Thursday, October 7

two photos

a beautiful sunrise
sturt desert pea is out in flower

No photo entry

Hello Everyone,
Just a few count down days for you all:-
24 days till Creative ever day of November starts (I am definitely doing this again) see here for details.
35 days till November 11th – Remembrance Day
79 days till Christmas
86 days and we will be in 2011
108 days till I celebrate my 27th birthday
And Lastly 451 days and we will be in year 2012.

Now onto my 26 things I want to do in 2010 – seeing as I only have 85 days to complete them all……..(see side bar for my list)
Item 26 – am definitely having lots of fun this year.
Item 25 – Haven’t taught him to dance properly but have had a few part dances listening to the radio
Item 23 – Have slightly changed this one – am not completing her 100 ideas but am working through a couple of her books which are the same concept
Item 22 – have completed this one a few time now and still have three rallies to go (that I know of)
Item 21 - …………………. Maybe next year
Item 20 – didn’t get to attend Trilby due to cancelation – but was able to catch up with a few of the girls for the day.
Item 19 – I am up to book 23 or 24
Item 17 – I still have six items to complete
Item 16 – Have created six mini albums and have two more I would like to try (maybe today due to it being cold and wet)
Item 15 – Slowly completing the Album am up to page 8.
Item 14 – have all written journaling ready in the rings, just need to print the photos……
Item 13 – One more trip to go – hopefully a camping/fishing trip in December
Item 11 – Have joined an online class, which I am looking forward to doing. Will show photos when I can. I am also participating in Art Every Day Month in November. So that will be four challenges for the year
Item 8 – have all the cupboards and stuff for the new walls, just need hubby to have time to help me pull it all out and put it all back together.
Item 7 – Have the paint just need the time.
Item 5 – Due to all the lovely rain we have been having this spring the lawn around the house has taken off by it’s self.
Item 4 – I changed this to 8 x 8 inch pages and completed one each day in September for my scrap journal entries.
Item 3 – I have missed two months out of 10 so not doing to bad.
Item 1 – Haven’t used everything but my stash is starting to look neater.

I will have to start thinking about what I would like to achieve next year – 27 things – half will be similar to this year and other things will be new or a bit more challenging/easy.
Today has the feel that it is going to be cold and wet so I think a day of crafting is in order.
Well that’s it for this entry. Till Next Time
Happy Creating.

Saturday, September 4



Yes I know that it is the fourth of September, but due to work commintments and the fact that there is never enough hours in the day to complete everything I haven't had time to update on the first of september when I wanted to.

Any way moving on. This morning/last night around midnight I wole to the lovely sound of rain on the roof. A sound that I will never tirer of hearing. So far we have had 40 points (or 10ml for those who don't understand points) and it's only just gone 6.40am. The weatherman might be right for once and we will have our 20 to 30 ml today.....I said might be as we were suppose to have 10 to 20 ml yesterday.....

As I said before I have been busy working and for a week and a bit in August Jason and I both came down with a flu/cold/virus/annoying thing and we were both bed ridden due to lack of energy. I didn't even feel like doing my daily journal so I was really crock.
Enough writing here are some random photos from July and August.
Out wood cutting with Jason and I found this green frog inside the hollow of the tree trunk. He had to crawl not quite a metre to get to where he was compared to the where the opening was in the log. Must have been nice and warm inside.
Over the Louth Races weekend (the weekend the races didn't happen) a friend of ours, son came up from victoria in a plane and we were lucky enough to go for a fly over Louth and the surrounding area. I had a great time while I was up in the air but on the last corner turning into the air strip I felt really really sick. When I hoped out of the plane I was very pale and needed a few minutes to collect myself before i could move. Apart from that I couldn't get over the view and how green everything is and the contrast between the red soil and the black flood plains.
One way that Jason and I tried to get better while we were sick was to go down to the river and sit and relax on the water's edge with a few fishing rods in. Very relaxing - I was just like a little child playing in the sand.
Here is my Turle creation.
The only creativity that I have made were these two cards that I was getting ready to take to the Trilby Scrapbooking weekend. Unfortunatley due to lack of numbers the weekend had to be cancelled. (so item number 20 on my to do list can not be completed)
Talking about my 26 things list I have enrolled for another on line challenge this month so that now means item 11 will be completed. Also item number 12 has been completed - even though their birthdays haven't happened yet I have made all the cards that I need to so they are ready to post come the right time.
Going for a boat ride to see how high the river has been rising. At the moment it is around 4metres (normal hieght around 1 metre) With all this rain it will hopefully go up even more.
Final Photo -

I love the zoom on my camera. (Thanks for buying it for me Jason)

Well that's it for this blog entry.

Till Next time

Happy Creating.

Thursday, July 1

It's Official It's Winter.........

