Wednesday, June 14, 2006

More Postcards, A Surprise Gift, Another Coaster, Photos ...

Hello again, Friends ...

I just wanted to share another few things with you.

Firstly, I have 4 new postcards up on my postcard blog ... click here to have a look, or get to it via the link on my sidebar. Thank you friends for all the lovely cards.

Secondly, I received a lovely surprise gift in the mail yesterday from my friend Gail, in sunny Queensland. It had some gorgeous things inside ... a beautiful cat shopping list notepad, a yummy smelling Apple scented sachet, an amazing crystal echidna (I think echidnas are just gorgeous little critters), and a lovely poem entitled Friends. I'm not sure if my photo will do the items justice ... for some reason it didn't come up too clear, no matter what I tried ... must've been the light or something. Thank you so much Gail, you are a wonderfully warm hearted person. I love your surprise gift.

Thirdly, I finished the 5th of my 6 cat coasters last night. Here it is. I only need to do one more, then I will put a gold border / edge around each, put my initials on each of them, lacquer them, put felt on their backs, and then ... vwala ... they will be done !!

Finally, I want to share another couple of photos of the Bonnie Doon bridge (I didn't include all the ones I wanted to in yesterday's post). It is a really pretty place.

Oh well, enough from me for now. I must get on with my typing (again !!).

Have a wonderful day, everyone.

Take care,



Jacqui said...

Hi Meow, thanks for dropping by and your comments, glad you like the travels, it did take some doing but, yes I did finish that Banana split.

Kylee said...

Wonderful pictures. I hope all is great!!

Sonia said...

Hi Meow, love your new cat coasters. Just amazing the Bonnie Doon bridge. And I like the postcard series, too!

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! Have a nice day!


Hi Meow. I love the coaster. You said you needed to do one more. Why? How many are you making? Are they orders?
It is a huge bridge.
BTW, I like the postcards. I had fun looking at the chimps.

dragonflyfilly said...

Hey meow - glad you enjoyed the photos, i will have more up soon,

...the ecidna on your post looks like a hedgehog, (i am going to get a pygmy hedgehod for a pet as soon as Kitty goes to kitty heaven - i don't think i could have them in the same room together, Kitty might try to eat it!)

cheers for now

dragonflyfilly said...

WOW, KOOL photos!

Diane said...

Hi, Meow, I know you're staying busy, typing for a living, LOL. ;-)

Glad you're taking a break now and then to keep us up to date, and hope your week is going well. Great photos of the Bonnie Doon bridge, too. I especially like the one from under the bridge, looking down it. :-)

Bar said...

Wow, fun stuff!!!! You asked on my blog how I liked typepad, you can try if free for 30 days and play around with it, its not as flexible as Blogger as far as formatting and designing but I'm enjoying learning something new.

Stinkypaw said...

That is a really cute coaster! And the bridge looks interesting!
I did get your postcard today - thank you so much.

Reverberate58 said...

I love your new coaster! Very Meow!! And the extra pictures from your trip are great. The bridge is really neat!

Tab said...

I think you cat coasters are great!
The pictures of the Bonnie Doon bridge are something else!
Thanks for sharing Meow you lovely lady you!

Cinthia said...

Hello Meow! Thanks for the greeting on my blog. I hope this comment finds you well.


Meow said...

Jacqui ... glad you got through that banana split !!

Kylee ... thank you, all is well.

Sonia ... thank you. The coasters are fun to do, shame it is taking me so long !!

Fridays Child ... thank you. I am making a series of 6 coasters, for my own use (or display). I have had a couple of requests for sets, but with the amount of time it takes me (I am a very slow painter ... perhaps it's all the talking I do in class LOL.) I don't know if I will do them for others.

PJ ... thank you. Hedgehogs are so cute, and I guess they are kinda like echidnas. I don't know that kitties would get anywhere near echidna's though, as their spikes are huge and sharp.

Diane ... thank you. The Bonnie Doon bridge is spectacular from down below, it is just an average road bridge from up above !! When the lake is full, the water is only mere metres from the bridge ... you can touch it from within a speed boat ... that's how much water we are missing !!

Barbara ... thank you, I might have to have a fiddle with Typepad, just to try it out !!

Stinkypaw ... thank you, and you are welcome. Postcards are fun.

Reverberate ... thank you. "Very Meow" ... too cute !!! I like cats, what can I say !!!

Tab ... thank you. I enjoy sharing my world with everyone. It is so much fun.

Cinthia ... you are most welcome. And yes, I am very well, thank you.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday. Take care, Meow

Badoozie said...

the post card i have for you has moved from the bag from the store, into an interim stack. this is a good sign you know

Ebun said...

Hello Meow, Been a while. Nice pics.

Meow said...

Susie ... whoo hoo ... my methods of organisation are just the same. I'm looking forward to it's progress !!!

Ebun ... thank you. Nice to see you again.

Take care, Friends ... Meow

Cathy said...

What lovely gifts!
I hope you're having a great week.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

it took all day for blogger to finally le tme tell you that I love that under bridge photo.

Thanks for the birthday song... you have a beautiful voice!

Meow said...

Cathy ... thank you, and yes I am having a good week.

