Sunday, December 30, 2007

Our daughter's wedding
Our gorgeous daughter, Justine, married Andrew on 9th November at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. It was the most beautiful and happy celebration of their love for each other. Justine looked stunning in her Dogstar designed dress and her red rose bouquet was breathtaking. Andrew looked pretty good too. We had a great time at the reception, lots of laughs and fabulous food. I think we were all sorry that the day had finished. The happy couple went to China on their honeymoon and had a fantastic time.

LES Blythe
Here is a photo of one of my Blythe dolls in New York City. I love Blythe dolls and have four of them. The background is of the Lower East Side and I think she is a real LES girl, a bit bohemian, a bit alternative and absolutely gorgeous.
New York New York
In October I went to New York City to visit my son, Richard. I had the most fabulous time and fell in love with the Big Apple. My son lives on the Lower East Side (photo on the right) and this was my favourite place, I loved the architecture especially the tenement buildings, the many different eating places - I will never forget my pastrami on rye at Katz's (famous from When Harry met Sally) where I finally got to have a kosher pickle.

One of the places I wanted to visit was the Brooklyn Bridge and here I am, very excited, standing on the Brooklyn Bridge - it was awesome. I got to visit Bloomingdales, stand on the viewing platform of the Rockefeller Centre, see the Financial District (where my son worked), have a hot dog with the works from a street side vendor, visit New Jersey on the PATH train, visit Queens, have a fantastic Italian meal in Brooklyn and Little Italy, and visit the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park.
A visit to Liberty Island and The Statue of Liberty was the highlight of my trip. Here is my son Richard in front of that fabulous Lady. What can I say but that it took my breath away. I will never forget my fabulous trip, the people I met, the sights I saw and that New York really is the city that never sleeps.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Kokeshi Dolls
I love to collect kokeshi dolls and here are some of my new ones. I have found a shop in Brisbane that sells them so it is easy for me to buy them now - my husband is not as happy as I am though.
Our furry visitor
Here is a photo of a brushtail possum who sometimes comes to stay in my husband's workshop. My husband has been known to give him a piece of apple. He is just so cute and never bothers if my husband is doing something noisy. He probably visits once a week so it is a special time for us when we see him.

I made this cloth dragon for my husband. The pattern was designed by Melinda Small Paterson who has designed some fabulous dragons. I especially loved this dragon as he just oozes character. I think of him as our house protector. He took me many hours to make but I had a great time making him and best of all my husband just loves him.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Colourful visitors These are a few of the lorikeets who visit us. What a display

One of the boys. Here is a photo of one of the Kookaburras who visit us everyday. I just love this photo. The brown bird in the background is a juvenile butcher bird who is hoping for a free feed.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Patrick and I are so thrilled that our daughter Justine got engaged to Andrew on the 3rd January, 2007. We already feel Andrew is part of our family. Justine's ring is just fabulous and I need my sunglasses on to look at it :-). Here is my favourite photo of them looking very happy - I just love it. Congratulations Justine and Andrew - love you.