Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tinniegirl Unplugged, And Weekend Goodness

Leaf 1

Give me a home among the gum trees
With lots of plum trees

Leaf 2

A sheep or two, a kangaroo
A clothesline out the back

Leaf 3

Verandah out the front
And an old rocking chair
                                   Home Among The Gumtrees

I know it's only Wednesday but I'm already in weekend mode.

That's because:
  • my weekend starts at 5pm today. Seriously loud YIPPEE!
  • on Friday I'm going to Sewjourn with some really fab peeps for 3 days of crafty goodness.
  • i'm going to spend the days leading up to the weekend planning and preparing, cooking, baking, watching Le Tour and generally relaxing and unwinding.

After realising that I can't do it all, and realising just how much I really was trying to shove into my days, I spent some time taking stock.  The to do list is looking much more sensible, my outlook is a whole lot rosier and the stress levels are far more manageable.

And on that note, I'm unplugging for a few days.  I'll be back next week sometime. 

Just in time to start counting the sleeps till my exhibition opening night!

See you soon.


  1. Have a wonderful time! It sounds like a great retreat before the business of preparing for exhibition night.

  2. Glorius to see there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sewjourn will be soup for your soul I thinks...
    I keep meaning to pop you a line to say I'd love to help out for your exhibition. I'll be there with bells on for sure, but if you need extra hands on deck for putting red stickers beside all the sold items or handing out stuff, let me know ( :

  3. LOVE the new blog banner! Sorry, but the old one used to remind me of a 'panty liner', and do you know how much I hate the word 'panty'?

    I'm loving the new style....go Tinniegirl!

  4. Unplug and throw the cord away ......

    Have a great time at sewjourn and we will hear all about it when you get back.

  5. Yippie to unplugging for a bit, so wonderful to feel liberated like that. Enjoy every moment. Loving your work above.

    Have a fabulous time at Sewjourn, cant wait to hear all about it and see what you create. xxx

  6. that painting is GORGEOUS!! and it looks like embroidery =-)

    have a great time unplugging - you deserve it!!

  7. Hi Tinniegirl..have a great weekend away. Sewjourn sounds awesome. Looking forward to reading about it!

  8. Have a fabulous time these next few days, it sure sounds lovely! And good for you for unplugging and taking the time to relax. :)

  9. Loving the new look blog! Happy unpluggingXx

  10. Time spent in the country in the company of creative friends sure is good for ones Health. Hope your weekend was just fabulous.

  11. I'm sure you had an excellent weekend!

    p.s. your new blog header is so beautiful!

  12. I love your comment on my blog - about thinking you hadn't had much adventure and realising it is just the way you have been looking at it. I think there is adventure all around us
    PS Can I come to the Great Barrier Reef with you??!

  13. Love these, love the colour...Did my first painting with your help! Will post a blog soonish, in the meantime I have awarded you a blog award : ) Pop by to see. Keryn xx

  14. Hi there,
    I absolutely love your art! You are very talented!
    I hope you don't mind me adding a link on my site to yours. I've just stared my little blog, it's called Lalomino and it is at
    It's my own little creative cyberspace!
    Please visit me sometime! thanks,

  15. Hi Cathy! Love your art today, I love the nature influence. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for the birthday wishes, I am enjoying a day of relaxation and family. I did enjoy waking up to nice birthday wishes...usually I am not much of a birthday person so I surprised own self by mentioning it on my blog!


  16. hope you had a ball.
    can you please email me when you'll be home, I need to drop off the bag for Susan as realised can't make this thursday, have made n thornbury prep to do.
    thanks lovely