In my younger days I had thoughts of becoming an artist so I use to draw, paint or sketch lots...now I only have a few bits and pieces left to show for it....not sure what happened to the others...lost along our travels together I guess...but this is what I did find.


That I think will do for today...I have to warn you though, I do have heaps of other items to put up another day...thanks for joining me today while I browse memory lane..


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Bee Keeping Course














Hubby and I did a Bee Keeping Course on the weekend...yes I know...this has nothing to do with my grandson but I did get to see him before I went to the course.  We have always been interested in Bee Keeping and the council was running a free course so we put our hands up to do it.  The day was a success and that could also be because I got to spend the day doing something interesting with my hubby.  This is Tim Heard (below), he ran the class for the day..He is showing us how to collect the bees out of a log to be put into a hive - and yes they are alive but they are the Native Stingless Bees, so we were all safe.

Here is what inside the log looked like - the little eggs are the bees and the larger eggs are the queens - yes I know there is only one Queen but apparently they need some spares incase something happens to the Queen. 

This hive was one that was prepared earlier - like nine months earlier...This is where the tasty stuff is stored... 

During the day we were given morning tea, lunch and for afternoon tea we had...
ice-cream with freshly squeezed - lol - honey...mmm delicious...What a great day and all free, I know - not as exciting as becoming a nana but still up there as a good day. I wonder what other courses the council runs...this could be habit forming...



Saturday, 3 March 2012

More Nana Photos

I have taken a heap of photos of my new grandson, Hudson Reed,  now my problem is deciding which ones to put up on my blog...I know I can't put them all up but it is tempting...











 
Hudson thought my camera shananagans were quite amusing, he couldn't stop watching me while I clicked away...
Here is Hudson with his Uncle James, who informs me is going to spoil his nephew lots.
Nana checking out Hudsons little hands....they are sooo cute.  He stayed awake for a whole hour for his nana...so you can imagine how many photos I have taken...I think I need a nana brag photo book to put in my bag..or maybe two....or three.
Cheers....