Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Year that was.......

2009 was a year of many contrasts, sadness and changes.  Contrasts especially in the weather...from floods in Queensland to bushfires here in Victoria.  Along with the fires and floods saw much sadness as the loss became a reality for many people....loss of loved ones, homes and a feeling of security.  For me personally, I had change in the way of a new job, most unexpected but which has been a real blessing and joy.  The thing which I keep remembering is that God is in control of all that happens in our lives and world.  Whilst we may not understand why certain things happen, it is a real comfort to know that my heavenly Father has all things in his hands and knows exactly what and why things are allowed.  I continue to feel secure in this knowledge and pray that you too might know this reasurrance in your own lives.

Wishing you all a most blessed 2010....

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a most joyful and happy Christmas....and may you be blessed as you spend time with loved ones celebrating the birth of our Saviour.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

DPP Day 24...More Christmas pressies

I made these for my friend in WA...Hi there Sue....hoping you like should have them by now...the best thing is that my dressmakers mannequin can model them for me which makes taking photos of these sorts of things soooooo much easier....

The brooch was inspired by a post on Heather Bailey's blog about maximum effect for minimum effort....know what I'll be making more of next Christmas....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

DPP Day 23

Yesterday on my home visits I went into the Hills and couldn't resist this photo is in Sassafras and is a lovely little antique & collectibles shop....the photo doesn't really do it justice....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

DPP...Day 22

I have been busy making more Christmas presents...these are canvases which my Niece and Nephew can hang their artworks and drawings....

Monday, December 21, 2009

DPP Day 21

So, this is my first ever attempt at making a Gingerbread House....and quite possibly my last....not quite the enjoyable process which I had has a distinct lean....however, I have to remind myself of some words of wisdom which my father loves to impart....and that is that a blind man would be very happy to see it...and the recipients were very happy with it....I filled it with chocolates....what do you think?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

DPP Days 18 & 19

Well, there is nothing like killing 2 birds with one stone....I have been struggling to find photos to post....but went for a drive today and took a few shots.  One is of some really interesting architecture amongst some of the wineries in my local area.  This first photo is looking back towards one of the berry farms where I have been buying my raspberries.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dpp Day 16...Advent Calendar

This is my new Advent Calendar I have made this year....the colours fit in well with my general decor...for those who know me well, they know I love Blue and White...and at Christmas I just need to add a splash of silver to add a bit of bling!!!  I actually haven't put anything in the drawers....perhaps next year!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Day 13...Happy Birthday

From my niece's Birthday party today.....

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 12...Birthday Cake Fun

My Niece turns 4 this week and I recently bought the "ABC Book of Childrens Cakes".  My niece was looking through it one day and actually chose this cake (and no I didn't do ANY prompting) I have spent this afternoon decorating the cake for her little party tomorrow.....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 10.....Helping others

Recently I was thrilled to be asked to help Leanne with some stitiching for her new block of the month....I was so delighted to give her a hand and this is a little part of the block which I stitched....I am so looking forward to starting this new is just LOVELY!!!  Thanks Leanne for the priviledge and trust you showed in allowing me to help.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DPP Day 9...Yummmmm

For me, Christmas also means Summer and the onset of Berries galore....and raspberries would have to be my favourite....I am also lucky enough to be within a short drive to the local berry farms to be able to buy these or pick my own fresh from the farm gate....

Friday, December 4, 2009

DPP...Day 4

Watch out....I'm coming to tickle you

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Photo..Day 3

This lovely couple are visitors to my home and enjoy the tasty morsels of seed I put out for them....they are also incredibly tame....beautiful

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Photo a day in December

I have set myself a challenge from this website/ take a photo a day from the 1st to the 25th AND share it on my blog....quite a challenge for me as I rarely can keep to this sort of I'll see how I go.
This is my first photo...I did promise to show this a couple of weeks ago....a full size dressmakers mannequin which I have wanted since I was quite a young thing and was visiting friends of my parents who had one in their home....I have dreamed of getting one for many a year...