Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Uh, what about a title?

Like Diane recently, I often find it's hard to think of a relevant and unique title for my posts. I mean, how boring is "My weekend". But I'm afraid that would be the most relevant.

A major event for me last weekend was meeting up, face to face, with yet another blogger buddy. Catsmum lives near Castlemaine, and I was delivering to her the special CD Meow made for her blogger buddies. Before I left I had to plan a little cross country route to Catsmum's place. Here's a photo of my maps, the CD on the left and a gift book I made using Japanese stab binding. I couldn't resist using my ginko leaf craft punch to decorate the front cover. Catsmum and I share a love of Japanese themed items.

We had a lovely afternoon tea and I got to see the amazing quilts that she makes. Here we are in front of one of the many displays throughout her house of her blue and/or cat-related collection. (Now I'm thinking: why didn't we take one in front of a quilt? But you can visit Catsmum's blog to see those, I guess.)
Our dam was not as full as we thought it would be, looks to be half full, but that's 100% more than what it was in summer, and we're not complaining!
Here's a view from the top of the dam, our sleeping shed in the foreground. The weather was kind. And yes, it was a good weekend, despite......the Blues losing again, but at least they played competitively. See the car parked there? That was where I was sitting listening to the game late Saturday afternoon. As the Blues came from behind to finally take the lead in the 3rd quarter, I gave a celebratory blast on the horn. This came as rather a shock to the Man Who Cooks, who was quietly tending the campfire nearby. I saw him give a little jump out of the corner of my eye. I tried to control my celebrations after that, and alas, there was not much further cause for horn blowing in the last quarter as the other team got back into the lead.


Susie said...

If my memory serves me, that is considerably more water than the last picture you posted.
Glad you had a good weekend. I think I would have jumped when the horn honked too!

PEA said...

I also find it hard to think up of a title every day....that's why a few days ago I put "Pretend there's a title here"!! lol How wonderful that you were able to meet up with another blogging buddy:-) Awwww poor Man Who Cooks, you trying to give him heart failure??? lol xox

catsmum said...

Yeah witty titles can be difficult. It was great to meet you finally but I'm not sure where the time went, are you?

jellyhead said...

Val, you football lout you! (still grinning at the image of The Man Who Cooks being startled by your yahooing!!)

Good to hear you had a happy weekend.

Alice said...

Good to hear that you and Susan finally managed to be in the same place at the same time.

Was it cold at Castlemaine? We've had strong, cold winds but sunny days.

Peter said...

You two could almost pass as sisters, I suppose the short hair style might be the main reason but quite alike anyway.
Titles... sure can be a pain I'm currently using the same words but in different order because I can't think of anything better.

Merle said...

Hi Val ~~ Glad you had a great
weekend and met up with another blogger friend. I quite understood the tooting of that horn. Go Blues!!
Glad you liked the pic of me at the computer. I was awarded the Nice Matters award and had to pass it on to 8 others, so Val you get one.
Connie from Connie & Rob has a pic on her blog. Take care, Love, Merle.

T*mmy said...

I was reading in you side bar that you had trouble reading "Midnight in..." I've never read it but wanted to because I've heard about it.
Right now I'm reading the first in a series of Quilt books by Jennifer Chiavernini...quilting something I've never done...but I love quilts so I'm heading over to Catsmum's to look around!

John Cowart said...

Yes, coming up with a title is hard when you cover such a variety of topics -- but it's the content that counts and your's is always interesting.

smilnsigh said...

Happy Birthday!

I just came over from Merle's blog, where she said to do so. :-)


Lee-ann said...

Val, it looks like your grass is growing and the green grass does give the whole countryside a lovely feel doesn't it.

I hear in "the wind" it is your birthday tomorrow well today to be truthful seeing as I am still but at 2.21am writing minutes of a meeting. I wish you a wonderful day today and hope the day bring all you wish for.

Best wishes and Happy Birthday Lee-ann

ChrisB said...

Hi I just popped over from Merle to wish you a Happy Birthday. Have a really great day :)

Vickie said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday. With friends like Ms. Merle one has the greatest gift one can receive---a great friend.

Again, Happy Birthday and may this be your best year yet.

Cris said...

Gosh Val, those trees are tall... what are those, eucalyptus? I enlarged the picture and while it was loading the car took a while to show, so the proportion was pretty evident there.

Kerri said...

I think you should get an award for meeting the most bloggers in person. There seem to be quite a few in your area...not to mention our own dear Alice up north a bit.
I hear she and Catsmum both love opera :)
Great pic of you two.
Gosh it's good to see water in your dam and some green grass. Blessings indeed!
Chuckling about you scaring the poor old MWCs :) Don't tell him I called him old :)
Sorry about the Blues..maybe they need to change their name..to something less blue...oh dear, sorry about the poor attempt at humour :)
That's a nice little haven you have. I can understand why you enjoy that lovely solitude.
There's those wonderful gums again..making me nosalgic!