Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Your camera of choice.
Hi, help me to have something to dream about as I teach again tomorrow........what is your camera and how do you feel about it, good close-ups and can focus in from a good distance away? Does it have a dock/recharge station and how quick is it to kick back in between photos? All info. welcome. Too tired to write anything else.........
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 9:14 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
7 things you didn't know about me.
unless you are one of my quilting group who reads this!
1. Managed to have a perfectly successful teaching career without ever drinking coffee, then when I gave up teaching I took up coffee drinking pregnant because that was what I craved. That craving never stopped though I have swapped the 2 sugars for Equal so slightly diluted the vice.
2. Allergic to wine/champagne, actually I think it is preservative 220 but it only worries me in wine form. I am now almost old enough that I can politely say no and cope with the fact that people think I am a party pooper rather than spend all night sneezing, wheezing and having an itchy throat! Fortunately whisky and Pepsi max is just fine!
3. Nearly 175 cm tall, think that's up around 5 foot 9', not sure as I can't find my conversion calculator.
4. Have a Graduate Diploma of Theology to add to the teaching stuff.
5. Accounting is the only thing I ever failed at Uni or anywhere. (Was doing my Bachelor externally, threw in Accounting because I thought it may be interesting, couldn't get the hang of it without a lecturer, then my best friend had a brain haemmorage and spent a month in the Melbourne hospital, I spent all my nights visiting her so her parents could have a break and didn't pass the exam!) I am actually quite good with figures but not in that course!
6. I have a terrible feeling I would be grey if I didn't give into vanity!
7. I love car racing.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
No need for explanations....
Contrary to a recent very funny newspaper report I read about a whole heap of people in a country I wont name buying lambs because thet thought they were poodles...I haven't been tricked!
Meet "Thistle" who was found abandoned a few evenings ago by DS in the paddock. I was picking up DH from another paddock and when I got back my 2 darling children were dressed warmly, waiting on the motorbike with a towel for me to come and help them save the lamb.
Thistle (who was cuddled up to one in the paddock) has settled in very nicely and is being treated like a family member (but sleeps in the cubby house!)
Thistle out walking.
Thistle in one of my good towels! Look on his face as he reflects upon his good fortune...the foxes have missed a meal.
Oh, it was only a few weeks ago I was joking about God laughing at my well-laid plans! Last Monday was a big mistake, I dared to even show you what would be finished and then my one day of teaching stretched to two, then the teacher had her appendix out and I worked 4 full days! So, absolutely nothing was done in the sewing line except a couple of Bingo board squares for Bingo at yesterday's Saturday Quilters, we should have enough squares to now come up with a Qs quilt for charity.
DD has had a funny tummy again this week so a few chiropractor and naturopath visits were slotted in, hopefully she is on the improve now.
This week should see Monday and Tuesday relatively "normal" and then I probably have to finish the teaching week if the appendix has quite healed, let's hope for a quick healing process for DD's teacher. Cheers,~ a messy house beckons! Tracey
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 3:01 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
H i B e a u t i f u l ! ! Did you know that it's Beautiful Women Month ?
Well, it is . . . . and that means you and me! I'm supposed to send this to FIVE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN . . . . .and you are one of them!!! Facts On Figures : There are 3 billion women who don't look like super models and only eight who do.
Did you know Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14? She also did not have good hygiene . . . . . Can you believe that?
If Barbie were a real woman . . . . .she'd have to walk on all FOURS due to her proportions!
The average woman weighs 144 pounds, and wears between a size 12-14 (US sizing - 14-16 English). One out of every four college-aged women has an eating disorder . Models in magazines are AIR-BRUSHED - NOT Perfect !! A psychological study in 1995 found that just 3 minutes looking at a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel DEPRESSED , GUILTY and SHAMEFUL ! RELAX . . . and learn to love who you are You are BEAUTIFUL!!! 20 years ago, models weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, they weigh 23% less . . . . . ~ ~
The Beauty Of A Woman ~ ~ The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, The figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes, Because that is the doorway to her heart, The place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, The passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman With time, only grows . . . . .
An English professor directed his students to punctuate correctly the following words: "WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN IS NOTHING" .
The men wrote: "Woman , WITHOUT HER MAN, is nothing."
The women wrote: "WOMAN! WITHOUT HER, man is nothing!"
The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE My Mummy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE My Mum knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either!
16 YEARS OF AGE Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE Before we decide, let's get Mum's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE Wonder what Mum would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE Wish I could talk it over with Mum. . .
Please send this to all the PHENOMENAL WOMEN you know in celebration of Women's History Month.
If you do, something good will happen . . . . .YOU will boost another woman's self-esteem
Had this emailed to me with beautiful moving illustrations that will not transend to blog, I'm not going to email it to all the beautiful quilters out there (unless you ask) so I'll post it as best i can here, Tracey
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 4:44 PM
Monday, May 14, 2007
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 10:44 AM
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
A day of parenting
-and more chooks and pot holders.
Tried to devote the day to the kids today and had a good time in the process.
Well, devoted most of the day to the kids...after a little sleep-in and then being told to stay in bed while I was presented with this-
-from my dd who can make them (from scratch) and likes doing so! What a nice way to start the day, next I'll have to teach her to make coffee! She says that she is practising for Mother's day, I love her!
After an hour or two playing Star wars monopoly and number games we headed off for an adventure around the farm.
DD took a while to get into the exploring nature mood, she was more keen on continuing her Roald dahl! I hope the calves enjoyed it.
The chooks know where the good pellets can be found but they do take their life in their hands! Isn't he beautiful, he is a silver laced wyandotte crossed with bush chook!
We ventured further...this is dd showing off the fabulous new crossing her clever father created. The stones are the result of rock picking our paddocks for cropping and are the reason that dh isn't really very keen on me having a rockery, he's sick of the sight of stones! Now how clever is he to be able to strategically place stones like that with his tractor. I have a funny feeling i could hire him out as a garden handyman should he ever give up farming.Here is the old spring, I love the idea that ds is playing with posts that his great great great grandfather meticulously put in, along with the bluestone edging, in the days when this spring was the only early water. It is now no longer so reliable or relied upon but a fabulous indicator to the weather as it only starts to run like this when the Autumn break is due.
Needless to say, ds could not keep out of it!
We ended with a picnic under a gum tree and seeing the first lamb of the season, I may share those pics tomorrow. I kicked the football when we got home and was told I could have an hour "off" and go to the sewing room, they had seen enough of me!
I made the above string pot holders and the new chenille chook for the market, now I had better go and do some more. Cheers, Tracey
Friday, May 04, 2007
Here is the cushion close-up for those who asked, I hope you can see some quilting, it is difficult with the black.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Recovering from craft day.