Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunflowers, Butterflies and Budgerigars :)

Sunflowers are the subject of the day today for my 39 squares project!


Why sunflowers?Well...today Riley and I got out of bed bright and early to head to a trampolining competition..the first qualifying competition of the season (for those of you that are new to my blog, my son jumps competitively and today was a qualifier for the Australian National Championships). I have been thinking about how to portray this part of our lives on this little sampler without actually stitching a trampoline....and today it hit me :) Sunflowers reach for the sun to soak in as many rays as they can, much like athletes train to reach as high as they can in their chosen sport. So this block is my little tribute to Riley and his trampolining :) complete with a little reminder to "aim high".

Through the week I received a yummy little parcel in the mail...a book called 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges by Elizabeth Kartchner...and thought I would make a start on her challenges to jumpstart my scrapping a little (Tracey is doing some VERY inspiring takes on these challenges over at http://www.alusciousjourney.blogspot.com/ )

Challenge number 1 is to "Get Inspired by an Outfit"...so I did :)

In these photos I'm wearing my favourite butterfly shirt, so continued with that theme on my page.

The butterflies are Jenni Bowlin, and the paper is Making Memories Flutter. I added some texture to the flowers with Cuttlebugged leaves, Kindyglitz and some Kaiser Rhinestones. There's also some stitching around the edges.
I'll leave you with a photo of our weekend visitor...Bluey the Budgie.


Apart from being very noisy he is a perfect little houseguest, on loan from Merryn's pre-primary classroom. He has been the subject of much excitement around here...a LO coming soon :)
TTFN xxx


5 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the sunflowers Susan! Hope Riley's competition went well and he was happy with his performance.

Enjoy Bluey's visit - looks like a fun school project. My budgie as a kid was called Bluey (fortunately I got a little better at naming things by the time my kids were born!)

texmorg said...

Oh Susan every day I have a new favourite. The sunflowers are perfect. Love your LO as well, so thats two challenges that you are doing now. Wont be around much as we are having internet probs, hopefully will be up and running again later in the week when we swap servers.
xx

Susan said...

I love this sunflower! Gorgeous!
Your scrapbook pages are so lovely too. You are just a bundle of talent.a

Elyse said...

your squares are wonderful!!!

the little visiting budgie is so cute!

xo
elyse

Kathy said...

I love your sunflowers and the story around why you stitched them.