Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gosh October is here already.  We spent the day tidying up the shed ... preparing for the stuff we have to get done before winter sets in.  Put the garden furniture away, lawnmower, bikes etc.  I do miss my flowers during the winter ... it's so pretty in the snow but it would be adorable to see a red rose or some lilacs etc popping up through the white.  Whilst our weather is turning colder ... my mates back home in Australia are planting their spring bulbs and getting ready for warmer weather.  We had the football grand final over the weekend and that was a nail-biter right till the siren went at the end of the game and it was great to see it live from Australia on our satellite channel.

A couple of pretty tags for you if you are saving the images I add to my blog ...  send me your feedback .. I would love to hear from more of you.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I love these little girls... I wonder if they are sisters...
Brand new at my Etsy Shoppe...  click on the image to take you to the store.
And don't forget to use the discount coupon code you can find here in the right hand column. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Two birthday greetings to add to your stash...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Now I know why my Kindle was very slow ... and why our internet uploading was hopeless even though it was supposed to be high speed.  Just rang the company and they had us hooked up to some wrong port or whatever.  Urgh!!!  Now I'm hoping I'll be faster than a speeding bullet but somehow I don't think so. At least its a bit faster than it was.   Beautiful day here in the woods of northern British Columbia. The sun has been shining all day, the trees are turning yellow and its so gorgeous out there.  The little squirrel out in the yard is stocking up on sunflower seeds and peanuts ... he's up and down to the bird feeder and then jumps across to the branch of the tree and down to the ground he goes. I wish he'd just tell me where his little stash is and I'd put the cupful of seeds there for him... instead of in the bird feeder. lol ..
But alas my beautiful Dozer dog is having some troubles getting up off the ground. His hind leg is giving way and he's falling alot so I'm off to the vets surgery on Monday to see what I can get for him.  He's like me... my knee gives way and sometimes I fall too. Bless his sweet little heart I hope I can help him with some medication.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I sure do hate computers sometimes when nothing seems to go right.  A new hard drive and lots of fiddling around, moving files, trying to get plug ins to work in my paintshop pro, changing email address around, downloading fixes, researching why this or that won't now work .... urgh!  I wish Microsoft would leave things alone.  When something is working fine and they remove it ... causing havoc with us computer users who then have to try and get programs to accept the changes...  it's a never ending process of updates and alterations.

click on the image to see it larger if you wish to save it...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

click on the cards to see them  larger ... save  from there ..

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Whoopee... yeah!!!!!!
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is coming to Knowledge network in October so I'm thrilled about that.  The Aussie show I raved about further down my blog looks great and is already a hit in Oz so I'm really looking forward to an hour of pretty costumes, good acting and storylines, plus lovely interior shots of homes and all the outdoor scenery of my beloved country.  I do miss the ocean so much ... and of course the possums, koalas, kangaroos and wombats.  :-))   Not the snakes though or the tarantulas .. they can keep those ... in fact I'm more scared of the spiders down there than I am scared here of the bears.  I'll take a bear anytime....     I'll be all set this winter now having a decent Aussie show to watch...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

an email dressup to add to your letters...  these are pretty at the top of your emails to family and friends... It's larger in real life so click on it to see it original size... and save it from there.   Gosh summer has returned to us today. I was going to mow the lawn but I think its too warm out there.... I'll have to wait for the evening cool breeze .. or at least till I've recovered from my bike ride to the supermarket.  I hope the little birds and the squirrels appreciate the effort I put in to go get their big plastic bag of seed ... yikes.. it was quite a trek back with it...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

There's a new little girl in my Shoppe... She's so pretty and its a lovely image. It comes on a sheet with another little girl who is just as gorgeous.  Gosh I could think of so many ways to use these....  I hope you like them too.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wow!   I might have to buy myself a new Kindle Paperwhite .... I would love one of those. I use my old Kindle every day ... just love reading and its been great but now I'd like the new one with the whiter screen.  I even take it to the doctors surgery whilst I'm waiting for my appointment.  I researched it all today so I'll have to start saving.

I also created a gift certificate at my WhimsyDust Affair Etsy Shoppe today .. for all those ladies who want to give their friends a gift for any occasion. I love receiving gift certificates .. its so much fun deciding what you want and don't have to pay for it ... and its so much better than getting a gift you might not like. 

You can check out the page here if you have somebody special in mind who creates pretty things to sell or just for personal purposes.  It's a great way to surprise someone who you care about.   

Friday, September 7, 2012

I think Fall is on the way .. although our days in the woods are just wonderful right now with sunshine and some warmth but not too "summery" hot.  I like days like today when I can take my breakfast down onto the lawn and sit at my garden table and chairs and enjoy time with my sweet and adorable old Dozer dog.  He "helps" me eat my toast whilst in between mouthfuls he chases the squirrels at the bird feeder and makes sure that the inevitable crows sitting on the tree branches get none of his mothers breakfast.  And its such a nice cool spot to sit and read my Kindle.  What a wonderful invention it is... and today on the news I see that new versions of it are out next week .. so I might have to start saving for a new one that has a white background instead of the usual grey one.  I think white with black writing would be so much easier to read.

And my new hard drive for the computer will be here soon so then I'll have a massive task of transferring my thousands of vintage images and files over to the new one. Programs I love, plug ins for paintshop pro, my Sherlock Holmes games, my stash of books to download to my Kindle, stationery and so much to move but I'm looking forward to no more  blank screens or slow searching.  I think this one now is on its way out pretty shortly and I dread waking up one morning and turning it on only to find everything has gone and nothing is working.   Makes you wonder what the heck we did without computers. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

a little tag to add to your collection...

I'm happy to have found a new Australian series called "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" ... set in the 1920's in Jazz mad Melbourne. She's an endearing young lady who seems to always find a murder and solves the crime.  I love it.  I've been watching it on U-tube so go there and type in the name of the series and begin at episode 1, season 1 .....  She's very similar to the English series  "Mrs Bradford Mysteries"... I sure hope it comes to Canadian television ... I'd love to see it full size and in all its glorious colour. Lovely interiors and costumes and of course all the fun of solving the crime...  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Today is the start of Fall the guys on the news tell me .. not sure if that is true or not .. but it seems like it probably is because my bird bath had ice on it this morning and the weather sure has changed.  The geese are flying in their spectacular V pattern across our skies so maybe they are heading south already.  I sure do love seeing them and of course I have to stop what I'm doing and watch them go by ... wishing them a safe journey and listening to their noisy conversations as they huddle up together or change places for the front position. 

Much like the Tour de France cyclists I watched a little while ago and now I'm enjoying the guys riding through Spain. Such a very pretty place it seems to be with lots of gorgeous beaches and coastline reminding me of Tasmania where I come from.  I like watching how they go up the hills ... and the peloton ... (all of them bunched up together) how it changes form as they speed along the roads.  Amazing speeds and physical fitness.   Unlike me ... who struggles up the slightest little gradient in the road ... doesn't help that I have a very sore knee....  oh! to be young again.  And to be loved like this little guy.  How gorgeous ....