Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011 and thoughts for the new year

It's taken me a couple of days to get myself organised to do a Christmas post. A couple of days before Christmas when I drove up to the coast I was definitely coming down with a cold. I had runny eyes and nose, sore throat and generally felt quite off. It continued right up to Christmas Eve, but I woke up on Christmas morning considerably better.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Canberra @ night

Last week (the same night I took the Christmas lights), I met a friend down at Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra right on dusk so that we could practice our night time photography. I am still in the category of beginner so excuse the blur. I also am still playing with settings etc.... it was exciting for me though when I managed to capture a shot with gorgeous colours.  Even the above shot (which was the first one of this lot) turned out with beautiful colours even though for the time of day it wasn't looking that vivid.

I am always keen to show off my beautiful home town, so I hope you enjoy....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas bunting

I don't think I have learnt my lesson with repetitive sewing projects.  When I saw this Christmas bunting panel earlier in the year I couldn't help myself.  Although it was a lot of work, I did enjoy creating the birthday bunting for my niece's 2nd birthday in June.  I thought it would be less work to buy a panel and create bunting this way..... wrong!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas lights

I know I am far from professional, but I've been playing around with night photography on my new camera, and this time of year the Christmas lights are a great subject.  I had been out shooting the sights around Canberra and then on the way home thought I would go past a few places I knew would be looking lovely.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

'Tis the season to be jolly

The last few weeks have been absolutely wonderful.  I have on several occasions regretted not having my camera on hand.  On Saturday night I went to our regular girls night in and Bec put on the most amazing dinner.  I have since tried to convince her to do an entertaining blog because she absolutely rocks at it.  When we arrived the house (which always looks amazing), had the prettiest table setting I think I've ever seen - it was decorated with aqua coloured baubles. There was a tree in the family room that matched.  As per usual, the Christmasy music, delicious nibblies and scrummy festive drinks followed by an incredible roast dinner catering to all dietary requirements of the group.  The turkey was to die for.  Ahhhh!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dream, Hope, Believe

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards by Dayspring.  They are from the Shirley, Goodness and Merci range which is a play on "Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life" from Psalm 23.  I have this card stuck up on my mirror and it makes me smile.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hangin' in gardens

Today was the second day of summer.  Canberra being Canberra, we started the day in cardigans and slowly got rid of layers.  Still, it was a gorgeous day to just hang out in the great outdoors.  I asked Amy if she wanted to go to the Botanical Gardens and she said a very confident yes!