Friday, September 18, 2009

A rainbow of possums

It is the last day of the school holidays, and I really don't have much to show for my time!
I have made a length of lace, but cannot share it just yet.
I have almost completed the mounting of my hankie, but again I cannot share.
I have made a test tat of Karin's design motif for the design class, but not sure I should share.
So here is the most recent pic of possums. There is one each for my Joey Scouts as at the end of last term!
Yesterday I handed the reigns over to a new leader and have stepped down to Assistant after 12 years. I am really looking forward to just going along and playing a few games with the children each week, without the planning, paperwork and full responibility!
The next ones will be for the 4 leaders/youth helpers, then I can start on any new Joeys who come along :)
Now I need to go post the motif where it should be and get to work on the drawing program! I am hoping my new Creative Memories Consultants kit will arrive today too!
And I had better do some 4 letter words too :(
Ahhh haaaa! Another short post!! See I can do them ... sometimes :)
Please drop me a line, I love hearing from friends, give someone you love a big hug - just because and stay happy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Fond memories

I have joined Creative Memories as a consultant for scrapbooking and photo storage solutions!
My 2nd challenge is to complete a paper album kit!
(The first is having the patience to wait for my sign-up kit to arrive!!)
The kit I chose from the pile was "Rock Star".
I had thought to add pics of DD, but cannot put my hands on the ones I had in mind.
DS2 has become my focus!
To start the ball rolling, he is pictured with his trombone at a couple of RSL Band events.

Here, he is hamming it up with his cousins at his Great Nan's house.

These pics were taken at Tomahawk at Chhristmas in 2000.

This cheeky young fellow is now 18, and still full of fun and life!!

When the postman kindly delivers my package, I intend adding some text in various forms.

You can see now, why I titled the post "fond memories" :)

Last night, he told me this is a waste of time, but when his children come to visit their Grandma, I am sure they will enjoy seeing their dad when he was young. LOL :)

What do you think??

Now I am going to create a new blog just for this - that way my lace readers can continue to enjoy this blog, with the odd detour, and scrapbookers can click on the link and follow my Creative Memories journey.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Possum magic

This gorgeous Aussie design can be found in the Australian Lace Magazine Summer 2004 edition. It was contributed by Kath Shadbolt, who adapted it from a picture of a lace mouse. Needless to say, I have adapted it yet again, due to not reading the instructions!
One of the junior boys at school picked it from the pile, and has almost completed it.
I was only going to make 1 for my sample book, but I have also fallen in love with it, and decided to make 1 each for my Joey Scouts and team for Christmas. Here are the first 3!
I have managed to wrestle some paperwork done today, and even checked out a bloggy friend or 2 after catching up with emails!
Now, I am off to wind more bobbins, and write out a tatting pattern!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A few little bits

Ok ... yes I have been making some lace!
First, my tat design homework! I posted the motif on the right, but with some tweaking, I also like the motif on the left. Now I have to write out the pattern (and do some blocking)!

Next, Porty is ready to play!
Ok, ok, so I had some help here, but it has been a wonderful team effort!
Next stop, a frame.
The Lisbeth doily is moving along! I promise that there is only 3 1/2 rounds left here Diane ... but I am thinking there may be enough thread left to make a couple of matching mats :)

The Bucks length for Grandbaby is growing. The pic is lousy, but the lace is over 50 cms now.

I spent some time sorting through my samples books, and found I needed to replace several things ...
The book that spends lots of time at school has some items adapted from Christine Springett's Lace for Children. The half stitch heart, hairband length and flower (without the bracelet) are popular projects.

This key ring was designed as a starter project ... Ebonee made it to see if it worked for me, and this is my sample ... finally.

The ever popular snakes now reside in my book ... until I give this pair away too...

And finaly, I have remade this little edge from Rosemary Shepherd's Bobbin Lace for Beginners Book (for the 3rd time :)

Nothing exciting, but lots of little projects are in order for this holidays. Keep watching for the next batch!
If you are interested in Scrapbooking ... keep watching this space :)
Cheers for now, but before you go, please don't forget to share a thought or 2 :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Soooo Civilized

Lots of lace as promised!!
This possum/mouse is the work of one of my Juniors...only the tail to go!!
The other (at school today) has almost finished this angel!
Another senior decided to take the plunge and was impressed by her progress today!

The key ring was completed by a young lass, embarking on a new and exciting time with job prospects on the horizon.

I will be in trouble,for the "rose garden"is upside down, but the end of term marked the end of the length. Now the lass must decide what to do with this piece! Next term, she is going to start this fan!

I will post some of my work next time LOL
Warm regards

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This is why there is no lace!

This weekend, I enticed 7 Joey Scouts out into the wild! They were accompanied by 8 adults, who braved Bunyip (me :)), rain, wind, late nights and...

...the underground at Mole Creek's Maracoopa Cave...

...sheer cliffs at Alum Cliffs Gorge Lookout...

...rain forest and running streams at the caves......and a native or two...
...or three :)
While the leaders were planning the next lot of fun, the Joeys and Parents actually managed to find a kite in Bunyip's games box and sailed it in a clear blue sky.

Have you guessed what I have been up to for the past 3 weeks now?
Next post will definately include some lace - I promise!!
I did manage my 6 pins + on the weekend - and I have completed lesson 4 of the tat design course, but now have to take pics and post the results.
Catch you real soon...
Warm hugs, and welcome Spring .....Yay!!!