Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American family and friends. The world can be a crazy old place at times but as long as we remember to say please, thank you and appreciate all that is good in our lives it sure does make a difference.

Photo from one of the many beautiful beaches on the north coast of NSW. It was a bit of a bad day, full of rushing around and deadlines, but I knew that the sky at the beach would be sparkling and needed to be shared.

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As does Sky Watch Friday, yippie skippy what fun ! bloggers from all over the world posting their views of the sky.

And their sister site That’s My World, if I get a chance I’ll dig out some old photos from Plymouth MA (minus the turkey)

    Thursday, November 20, 2008

    Magical Horizon

    “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” Dale Carnegie

    One of my favourite views of Byron Bay light house (north coast of NSW and way off in the distance) on a hazy afternoon. Weather has been a bit stormy and overcast lately.

    Hope you are all enjoying your Friday Sky Watching.

    • Thank you to Shirley from Reflections On Life for this 'Kreativ Blogger' award. It is really sweet of bloggers to take the time to say hello and comment on the creative things we share. Now it is my turn to share with other bloggers, of which there are lots of great folks to choose from but here is a few you might like to meet.

    • Joli Paquet a Christmas themed collective blog with all kinds of glittery things to make

    • Jill of Bittersweet (yummy soaps made with great care by hand) and Calico Petals creative supplies

    • Christine of Black River Designs the sweetest little paper from Saint John Canada

    • Lousie of Whispering Poppies creating unique jewellery and things on Cape Cod

    • Cathy of Simple Things who I found recently in sunny Queensland

    • Kimberlee and the Brown Button another recent find who like me is locked in an office all day but finds all kinds of interesting creative or decorative things to inspire the muse

    • Emma at White & Wander another traveller who shares all kinds of decorative inspiration

    • finally ……….

    • Sarah & A Beach Cottage (down under), if the Vinnie’s man ever finds out what she does with her shabby chic finds, the prices are sure to increase and that might drive inflation back up !

    Thank you to Alison Gibbs of Victoria who was my swap partner for this year’s vintage stocking swap. Alison created a stocking from beautiful fabric with a story to tell. Just perfect considering the kind of year we have both had. The world might be a crazy place right now for many of us but she kindly found the time for detailed stitching and find a collecting of beautiful little beachy themed Christmas decorations. More photos to come soon as we have a moment and can’t wait till Alison opens my parcel to see what we found for her.

    Mary Ann of Follow Your Bliss hosts vintage shabby swaps and itty bitty books regularly. Well worth putting her on your must read list to see what she is planning next.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Changing Skies

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mohandas Gandhi

    So much change going on around the world, seasons and all kinds of things including some wild colourful sunsets lately.

    But Friday still is the day we all look forward to see what everyone in Sky Watch Friday is sharing with us this week. All this sharing makes the world feel like a smaller and friendlier place. Have a great weekend everyone.

    Friday, November 07, 2008


    “I can not endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    When finding a sunset like this can understand why Nathaniel might feel that way. The night of Halloween treated us to a brilliant display of colour, not photoshoped or touched up, simply a happy snap from along the road.

    SkyWatch Friday is the most amazing experience seeing the sky from different perspectives from all over.

    Happy mail adds a little sunshine to an ordinary day and makes it a great day. Card is the handy work of Shirley Fyfe from Reflections.

    Card Teachers? If you are in Brisbane and teach cards – a job is being advertised at
    All About Paper in Cleveland. Or even Card Teachers who are travelling to Brisbane and would like a gig while in town it is worth a look.

    Soaps are the delightful little creations of Jill from Bittersweet. Wish the internet had a scratch n sniff feature because there no words to describe how yummy these are.

    The bird packet is from Calico Petals and packed full of all kinds of sweet birdie things for all kinds of craft projects.