Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Celebrating a Century!!

NO!! Not ME!! I know I had a birthday last week, but DEFINITELY not my centenary!! Although I DID feel ALMOST that old getting out of bed yesterday morning after a busy weekend! :0) The weekend saw my Beloved Geek Boy and I head to my home town of Mundubbera for the TOWN's centenary celebrations. Although ... it wasn't truly the centenary of the town ... it was the centenary of when the town was MOVED from one side of the Burnett River to the other. Hmmm ... I know I like to move my FURNITURE around occasionally, but moving a TOWN?!?!? That's just CARELESS!! Who else things maybe a man was in charge to start with?! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Mundubbera is only a little country town and not many people know where it is, so if you want to find out here's a link to a map. Now ... we were a little concerned that we wouldn't be able to get home to Mundubbera after some heavy rainfalls were recorded further north, raising the river heights. One bridge was especially worrying. When we got there it looked like this ...

Not too far from the bridge. The good news ... this was as high as it got, it was lower when we headed home a couple of days later. :0)

We enjoyed a weekend of celebrations ... sorry ... not many pics due to the distance I was standing from most things. Short, remember ... couldn't see over heads most of the time! :0) HOWEVER ... part of the program involved a very interesting fashion parade through the century Mundubbera has been in its current position. Two of the 'models' were my Mum and sort-of-sister Tiffy ...

Don't they look great!! :0) (Not sure about the wigs though!!)  I think they they'd look right at home on the "Titanic" ... of course ... I'm pretty happy they arent' there cos we all know that did NOT end well! Tee! Hee! Hee!

As a result of  our weekend jaunt, not much stitching has been happening here, but there has been some sketching and designing going on, so there HAS been a LITTLE bit of creativity happening. BUT ... if you want to visit someone who has been REALLY creative, pop across and visit a couple of my blogging buddies.

Firstly ... the gorgeous Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique has just released her second e-book!! WOO! HOO!


"Simply Shabilicious - Decorative Painted Finishes For The Shabby At Heart." If you're like me and absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOVE the shabby chic/French country look, you'll love Kerryanne's 'how to' book. You too will soon be 'shabbying-up' tired treasures to create gorgeous shabby-but-chic homewares ... and all for the cost of about two cappuccinos! :0) (the e-book, that is!!)  Pop across to Kerryanne's web site HERE to snaffle a copy for yourself and get shabbying ... my list of items to receive a shabby makeover is growing to the point where GB is afraid to sit still too long in case he finds himself painted white, sanded back and receiving a vintage French label transfer! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Another of my clever-clogs blogging buddies who has been creative this week is the quirky Miss Toni from "This Girl Wears Red Boots" the Red Boot Quilt Co. Toni has set herself the challenge this year of creating designs purely from what she's finding in her stash of fabrics and BOY is she having fun! :0) Her latest design is for a sweetly kooky softy, Buster the Scrap Bin Bunny ...





Isn't he ADORABLE!! He's been added to my "To Do" list ... along with about 654 other projects! Tee! Hee! Hee! If you'd like to make Buster Bunny in time for Easter, you'd better get hopping ... Sorry! Couldn't resist! Tee! Hee! Hee! ... over to Toni's web site HERE to get your copy of the pattern and get stitching. The good news is ... Toni's patterns are downloadable, so you buy, print and get stitching! :0)

So ... now that I've distracted you from the fact that I haven't actually done much creative stuff myself, I think it's time I made myself a cuppa and get stitching. :0) OPAM gals ... only a few days left to add finishes to your sidebar lists and email final tallies to Sweet Peg and I, so get crackin'!! Hmmm ... what to stitch ... where to start on the ol' "To Do" list ...! :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

4 comments:

shez said...

lovely post Kris.xx

Lyn said...

Enjoyed reading about the centenary celebrations...and went over to the map to see where your home town is...enjoy your cuppa...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Geez! I was going to say you hold up pretty well for a 100 year old. Big congrats to Munduberra. Glad you had a good time and managed to get home ok across the bridge. Love the bin bunny very clever and cute Toni.

rubyslipperz said...

What a fun celeeee-BRATION! The models are cute and very "titanic-ish".

that is a DARLING bunny! I can see it in lots of fun textures to delight the wee fingers of children. =)

hugZ,
annie

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