Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Heart for Susie W

Hewoo all
well I been a stitching up a storm with this wee heart for Sue - thank you dear lady your 2 hearts are very very pretty and very welcome to my collection of hearts!! I will be making you a poirple heart in my next series of hearts - this one was supposed to be poirple BUT ............... I tried 2 types of poirple- both a blue based and a pink based poirples and nope it just didnt "fit" so they both came out and the third lot I tried were a different shade of pinks to this lot - based on the piece of material - but oh it looked so drab and so out they all came- its a wonder that the material put up with all of this doing and unpulling ggggg and so I tried this lot and of them all this sort of gelled - its way out of my comfort zone and I am not sure if thats the problem or not but I am still not sure BUT I do lilke this lot best of the colourways I did have in at one time or another. So your second heart will definately be into my comfort zone and will please us both as it will be our favourite poirples ggggggg I hope you like this one though Sue!!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxxo

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Heart for Hideko

Well here it is the end of another weekend- didnt go anywhere and felt off colour all day today anyway I managed to complete my heart for Hideko tonight. It is the blue angel heart and I used normal silk ribbon in blue and I also mixed ribbons to make some of the spider hearts - I used white silk ribbon and also a dark navy coloured Organza ribbon - I used them as I would one ribbon and I love the way they came out on these mixed spider roses they -- are on the right side middle navy piece of material

Anyway I hope Hideko likes her special heart from my heart to hers

Bear xoxoxox

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Talking of Bags

Hi there

I was talking bags with the ladies on the dolly list - Sherry has two gojas bags on ebay for auction and I told her of my little offerings- not in her standard but .....anyway I have scanned them and thought I would put them on the blog for those friends on digests who dont get the attachments on Yahoo mail lists

The Red Amulet Bag is made from ribbon - on the back is the red rose of the ribbon - shame it only shows on the back - as it really is beautiful- the beading is red plastic beads - yup and also brass hearts in two sizes - just goes to show that plastic arent to be banished to the end of the earth - these are good looking- well thats my thoughts on the subject anyway LOL

The Blue Bag- is one of Pat Winters designs- it was sent to me as a kit for a burfday present by a dear friend Terri A (who does the most amazing glass blown ornament. The ornaments that Terrie makes are so amazing!!! Anyway the beads on this one came with the kit and are glass and other beads (no plasttic in this lot though) and the threads were also in the kit- I had the best time making it I really did - Have since made another one up and I sent it as a present to another lass

The third and final bag - is from my noggin- I was fiddling about one night and had this piece of velvet and wondering what I was going to make with it and then as I sat there fiddling the idea came to me and the top of the bag has my dyed motifs- these are all dark dyed pieces that I really wasnt all that keen on but they fell into place and this is the result of a evenings fiddling around. This bag does double duty as I usually keep my brooches pinned onto this bag . Yes I have used it but its just not big enough for all my stuff !!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

COH for Susan H

Hello again-
I thought I would put Susan Huff's pink butterly heart on the blog, along with my other hearts. I am so happy with this one - Would you believe there are 3 different pink or pink/white ribbons used in this and there is a few rose buds that would appear not to have any Edmar brazillian thread around it- but I used a thread that had dark ends (both ends) and the middle is a pale green - so in this picture you see the thread at the start of the thread and the end of the thread around the rosesis a dark green and the middle of the thread is pale green - you can see it on the block when you hold the block in your hands ---so Susan I really hope you like this one - I have put a whole heap of wonderful butterflies on and around your roses and rose buds
love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxox

Monday, May 22, 2006

COH for Pat W

Hello all - busy day today - well not really but I have finished Pat W's heart - I hope she likes it - theres a tiny dragonfly in the heart can U find it ggggg
anyway I am ready for my beddy byes catch ya later
lubs n hugs bear xoxoxoxox

Smocked outfits

last year I promised a friend that I would make her a smocked dress. Being me I went overboard - as usual - and made a smocked Christening gown, matching petticote, bonnet and boots. I also found another pair of booties that I had finished embroidering but not made up and a knit fabric cap that I always thought of putting some embroidery on and so these were finished and and put into the parcel and sent on their way to my friend overseas - well it was sent just over a year after I began them.

