Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Although I have lived in Australia since 2005, I am a native of  Texas, USA.  My parents were childhood sweethearts raised in New Jersey.  When I was a kid, we made car trips from wherever in the USA that my dad was stationed at the time via the US Air Force back  to New Jersey to visit relatives. I vividly remember my little brother getting a spanking for misbehaving on the steps of St Patricks Cathedral in New York City.  I remember when I was young and we visited the Empire State Building and there was lots of drama that day.  Someone was trying to jump! We all thought it was a movie being filmed, but it wasn't.  I remember being gobsmacked that the Statue of Liberty was GREEN in real life!!  Most of all, I remember the Boardwalk, a famous place to wander and eat and go on the rides.  I still have family in Edison, New Jersey, and extended family in the area too.  The photos on the news are painful to watch and I just hope everyone comes through ok.  hugs to all.   debbie

Monday, 29 October 2012

Lace Jars

Hi everyone,

Every now and then, dear De and I like to have a stitchy day.  We chat, eat, make stuff, and help each other get through life's challenges.  These days are always good for the soul.
A couple months back,  I spotted this photo on Connie's blog .  I showed it to De, and we decided to try making these instead of stitching that day.  (By the way, if you love pink, ruffles, roses, and all other things girly, plan to spend HOURS at Connie's blog :))

We both love to collect doilies from op shops, so that part was easy.  De had the glue, and I had some jars in the cupboards... We set things up on the deck at my house.
It was a fairly simple process..dilute the glue, drape the doily on the jar, paint on the glue, wait for it to dry.  Here they are drying, waiting for final decorating. I love recycling  :))

Friday, 19 October 2012

tiny, tiny, HUGE :| !!!

This is still mostly a sewing blog... but...couldn't resist sharing some pictures.
The tomato plant in the hangy bag thingy from my very first post is nearly done. There are still a few tomatoes left though, but they are ever so tiny!!  
Another  day I was looking for a ruler and heard this crunchy sound...so I had a closer look and there were these tiny little eggs!!  Now  I know they are gecko eggs, but I didn't at the time.  It's like I'm stuck in a weird time warp....tiny tomatoes, tiny eggs....Those are one inch markings on the ruler.

Then, a couple nights ago, I was lying on the couch, no lights on, other than the light of the tv.  For some reason, I looked up and saw something on the ceiling.  It wasn't the usual tiny little gecko friend either, it was HUGE!   So I got up, turned all the lights on, went to the other end of the house for the broom, blah blah blah......but first I took a picture!!  This creature is no longer with us.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

No Sewing

Thanks for your  comments re: followers. I still can't see them more times than I can.
No sewing here for some days now. Life is really getting in the way.  I wish it was all
sunshine and rainbows so I can write a happy post, but right now, it isn't.  I will try to get myself sorted very soon! debbie