Monday, April 25, 2016

ANZAC Day 2016

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Word for the Week

Gee, I'm sorry to see that noeone has had the opportunity to enter their picture for the prize for the funniest "clean" picture!

Never mind, there's always the next time!

So for this week, the word will be "green"

So have fun with it, and we'll see your "green" pictures on  Sunday 1st May 2016.  It is ANZAC Day here in Australia on the 25th April, so I will be missing that evening for show and tells. So you will get extra time for "green"!

Have fun with it, and I will see you later.

Take Care

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 Week 10

Hallo everyone, glad to have you here!

So, today is the first prize give away for the "funniest" picture of the word "clean".  I'm really looking forward to this one, and seeing what you all come up with!

So without further ado, here's my picture:

The cleaning fairy is falling down on keeping the windows screen clean! Must get a new fairy!!

So, here is my "clean" washing on the line! Blurred, and through a dirty screen. Sorry, thats all I could do! I do hope that yours are bvetter, or Alan and I  will have a very difficult time, won't we, deciding whos is funniest!!

So sign up with Mr LInky below, and good luck everyone!

I'll be back tomorrow with next week's word.

Take care

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Weeks Word

Told you I would be back this evening, didn.t I?!

I'm on timfe for once, but apart from that, this week should be lots of fun.

So without further ado, I give you this weeks word -  "clean".

So for this week, there will be a prize for the funiest "clean".

See you on Sunday for the big reveal then, and good luck to you all.

Take Care

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 Week 9

Hi everyone, glad you dropped by to take a look!

Well, this weeks' word was "black" and do you think I could come up with anything original?? Of course not, so I had to fall back on my favourite pet !

So here is my Black dog!:

So, dear old Tommy, my black dog, or to put it more precisely, my old black poodle, will be 11 years old next month - 25th of May to be precise.  He looks so distinguished in his bow tie, doesn't he?

He wore it last night, when we had the grand daughters over here for dinner - he wanted to impress them I think! They didn't even notice, I don't think. He was crushed!

Believe me or not, I still have not finished the work in the office area here, it will be May 25th before I get around to it!! But I will remember to show you the "after" pictures.

Next wee4k, for our word, there will be a prize for the funniest photo. So don't forget to enter!! I'll be back tomorrow with the word - this should be good!

So , enter your photo for "black" below and we can all see:

Take Care

Monday, April 4, 2016

This Weeks Word

Welcome back for this weeks word!

This weeks word is  : Black

I'm afraid that I cannot show youy my Uncluttered little room yet, we have been shredding papers and things all day - it's like the more we do, the more remains! Mayb e tomorrow!

Looks like noeone has found an "uncluttered " yet, never mind, black should be easier !

Have a fun week with this, and I'll see you soon.

Take Care

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Word Photo Challenge 2016 Week 8

Welcome back everybody! Good to see you all again!

So, we have all had 2 weeeks to find our "unclutter" photo, how did you all go?

I had a bad fortnight, what with all the coming and going, and the rant! By the way, thank you for all your comments, I really appreciated everyone taking the time to talk me through that.  I have emailed everyone that I could email, and I have taken on board some wisdom. Thank you.

So anyhows, as I was saying, I have such clutter around me most of the time, I couldn't decide where to start! So i started with our home "office " area.  We have had to rearrange some furniture, so a lot of "stuff" got thrown into the "office" and left. So I have taken these pictures:

Just imagine how this room would look, if I actually got in there and UNCLUTTERED it!

This is through the doorway - it is only a small room and we keep a bed in here in case we need it - well, it used to be a futon, but that's out and those big long boxes contain a sindle metal bed frame, that will go along under the window.

Look at it!!!! It's the biggest mess!! I will begin to work on it tomorrow -- looks like a few days of shredding happening here! I might even show you a picture tomorrow night, of this same roon UNCLUTTERED!  Would you like that?

Bear in mind that my sewing room is in even a worse mess!

So, join in now by filling in my Mr Linky below, and then we can all see your photo of Uncluttered!!

If you are just passing through, join in below and we can all visit your blog as well!

See you tomorrow evening for the next weeks word.

Take care


Friday, April 1, 2016

I'm Upset

Hi everyone, glad to see you!

I'm really sorry, but I need to have a bit of a rant here.

WARNING Parts of this rant may offend some people, so please do not take anything personally.

I jsut need to get something off my chest!

I have spent years making and gifting many items - be they quilts, knitted baby wear, crocheted or knitted blankets, shawls - the list could go on. I spend a lot of time, money, energy making these items, because I love to make things. I don't want kudos, I just want to make something for someone, it gives me great pleasure and I pour a lot of love into everything I make.I often don't mention things on this blog because they are personal and I don't want to mention them!!

Over the past two years, probably, I have noticed that often, when I gift an item, I don't even know if the person has received it, yet alone anything else.

People appear to believe that the item I have made is worth no more than the same item from a department store that they can buy for $5. That item will fall apart before 12 months passes, but they can easily go and buy another!

 They appear to place no value on the work and love that has gone into what I have gifted.

They don't appreciate it.

I have, at times, sent items interstate and never been told that they have arrived, let alone received a "thank you".

Am I being rude here? Can anyone relate to what I am saying? Am I stupid to expect that my gift would be appreciated? or am I being silly?

Please, can someone tell me how to get over this unappreciated feeling? Am I placing too much onto people, to expect a small response, or am I just plain old stupid.

Even though I am upset about this, I know I will continue to make things for others and continue to be upset by their lack of understanding, but can anyone give me some idea of how to live with this? Please let me know your ideas, I really do need some other viewpoints here. Thanks

Take care