The dress was a Country Bumpkin pattern and then I decided I disliked the pintucking and lace insertion and so pulled the yoke off and made a new yoke to fit the smocked insert and then I decided that some little flowers would be a good idea so there U go little flowers all over the front and the back of the yoke - then I decided that I had some really nice lace and I had metres and metres and metres of it and so I put that around the skirt and placed silk ribbon embroidery in between the laces.

I am sorry the piccies I have are not brilliant BUT I took them just before I went down the street to post the parcel - and I was on a time limit - Colin wanted to get down the street and back home to watch his favourite afternoon entertainment- I guess I took them at the last minute cos who knows I might have been tempted to change something else and really it did have to be posted sooner or later!!
love n hugs Bear xoxo

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Poirple Fairy for Mary (paper doll RR)

Hello again -
I have finally posted Camilles Flower Lady paper Doll RR - I dont mind the doll now but I am so upset with the journal entry - I have so little experience with Journaling and have never been into scrapbooking and oh it surely does show- sorry Camille I really am- just look at your doll and forget the journal entry!

I have completed Mary's poirple fairy - its strange to me how one doll can be so hard to birth and yet another comes straight away - I had completed the pencil colouring before we left for the trip to and last night I made the rest of her clothing - she has a shrug type top which is held in place by her favourite poirple butterfly and a poirple organza skirt - made in the shape of individual leaves her fairy wings are also made of poirple organza and has some decoration on them and to complete her outfit she is wearing a porple bow in her hair. So now shes all set to go play amongst the flowers at Mary's home

I hope Mary likes her, I do I really do - heck bear wots wrong wiv you - u like something U has made heavens above wots going on in your head??

Monday, May 15, 2006

flower woman

Hope everyones' Mothers Day was everything you wanted it to be!! Also hope that you were all spoilt rotten by husbands and children and that everyone got yummy chocolates and fabulous presents- I was very spoilt - A very pretty lace and crinkle fabric shirt and a cardigan -and guess what just what I needed as well.
I am in a Paper doll Round Robin with some of the ladies on my doll group and I have been struggling with my first doll - and she refused to come to me- and I have had to force myself and her to sit down and be born- finally the lady has been born and shes a fairly big woman - glad I wasnt actually physically giving birth to her - but I have finally finally finished her and am going to make her journal page tonight - I scanned her and will post her picture with this blog- I have called her the Flower lady - as she has petals and Pansies for her clothing and she also has a rose for her hat, she is all in similar pinks - not really my colours but the lady demanded to have these so who am I to argue with her!!
When I have finished her journal page she will be on her way across the big pond again travelling to Sherry G. who wont have the problems I had, I am very sure.Camille I hope you like her - I really struggled with her and I am not at all sure I even like her- she has been cursed and cussed and thats certainly not how I should treat a lady is it?? gggg Though to me this is one doll who did not behave as a lady at all during her creation!! ah well the deed is done now!!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Trims purchased in Cowra and one purchased fro Spotlight Munno Para SA

I thought I had better correct a misunderstanding thats going on re the bag below and people thinking this is my work, How I wish it was!!! It is a picture of the bag I am making -- from the softcover mag "Embroidered Bags &Purses which is a collection of 16 truely inspiring embroidered bags etc - there are full Instructions and patterns for each Bag or purse and Its yet another publication by Country Bumpkin and if you are into pretty bags and purses - this is THE perfect mag for you! Its well laid out and the patterns and the instructions are so clear to read and undestand .

This bag has 2 rows of smocking - actually its backsmocking (one row at the top and one row at the bottom)on the central pink piece of material, the bag is called Midnight Fantasy and the designer is the very wonderful and inspiring Julie Graue (who unfortunately is now living in Qld) -
I was fortunate to take a smocking class with Julie in one of the many classes at a "Beating Around the Bushes" -which is a Country Bumpkin production -runs for week and there are different classes run by Australian and some guest oversea teachers There is also a full day set aside one full day for Market Day - I had a great time even if I couldnt move well for a week or two after it ggggg, and I spent far too much money at Market day - but it was such a fabulous occasion and there were sini lectures throughout the day and workshops as well buy the kit and do the workshop type deal, and there were booths with interstate people I had never seen except in magazines etc- and I let the moths out of the purse well and truely - well I had saved up .ggggg. They are supposed to be Biannual events but this years has been cancelled for some reason and theres no word on when the next one will take place -= boo hoo!!
Anyway I hope this clears up the situation of who made this wonderful bag- I truely would love to say this bag is mine but I believe Julie might come down from QLD and bop me one if I did!! Hi Julie!!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxxo
Top - pink trim from Cowra - second trim from Spotlight
3rd and 4th piccies are Cowra Trim

