Monday, December 28, 2009

Xmas well its past by so happy New year to all

Xmas ---well oh deary me ----it flew past me and I just didnt get to my poor blog its been such an up and down year what with ill health and then with that small operation on my right hand wedding finger - which could have resulted in me having a "dead" finger but for all of the worry etc didnt and now its healing perfectly so I am going to start stitching again in the new year - but for now I want to wish my loved ones and my friends who have stuck by my ups and downs and months in between blogging entries a very Happy New year to all. and my New Year resolution is to be a better blogger- well I will be because I will be doing lots of stitching and will be able to show some things as I go along- thats the plan anyway!

 I have finally been able to purchase a set of Miss Carole Samples Templates and will be doing a A -Z of Crazy Quilting using Miss Caroles' Treasury  book and her Templates will also figure in this teachings as well, to say I am looking forward to doing this is an understatement.To have finally gotten my own copy of Miss Caroles Templates- well whoo hoo yabba dabba do and anything else you would scream at the top of your lungs to celerbrate getting something I have chased for at least 3 years.

 So for now I am going to enjoy setting up my blocks I intend to use for this and taking the next week nic e and easy  and I will be all ready for when this begins !! Yippee! And I will be watching the post people for the mail carrying my Templates to me hopefully they will be flying on angels wings and be here before much time elapses hope!

So for now- thank you for hanging around waiting for me to write and entry and maybe put in a picture sorry none available- Kierons' got the good camera mmmmmmmm better get that back for a bit, I have tamed a very wild little kitten who is so pregnant shes about to have them any old day so I would love to get a picture of her before her kittens are born etc (once shes had her kittens when they are  around 7 weeks of age she will be speyed and then she will be a lovely little girl shes so smoochy people dont believe she was wild til they try to pat her then she takes off- but Kirk's getting there she allowed him to stroke her Xmas Day so he was chuffed!

Anyway  I hope your Xmas was lovely and Santa brought you all you desired or could afford gggg and that you have a Very Happy and safe New Year - if in one of the countries where its winter stay lovely and warm and if here well try to stay cooler and wherever you are stay safe please  Happy New Year all

love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Saturday, September 05, 2009

hewoo this is a blatant plug for

Hi one and all

if you happen along here one of my dear friends Sherry is having a competition for her 200th post. Wowee 200 !!!! Congratulations Sherry that's fantastic- and being this is her 200th post she is not giving away not just 1 but 2 prizes so please go look and leave her a comment to enter into her draw.
oh bear u is sooooooooooo blatant - if you go read the rules for entry you will see why - I Have NO pride do I?? I am going for as many entries as I can ggggggg
much love and hugest of hugs to all I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Thursday, September 03, 2009

well do you believe this a second post

Hi all

well do you believe this a second post and in the same week as well - goodness I must be ill??? I never do that well not for a long while I dont I have just finished this purple block- do you get the feeling I like purple well you is wrong I LOVE PURPLE!

Anyway I know I always say -"I dont know bout this block" BORING Bear BUT hey this one has come from far left field hasnt it?? No spider web roses in fact no ribbon embroidery at all, and all those bought flower motifs on the right side and even the leaves are fake. I decided to play a bit with really heavily embroidering the seams etc - all are done in Silk threads- oh so dreamy to do seams in silk threads, some of them came from and others came from the , I have used the Colourstreams(Qld) silk threads before these ones are from their stranded silk threads beautious and so easy to use they glide on through the fabric so easily they are scrumptious and their colours well I do adore them - am going to get more soon yummy they are.

The ones I bought through the Thread Studio (WA) were from selections of Jacinta Leishman, Rae Cummings, Ken Done, and oh me oh my they are all such wondrous colour schemes and again glide through the seams "like a knife through butter. Yummy they all are. So I did heavy seams and really played with what ever came to my fickle brain and my hand grabbed. LOL the bottom right hand corner these little beauties came from an American /Australian Crazy quilt swap of swaps if I remember right Willa gave them to me and I have had them many many moons waiting for somewhere to place them they are made from sequins and are very cleaverly made I like them heapsa. The other flowers were all dyed by me the only other things on this block are dragonflies and butterflies, and a wee bee all charms that I have picked up over the years of trawling through our local Spotlight store.

