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Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Little Baking in My Hoop

Now that has confused you hasn't it!! But I have a cute little "baked" fellow in my embroidery hoop at the moment.....he is donning his brand new thread icing and looks very pleased with himself. Another sneaky I am afraid folks....

Before Christmas I treated myself to some new pens and watercolour pencils and have been having a little play with them....
One day I am going to go and sign up for some art classes, so until that day comes I just puddle about with the pencils etc. It was such good fun. I think it does us good to just "play" sometimes.
 I often just really like my own company and yesterday after delivering a large parcel to the post office I took myself off to see "Saving Mr Banks". I thoroughly enjoyed it....needed a couple of tissues though. I had wanted to see Philomena but missed the start so that is next on my list. I love Judy Dench.
When I got home and saw the devastation the heat and bush fires are causing in South Australia and Victoria I was so sad for all involved. After visiting the beautiful Grampians National Park last year and staying in Halls Gap it hit home even more. The park where we stayed was evacuated and the township is still under threat. I pray there is no more loss of life from these fires and to think apparently some were deliberately lit...
It really does beggar belief!! Anyway I thought I would post a couple of piccies from that beautiful area when we were there.


It is hard to believe that 6 months ago it looked like that. I am very thankful we got to see it looking it's best. Still Mother Nature will regenerate herself given a little time but I am so sad for those who have lost homes and even worse their lives. I am very thankful that our lovely friends Cheryl and Mick who live around that area are safe. Huge cheers once again for our Firies who do such a dangerous but amazing job. Bless each every one of you xx
Well that is it from me. I hope you all enjoy your weekend....a cooler one hopefully for those in Victoria and SA. Hard to believe our blogging friends in other countries are very chilly while we are sweating it out.
Blessings Michelle xxx


25 comments:

  1. Your in the hoop is lovely and so are those drawings...and as for whar the fires are doing again, there are no words....x

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  2. Nice peek Michelle. Your drawings are gorgeous. Yes, these fires are awful. Hopefully the cooler weather will help the fire fighters.

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  3. Sneaky peaks are always interesting so I can't wait to see the end result.You will love Philomena but you will need more tissues than Saving Mr Banks..... I must see a funny movie for a change.

    Its a shame we have such terrible fires but as you say it will grow back, hopefully all will be safe in those areas.

    Helen

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  4. love the sneak peaks and having seen Saving Mr Banks I agree.. tissues needed. Loved it though. Cooler here now but the bush fires are still burning.

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  5. That's my sort of baking !!!
    Yes I want to see Philomena too , wasn't on here yet sew went to see Book Thief. Good movie too.
    Sew sad about the fires . As Peg said there are no words.
    50 homes were lost here in the West last weekend. And the fireies are amazing folk......

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  6. very cute Michelle,yes i was chatting with cheryl and she said the fire was 6km away,boy thats close,yes stay safe Cheryl and Mick.I havent seen either of these movies,we owe a lot to our wonderful firies,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

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  7. Gorgeous sewing and everything you say about the fires is true. Summer can be a very scary time

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  8. Gorgeous sewing and everything you say about the fires is true. Summer can be a very scary time

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  9. Your work is just beautiful Michelle can't wait to see your finished baking. Weather seems to be crazy at the moment and fire fighters are just the most amazing people bless there hearts for stepping up.

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  10. I need to see Saving Mr. Banks and will be sure to bring tissues. Love your drawings. Sorry to hear about the fires. Glad you got such lovely pictures before they started. Fires are so frightening. Will keep prayers going for those so affected. Nola

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  11. your sewing/baking looks lovely.. and such pretty little cards you are drawing...
    the fires are horrible ....
    Hugz

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  12. pretty sneaky peak!
    Philomena was on my list of must see's but I think I may have missed it down here..
    Horrible to think of the devastation to the Grampians, but as you said nature has a way of bouncing back.
    back to your baking...

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  13. What lovely drawings! The Grampians is a beautiful area......has been burnt before, and no doubt will be again.....but it is still a shame.

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  14. Lovely sneak peak and your drawings are gorgeous . Where would we be without our magnificent fire fighters, I dread the thought.

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  15. A rather gorgeous gingerbread man! And lovely cards you have drawn, too.
    Saw the same film today a totally loved it.
    Unfortunately the Grampians seem to have more than their fair share of fires over the years. Thankfully it is so much cooler here today. Lovely to be able to open the windows again.

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  16. my sort of baking Michelle - he is just adorable. Thankyou dear friend for your phone call and your concern - know how much you loved this area

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  17. Beautiful Michelle, I'm glad that you let him cool before you stitched the icing on...and yes mother nature is truly remarkable.

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  18. Now that's my kind of cooking.
    Love the cards...so much talent.<3

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  19. Now that's my kind of cooking.
    Love the cards...so much talent.<3

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  20. Such a cute little gingerbread man, Stay safe x

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  21. Lovely sneak peak. don't leave the art lessons for too long - although from the looks of what you have done you are pretty much a natural. Mother Nature is a grand old lady with almost magical powers isn't she! Funny how there is no Father Nature!!

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  22. My folks are very close to one of the SA fires. There was talk about them evacuating on Friday but thankfully that wasn't necessary.

    The CFS and Firies do an amazing job under very difficult conditions. They are real heroes!

    Im glad you dont have any plans to eat that gingerbread dude- hes to cute to eat!

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  23. Your hoop looks adorable Michelle and those drawings are so pretty. You should design some greeting cards.

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  24. Lovely drawings Michelle. If you have the time (ha ha!) don't put things off, just do some classes now. Unfortunately those fires seem to be a part of the Australian summer.
    On a happier note, cute stitching and great photos from you trip.

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  25. Your little cards are beautiful, Michelle, as is your sneaky of your little baked fellow. Lovely photos of the Grampians, and so sad to think of the devastation of the fires, but then, that is the Aus. bush and how it regenerates isnt it. Just so sad for the heartache of loss of property and lives.
    Hugs xx

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