Top Picture - Pink Trim from Cowra and the 2nd trim picture down is the trim from Spotlight - see how much thicker the bead dangles are compared to the other three trims (the pink,(top piccie) black metallic and bottom gold with coloured dagger beads (3rd and 4th piccies down from the top! anyway they are the trims I purchased in Cowra!!)

I have been asked about the Trims I bought while in Cowra NSW - these trims were all the same price - $A 6.99,which to me was a great price trim the second picc down from the top is the trim I purchased at Spotlight Munno Para - (this one was $A 24.49)

My very own Spotlight- It takes me 5 mins to get to it!!(and thats cause the lights are always red when we get to them ggg) whereas the Salisbury Spotlight took about 20 mins depending on lights and traffic etc- this Salisbury Spotlight was closed down when Munno Para opened - oh its heaven having them so close- but of course Colin doesnt think so ggggg

The only difference I can see is that the Cowra beads are not strung with as many drops compared to the Spotlight Trims- they are made by a different company - the Cowra trims are sold under the name "Creative Trims" and the Spotlight trim is sold under 'Beaded Trimz". There is a signifcant weight differnce between the 2 different brands- ie more drops on the Spotlight brand but the length of all of them is 1 metre. For the handbag I am going to make I only need 35 cms (13 and 3/4' inches). But I will find heapsa more projects to use all this lovely bling ggggggg

I have included a picture of the handbag I am making and the purple beads from Spotlight are the ones which I will use on the handbag! The handbag pattern is taken from "Embroidered Bags & Purses" - published by Country Bumpkin.Its the first one in this book I will be making- there are a couple of bags whose pattern I will use BUT will do the bags differently! This bag I am doing very much the same as the picture, the only difference is the purple and green trim on the bag -( the one shown on the bag is something like $46 a metre - too rich for me!!)

Everything is cut out for this black and Pink fabric smocked bag - just needs me to pull my fingers out (but not saying where from ggg) and get a wriggle one with it - in other words - get off this pooter and into the sewing room- (better known as the dump room or the original name is the bar room )- its got a huge bar in there and when half my supplies and machines in there and its not tidy - the Bar dominates the room- but its a beautiful bar and so I need to get too and tidy that room ggggg. Anyway here is the picccie of the handbag enjoy (the picture is actually above this blog )- I WILL post my version when I get too and do it okay??- at least another week . Maybe two - I gotta do some hearts and more I gotta do my Paper dolls RR. then I can play and make the bag - I am looking forward to making it too! xoxoxox

