Friday, September 30, 2011

I have a very generous friend

My friend Helen is celebrating her Blog Anniversary!! She is not just sharing her wonderful talent in Scrapping, but she is giving away some beautiful things! Here is a glimpse:) OK, so off you go and pop in at her blog:)

Have a lovely Friday:)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Matric farewell {photoshoot}

Ok, this did not go as planned, for many reasons. My very good friend Helen gave me some great tips, but for the following reasons they did not all go according to plan:
First of all, the girl and guy were not a couple,making the romantic type of photo's impossible,I thought they were.
Then I tried out a new lens, a 50mm Nikon fixed lens, when you are use to zoom and focus you now must move closer or away from your subject all the time, BUT you do get clearer photo's in the end. They were in  a bit of a rush.
I am quite pleased with the family photos, though.
And from the beginning, although it is a friend of mine, I was VERY nervous about the whole thing.  So here a few of them.
And for the next time...I don't know, maybe I will stick to outdoor wildlife photo's and my MAIN subject Megan!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Some {Productiveness}

Ok, so this is what I am busy with. A part of block three of my Autumn House quilt. I am a little behind on my schedule, but am busy picking up the pace.

I finished this bag, sorry for the pics on the grass, but they are busy installing blinds in my house. I made this bag with cotton twine, I bought on huge roll of this and then mixed it up with a local brand of cotton. I just love this and hope that I will find more of Vinnis colours here in town. It is a 100% cotton yarn. 

Then, block two of my Autumn house quilt.

And block one. I am not so much into the embroidery side of the quilting business, will have to learn a few stitches, but for now back stitching will have to!!

And YES, I am already building up some stash!

This is latest range from DA Gama.  All the way from Cape Town, another local manufacturer! yay to that! 

I bought the whole range, but only in quarters, so when I decide what I will be making out of these, then will I buy the background, which is usually more.
Tomorrow I am off to my quilting group in Hartebeespoort Dam, lovely group of ladies and of course we always share some cake and coffee!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kruger in Photo's

I know I have been sharing quite a lot of these photo's @ the Kruger,but I am in awe each time we pay the park a visit. We saw beautiful game, elephants,bucks, hienna, rhino{with a horn},lots of crocs, but did not add those{sorry}I have so many and don't want to drag the post. We had to overnight outside the park, since all the camps were fully booked. We stayed at the Protea hotel next to the Kruger Gate. We enjoyed a delicious buffet in the evenings, all together with some lovely wine, me and hubby,Megan had a cross-country race and had to study, so she stayed with grannie. We drove back to Steelpoort via Sabie and Lydenburg in such bad mist, I was terrified. But all in all a lovely unforgettable weekend.