Now before you say anything about that's it's the first of July not the first of June and it's the second month of winter not the first month so how can it be officially winter! That is easy. We have been having beautiful weather all through June with the days being warm enough to where just a long sleeve shirt without a jumper then two days ago we had our first real frost for the winter. It was minus 5 degrees outside and the frost stayed around for a while. Now the weather has been cold and you need to either stay out of the wind and in the sun or have jumpers on.Here are some photos I took.
The ice was not quite one cm on the top of the car.
Now onto some other things I have been up to. It has been over two months since I last blogged and that is due to helping Jason with mustering for shearing (where he works not for ourselves)as well as helping with the yard work. That was for the whole of May and by the time I was getting up at 5.30 most mornings and not getting back till around 6 at night the last thing I wanted to do was sit in front of a computer. One thing I enjoy about working with Jason and the times I work I get to see some really beautiful scenes.
Here are a few of my favourites.
Me and my dog BJ
Lots of good grass - not quite as tall as me.
Jason found this guy while moving a mob of sheep I was lucky enough to see him before it buried itself.
One of many emu nests we found while droving sheep. This one had two emus laying in it as there were two different eggs colours and size.
Dust and setting suns........Yuck for the dust but I do like the outline of the trees glowing through the dust
Riding through scrub to come out at a lake in the middle of no where.
All the dogs working the mob in the yards before breakfast.
Colourful Sunsets....what can I say.....
When I last blogged we had not long got our wood heater in the house. Friends of ours helped Jason put the heater into place. I left for work at the school with a lounge room wall. I came home to this.
There is a logical reason as to why they did what they did - roof would fall down if wall was removed completely. I can live with a frame wall until we have time to put in a proper stucture in. I love wood heaters and while I am writing this I am watching the flames flicker.
Random photos now.
I was lucky enough to be home with the camera to capture these two photos of the full moon on the rise.
Lucky last photo - this is the only craft, creativity I have done for the last two months. I found some small pots of left over paint from an art work I did and decided to use them up before trowing out the pots. Not very exciting I now but I enjoyed it.

I have a pile of activities from "Tell your Story" that I still want to do but at the moment time just seems to be not avaiable for me. Maybe during the school holidays.

Seeing as we are half way thorugh the year I should do an update on my 26 things to do list. Here goes.

Item 3 - still doing this May was self portraits, June was all things to do with winter and July will be parts of my everyday life.

Item 7 - Paint will be purchased next trip to dubbo - have choosen my colours.

Item 8 - I have all the cupboards to put the kitchen in I just need to get the paint and the lino for the floor. Next trip to Dubbo they will be in the ute.

Item 17 - have one cross stitch, one tapestry, and one painting under way from out of my box.

Item 19 - Am up to 12 books.

Item 22 - Helped out at our local field day which was a great success but it was a long day.

Well that's it for this blog entry.

Hopefully I will be back again before two months are up.....

Till Next Time

Happy Creating

Saturday, May 8

What a Day.........

What started out as a day to do the normal house work. Ended up with me moving the office/scrapbooking corner out of the spare room onto the verandah. While moving the office/scrapbooking table to the verandah I moved the verendah around.
Here are some photos of the process......
Before Photos
In the middle Photos - The verandah hasn't been this bare since Jason first moved in nearly 15 years ago....
Our front lawn looked like I was having a clearing

After Photos
The rest of the house is tidy apart from the spare room from where I moved everything out of. It looks like a boom has hit it...... Will have to tackle it tomorrow. Maybe......Or just keep the door closed for the time being.....
Here are two of my Tell your Story Journal pages. I haven't had time to do any of them due to work and not feeling the best.
Here is a look at my was craft work space. Still haven't set up my new scrap/office corner. Will post photos when I do.
Prompt - A closer Look.
Music in my Cd player and on my Ipod.

Well That's it for now. Time for my evenign Walk
Till Next Time
Happy Creating.

Tuesday, May 4


It's May already... Where are the months going? Where is the year going? Soon we will be half way through the year..... This month is going to go by very quick as I am working the majority of it with time at the local school and working with Jason mustering for shearing. On top of that we are going away for a couple of nights (camping out) to met up with our friends who are traveling to Longreach and back to here. We were going to go but due to me working we couldn't go :-(. Am a bit sad about this but it can't be helped.
Now for some completly random photos: -
I love the cooler nights sitting around the camp fire. In this photo I am writing in my daily journal - a new one for May.
Another Month, Another Journal, Another Memory made.
It's not very clear in this photo but I am holding a very small wild piglet. We were driving home and came across a sow and her babies. As much as I like piglets I don't like what they do to the baby lambs once they grow up. Needless to say I didn't keep this one......
We finally have our new wood heater. Stage one is complete, heater is in one piece and in the lounge room roughly where we want it. By stage five we might be burning wood in it. Hopefully the nights stay the way they are and we won't need to light it for a while.

Here are my next lot of entries in my Tell your Story Journal thanks to Elsie and Rachel for all the great ideas.
Elsie made a comment about the weekend being a good time to get the creative juices flowing. I had to laugh I seem to find more time in my working week then on weekends Amybe because I scheldule craft into my monday to friday daily routine where on the weekend I don't......
I have been wanting to use material in my journals for a while now and just haven't but now I am using my collection of "just cause I like the pattern" material on my pages. Thanks again for a great class and prompts.
Prompt:- Three Wishes:-

1 - To laugh more, 2 - To cook more yummy meals, 3 - To create and not feel guilty
Prompt - Deep Down
For this one we needed to write our most inner thoughts. Well I didn't want to show every one what I had written so I have made a secret pocket for my Deep Down thoughts to be hidden from view.
This page has been decorated with colour patches out of paint catolgues. I have been trying to decide what colour I am going to paint the kitchen, lounge room and office so have paint catolgues every where. Still not sure what colour I am going to paint them - to many to choose from.....
Prompt - Dream List
Dreams - # to have a large and healthy family, # to have my book published, # to own our own property, # to discover new things every day no matter my age.
Prompt - Forever and ever
Make the page pretty using material
Prompt - Fill a page with favourite photos
I found this sticker while unpacking the wood heater and thought it would go well on my Tell your Story journal cover. My journal is filling up with lots of creative weight......

Well that's it for another entry

Till next time

Happy Creating