So there you have it my last 6 inch block for a bit I am doing a swap with Hideko now- years and years ago we decided we would have a swap between us and I am making a very pretty evening bag out of black quilted fabric the middle insert is a Fuschia Duponi and of course there are lot of beautiful trims including a beaded trim the middle inset is smocked - only 4 rows I think- This pattern came from one of Country Bumpkins many smocked patterns but this little bit of smocking gives the effect of a small gathering of the insert Lol I am so looking forward to making this little baggie for Hideko. and After I finish that I am going to be making a 12 inch block for my dear friend Sherry G and I Am looking forward to that one as well- so much easier to work on a bigger block then on these little 6inch ones

Anyway thats it for tonight if anyone wants the actual email address for all the different names etc I have mentioned above please email me and I will give you the correct addie - I will make sure of the email addies tomorrow but for now even though Spring has Sprung downunder Bear is still in her sleepy mode and I am heading off to the den - nighty night all and thank you for taking the time out of your lives to come by and have a look at my embroidery etc

love n hugs to all Bear xoxoxoxox

Monday, August 31, 2009

Many moons have passed yet again

Hewoo all-

many moons have passed yet again and I promised back a while to put up the sketch showing the way I do my foundation spikes for "my" version of "spider web roses". Having checked my comments today I noticed that poor darling Kerry is waiting with baited breath oh heavens Kerry are you still breathing my love?? Breathe Kerry Breathe, please keep on breathing ROFLOL!

Now as you can see I am the worlds worst drawer BUT I hope you can see how and what I do-- its such a slight change but it does make all the difference! Also dont be frightened to use wider ribbons then the normal 4mm, that you will read in most Patterns these days- try wide as in 12 mm or 15mm rayon they are glorious the Mokuba Rayon Ribbon has such a sheen and it all adds to the roses beauty I have even used 20mm ribbons it can be done theres no rules in CQ and it should also apply to the making of spider web roses just because we have made them this set way doesnt mean we cant do this or that and who knows you may write to me and say you have found an even better way of doing them Go for it - Are you breathing again Kerry I do hope so I would hate to think I lost you after you waited so long for me to show the sketch - you can see why now cant you?? ggg Best of luck let me know if you make them and if your happy with this way or another show me your pictures please I love to test things out and so should we all ---that's how our beautiful embroideries get better isn't it??

love n biggest hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

PS Kerry you are breathing arent you?? gggg

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I cant believe it

Unreal the months and days certainly tick on by - the last time I was on my blog I had only begun to do the pink roses lady's block and here I am ages later and its all finito! I am not at all sure about this block but once it goes into the wall hanging I guess it will get lost in amongst the rest and I can pass on over it- I love some of the roses- well they were made with my favourite Hannah Bias cut silk ribbon, and being that they are spider web roses I do like them blah blah blah!!
Then theres the little bits of Grub roses and I like them but then theres that darn vase on the side with the "bought" flowers mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnn yup not so keen on that at all, but I had to have something to balance up the spider web roses sections and I guess it does that but to me I think its kinda screaming at it!!!

Well who knows its completed and it will fit into a space one day and who knows it may even look better when its balanced up with the other squares I have made for the wall Hanging etc. I guess we cant make things that are 100% liked by the maker can we??

love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoox

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This is my Pink rose block

Hewoo all

well look at this only a couple of days back I wrote an entry and here I am yet again- maybe I am finally finding myself again. Bout time I say.Anyway dear readers why am I here waffling - last night I began to work on the next block- I have called it Pink block for want of a better description - wheres the pink I hear you ask??_ wel if you look at the silky in the middle there it is pink roses.

So last night I was looking through ribbons etc looking for the thing to make this block sing for me and I came across a bit of Hannah Ribbon- beautiful Bias Hannah Silk. This is called Bridal blush or something like that- its a white ribbon and on both edges its has a pale pink strip running down both side edges. Truely so simple and yet such a wonderful ribbon to play around with.