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Cowra Trip

Last Tuesday {a week ago } Dad received word that My Aunty Joan had passed away - Aunty Joan was suffering from Ovarian cancer and when diagnosed the cancer was very advanced so no treatment was given except for pain relief. So Colin and I and Dad left for Cowra on Thursday morning at 4.30am - the trip was uneventful - we stopped every 2 or 3 hrs for a loo break or to have a cuppa and a walk around etc and we made it to the motel in Cowra at 4.30 pm - not bad huh?? Believe me when I say that after 12 hrs in the car we were all dog tired and achy.
On Friday moning we attended Aunty Joans graveside funeral which under the circumstances was beautifully done. My cousin Cecile (another only child) was broken hearted as is to be expected as she and her Mum had been very close over the years
Leaving the cementary we went up the road a wee bit and had a look at the Japanes and Australian soldiers who died as a result of the Japanese Internees breaking out of the Cowra prison camp.
From Memory there were about 254 Japanese killed that day or days later from wounds received during the breakout. It is a peaceful cemetary the graves give name and how old the person was and the date they died. the cemetary is well set out and had been created with the help of the Japanese government and the Australian government. From there we headed over to Ceciles home where the wake was held - it was a casual affair and mainly all of the Ferguson family there catching up. My Cousin Trisha ( is the third only child - I am the 2nd only child)I hadnt seen since she was a child at my wedding- Trisha is now 35 yrs older and has her own husband and 2 delightful children - Emily who told me she is 9 and a half - the half is oh so important at that age isnt it??- Then we grow older and drop it quickly ggg Anyway there was Emily - an absolutely gorgeous little girl and Luke who would be about 6 yrs old I am guessing here because Luke was a little shy and wouldnt chat with me much. The other cousins who attended were 2 of Aunty Dots kids(she had 5 kids --4 boys and 1 girl - girls are in short supply in the Ferguson family) Dad had been telling me that he thought Trisha was taller then me- I was getting a little miffed at THAT thought - BUT she is not considering Trisha was wearing a small heel on her shoes and I was still taller then her - I think I still have the dubious honor of being the tallest Ferguson daughter. Anyway back to Jeff and Alan - Jeff - I hadnt seen since the same day as Trisha and Alan who we have seen periodically over the years. Also there was my Uncle Arthur and his wife Aunty Mary. Aunty Dot and Aunty Mary are both looking very frail these days and unfortunately both are quite unwell, one of Ceciles 3 children - Jason was there with his family and that was about it, If any of the Carpenter families came - it was during the time we were at the Japanese cemetary- Although there were many people at Aunty Joans funeral service I was surprised that there were so few who came to the wake. I guess Aunty Dot was not feeling too well as she lost and buried her second husband Jim the week before Aunty Joan died, he also died of cancer.
On Saturday morning we took Dad for a walk around Cowra shopping Centre. Boy Cowra is so hilly and the streets follow the hilly way up and down we went - but we walked for about an hour - went to Ceciles for lunch with her and her husband Harry. Stayed a couple of hours and then headed off to have a look around the Japanese Gardens.
The gardens was first proposed by the Cowra Tourism in 1971 and the first stage was opened in November 1986, as I said earlier the garden was funded by the Japanese and Australian Governments and was designed by Ken Nakajima and he designed the garden to represent the entire landscape of Japan it is a 5 acre garden and is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere, and was made in 3 stages there are beautiful trees and shrubs and lakes and in the lakes can be seen huge Koi fish (and small so they are mating very well in their lake) When we leaned over one of the viewing platforms the giant Koi were right under where we were leaning-- opening up their mouths- they must be fed there - there were so many and they had magnificent patterns on them.
When you enter the garden you first have to pass through the gift shop and then pay for the admittence - this goes toward the upkeep of the gardens - there are 3 full time gardeners and a apprentice, and they certainly keep the garden in beautiful condition, on the other side of this shop was a "Tea House" where you could have a cuppa and /or meal etc. Once through this shop we turned left and went into see the cultural building and on display were beautiful paintings By Japanese artists - in one room the paintings were all in black and white and various shades of grey - you would think them boring but once you stood back and took in the entire painting they were magnificent- one painting had very very pale pink flowers on it - this was a painting of cherry blossoms on trees - I was enthralled by them - in corners they had several dolls - two were magnificent Japanese women in Kimonas with fans in their hands. theres was also one of the samurai, and in the middle of the room were several glass cases - one held childrens toys including Temari balls(eat your heart out Maureen Bond they were as nice as yours though!!) In another were eating utensils and plates etc, another held some of the Samurai swords and knives,and still anbother showed examples of pottery. From there you walked down another small corrider - on boh sides there were small displays and as you were coming down the corrider you could see a large glass case with the most magnificent kimona and in others along side of this kimona were obi' and undergarments and hair combs etc and also the "thongs the women wore with the kimona (help Hideko - what are these thongs shoes called). The guys literally dragged me away - U know