Wednesday, September 29, 2010

many eons ago

hewoo all
well many eons ago I told of the opossum that were visiting me here at my Dads home, well at the same time the sons who remained at our home while we are helping Dad out here also had opossums visiting- for the apples that Mum kept buying for them to eat- all was revealed when younger son told of how he was cutting up the apples for the opossums supper and there I was thinking older son was eating us out of house and home on the apple front. Many in the USA thought they were ugly like theres but like so many of our creatures I think you will agree that these little lady and her paramour are beautiful. Enjoy the piccies I hope you agree- they are on the veranda out the back of the house, when they run around the roof they make a lot of noise but they are not living with us - just visiting for the apple feast Kirk gives them.

in the last piccie you can see her tail nice and relaxed and arent they lovely and plump, they wont come to the kids completely but they did come close to them and got the fruits and ate them not far from them, they are after all wild creatures, a lot of people dont like them but I love them and welcome their company, after all they were here before us humans were. I really hope you like the pictures of our friends.

I have more photos to put up - its been a weird year , I have found some of the photos I thought lost of Bea and her kittens when they were tiny, also more photos of a CQ picture I made for a friend Jacque who lives in Iowa, at present but may be moving back to Texas.I also have photos of the Doll of Japan Showing that was held earlier this year the dolls were exquiste and were much better then my weak efforts to take photos of them, so please come back and have a look I am attempting to become a GOOD Blogger and also now that my pain in my hands is easing I hope to have more UFOs finished and up to be shown

love n hugs may today be terrific one for you
Bear xoxooxoxoxoxoxxo

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


hi all wot an idiot am I??

you will see the next post down another hewoo and another scan - this is the work finished. Yup I have called it quits on the embroidery, and will hopefullybegin to construct this wee purse part of the  tomorrow then I can set up the machine to do the machine sewing of this wee purse. (go peek at jeans bling at work)

love n hugs bear oxoxoxxoxoxoxo 


Monday, September 27, 2010

hey I been embroidering

Hi all I have a wee something to show----- its been such an age and I thank those who hang in there with me and follow my blog seeing as to how I am not very good at blogging.Anyway I have been doing a little purse- crazy quilt- I must admit I began this yonks ago the shape was in a magazine "Creative Embroidery and Cross Stitch" from there I went out on my own and played, although I saw a little ribbon trail which travelled around the block and have used that. (finally my muse has reappeared yippee!!!)

Anyway I think I have embroidered it to with in an inch of its life and will now add some little bits and bobs to it over the next couple of days. and will then make it up, this is going to go to a very dear friend who has been waiting at least 2 years for something from me so I am adding this little purse as an extra bit - I hope she will like it, I think its so me but will she like that- ie purples and reds heavens I have to get away from these colours and the next thing I make it will be well away from that colour combo - keep youir eyes open seeing as I have finally found my smocking pleater machine I can finally do a little smocking - it was in plain sight all the time- the machine that is-- when I finally saw where I had put it I nearly passed out I have sat in front of it every day I am on the pooter - yup its under the desk top --- oh deary me. Anyway I am not trying tp play 10 secrets here but dont want to give away just who this wee purse is for just yet  ...........

Please let me know what you think of it please.........

love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxox

Monday, September 06, 2010

when it rains it pours!!

this is a chatty post- sometimes I will throw these in, just to keep us all on our toes- nahhhhhhhhhh~!
anyway if most dont know here in South Australia we have been suffering a drought and horrid water restrictions - garden and car wise. This past month or so well really our winter has brought with it much rain in droibs anad drabs. So on Thursday night when the forecasters said battens down loose items and prepare for wild winds and also torrential rain between 20-50 mms expected over the state.

 So on Friday morning we woke to the sounds of thunder and rain oh eaps of thunder and much lightening and rain and more rain. and then even more rain and even more thunder and lightening and that was how it remained all day n night of Friday. Saturday morening we had had 44mms of rain the previous day(24 hrs from 9amFriday -9am Saturday). Thats about 2and a half inches of rain in our old imperial system. Again on Saturday we also woke to even more thunder and lightening though it finally eased off by the late afternoon but the rain continued, athough not as heavy as Fridays rainfall. Sunday we again had rain but in the afternoon its actually became showers and when we woke today Monday the Sun was shining.  its been some storm and unfortunately it has gone on through to Victoria and they have had the rain in more then we had and have major flooding (we had flooding but not to the extent of Victorias flooding)

Unfortunately when there are storms like this then rooves are taken off by the wind and the winds were terrible only eased last night finally! many homes lost their rooves completelyt many huge trees were unrooted by the storms many home were without power and there are many that still have now power the Electricity company hopes to have the thousand or so homes still without power at present will have their supplies by tomorrow morning.  Of cours trees toppled on houses and also cars much damage caused by the storms will take more time to be corrected. But all in all here in South Australia we have been very very lucky,  the damage in Victoria is so much worse- many towns have been evacuated because of flooding,

Not only were South Australia and Victoria were struggling through these storms but over the big ditch on Saturday those living in Christchurch New Zealand were woken by a 7.1 Earthquake. We have watched th weekends News reports, so fortunate that none were killed and it appears that building rooads and the like were  damaged. Though the Kiwis are a strong nation  and the rebuilding wil begin soon but even todday there are still aftershocks happening- My prayers and thoughts are with all there in Christchurch and also in Victoria. and that the earth will settle down again soon I think everyone has had enough. oh and the best news our Water restrictions are going to be withdrawn- yup they are all of our water Reservoirs are full and the gorvernment has announced that we will have no restrictions as of December 1st 2010, granted that was announced before this weekends downpours but December come on fellas I for one am  not going out to water the gardens or race out to wash a car. theres more rain being forecast in the next day or so oh heck!

love n hug Bear xoxoxoxoxoxo

oh PS I have a piccie or 2 of the purple scarf and beanie I knitted I will try and put it on later tonight but lease dont go hanging around for it you all know me by now! Loves yas all!