Now as to the secrets of me and how I do spider web roses- some folk thought that they had my technique down by getting one of my roses hearts and looking at what I did but it wasnt all there I guess cos when I am seriously wanting to get a good effect I reach for My Hannah silk, and I didnt always use that in my heart blocks. Anyway I cut the ribbon now and when I say cut it-- I mean I hold it up in the air with one hand (which is shaking crazyily)and with the other hand equally shaking,l and a pair of scissors clasped tightly I cut down the middle of the wide ribbon - NOW believe me when I say this is no straight cut I mean its not a straight cut - the cut is all over the place sometimes thick and sometimes thin on this side and then the other side and sometimes its so crooked you would look at me and say you are mad! and yup I guess I am.

OK now dear readers the next part is the other secret of my version of a spider web rose- I begin as others have for years and create a "Y" on the fabric with doubled thread-- okay nothing new in that -- BUT then the other 2 arms that people take straight out making kinda equal sections -- thats where I dont do that I take both arms from the centre and to the outside of the "circle but with a small gap between the bottom of the Y on each side . This all sounds double dutch but its easy - it happened once (actually more then once) and I was to lazy to undo the "error" this time and just did the stitching around with the ribbon and my rose was born- it was purely an error on my part. Anyway one person commented and then more and more, and I stopped doing the Y's arms for the rose the correct way and now I do it all the time my way, so now thats correct way isn it??

I will do a picture of what I mean re the sections of the circle, but that will be tomorrow for now please just take a look at this picture above and I hope you see what I see I love working the spider web roses with Hannah ribbons to me they look the most realistic of all the roses I do- do you agree?? By the way this block isnt anywhere near completed and yup I will be removeing the pins and adding other stuff and nope I wont be leaving the stitching all over that pretty Judith and Kathryn vase. Noighty bear --after all this is truly a work in progress!

love n hugs bear xooxoxoxoxo

Monday, July 06, 2009

??? I am thinking about this one

Hewoo one and all -

well if you look at the previous photo to todays you will find its somewhat different - I took bits and pieces off and replaced itt and am still not quite sure if I have finished it- I dont know why I am so Creatively blocked on this one- its almost s if I dont wanna finish it, or as if I wanna have another UFO- well truthfully I dont no siree I really wanna finish these blocks off and maybe make something from them.How strange I almost have a wall hanging finished ready for setting up and actually making something of it- woohoo unreal!

I hope whoever pops by will tell me honestly how THEY really feel about this block - please

love n hugs bearxoxoxoxxoxo

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Okay maybe I can get a couple of opinions on ...

Hello again

I have actually been stitching on a CQ block- I love purple and red together ie red hatters (who wear red hats and purple dressers ) and with this poor little block I went berserk and made it well a little bit red!

Its not quite finished but I am going to work on a different one tonight as its too close for comfort - U know how you are looking at and working on something and u hit a blank wall kinda that has happened I know I need to do some more beads and theres a couple of seam treatments that need a little bit more added.

love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox

PS I hope you like it??

Monday, June 22, 2009

I moved and got some sewing done finally

Hi all
Well would you believe it I finally got to my sewing machine- I have had 3 pieces of ruled up 6 inch square calico(muslin for our American friends) for yonks and I thought rather then throw them out I should make them up
so I began- and it always happens- the first one inevitably winds up being pulled apart for some reason or other. But I am satisfied with them now. I used some silkies that my friend Sandy sent me ages ago of some gorjas women. I have gone right out on a limb with one square black and beigeand a silvery type colours and the little silkie has pink flowers around the womans bust n hair so I intend going crazy with these colours. Will see how it turns out.
I have also decided to make some CQ squares for a quilt or a throw or something have several "bought" silkies and how many can you frame so I decided tonight that they are going to be CQed.
But thats for the future for now this is it-and I am waiting on pins and needles as I ordered some Colourstreams silk threads over the weekend(I must learn not to order when looking at shops online its costing me a fortune -not! ggg)I hope they arrive soon so I can go beresk on one of the purple squares wait til you see wot I have planned for that block okay here goes I have to go find the pics I took of the naked blocks. I apologise in advance theres a lot of "flaring" on the pictures I think its the scanner objecting to the shiny material
love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxoxo

Friday, May 29, 2009

what have I been up to

Hello all,
I have been a little quiet of late we all have the dreaded leurgy- its going around here , what can I say-we all have  sore throats my voice goes all croaky and then loose it at times feel hot cold and achy and so do the other men in my life so no sympathy from them either.

