Let the adventure begin......
Friday, 31 December 2010
Let the adventure begin......
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
I'm moving in January, so I'm looking forward to getting settled somewhere and getting back to being my normal happy self, without all the stress. Thank you for all your lovely comments, I appreciate it.
The new online Joggles Classes for the first part of 2011 are out - I'm going to be checking them out today.
Have a great week.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
So, sorry that I haven't been posting, its been very hard to be creative, whilst this is all going on. I hope you will stick with me, and even though things may be quite over the next months until the next chapter in my life begins, know that I will be back in full force once everything is settled.
I'll still be visiting all my favourite blogs though!
Thursday, 23 September 2010
This is my February Bead Journal finished. I finished it a few weeks ago but couldn't take any decent photos of it. This is the best of a bad bunch. If I can get a better photo at some stage, I'll replace it.
Also one other thing I should point out is that I ran out of the larger gold beads that are around the edging, so that's why there are only the gold seed beads in the left hand corner. I couldn't find them anywhere, so if I ever do I'll redo that corner.
I've started my next bead journal. This one has a Spring theme and is actually the September one. I still have some other months that I need to go back and do.
Friday, 6 August 2010
I don't know where July went. I've been busy lately. I always seem to be saying that, but time just seems to fly. During July the job I've been doing on a casual basis for the last 4 1/2 years was advertised as a permanent position. I applied for it and luckily got the job.
Also I've started a 10 week challenge at my local gym. We do 3 group personal training sessions a week and then fit in exercise classes and gym workouts when we can. I'm basing my diet on the Weight Watchers points program. I've been overweight for 8 years now and during that time have been on different diets and my weight has gone up and down. I'm determined this time to lose the weight and get back to the weight that I'm comfortable at. It will be good to be a size 8 or 10 again.
I just have to stay focussed and keep exercising. I find that if I exercise alot I want to eat properly. I also like the Weight Watchers points eating plan as it so flexible and you can have a few treats here and there if you want to so you don't feel like your depriving yourself.
Have any of you been on the Weight Watchers diet? Does anyone have any tips for me, for losing weight and keeping it off?
Anyway, back to the beading. I'll try to focus on getting it finished over the next few days.
Sunday, 27 June 2010
I've just bought it and I'm downloading it now. It looks great. I usually like my magazines in hardcopy, but I like how this has extras attached such as slideshows, videos and other info.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Now onto June. I'm running behind, I still need to do February, March and April. I'm thinking that I will try to keep up now with each month and then try to fit these in.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
These look like exotic buildings.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
If you're interested in finding out more Rachel did a blog post on them on her blog Rayela's Fibre Focus. If you are interested in Ethnic textiles arts you will love her blog and also her Etsy shop.
Friday, 11 June 2010
The stitches are Week 3 - Beaded Hedebo Edge, Week 4 - Portuguese Border Stitch, Week 5 - Knotted Buttonhole Stitch, Week 6 - Buttonhole Eyelet Flower, Week 7 - Rope Stitch, Week 8 - Fancy Hem Stitch, Week 9 - Raised Herringbone Band, Week 10 - Cloud Filling, Week 11 - Bullion Buttonhole, Week 12 - Sorbello, Week 13 - Raised Cup Stitch, Week 14 - Buttonhole Herringbone and Week 15 - Ladder Stitch.
I've been learning alot by doing all these new stitches. It's funny how the stitches I don't think I'm going to like, end up most of the time being stitches that I really like doing.
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Its very exciting!!!
I've been emailing a few of the people going on the trip, which has been really good. I've kept in fairly regular contact with one of the people. So it was nice to send an email to her and say "See you in Kathmandu on Friday".
I'm a little bit nervous to. Its a big adventure for me. Its the first time overseas by myself, the first time I've gone on a trek and the first time I've been away from my son for more than a few days. Also there are those little doubts that come up in your mind about whether I will make it through the whole trek and whether I might suffer from Altitude sickness. I know its natural to feel these things.
But when I get on that plane, I'm going to take a deep breath, relax and let go of all this and go with the flow of the experience. (Well, that's the plan)
It is going to be such an amazing adventure. I'm sure when I'm high up in altitude, with Everest and the other mountains all towering around, its going to be such a magical experience of feeling like being in the presence of the Gods. I can't wait to see how magnificent the Stars and Milky Way look.
Be back soon!!!
Monday, 15 March 2010
If you would like to learn how to do this stitch or to learn more about TAST 2, go to Sharon B's blog Pin Tangle.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Find lots of creative inspiration from Love Stitching Red's many Flickr Mosaics
Thank you for coming along on this little cybertrip with me. I hope you had as much fun as I did. You'll have to come for a cuppa again with me soon!
Friday, 19 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
This trip goes to all the same places but goes further. It goes to Ama Dablam Base Camp which is 4800m in altitude. So this is the trip I'm going on now. I'm very excited about it. It leaves on the 25 March (3 days earlier than the other one). The only disappointment is that Sorrell Wilbey wont be on the trip. Go here to see the trip details.
I can't believe January has gone already. I've been exercising heaps, losing abit of weight and starting to feel abit fitter.
Its been hard with school holidays and work to try and fit in some "me" time to do some creating. But now school has started again, I'll be able to do some beading and embroidery on my days off when I'm home alone.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
The lagoon area out the front
Looking to the left down towards Red Rock.
(I didn't take a photo out to the right of the other longer stretch of beach were I went for my morning walk)
The view from the cabin
We finished off the day by sitting looking over the ocean, having a few drinks and talking, before having a BBQ dinner. The weather was lovely but hot. I slathered on the sunscreen, but still managed to get abit burnt. We drove back home today and I'm going through withdrawals. I really missed my swim in the ocean today. Oh well, we'll just have to go back there again another time. Its only about 2 hours drive away so not too far to go. Its back to work tomorrow for me....oh well, I shouldn't complain, it's only 2 months and I'll be going on my overseas trip to Nepal. Time is getting away quickly, already one month of 2010 nearly gone. I hope the rest of the year slows down abit.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
For anyone wanting a challenge for the beginning of the new year, Dale from The Thread Studio, in Perth, Western Australia is taking submissions for her exhibition "Textile Tantrums". That theme really gets my creative juices flowing. I would like to do a submission but not sure if I will have the time. If you are interested the details are here. Submissions must reach them by 26 February, so there is still time to get working.
An excerpt from the Terms and Conditions for the Exhibition - "As many pieces as possible will be presented in an exhibition that is planned to be shown at various venues. The exhibition will be opening at Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne (March 2010) and shown at other venues including Textile Art Festival in Brisbane(May 2010), WA Craft, Quilt & Stitch Show in Perth (August 2010) and The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in October 2010, and another couple of events still being negotiated. The exhibition will be featured on The Thread Studio website in a special gallery section and featured in at least two international magazines. You must be prepared for your work to be retained for at least a year and possibly longer".
I saw the exhibition last year and it was wonderful. I would love to have a piece on show. I'm pretty busy throughout January but maybe I could get something done in time. I've never had anything in an exhibition before, it would be very exciting to have a piece picked to go in it. I think I will try.