Friday, January 20, 2012

Looking forward to this year 2012

Why am I looking forward to a year that has every "doom Sayer" predicting is going to end? 

The huge solar flare that is going to hit Earth approx Dec 20th.

I am looking forward to the possibility that the flare will cause a huge  "Aurora australis" that can easily be seen by many on the main land.  Aboriginal folklore of the "Great Rainbow Serpent" may be the retelling of the indigenous witnessing this great event hundreds of years ago.

Not looking forward to the possible heat wave though.  Make sure you look after the elderly, sick and very young with plenty of water etc.  And batteries for the youngsters in case power goes out, internet down, (no facebook for awhile!!) lol.

To sewing:

I have got a few projects finished!  Hurray!  One of the projects I enjoyed making the most was some "thank you gifts".  A lovely couple who live on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia helped my in-laws out when they broke down returning from holidays.

I made them a wristlet and a couple of peg bags.  Not knowing the lovely people in person made deciding what to make them difficult.  I decided on pouches and peg bags as they can be  used to store a lot of different things.  A work mate uses a peg bag that I made as a sock holder in her wardrobe.

I got a new camera and I haven't learnt how to use it properly yet!  I didn't know it was still on special effects mode when I was rushed to take these pictures until the items were on the road 900km away.

Looks lovely in real mode.  Blues, reds and black.  If I find the scraps will post pic of fabric!

Pouches were from a Heather Bailey pouch tutorial from the book called "Signature Styles".  I purchased mine at www.Can Do

Looks like the owls are sneaking a peek.

Last year was a terrible year for a lot of people.  My FIL got very sick, my SIL had a heart attack and in a coma, my daughters cat got bitten by a snake and the news on TV was tragedy after tragedy.  I didn't feel much like blogging as I didn't have many happy things to say!  I sewed though and got through 2011.

I hope 2012 is a good one for all of us and I will have plenty of happy things to blog about.

Hugs to everyone.


jane p said...

I hope 2012 is good for you. Lots of lovely makes! I'm trying very hard to get back on the roll but there are just too many things to do every day. Still keep on trying. Hope to see more of your posts.

Kristen said...

I hope this year is better for you. I am trying to be thankful for the good stuff at the end of the day. It can be hard... Really cool special effects on your camera! Does it pick up yellow, green or blues separately?

antmee said...

Thanks for saying hello Jane and Kristen!
Yes my new camera has a special mode where you can choose a single colour or up to three colours to high light from the scene and the rest black and white. It uses an eye dropper to select your colour choice from whatever is in front of you. Its NIKON 5100. Comes with the twin lens kit.

Merry said...

Hi it is so good to see your blog's name come up in my list that I follow. What beautiful projects you have completed and I really like the effect of the camera. I wish you a year full of happy moments.

Karen said...

I hope 2012 is a dynamite year for you and your family. I love your 'special effects' photos, especially the first photo. Love the colours in that photo.
Its lovely knowing there are good people around when your in-laws needed them. They are beautiful thank you gifts.

Jodie said...

Welcome back to your blog. 2012 is going to be wonderful, may it bring you your every heart's desire