In the meantime though I popped over to Spotlight the other day - they had on sale some Crinkle Velvet and I was curious as to would it be somewhat like Judith and Kathryns velvet pieces they sell. and is it?? well its not the quality of J&K's velvet, but its not bad - I picked up half metre pieces of 2 different red colours a beautiful blue which I would call a Peacock blue (its the best colour to my mind), a medium moss green(olive green kinda) and a limp pale brown(that I am thinking of playing with an overdye on this one ) and of course a Black bolt- of which they had 2 bolts and both had been the obvious best choices. Sadly no  Purples spotted mmmmm maybe they just dont have any purple for sale -but I might - if the voice holds up toorrow - ring a couple of the other stores and see what colours they have in you just never know they might have different colours its happened before.

That wasnt my only purchase while standing there waiting my turn patiently (ah hem well kinda patiently) a lady in front of me was purchasing pieces of laces - and the girl serving asked her if she would like to purchase the remainder of the roll for X dollars, no she said - oh hoooo so quick as a flash I asked her if she would pass me two of these pieces over to me- I purchased approx 6 metres of black and silver for 5 dollars and the black and gold had to be at least 8 metres and I got that for 7 dollars - they were on sale for 2 dollars a metre and they are Lurex laces I was wrapt- I can use these for my CQ maybe in Baggies if I am ever involved in swaps  again, or for my embellisher machine work. They are really lovely although unfortunately they dont show up well in the scans sorry about that. The first scan is the silver and black- and its so pretty! Then the second lace picture is the gold and black, I have used some already on the La Tour Tassel dolls outfit.

I have also been working on a CQ handbag - its an evening purse and the scan of this is horrid sorry- but I have used a lot of dupion silk and that really flares when scanned doesn it?? I have been a lot further down the line then I am now with this- I took all of the lace pieces I had on it off as I didnt like them and so theres only a few of the spider web roses made and some of the lines of embroiery on seams have been completed or partly completed but I thought I would let you see that I have been doing something not just sitting around looking at myself gg The saddest thing is I have a major feeling that this is going to wind up yet another WIP or UFO whichever you like best (WIP work in progress, and UFO - Unfinshed object) anyway with that I will post the pics and go  and do some of stuff- I have been working on the little doll Tassel doll again as well but need to take a picture for that so I will later on but not tonight - I did mention her twice sorry!

love n hugs Bear xoxoxox

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

white white my nemesis white

Hi all
well I have been stitching as the weather cools down here in South Australia and we have had some good falls of rain my mind turned to stitching more and snuggling up in front of the fire etc.
Recently Mary O sent me some rubber stamps  I had asked for (Mary was downsizing her collection and I have need of several shall I say?? LOL) Anyway Mary also included in the box some lovely fabrics and a baggie containing a lovely print of a mother and child and the trims and flowers and beads, leaves everything in it was white (the print is very pale in colour as u can see).
I have always found WHITE to be a difficult to use- thats why I dye so many things, I know many will find this crazy but white and I mmmmmmmmmm not a good selection but I was determined to make some sort of block and use the baggie as it was sent. Marys fabrics included some beautiful purple fabrics one of which was this lovely jacquard I had already cut into the fasbaric for something else and somehow wound up with this weird size piece of fabric and rather then CQ it etc I decided to use it as is. Therfore this is the result- I am not sure whether I do or not like it time will tell I guess but with a Black border around the block it will slide into some project down the track wont it- or could I even have a White border??? Now thats carrying it toooooo far I believe a purple border mmm like that thought.

