Sunday, January 03, 2016
It is always such a great joy every year to look out for a baby kookaburra (it is always around Christmas Day that we usually have our first sighting). Happily this year there are at least two babies. They are so adorable and we absolutely love them.
I am taking part again in Ali Edwards' One Little Word again this year and my word is FOCUS. I am excited about working with this word during the year. I really want to focus on the things dearest to me - my family, my health, my home and my interests. Hopefully I can focus on what I have NOT what I think I have to have.
This year I am also taking part in Cathy Zielske's FIT. I have been so motivated to walk and exercise since I got my fitbit flex. It is just the boost I needed to try to live as healthy as I can and I know Cathy's course will give me lots of ideas, encouragement and fabulous handouts to keep me motivated throughout the year.
I love oracle cards and one of my favourite decks is Connected and Free. I pulled these two cards when asking about 2016. I was thrilled to see Abundance (this word keeps cropping up for me lately) and the card for the Third Eye Chakra - this is the card of sight and awareness.
Looking forward to being a bit more focused on my blog this year :)
Monday, September 21, 2015
I feel so happy that I am finally quilting again. It seems such a long time since I have wanted to pick up a needle and sew. I have had this Pies and Tarts BOM quilt waiting for me to begin again. I love bright colours but I find that I am enjoying working with these colours that are not really me. I am not a paper piecer either but I am finding the process very relaxing and enjoyable.
My favourite flowers are pansies and I am filled with such joy when I look at the window boxes on our back deck filled with these delightful colourful beauties. Spring is such a wonderful time.
I am growing herbs too. Mint and basil are my favourites.
Even though I am back quilting I still find time for some mixed media painting. I bought some more Dina Wakley stencils and I had such fun playing around with them. Surrender is a word that keeps cropping up for me this year.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
We visited the beautiful Flanagan Reserve camping area at Barney View a few weeks ago. It is about an hour and a half from Brisbane. It was wonderful to be out in the fresh air surrounded by beautiful scenery. That's Mt Maroon in the background. The Logan River runs through the site and it was such an idyllic and peaceful place. Our grandsons loved it.
Our daughter loves kayaking and she had a wonderful time leisurely enjoying the beauty around her. Grandson A also enjoyed having a paddle.
I love taking photos and I especially loved this one....
It was a great place to reflect on the beauty that surrounds us, how we must protect it and just how much I love my family.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
A big THANK YOU to Mari, Jennifer, Carole and Ally (and Mel from last week)
for my fabulous postcards
and a big THANK YOU to Sian for arranging the swap
A colourful and mouthwatering delight - from Mari
This beautiful bird makes my heart sing with joy - from Jennifer
Brought back many happy memories - from Carole
I love hearts so much - from Ally
Sunday, February 15, 2015
I was very excited to get my first postcard from Sian's Valentine Postcard Exchange. It was from Mel in the UK and I was doubly thrilled as I love Mel's 'I Speak Melsh' blog.
Ali Edward's One Little Word. My word for 2015 is CHOOSE. I had a hard time choosing between that and ENOUGH so when I saw these gorgeous little soul mantra talismans from Liz Lamoreux I knew I had to buy them. I love holding one, thinking about that word and just taking a deep breath.
Till next time.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Mary Ann Moss's sketchbookery class. This is my first attempt and I am so thrilled with it. It is such a wonderful class and I am learning so much especially just to have fun and not give up.