how crazies always carry a pair of scissors to cut up fabric they like - well ladies it would have been a sacrilidge to do this to these beautiful clothes- I stood and admired and cried they were so beautiful, anyway dragged away - into another room - again small version of a Samuri and his armour all to scale - fantastic and then I saw the dolls -the first pair are called Hino dolls and they are displayed on March 3 for the Hina Matsuri Festival - or as Hideko says Girls festival, the next window held more Ladies wearing their kimona and the next held 150 pair of little boy and girl dolls- they were all different and all were of a boy and girl each pair different to the next, these are called Ichimatsu some had bisque faces and hands but the majority were made of some sort of wood?? and all beautifully presented and in the final window were 2 different Hibuki Dolls ( the Kibuki is a form of theatre ) and on the walls were more dolls
I was so happy and then we left there -= but I really would have stayed there and not moved taking in more and more- but the guys- always the guys -- dragged me away again!!
We then went out t0 walk around the garden - in the garden there were 2 lakes and waterfalls etc- and there were several buildings- the first looked like a type of very elaborate Gazebo but it was a Bonzai house and then the next was a pergola with its climbing plants- wisteria - the trunks were huge very thick - we then saw another building which I think is used for teaching there were chairs etc and pottery implements and it was fairly empty, further on was a home - with it set up as if a family lived in it- included cupboard in the bedroom and tatami (sic) mats for sleeping on the floor - and it also had a bath - very small and very deep - But the oddity was that there was a toilet and also shower. There were doonas kept in the cupboard although I didnt see the hard board to put under the head - that I have seen in movies. At the very beginning of the walk and at the very end(same place) was a peace bell which could be rung.- there were 2 very large rock outcrops which could be climbed to have a look out from - we didnt climb them - we couldnt see us climbing up and then down with our walking sticks and bum knees and hips and all the rest of the ailments. then it was back through the gift shop and out - oh I didnt say that outside one of the rooms in the cultural centre was a pebble garden and its rocks- beautifully raked and patterns made with the rake- what is this Hideko - I think the white pebbles signify a body of water and the rocks represent land masses - is that right??
I felt more at peace walking around the garden then I have in many years - it was over all too soon and I would loved to have gone back into the cultural centre to gaze longingly again at the beautiful and magnificent displays inside it.
The next day was Sunday and we began the long trip home- this time though we stopped at a motel on the edge of the NSW and Victorian borders - over the bridge was Victoria, we stayed in NSW that night and then we came home on the Monday- we came home through the back way and passed through Harndorf- its one of our tourism centres here in South Aust - a little way out of Hahndorf we stopped at one of the shops (out front of their homes- this one was selling apples and apple products - and the most amazingly good tasting Rhubarb and Apple Crumble- oh man alive it was so good ggg we also got some lovely fresh apples and some apple Muffins - yummy!!!
So that was it - I really loved going through the Japanese Gardens and I would go again in an instant if I could.
On Friday afternoon Colin and I went for a walk down to post Toni E's hearts at the Cowra Post Office, and on the way back - I spotted a patchwork shop - I can smell them out, Poor Colin just groaned when I said - Ill be back in a moment ggggg. He didnt even drag me out either - he let me have a wonderful look around - I bought a fat quarter of flannel fabric and as I went further into the shop past all the scrummy fabrics I spotted some beads and other beading supplies and then I saw THEM - bags of 1 metre beading fringe - I paid $24.99 at Spotlight Munno Par last month and would you believe it - the dearest of these was ---- wait for it---- fellow South Aussies we are being ripped off---- the dearest beaded fringe (for handbags etc) was $6.99, the cheapest $4.99 - As I was grabbing this one and that one I asked with a small voice(cant ya just ssee it big Bear asking in a small voice anytime gggg) are these the right price - and oh Lordy the lady says yes - dreadful isnt it??- Dreadful isnt it??- She was apologising so profusely that I couldnt leave her like that and told her about my Spotlight beaded fringe and its price- I thought she was going to faint on the spot - so eventually I picked 3 different bags - I really couldnt survive without these three bags I can tell ya so there I was holding my little bag of goodies and telling Colin what a great buy I had just made and this lady is still apologising because she thought them so dear ggggggg I couldnt get out quick enough in case the lady changed her mind and charged me more ggggg Colin took the precious bag and carried it home for me- heck I wanna carry it Colin - and he so gently says thats okay darl I will carry it for you. - I got them home in one piece too - oh how purty they are!!!!!
Well thats it - what a trip too quick and packed too much in - my legs are screaming as is my knees and my hips and oh you all get the piccie dont you- I have yet to go through the piccies I took in Cowra but I hope to have some piccies to put up on my blog in the next couple of days but am ever so tired now and so am going to say goodnight from me and its goodnioght from him, catch ya on the flip side (showing my age again!!)
I referenced some information on the Japnese garden from their little brochure - called Cowra Japanese Garden Australia - oh noighty bear not giving my references or bibliography - all better now I dun it!!