DaybyDay ... thank you, I think it's pretty cool, too !! Hope you had (or are having) a wonderful birthday.

Take care, friends ... Meow

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

I lve your coasters...your so darn cute;)

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Where the @%#$#^ is my parcel I mailed you , you should have it by now , I heard of snail mail , this is really a long time , I know you never got it you would have said......but where the %$# is it ,??????????????????????? I know I am far far away in a galaxy all of my own LOL or rather an island but come on . anyway I will try and sniff it out hope you get it in the meantime , they said it could be as little as a couple weeks , that was a month ago..........*Shaking fist* argggg!!!!

OK< lets see, I love the coaster it looks likeone of my Kitties , well done , you are more talented than you think ,where do you find the time ???????I get it you dont sleep LOL
hope your well my friend BIG HUGS :)

True Blue Guy said...

The cat coasters are cool !!!

jay are said...

wow! Awesome bridge...
and I think your postcard thing you do is really cool :) Good wordage there, doncha think? :)

Marcus said...

I hope you sing as you drive, "I'm going to Bonnie Doon, I'm going to Bonnie Doon etc etc" or are you the one who looks across at your husband and says "Darl!"?

Meow said...

Bossy Britches ... thank you. And, aawww, you're cute, too !!

Greeneyes ... don't worry, the parcel will turn up ... eventually. Between your snail mail, and Aussie snail mail, it becomes turtle mail !!!! Thank you re the coaster ... the next one will be a white chinchilla !! And, no, I don't sleep much !!! Many hugs to you, too !!

True Blue Guy ... thank you, kind sir !!

Jay Are ... thank you. Nothing wrong with the wordage !!!

Marcus ... how did you know ?!?!? I'm a big fan of "The Castle", and we do say that everytime we go there. We also pass the house from the movie, and as we pass it we shout out "that's the house, that's the house". Bit silly, I know, but we have fun !!! Thanks for the comments.

I hope your day is going well, everyone. Take care, Meow

Michelle said...

Lovely gift :o)
I must say, i really like the cat coaster i have always liked from the beginning the best. Geez, does that even make sense LOL

Nasty Nashe said...

lovely stuff you got there!

Alice said...

Blimey! That bridge looks big and scary from certain angles, doesn't it?

Lucky you receiving such a nice package, and well done you regarding the coaster, which looks lovely.


Talk to you soon.

Meow said...

Michelle ... LOL ... I know what you mean !! Thanks.

Nashe ... thank you :-)

Alice ... that bridge can look creepy, I guess !! Thank you. Hugs to you, too.

Take care, friends ... Meow

Nicole said...

Love your parcel (giggle)... don't you just love unexpected parcels?? Your kitty coaster is awesome, can't wait to see them all together. Lovely photos.... I remember going to the lake when I was little and catching turtles lol... but by mistake, as I truly meant to catch fish. Hugs xox

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thewy are lovely pictures, Meow. Thanks for publishing them.

karen! said...

Great pics!
I was clicking around blogs and saw your cute little kitty doing a dance and I just had to come see your site. Nice site!

Dick said...

It is neat to see something familiar in it's winter coat. The familiar can sure look a lot different then. Nice that you can use the caravan year around. The supports for the bridge make an interesting example of perspective as they march away from the camera position.

Phil said...

The cat coaster is hysterical!

Clare said...

Hi Meow

I *love* your new cat coasters :). You should start a business.

Maddy said...

You are such a loved girl.

All those presents!

Fab-photo's as usual!

LZ Blogger said...

CUTE COASTERS! But they sure look like a lot of WORK! ~ jb///

Jenn said...

I loooove your kitty coaster! too cute!

Meow said...

Nicole ... yep, surprise packages are wonderfully good fun. Thank you. Sure you meant to catch fish, not turtles !?!?!?

Jean-Luc ... thank you, and you are welcome.

Karen ... thank you, and thanks for dropping by.

Dick ... thank you. It is nice to be able to use the caravan all year round, although it does get pretty cold.

Phil ... OK !! Thank you (I think!!)

Clare ... thanks, but I think I would go broke ... I am really slow !!

Maddy ... thank you so much !!

JB ... thank you, they aren't really so much work, it's just that I'm too busy talking in class, I don't get a lot of painting done !!!

Jenn ... thank you.

I hope you are all having a great day. Take care, Meow

LoraLoo said...

What gorgeous pictures of the Bonnie Doon bridge! Looks like a great place to get away!

I love the 5th coaster painting. What talent!

Jon Cox said...

I love your cat coasters!!
VERY CREATIVE!!! :o) Thank you soooo much for your comment, I'm so glad you like my latest series of creations, thank you! :o)Have an absolutely wonderful weekend!

Peter said...

Like everyone else I love those coasters Meow.
How deep is the water under the bridge when the dam is full? or can't anyone remember.

Meow said...

Loraloo ... thank you, it is a great place to get away.

Jon Cox ... thank you, and I love your work, too.

Peter ... thank you. When Lake Eildon is full, it is possible to stand up in your speed boat, under the bridge, and touch the underside of the bridge ... that's how much water we are missing !!! As to it's depth ... I'm not really sure ... I'll look it up and get back to you.

Take care everyone, have a wonderful weekend ... Meow