Friday, January 31, 2014

Just Dropping By

Hallo my online friends, and fellow Saturdays Scraps and 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge,thought I had best let you all know what is happening this week.

Unfotunately I am currently in hospital with these silly lung and heart problems, so I'm thinking that we might extend Week 4 until the following Sunday.  That gives us all an extra week for Instantaneous (isn't that a doozie! - can't wait to see these ones!

I'm sorry to have to do this, and I hope that you all understand, it'sd a little more difficult this time to keep up while I'm in here.I am really enjoying this challenge, and I hope that you are also.

This would also be a good time for anyone interested in slipping in and joining the fun!

Please do not worry for me, I am in the best spot and will be home very soon.

So have lots of fun with this extra week.  See you the following weekend.

- Shaz


Monday, January 27, 2014

Week 4 of 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Welcome everyone - gee we certainly have some bright photos  yesterday.

I do love to see everyone's interpretation of a word - obviously bright was a nice and easy one, eh?

So her we are at the beginning of week 4 and ready for a new word.  I'll check my special word book sor you........

So the word for this week is: "instantaneous"

Now this one will be interesting, won't it?

Don't forget your friends and others are more than welcome to join in with us at any time.

See you all next Sunday with your photographs.....Have a great week

Sunday, January 26, 2014

52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

Welcome friends, to our pictures for week 3 of our challenge.

I'm sure that you had a great time choosing the best "bright".

So without further ado, lets look at mine:-

Now I took a number of photographs, and decided on this one - a bright beam of sunshine breaking through the cloud cover.  It was a little difficult to get a good shot of it, as I couldn't look into the lens to focus, it was too bright!

So I went against all photography rules for this one, and I like it! Rules are made to be broken,agreed?

So link up below and show us your bright photograph for week 3. I'll bet it's good.

See you tomorrow for week 4's word!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturdays Scraps

Welcome friends, to Saturdays Scraps!

I' ve been a bit sick this week, and absolutely unable to sit at my sewing machine, so I have nothing to show today.

Isn't that awful! I have mainly been sleeping and sitting and sleeping and walking a bit, and then resting some more. It's a problem with my lungs and even the oxygen is not helping at the moment.

I blame it on the weather really, for the past two weeks we have had between 30 and 40 degrees celsius and unbelievable smoke from burning bush fires around. So I suppose the poor old lungs have just said "Enough, I give up!!!", so I just have to take things very easy until my appointment with my respiratory surgeon next Tuesday.

So even thou I have no scrappy quilting to show, I now rely on yu to sign up with some and make me feel better (notice the tinee tiny bit of blackmail in that?)

Sign on below and show us your scrappyness

Monday, January 20, 2014

Week 3 of 52 Weeks Word Photo Challenge

I'm late again!!

Welcome friends, to this week's word.

I haven't had the opportunity to be on the computer, so I haven't popped around to see everyone's photographs yet, for last week!

Okay - fanfare please!
The word for this week is (grabs book to look it up!): "bright".

I like this one - I think we need an easier one this week -agreed?

So have some fun with this one and I'll see you back here next Sunday for our photo show- after Saturday for the scraps!!

Have a nice week

PS Dear Everyone, For some weird and wonderful reason, I am unable to make a comment on your photograph of Inspiring.

I shall try again tomorrow.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

52 Week Word Photo Challenge

Welcome, friends to Week 2  and your photographs of the word "inspiring"! I have been so looking forward to this evening, and seeing your word photographs! Firstly, here's mine -

I had a bit of a giggle to myself as I typed the line above, because I was thinking that you have already said "On no, she's back in the garden again!"

Something has gone wrong with Blogger again, this post actually starts with the words "Welcome friends, to week 2 of our word photos. I do hope you enkjoyed this word, i found  it quite difficult and Alan was no help at all!!

So let's start with mine:

From here you need to read the first paragraph ( actually the 2nd) then come back down to the heeheehee - follow that alright???


Yes I am, and here is a reason for it!  I find this photograph very inspiring, as it shows that "where there is a will, there is a way", nothing is insurmountable for anyone.

These three different types of small ferns growing here on the stem of a palm are all self grown, the mother ferns live throughout the garden and the spores have blown onto this very palm, and taken root to grow as large as they want.

Now isn't that inspiring?

Add your pic to the linky below, and lets see what you think is beautiful:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturdays Scraps

Hello everyone, welcome to Saturday Scraps ,I have a few things to show you tonight - perhaps you have some things to show as well??

My Green Tea and Sweet Beans is coming along very well - here i am up to the clamshell sewing - they're devils, those clamshells, not at all easy to get along with!
They will probably all end up crooked, and it won't be my fault, they just won't cooperate!!

Now before we look at the following photographs, I have never made flying Geese! Do you believe that? Truely, I have never done them because I thought they were too hard to sew, but then I was looking at UTube one day, and there were all these videos on sewing flying geese, so of course I had to try following a bit on making 4 geese at a time.

