Tuesday, 14 April 2009

~ Nina's Giveaway ~

Nina from Between Crosses is having a giveaway for her second blog anniversary . She asks us to show our scissor collection so here are mine ~ Well some of mine :) Nina does beautiful work so be sure to check out her blog.

Monday, 13 April 2009

~ Happy Birthday to You...... ~

"Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Ben
Happy Birthday to you"

Yesterday my shadow turned four!!

He had a good day which included going out for a big walk, getting special treats and gifts, including this lovely new water bowl

and sharing a special birthday treat with his friend Indy who was in fact there although not shown in the photo as due to previous experiences of Miss Indy wanting both her treat and Ben's, we had to separate them to opposite ends of the room LOL!! I love this picture of the tongue getting ready for action :)))

Hope you enjoyed your special day Big Boy!!

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.

~George Eliot

Sunday, 5 April 2009

~ Beautiful One Day ~

Beautiful one day, Perfect the next...that is a saying that you will hear often here in Queensland but the imagination has to be stretched just a tad at present as the following photos show. We have had rain and I mean 'serious rain'... I took these photos yesterday.

These photos were taken just near my house where the Creek had flooded. At least our water tank is full to over-flowing.

I don't have any finishes to show in the stitching department but I am plugging away quietly on three WIP. I can show you two but the other I can't show you for a while yet as it is a birthday gift for a special friend (wink, wink, say no more)!!
Here is a progress photo of my current SAL, Flowers for Lily, week four. Sandra and I only stitch three hours per week on this, allowing us to stitch on other projects as well.

And this is Sandra's...

Progress on my 'Sweet Baby' sampler has been quite slow since I am trying to change all the colours and finding I need to go very carefully with this as I want to be sure to get the colours just right.

Oops....that is a very bad photo!! It is actually antique white, not grey as it looks and it IS straight!!
Thank you for visiting my blog :)

"Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains."

~Henry Ward Beecher