“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Suess

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Christmas meme


Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your family and friends.

Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!

Change all the answers so that they apply to you.

Then tag a whole bunch of people you know. Tis the Season to be NICE!



1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper


2. Real or fake tree? Fake


3. When do you put up a tree? Usually on the first of December, or some time in the first week of December

4. When do you take it down? Some time in January, no set time.


5. Do you like eggnog? I don't even know what that is! : )


6. Favorite gift received as a child? Umm.........


7. Hardest person to buy for? Mum, Dad, and my older sister!


8. Easiest person to buy for? My little brothers


9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yup


10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail! It is so much nicer that way!


11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I can't think of any bad pressies I have received!


12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I haven't got one.


13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Whenever!


14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Don't think so.......


15. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? Pavlova and strawberries!!!!


16. Lights on the tree? Yes yes yes! I love Christmas lights!


17. Favourite Christmas song? Hmmm.....I like most Christmas carols.


18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We usually go to our Nana's which is just a 20 min drive up the road.


19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? He he he NO!


20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star.


21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning definitely


22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I agree with The Editrix on this one!


23. Favourite Ornament theme or color? Not really sure.


24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? Most every thing!


25. Favourite Decorations? Pretty ones!


26. What do you want for Christmas this year? Digital camera.

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Now to tag some people!

Lydz Jono Lloyd Ashley Hayden Nathan

Friday, November 21, 2008

Book meme

Well here is mine!

The rules are as follows:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people.


It is from "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"

The fifth sentence from page 123,

'They are a little tight,' admitted Bruno.

and the next three sentences,

'I don't normally wear my hair in curls,' said Gretel, jealous of the attention that her brother was getting. 'But why not?' asked the woman. 'It's so pretty that way.'

Hmmmm...................now I have to think of five or so people to tag!

Nathan
Dad
Sarai
Hayden
Isabella or Isabella

Did it!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Funny Videos

My cousins just showed me these videos. They are hilarious.





and here is a link to another one

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Watoto 2009

Dad and I are members of a volunteer team that is planning to go to Uganda in August 2009 to help out at an orphans' village. The main goal will be to build a house or classroom at the village, and we are now raising funds to cover the building costs by asking people to sponsor "Bricks of Hope" at $10 per brick.

If any of you would like to contribute, then you can write out a cheque made payable to "Greymouth Anglican Parish Watoto" and send it to Greymouth Watoto 2009, c/- P O Box 27, Greymouth. Alternatively, you can make a direct credit to the Greymouth Anglican Parish bank account 060705-0378767-00 (National Bank, Nelson) with "Watoto 116-12N" as the payment reference.

If you make a direct credit, would you please post a comment and tell me so I can confirm its gone through.

Tax receipts will be sent out to those who ask for them and who provide an address.

Please note, the funds being raised are NOT for our travel costs, etc. Any contribution you make will be used for the building project.





Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Finally Finished!

At last my gown is completed.






Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blue Recency Day Dress

My friend and I sewed this dress over the weekend. I have made six Regency dresses, this is my first with long sleeves.

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Side




















Back

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Civil War Costume

I've decided to try out having a blog. I'm not very good at writing so it will be mostly photos of my sewing projects. This first post is of my Civil War costume which I have been working on since about September last year.


Chemise




















Drawers





















Corset





















Hoop Skirt (not a very good picture but it is the only one I have)




















Petticoat



















And I'm currently working on the gown to go over it all.