oih Aussie stitchers passing this way has anyone ventured into their local newsagency ??? Well if you do what about picking up this months Issue of Australian Country Craft and Decorating Volume 20 No8, (page 44) Inside is an different slice on a Crazy Quilt for us to enjoy.The project is called Vintage Purses and is by Karen Zoback. As the editors have begun to use Crazy Quilted (or Crazy Patchwork if you like that term better)Projects I feel maybe we should all suppport those that are doing so- Lets face it by supporting them and buying the mags with CQ projects we may get even more Projects by other artists into the magazines.
Love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxo

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Went closer to home

Back again -Col and I popped down to Elizabeth this Morning- guess wot all those boring scarves were SOLD out -well at $2 a pop why wouldnt they be sold out darn it!- But we also found that our local store sells shoes so in future I will be visiting the Elizabeth store when they are having their sales on some decent footwear. (Decided against heading over to Norwood although the weather is BEAUTIFUL and it would have been a lovely drive - men who can say wots happening to them any old moment in time LOL)

I thought maybe you would like to see a wee Postcard I made for Hoppa- It was a postcard swap for one of my groups and as per usual I was late late late- but I did make it and it did find its way to Nevada USA and into Hoppas' home.

  love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxoxox

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Before I go tonight

 I thought I would give you fair warning- I was asked what I have been doing this past couple of weeks-  I have been doing some dying- motifs, flowers, ribbons chenille, laces, tassel, quite a bit and heaps more to go as a matter  of fact - the first and second lots were predominetly purple- I cant help it I am so purple mad and I have  an idea in mind and if I go ahead with it well I am going to need lots of the above to complete the project.

BUT even I get tired of seeing purple and nothing else so I did a couple of hours one day in playing with other colours and that was good fun even dilutions of the colours was used and I am going to play with some more ribbons but first I need to get some 32 mm bgias ribbons made- well I cut material on the bias and that is then used as my ribbons. Works a treat U know! and will then dye them in colours and also dd some purple and softer colours also in the 25mm (made the same way as 32mm) and also the 32 mm ribbons. They make the most gorjas variagated flowers mostly I use them for roses but can be caught out occasionally making other types of flowers.

Colins taking me out tomorow morning- We are heading over the other side of town into Norwood - they have a big Rivers store there and they sell great shoes that are reduced down ridiculousy, Theres also an ad running tonight - they have some as they put it boring woollen scarves for $2 each in 18 colours- now I can add some ribbon embroidery to these Boring bits and they will no longer be Boring will they?? So its off out tomorrow Pity Country Bumpkins gorjas store is closed on Sundays I could have popped in and done some serious trouble to my money tree. Darn it !! darn it!!

So maybe I will have even more to chat about tomorrow! For now I am calling it quits and heading into the lounge chair to embroider some more on my block, Dont know wot this block will be BUT for now its a Shape and its a Purple back ground- some material being used from the supply that my darling MOM MaryO sent me before Xmas last year gg. That was a lovely surprise- Mary was scalling down her upply of rubber stamps and as I dont have many I asked would she give me some- oh boy some I wont be shopping for stamps for a long long time BUT Mary also gave me some faulous material and CQsupplies also sorts of goodies and this wee block I am making is from this stash that Mary sent to me with the stamps - so wait to you see wot this block bag contained- although I may make some ribbon flowers as well- and they were in the box Mary ssent me - Loverly oh so Loverly!! Thanks again MOM

love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

Did u think I wouldnt show one of the beautiful Bride and her Prince Charming

            Well  have I taken the prize for blog entries here - I have caught up a wee bit today and feeling pleased with myself so did you think I wouldnt show you a Photo of My Bec and Her Prince Charming and guess who is in the background looking all grown up and just as beautiful as her Mum yup thats my Caitlin.

           I think you would have to admit Bec looked beautiful, she has 3 sisters 2 of whom are older then her and one younger, and they were her bridesmaids Caitlin her flowergirl, Jake her gorjas ringbearer -looking very pleased with himself - have added that post as well.

