Making stars against violence


May 13 we, as Soroptimists, came together to make stars.

In the two hours, we made 40 stars.

A view ladies took ribbon home to fold some more.

At that stage, we had 110 stars folded.

Up to date, we are at 200 and there are still in the making.

Excitement in the family


The last two weeks I have been working on my first handmade cardigan for my first grandchild which is due half December. It is going to be a  little girl. Today was the stork party/baby shower.

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Wrapped up with  fresh flowers

from my garden.

One for mommy, one for daddy

one for baby in the middle

School Stories: Enrichment Wednesday


Today was the day that the school’s students started the first of their six enrichment sessions.

They could choose one of the following workshops:

building, scrapbooking, origami, paper mache, Zumba, enviro-ness, cake decorating, stop motion,walking group, bushcraft/camping, computer programming for beginners, storytelling(with puppets), golf, baking, terrarium making.

I am doing the scrapbooking.

Here are the nine girls decorating  their front  cover.

(We are going to create a small album.)

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Production line – Hard work


Hard work? Not at all, but very time-consuming. Concentrating is also very important.

Last weekend my son and I worked on an order of 100 raspberry pi boards.

Visit the business blog for more information.

http://wiki.protoneer.co.nz/Raspberry_Pi_CNC

We made  10 bundles halfway on Saturday, 10 on Sunday.

Tuesday evening we finished all 20 off, ready to go to be soldered on Wednesday!

They still need to be tested before they can be sent to the customer.

We did a great job!

Blogging from A-Z: Letter O- Omaramba


OMARAMBA

I have been a very keen scrapbooker since 2004. I was never interested in pasting photos into albums till December 2004. A teacher friend and I decided to do some craft stuff during the holidays. My friend wanted to make a dream catcher and I decided to go with her . We could not do the dream catcher because the tutor wasn’t doing it anymore. There was an opportunity to make sun catchers. I told my friend that’s good I’ll do it with her if she would do a scrapbook session with me too.

So it happened. I went for my first class and then a second. I totally got hooked. At the end, I taught scrapbook classes for four and a half years until I moved to New Zealand.

Here I did it for three years under a very dominating friend who was Creative Memories agent. She tried her best to force her ideas down my throat. I totally lost interest.

2005

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scrapbook long weekend.

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OMARAMBA

is/was a retreat near  Buffelspoortdam

North-Western Province(Wes Transvaal)

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The Lapa.

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I had a marvelous time here and met many lovely like minded ladies.

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I also became best friends with Adrie O,

we also attended weekends in 2007, 2008.

The first scrapbooking I made in 2005

One of my classes with young girls.

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The end result.

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AFRIKAANS

Omaramba is n heerlike vakansie-oord. Ek het twee jaar daar saam ge-scrap met dieselfde organiseerders en dames. Die vriendin met wie ek telkens n kamer gedeel het is werklik n juweel. Sy het my werklik verryk met haar geselskap. Sy het ook in 2010 virn week na my omgesien toe ek moes teruggaan na Suid Afrika.

 In 2008 het ons n heerlike scrap-lang naweek gehad tussen Warmbad en Nylstroom. Dit was vir my die kersie op die koek gewees. Ek het toe nog nie geweet dat ek werklik sou emmigreer nie.

More “O”s

https://frandr.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/o-staan-vir-orrelis-toeka-tokkel-se-april-uitdaging-my-alfabet-van-dankbaarheid/

”  ”  ”  ”  ”  “

https://toortsie.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/g-h-i/

Short Story writing course


Last night I had the first of six hour sessions with Cat Conner at their  new bookshop. The shop opened on October 1, it is all about New Zealand books and writers.

You my find more on the shop  and directors here :

http://writersplotreadersread.nz/

I was kind of excited but also a bit afraid of attending the course last night.

We were five people. Cat was friendly and put us at ease by talking about her writing.

Session one was about:

Where stories come from and

Where characters come from.

Brainstorming –

We received a template of how to put information about the story on paper or in a journal.

Homework for next week:

Brainstorm your own story using the template.

Pew… I hope my brain comes up with a good storm!

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