Monday, 20 November 2017

KELLY THE SEAMSTRESS!!!

Kelly has been taking sewing lessons after getting a sewing machine for her birthday ealier in the year.

Here she is with a pyjama bottom and a pillow that she made at one of her classes.

I just love it when young people spend their time productively and make such beautiful stuff.

Well done Kelly Belly!!!!  I am so proud of you.  Can't wait to see all your work in real life ... Not long and we will be sitting on the couch chatting!!!!


GIVE ME THE GOOD NEWS

I buy the paper for my Mom every afternoon and she LOVES to give you the worst news story in the paper.  So I often sing to myself ..... "Give .... Give me the good news, War's the one game where we all lose, Give me the good news" which are words to the song Give Me The Good News by Crocodile Harris.

I am not sure when I made this page but on the 15th July when I got the Saturday Star I knew that I had to scrapbook the front page ... This was one of the very few occasions that there was a good news story on the front page of the newspaper ... A tourist in the Serengeti had photographed this lioness feeding a spotted leopard which is "pretty mind blowing to lion experts"... 


Now if that isn't good news then I don't know what is!!!!


Here are the words to the song ...
If we accept the word forever
Maybe we should live together
And not be scared to watch
The late night news
You can't use guns to build a nation
A bullet never was creation
Give, give me the good news
War's the one game where we all lose
Give me the good news
If I accept the word tomorrow
Can I file away my sorrow
And not be scared to watch
The late night news
You can't use force to sell a promise
Dictatorship was never honest
Give, give me the good news
War's the one game where we all lose
Give me the good news
Give, please give me the good news
War's the one game where we all lose
Give me the good news
If I accept the word forever
Maybe we should live together
And not be scared to watch
The late night news
You can't use guns to build a nation
A bullet never was creation
Give, give me the good news
War's the one game where we all lose
Give me the good news
Give, please give me the good news
War's the one game where we all lose
Give me the good news
Give, give me the good news
War's the one game where we all lose
Give me the good news
Written by Tully McCully and Geoff Coxall

I LOVE TO CROCHET!

I NEVER thought I would hear myself say that "I LOVE TO CROCHET!"

I was afraid to learn so I always said I prefer to knit.  Well the bug has well and truly bitten and that is why I haven't had time to blog much because I am either crocheting or scrapbooking ... my two great crafting loves.

A perfect day is one where I have time to watch a crochet video on You Tube while getting ready for work ... Go figure!!!!

So from 19 September when I went on my Beginner's Course at The Yarn Tree here are a few of the projects I have completed ...

My very first project was this beautiful grey and yellow baby blanket.










I learned how to do this border on You Tube.


Another project I finished is a knee blanket I made for my Mom for Christmas which is wrapped and waiting to be opened.  Here my hunny is modelling it for us ...
My friend Ali bought me the orange wool years ago and I added the light and dark grey ... I like the way it came out and I am proud to give it to my Mom.

I finished another  little project recently ... a receiving blanket and I love how it came out.  I did a bit of a variation on the border I did on the previous two blankets and made this one ruffle ... I love the way it looks.

I am currently busy with another two baby blankets and they are looking lovely.  I will share when I finish them.

I am, however, and always will be Bistitchual as I really do love to knit as well.

FOR THE LOVE OF COFFEE!!!

I think that everyone who knows me knows that I don't like coffee ... I LOVE COFFEE!!!!

I have two favourite baristas at two of my offices that I visit ~ Tapelo at Nedbank Park in Selby and Hugo at Lakeview Campus ~ They love to give me my coffee without a lid on it and watch when I photograph the cup as it really puts a huge smile on my face and I feel super special!!! And I think they do too.  Thanks for brightening up my work days guys!!!


 
 
 

I love to spend time with a friend drinking a really good cuppa coffee ... it can brighten up any day!!! 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

MY SUPER TALENTED HUNNY!

19 September 2017: Graeme popped round this morning for my hunny to help him repair something on his vintage BMW.  I am so in awe of how talented my hunny is (even after 33 years of being together he still amazes me!!!).  He sure puts Bob the Builder to shame!!!

Graeme sent me some action photos ...





Saturday, 18 November 2017

A PARADE OF HITS ... WITH A TWIST!

18 September 2017:  This morning started out really gently with me watching a sweet movie (X + Y about an autistic boy who is a maths genius) on TV and crocheting.  Our friend Daf popped past unexpectedly and I was still in my jarmies so I RAN to my room and threw on my gown and had a chat to him while we drank coffee.   I then jumped in the shower and got ready to meet the girls for our bi-monthly crochet/knitting get-together.  We met at Mugg & Bean in Boskruin and although there were only 4 of us there (Alison, Pat, Patsy and me) we had a lovely afternoon.
 
Back home and I got the family ready for our trip out to Pretoria to attend the "A Parade of Hits ... With a Twist" at Rockwoods in the Parkview Shopping Centre.  We were invited by my friend Eddie Mc Gilton to this Fundraiser for Cansa as his son Ethan  has been in remission for a number of years now.

Not sure what the  ... with a twist was about.  Although the show was pretty good it didn't compare to other Barnyard shows we have seen.

Before the show we popped into Ed's Diner for a quick burger ... Excellent service with pretty good food ... Of course I had to take some photos ...

My burger with sweet potato crisps which were delicious!!!!
 My beautiful family ... Richard Connor and Stephanie


Saturday, 21 October 2017

OCTOBER SCRAPBOOK DATE

21 October 2017: This morning we met at Leonie's home in Pretoria and after a lovely catch-up over coffee and yoghurt we got started scrapping and a little while later we ventured out to visit Aquilla ... Which is a lovely scrapbook shop in the owner's home.  I got some lovely paper for one of our challenge layouts which I only need for some time in 2018 as I have a couple of packs done already.

We took this photo to send to the Cape Town chapter of The Scrap Addicts to let them know what we were up to and check if they were scrapbooking ...
Leonie made us a DELICIOUS lunch and before we knew it it was time to pack up ... if only our scrapbooking days could have more hours in them!!!!