           All in all it looked a beautiful wedding and Bec says not one thing went wrong so although this was Becs first wedding (shes' never even attended a wedding of anyone) maybe theres a future employment aspect there for her. -A wedding planner LOL oh Bear where is your head tonight.

          love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxox



Friday, May 01, 2009

An U all thought it would be months before I came back

                 oh how could you all think that - later the same day here I am I have even fiddled around with pictures to  put up on my blog- StarGate was terrific- Col and I watch it every day Mon - Fri isnt that a sad sad life and if we wont be home we tape it so we can watch it later - such devotion hey??( I didnt complete this post the night I beagan it but I have pulled up my boot straps n came back in a day instead of weeks and months better bear better!)

                 Now where to begin with well lets begin with a wedding - Those closest know that Bec and Chris married in November last year, and I asked her if she would like a bridal wedding Purse?- After clearing up what and why I sent her a pic of the one I was considering making for  her and with the happy yes back from my Bec ,I began to get it ready.- of course me being me I couldnt just leave it at the beads that the designer chose could I - Knowing Becs wedding gown was in white with gold and silver decoration made my choosing easier, BUT my local Spotlight store had pearls of cream and colours everything except WHITE! well some white but not the lot- anyway after much tooing and froing I have enough beads to make several more of these Purses n wouldnt have to purchase another thing other then the motifs. I decided in honor of the silver to get AB beads n this turned out to be a good choice for this purse except for the major problem of flare when taking photos even with the flash turned off - but then I am also not a photographers big toe sadly true Perhaps with practice I will get better and mopre polished taking Photos but for now please forgive my terrible efforts!

       This is  the  beautiful Bridal Purse as was first published in Embroidery and Cross Stitch Vol? No? The Elegant Bridal Purse was designed by Liz Vickery whom I rang up to see if I could buy the  lace motifs I needed. What a lovely lady didnt know me from Adam but was so obliging and so helpful . Liz has had many beaded purses published and also advertises others in the mags, I admire her fortitude although if you like beading and making purses then you cant go far wrong - theres nearly always a reason to make one of these delightful patterns up (should you want to make one of Liz' beautiful patterns why not approach her (-by email I can assure you you will not be dissappointed - Thanks very much Liz I loved making this pattern and Bec was very happy withher beaded purse also, and who knows  maybe one day Caitlin will be carrying it down the aisle to her own Prince Charming, not now though cos boys arent in Caitlins vision.

I did make the pattern slightly different ie used AB bicone gems and wherever there were glass beads these were changed to Ab crystals - unfortunately though to get a clear picture has been nigh impossible as the flash - or non flash the Ab crystals flared, I also changed the hanging chain by actually using gold chain instead of crystals & beads & purls etc. I also made the chain detachable, wasnt sure if Bec wanted the chain or not so this way if she wanted to we could put an entirely different hanging chain on it (perhaps for Caitlin- quit it Nana!).

I hope that you enjoy seeing this magical purse it was made with much love and used on a day where love was the order of the day. Rebecca I pray your marriage is long and sweet 
love n hugs Belinda xoxox
Ps I also made up the wedding "favors" (for the want of a more correct term although I cheated badly with the Horseshoe by buying the horseshoe and ading the motifs etc to it.)

I really dont hate my blog I really dont I love you all!

well here it is downunder the 1st day of May its a typical Autumn afternoon and its raining again in downtown Adelaide- ooh its so loverly to be getting more rain - we have had such a lot but not being silly we need even more now the farmers have begun to sow their winter crop and are praying for follow up rain to get them on their way It would be lovely to be able to say we are finally out of the drought but noone in their right mind would say that yet we need more rain and seeing as this is the dryest state in the driest country in the driest continent who would be that mad?? Not I no way- but its lovely to be having this wonderful rain.