Don't ask me for instructions, but it works! and it's pretty fast! and they turned out not too bad!

The colours in these pink ones are too close together to see whats happening really, so I will use this one for a bag for my friend who is undergoing chemo at the moment for bowel cancer.  

She uses the bag to hold the tube of drugs that she has to wear constantly.  This size will make a bag - I simply make a lining to fit (I add a pocket to the lining), and a long handle to go over her shoulder and across her chest, and she is perfectly comfortable with them, so of course I am glad to make them up for her.

These geese are made the same way - I will be making something with these ones and also the next ones:

 I made these ones individually, which I do not recommend, takes too long and they come out different sizes!
I'm really not that in to measuring every single piece of fabric when I make anything!!

But these will become something on the new little OOps!! I almost forgot, !!I can't tell you what they will become, because they haven't become it yet and that will give the game away!!!

Anyhow that's me for this week, feel free to join in with the Linky below!

Monday, January 13, 2014

A 52 Week Word Photo Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of our Word Photo Challenge!  I'm sorry that I am late, but I did have to drop something off at a friend's house after going to the dog park - and of course, chat chat chat until Alan moved me!

So here we are, and the word for this week is: Inspiring

Isn't that a great word?  I will be very interested in your photographs of this one! (I must add here, that this is Alan's word this week- I'm not sure if that makes it better or what!!!)

I haven't had an opportunity yet to check out all the "beautifuls", so I'm looking forward to that also!

A few comments:

I'm sorry you couldn't put your picture up on this linky Diane, but thats ok - if you prefer I could do this for you each week. Let me know.

Also, the "Seals" picture - I'm sorry, but you seem to have put Alshas Space as your blog, so we can't see your picture.  I'm sorry, but that's one thing I can't fix from this end - you merely need to put your own blog address instead of this one!!!

If you would like to join us in the 52 week word photo challenge, you can do so at any time, simply take your picture of the word, load it on your blog and then fill in the Linky the following Sunday to lead us to your blog.

See you all next Sunday for pictures!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A 52 Week Word Photo Challenge

Welcome, friends to Week 1 and your photographs of "beautiful"!

I have been so looking forward to this evening, and seeing your word photographs!

Firstly, here's mine -

It was rather difficult to decide what to photograph for me, those of you who know me will understand my choice!  I finally ended up deciding on a beautiful tree:

A massive, beautiful Moreton Bay Fig.

She grows in our local park and this pic is just one of many that I took, the others are on my Flickr page if you would like to see more of her. She must be home to hundreds and hundreds of insects and spiders, and supports all of them as well as swallowing up all the CO2 around her at night, and breathing it out for us each morning!  As that old song goes You're beautiful, you'r beautiful!" (Never said I could sing -:):)

To me she is more than beautiful, there should be more of her!!

Add your pic to the linky below, and lets see what you think is beautiful!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturdays Scraps

Welcome back to the first Saturday's Scraps of 2014!

I hope everyone did have a lovely Christmas and New Year, now we are right back in the midst of it all!

I'm not making any new year resolutions

Apart from a few!

  • I need some yardage to make some baby quilts for bubs that are due in 2014
  • I need yardage to use with my scraps for something different (for me anyhow!)
That's it! Let's just see how I go

Here's what  have been up to this week:

Still using up these 5" squares that I had - I'm pleased with how they have turned out.  These will be used in another scrappy quilt in the border.  Aren't the colours gorgeous!

These next few pictures are just close ups of the wonky stars I have done with this fabric - the colours are so strong, I love it!!

They all turned out so good - now back into the scrap bin for more!!

Join in with your scrappy projects, won't you.
Just see below:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Word 1 of 52

Welcome to Week 1 of our 52 weeks Word Photo Challenge.

I'm all excited, because I think we will all have lots of fun with this!

So, here's the word:

The word for Week 1 is Beautiful 

So now we can all photograph what this word means to us.  On Sunday night I will put up a Linky when I blog about what this word means to me , and show you my photo.

Then you can join in with your photoes and we will all come over to your blogs and have a look at your photo and few words!  Our photo does not mean to be of anything in particular, simply our own way of looking at the word.

Isn't his a great way to find more blogs to follow!!?? And also we can get to know each other better too!

If anyone is just passing through and would like to join in, please feel free to join us at any time.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Postie Came !!

Look what the postman bought me!

From the Doll Quilters Monthly Swap, I received this simply gorgeous quilt:

The quilt was made by an 11 year old girl that my swap partner, Margaret knows !

Isn't it stunning?

Here is a close up of the house in the quilt - Lilly has even numbered the house "11", same as her birthday!

Lilly's mother, and Margaret tell me that Lilly did most of the work from concept to design, with only a small amount of assistance.

What a clever young lady!

I will treasure this quilt forever...