Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy 83rd Birthday Bob

I can't quite believe my big brother is 83 today! Had a lovely visit with him and his younger son Robert. Robert visits him very week and Reece and his girl friend called in yesterday so that is really nice.

As for me -well it is hot here today-way too hot for Spring.

I have been trying to buy a

top to go with my lovely black skirt to wear to Kate and Tim's wedding but so far no luck. I have until the 17th October but that is cutting it a little fine.The wedding is on the 19th...

I has been The Gazette week too so not happy Jane just about says it all. I think I have finished it but the minutes seem to have gone awry so I will make the next cool day my deadline.

I have never been a procrastinator but the older I get the more I become one!
I will upload some of my latest porcelain work. No china painting until the 22nd October but looking forward to going in for a look at the APAT Objet'D'Art Exhibition at the Grace Hotel on the 10th October.

Penned Mucha lady

This vase is a work in progress -lots of lustre

That vase again with resist that can be fired :) 

My fan plate I love this one

My Mucha lady finished Not a very good photo!

This is my latest toy for my cards-it is an envelope maker-so simple!

That will be me for today I hope to keep making entries more regularly once I get my computer upgraded.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

One of Pammy's Zentangles

And she did my first initial m for Matilda!

Our Val the ADI lady nearly ready to go into her cabinet.

Some of my cards!

I used one of Pam's Zentangles for her birthday card!

It is a long long time....

Goodness I can't believe how long it has been since I checked into my blog. There is a lot of catching up to do. I am not sure now is the time as my computer is needing an upgrade but if I make a start maybe I will get into some kind of routine.
Well as I had noted, I spent January doing Zentangles. I gave a book to Pam, my daughter and she has absolutely taken it to another level. I will upload some of her work later.
February it was back to China Painting and so far I have attempted some new ideas and will upload photos later.
But my new love is making cards. I get inspiration from Gina K Designs and Catherine Pooler. I took a class with Nicole Stalker in August, Nicole is Stampin'Up Dealer and lives close to home so all my Stampin'Up goodies I will order form her in future.
My daughter Pam moved to Queensland but has now moved back to NSW and lives in a lovely place called Wangi Wangi (pronounced wonji). We went up there and spent a few days with her and John in July.
Next month the APAT are is holding an exhibition in Sydney at the Grace Hotel. I would love to attend but need to wait and see.
Still going to Encore and nearly at the end of the ADI uniform project. We have decide to do a selection of aprons, for a show next year, from 1860 to 1960.
 So far I have made one apron probably about 1950. As we are concentrating on 1860-1910, I need to get cracking on one of those.
A friend has offered to cut out my 1920's dress as cutting out kills my back! My Arthur said maybe he needs to make me a table like the one he made for Pam. Pamela is very tall and bending was hurting her back and she asked Arthur to make her a table with very long legs, which he did and she can just stand and do what needs to be done. My only problem would be where to put it!
I have to hang the clothes out now but I will be back-promise!