What have I been up to in the past 2 months- well its not all my fault- Colin my beloved has had his rotator cuff op done on his left arm and being that Colin still has a perfectly functioning AV Fistula the Ortho guys decided it was against their prinicples to do the arm arthroscoply and in doing so would prolly have wrecked that lovely functioning AV Fistula (its access for the Haemodyalis - at present though Colin has a wonderfully functioning donated Kidney of 19 years -although function is not as good as it once was n therefore the AV fistula may again be needed if for instance the donated kidney stops functioning and Col is again put onto Haemodyalisis log winded that lot hey??) so the Orthopods had to do Cols rotator Cuff the old fashioned way- that is a 6 inch cut on the outer aspect of the upper arm- so no movement could be done for 8 weeks - that seemed like forever! I was again the Driver in the family although our kids helped out when it was a journey further then Salisbury (10 min drive from home), I also had to cook and wash up and dry up n hang clothes- I found the going very difficult but Dad helped out with the hanging of washing etc I realised just how much Col does behind the scenes It was really quite difficult at times and I needed to rest up back and other body parts more often then normal so not a lot was getting done anywherer else isnt that sad?? But the sling has gone and Cols walking the wall- its one of the physios parts to getting the shoulder back functioning well! U should see him go- Hes an amazing chap and is almost up to the top of the wall walking- AMAZING!! of course the fact that Col cannot play golf until the shoulder is functioning right is a great incentive isn it? But he already back to cooking for us washing clothes Dad and I still hanging, and he is back to washing up n I drying up so we are almost back to square one! yippee!!
So thats part of where and what I have been doing while I have not been on my blog- I prolly have noone looking anymore and I dont blame them- but in part 2 of this entry they will be very VERY sorry if they arent looking in anymore - cos I have been doing some things while i have been on canteen and other duty's. Pretty things 
Back soon Stargate is on  so I am off to catch up with my favourite show back again later I promise
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox

Monday, February 02, 2009

oh no its February ALREADY!!

Well I have blown the one and only resolution this past New Years Eve- which was to be kinder to my blog and try and do at least a weekly summery of my week or month it seems.

South Australia is in the middle of a heat wave and although I live in a suburb of Adelaide we live in the plains and its temperatures are well believeing whoever between 3 and 5 degrees hotter in summer and likewise in winter. For those who dont understand it when I mention our temps have been up in the high 40 degrees in fact one day was 49.5 and you are thinking thats cold sorry wrong side of the world- we practice talking in Celsius when doing Temps for weather etc So 49.5 is in fact Horridly hot and in Farenheit is 120 and a wee bit. Hot and yes as the crow flie we live 30 kilos from Adeliade (it takes much longer these days with all the new housing going up out this way and where I could get into town in the 30 minutes now it takes more like the 45 -60 minutes. Oh the price of modernisation and seeing all those wheat paddocks that once had wheat growing or sheep grazing now its homes and more homes and less land available for the former. Theres a new settlement about to open up on some of the last farming areas on the Main North Road to Gawler. There is some but I wonder for how much more time before thats all built up as well> Pity everyone has worked out that this is a great state to live in and living North of the city is great.
well thats it for tonight- I WILL write more tomorrow I hope! I have lots to show and tell be good to each other and sleep well or enjoy your day at work or play
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxox

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Any one would think I hated my blog but thats not the truth

January 3rd 2009

well Happy New Year - only 3 days late but its never to late to wish all the very best of new years- I hope all will be healthy and wealthy and wiser before the end of this year.I can hope we all will have that cant I??

I have been busy and although tonight I wont be putting up pics I have made a few things while not blogging.

The most important was a wedding purse I made my granddaughters Mom- Bec married her sweetheart Chris on November1 2008. Bec was a beautiful Bride Chris a handsome groom and the kids were gorjas as flower girl and pageboy Jake looked so grown up in his Tux and Caitlin well she was just soooo pretty in her flowergirl outfit!! I aksed Bec if she would like me to make her this purse and after explaining what it was for and sending her a picture of the original made by Liz Vickery she was really happy for me to do it- so began the beading of my life. To me it was the very most important thing I have ever made. Anyway I have pictures of that and much more and will over the next few days try and catch up whats been a going on in the bears life thus far

so til then love n hugs always Bear xoxoxoxoxo