My year in pictures

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Such a cool dude!

Another page finished for Liam's album - deliberated heaps over this one!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Helping Jane

A friend of mine recently asked me if I could help her put her wedding photos together. Jane had never scrapbooked before. The album turned out really lovely and she is giving it to her husband for his birthday this weekend. We kept things very simplistic but they looked great. I took a couple of pictures to share. There were some other really great pages. It has inspired me to do mine - however I need to finish Liam's 21st album first and foremost. We have been married 11 years this year so whats another one without the photos in an album! Live happily everyone.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Scraphappy in Rotorua

I had a fantastic day today with my friend and amazing scrapbooking tutor in Rotorua so I thought I would share some of my layouts. We found time to go and enjoy a nice lunch together also!

Rodger & Liam under the Blackberry Bushes in 1993 - Part of Liams 21st album I'm working on.

Me at Cape Reinga
The layout on the left we did at Scrap Camp last year, I chose to make it into a double layout and include my Mum as well as my dear Dad.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A new baby

Well it has been far too long since I blogged - as I keep getting told by certain people :). And yes Veronicah you are correct. As I am racing off out to my stitching evening I thought I would just quickly share a couple of pictures. Friends of ours welcomed a beautiful new baby boy into their lives last Wednesday and I finally got the parcel ready to send off. I made my very first card - although I am a scrap booker I have never made cards. What do you think?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Elephant has been Consumed!

Well I am happy to say that not before time I finally managed to hang my Xmas quilt at about 4.30pm yesterday. When I first started this I suddenly was overwhelmed by the amount of work in it. Upon phoning my dearest friend Veronicah to discuss this dilema she simply said to me "What have I told you before - How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!" So with these words of wisdom in tow some months ago I set out on this journey. I am pleased with the result - although of course I can see many things wrong with it - as my darling husband says - no one else but you will notice it! He is quite right and once I had hung it on the wall I realised that all those little things I had agonised over aren't even visible to the human eye when standing and looking at it. Anyway it certainly has created some "spirit of Xmas in the house". I will also post some pictures of our Xmas stuff - not to mention of course the catastrophe last weekend when the real tree we brought decided to fall over and throw water everywhere - not to mention breaking a couple of decorations along the way. Thankfully although precious they were ones I had purchased myself. I am looking forward to a lovely Xmas evening with my family - I am even cooking turkey this year - a first for me. We are going to have a nice relaxed evening together. Historically we have usually done lunch but dinner means that Rodger and Vicki can do their normal breakfast rounds and then be ready to eat again by tea time :) My darling husband is in the wars again - rolled his ankle last night that he did all the damage to earlier in the year and was in the most excruciating pain. We went today and had it looked to and they have plastered it as a precaution until he can see the orthopaedic surgeon on Thursday. I feel so terribly sorry for him - he is not normally a man who shows a lot of emotion but the pain was so bad last night that it took his breath away and he couldn't speak. We will keep our fingers crossed for a positive result on Thursday.
The weather here is particularly bleak at the moment as it is around the country. I guess the farmers will be pleased.
I was so saddened today to have Mum tell me that a neighbours Huntaway was mauled by two pitbulls and had to be put down. I can't even begin to imagine that happening to our boy. It is something that is always in my mind when I take him walking. I really don't know why those vicious animals aren't outlawed. I do realise that some of them are probably fine but the majority are fierce predators. I just don't see how owning a dog like that can bring you happiness.
We went on a dog walk yesterday in the rain with Onyx with one of the local vets and donated toys which they will deliver to children in hospital on Xmas day.
I wish you and your families a blessed Xmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Take care my dear friends and live happily.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Well I managed to get my small wallhanging finished and am pleased to say it is up in the entrance way of our house. This is it:

I also checked with my lovely friend Veronicah and she was ok with me posting a picture of her Anzac banner that she is doing for symposium - here tis:

That's my little man helping in the corner!
This weekend I hope to get my 12th and final block finished for my Night Before Xmas quilt. Next weekend I am off to Auckland for Calico Xmas I am so excited I can't wait! Have a great weekend everyone. Live Happily.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I have had a lovely long weekend. We had our dear friend Veronicah visit for a couple of nights which is always great. Didn't get a lot of quilting done but there were important things like Christmas shopping (good grief it is only two months away) and Halloween to get ready for. Before she left today we got my things out and decorated the house for Halloween, I hope I get some trick or treaters this year - last year we didn't get any. I am just about finished another little Halloween wall hanging so hopefully it will be done in time too! Only the binding left to go so I really should get my act together instead of contemplating an afternoon siesta. My final block for my Xmas quilt has arrived so I am looking forward to getting on with that. My friend Veronicah was working on an Anzac banner for symposium which I think is just gorgeous. If you want to see it in progress you can check out her blog:
Here are some pictures of my Halloween stuff. Enjoy.