Wednesday, April 16, 2008

MY FISH

A few weeks ago I sent out an SOS for some kind person to draw me a picture of a snapper that Stew and I could use for our tattoo...




Above is a real snapper, I wanted a 'cartoon' style one that was curving to the right and kinda more 'upright'.... this neat guy in America came to the party and designed this:



I told the poor bugger "NO" it ain't right (in fact it's butt ugly!), so over the course of a few days we finally had what I wanted!







A "GIRLY Snapper".... cos it's supposed to represent ME... Stew calls me "The Snapper" you see! Below is the finished product, and I must say I am wrapt with it! Rick Green is a bloody clever bugger, and he's got the story of the Snapper from New Zealand on his blog too ! Pop over and say "HI, you clever bugger" !




Oh and call him "Mate" he really really LIKES it! ha ha ha.


Right...

Today:

- kids to school

- go to my FIRST PATCHWORK class....ooo fun!
Well, what did I learn today?
- I did not have the 'right' ruler!
- I did not want to make their "first lesson" sampler, I wanted to do my own thing.
- I had to spend 30 minutes conveying to the 'instructor' exactly what I wanted to do!
- I learnt how to cut out without losing a finger in the process.
- I learnt that without the 'right' ruler, I could spend an hour doing friggin nothing!
- I learnt that I need lessons on how to use my bloody machine... that is happening TOMORROW.
AND FINALLY... I learnt that is is a damn good idea to keep your shop receipts, that way you can return the wrong ruler and get the right one!
All in all I had an OK morning, did not get much done, but that's ok, I got to yak with lots of people and that is good. I like to YAK. *BIG SMILE*
A quiet afternoon, kids were good, did a wee bit of cutting out of the patchwork...
Fed the kids their dinner and am watching the telly.
LENS CLEANER makes you vomit if you play with it - just ask Griffin! Naughty boy, I can't get him to tell me what he did with it, but I think he sprayed it up his nose! Lost his dinner he did. Now he's been sent to bed as punishment. I don't know what's gotten into that boy, he's been so very naughty lately... maybe he's missing his Dad? Or bored? Or ?
End of Day: looking forward to a quiet evening.
NSV: Totally on track today, feeling good about that. nite nite.

15 comments:

  1. wahooooeeee!!! have fun at your patchwork class! I don't have the patience for that type of stuff but certainly appreciate anyone who does.

    And LUURRVE the tatt!!!

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  2. I love the tattoo!!!! Where is it going?

    Enjoy your first class:)

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  3. Love the fish chic, where are you putting it?

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  4. Anonymous1:17 PM

    hey chris, the tatt is super cute! i love it...

    oh yes and i am not moving anymore.. you must be having major issues with my blog.. it was in a post a couple of weeks back!!!

    i'll try and find it for you to link to... xxx

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  5. Hey Mate! All the fish look good on your blog. Thanks for the kind words and the links. I'll look forward to seeing the photo.

    http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

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  6. OO sounds like there was a lot of learning done there my girl. Well done. SO do you have it all cut out now do you?

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  7. Oh yeah and your fish looks so cute I will drop by and give him some praise. What a champ.

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  8. Like the snapper very cute!

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  9. Cool pic for your new tattoo! Look forward to seeing the photos once you've had it done.

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  10. Oooooh...I likey the pic for the tatt!!!!

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  11. Oh dear! I hope Griffin is alright!

    Looking forward to seeing the quilt.

    RE-Comment:
    Thanks for your lovely comment. My hands are starting to show age, I had just rubbed hand cream into my hands before my OH took the pic of my new rings. Michael said I have old lady hands....humff...lol

    Have your skates not arrived yet? I would be starting to play holy hell now....patience was never my virtue.

    Hugs x

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  12. Your fish is cute! Hope Griffin is feeling better. Can't wait to see your first quilt.

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  13. One year, for fun, my mom & I took a beginner's quilting class. I loved piecing the quilt top together. It's the actual quilting that I hate. So, my quilt top has been pieced for years. Not done yet.

    And yes, I too need to learn the sewing machine. Without my mom right there, I can't do it alone.

    I'm turning 30 this year. For my birthday, I want a sewing machine...wrapped in a gucci bag!

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  14. Anonymous7:02 AM

    What a great tattoo! Looks awesome, esp as it is personalised just for you.

    Dominique

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  15. Love the tattoo! What a gorgeous snapper... just like you Chris! :)

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