Monday, October 25, 2010

I am in a swap at the moment on Arty Oz - we all have 12 tags with envelopes that we decorate in the chosen theme of each recipient, and then post two off a month to the two ladies whose turn it is.

The first month Ness Henry and myself were due to receive all our tags... this is the one I made for Ness... her theme was vintage fabric....

Front of the Tag is an old doiley, old sewing spool label and a chipboard mannequin from ScrapMatts

Back of the tag, some old buttons, another spool label and random machine stitching

Front of the envie is more vintage fabric, buttons, old crocheted doiley and random machine stitching
(I made it on watercolour paper and glued it to the envie)

Back of the envie, more stitching, fabric and buttons.


Its a busy time in our family, birthday wise around this time of year....a neice and I share the same birthday, with another neice following up 5 days later...this year I turned the big 60... never thought I would ever be so 'old' lol

Had a lovely birthday out with my sister, and being a big number birthday the family all put in for a
'big' pressie and I received an iPad that I had been coveting.... love it!  how did I ever live without it lol.  Saturday night the family and I (and Lucy) went to the Titanic Theatre Restaurant in Williamstown... had a fantastic night.... can highly reccomend a trip to it....................

Monday, October 4, 2010

Time Flies

35 years ago I met and married my 'soul mate'.  We met early July '75, set the date mid august and married late September 1975.  Any music at the wedding was drowned out by the chorus of "its too soon, too quick, it wont last, it wont last, it wont last".

35 years later we are still together, in love and very much married.  Over the years we lost track of the dissenters as they, after long courtships and engagements, separated and divorced, otherwise they may have got an invite to our anniversary celebrations and surprise vow renewals.  I say surprise as it was a covert stealth operation hatched by my sister with help from #1 daughter and #1 niece, with secret complicity by hubby.

We had a fabulous night, just very close family for a full on cocktail party... all in our swish after five gear... even hubby.. who decided to wear a kilt (in the Ross tartan lol) that night in honor of his scottish heritage LOL

thankyou to my darling sister for her help and planning.. and to the family who attended... love you all.

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