Katiejean's heart

This heart has Hannah Silk ribbons used for the Spider roses and the buds I used a darker Hannah silk for the colonial knots in the centre- but you couldnt even see them so I added burgundy beads The thread used for embroidering the stamens and any rose leaves etc is Edmar Brazilllian threads. The other "pink" roses I added gold Mill House beads too and added some clear crystal beads around the other roses.
I hope you like this Katiejean - from my heart to yours with love
Bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Bears Embroidery Den

COH For Katiejean
I have been away for a few days and will fill you in on the trip in a while but for now I wondered if anyone would like to have a look at the heart I kinda worked on while we were away, its for katiejean and I made it with pink roses that were given to me ages ago - actually when I first joined CQ groups around these I used hannah silk ribbon and made rose buds and beaded around the edges on the other side I used the same hannah silk but in a larger size for the spider Roses (how come a bear who is terrified of spiders and wont have webs or the spiders on anything she does or anything anyone does for me) BUT I adore these little roses - they can be so different from any other spider roses I have made for others by the changing of the ribbon - and I really really love Hannah silk and the effects it gives to these little roses - I hope that Katiejean likes this - the usual applies - U no like Katiejean - I will make another heart for you............... with love from my heart to yours .............................
loves n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Monday, May 01, 2006

Toni E's Black Heart

This is the first heart I made for Toni E - we are swapping 2 hearts. Toni has given me Her purple Sane dragon - he is so gorjas and Toni is making me another dragon heart and this one will be red, yummy!!
Anyway Toni is a big lover of orange and has swapped hearts with another lady on COH these hearts are orange background with a black kangaroo on them and when I saw them I thought of doing my hearts in a different way and so this is how I saw the hearts I would make for her and they have come up all right well I think so anyway - I hope Toni likes them too ggggg
Anyway the black heart is made in a CQ fashion of different black materials and the spider roses are orange I also added some bought flowers they are orange but kinda of look red but hey I know they are orange ggg and then I used some little daisey flowers that I had dyed a long while ago - in a kinda of bronzie orange colour I also used some Edmar threads making little colonial knots for buds and the green thread around them for accent stems and leaves I used the same beads in both hearts the black metal look were used as the centre of the dyed daisy where as I used them as an accent stem on the wild heart
On both hearts I used hearts and butterflies - on the black heart the butterfly is gold as are the tiny hearts and on the wild heart I used a antinque heart and coloured butterflies. I hope you like them both Toni - its been great working my embroidery on these hearts for you.and so from my heart to yours these will be on there way to you later on today!!

Hearts for Toni E

May 1st 2006
Well I have finished both of Toni E's hearts tonight.
Toni Has seen the first heart - called black heart with orange roses, and the second one has been called the wild one beacause of the fabrics I used to make it. I was thinking of the Indian "Bollyhood" movies - where the story is always upbeat and there are always heapsa of singing and definately no kissing and the womens costumes of wonderfully coloured Sari's. I really love these movies - theres never ever any suggestion of sex , and the movies generally are happy and have apart from the singing lots of dancing and the swirl of the wild coloured Sari takes me to another place and another time. So the colours in this heart were fashioned after some of the colours used on the Sari in manyof this movies.
So there is an orange, followed by a bright cerise pinkfollowed by what I now know to be a piece of Hoffman material, in oranges, bright blue, yellow,cerise pink and lime green, this piece is followed by a lemonary orange and the last piece of fabric is a metallic red based orange. the first and last pieces of material are made up of 2 pieces of fabric - one on top of the other to give depth to the colours on top.
I then used Black organdy and silk ribbons to make spider roses and buds, a bluey green silk ribbon is used for the leaves, there are mtallic beads on the seams adbright pink and blue and black threads cover the other seams I have used orange beads in the middle of the spider roses and I also used an Edmar thread in green for the stitching around the rose buds- in the middle of the heart on the Hoffman fabric I have stitched a gold heart - to signify from my heart to yours and sa usual I have added butterflies. I hope you like this one too Toni !!!!