Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I sat up last night until midnight watching the Pay It Forward movie and I cried and cried. Get it out on DVD if you haven't seen it. Lots of food for thought.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I bought some seeds for my garden, as I had promised my husband, that this time I wouldn't be brining home any plants from mum's garden .......ooops! that was before she and I did a spot of gardening together on the Saturday afternoon. I only brought 8 pots back!!
Sister no. 1 has an olive grove so the market is a great outlet for her olive oil. Sister no.2 has 5 camels, and raises vegetables from seeds. She contributes bunches of silverbeet, ocra, parsley etc. etc. They do a roaring trade once a fortnight, and it was interesting to witness it all in action.
My daughter celebrated her 10 birthday amongst the gum tree tops at Granny's and was very happy to be around extended family. Despite the miles, it was a good trip.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
My sewing room is a complete disaster zone, but I really can't blame ALL that on Christine's Quilt!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
My deadline is fast approaching for the hand over of our friendship quilts. I am having a little bit of trouble with this one, but my family have decided to go to the Simpsons Movie this morning, so I am going to have a couple of hours "quiet time" to just nut it all out. I need to finish it TODAY! Oh ... but the garden ...
My other boy decided out of the blue to make a person out of wood for my sister's garden. Some garden art ... now that's my boy! I'll certainly ecourage that. I liked it so much I asked him to make me one, and thankfully he was feeling flushed with success and has decided to work on mine today.....and my daughter was very quiet in the bedroom and I was wondering what she was up to, and she came out with a present for her mum, a lovely oragami lady. I love it when we are all making things and busy with our own projects. I feel at these times I must be doing something right as a parent - much more pleasant than the usual squabbling. Maybe they are all just growing up and getting just a little more sensible. A proud mummy was I yesterday. I will hold onto these thoughts and pictures to get me through when things go "belly up" as I'm sure they will anytime soon!!
I am still loving the bright fabrics and enjoy them sprawled all over my sewing room floor. It reminds me of projects of my own, once I meet my deadlines and obligations! Spring is definitly here in Ballarat, and Busy Hands are Happy Hands. Only 2 more weeks to go of school until another set of holidays and no reports to write this time either.................The house has suddenly gone quiet .....I think they have all gone to the movies. That is my queue to get sewing, so I must away and get on with it........Oh how I love the weekends!!
Sunday, September 2, 2007
I was impressed with the bag it came in!
I had heaps to do in my sewing room today as I have started experimenting with some Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I am also working on a Friendship Quilt that is due in a couple of weeks. Not to mention other exciting projects that just pop into my head from time to time when I happen to see different fabrics! (and I have one PIF to send and one still to make)
Despite all these lovely temptations, Spring was in the air, and I just couldn't help myself and had to get out into my garden and enjoy the smell of the earth. I planted a Magnolia tree and dug out just a little more grass!!! Now I am quite stiff, sore and tired and about to face ... CONCERT WEEK at school. ARGH!!!!!!!
One more bit of excitement, was on Friday night when we went on a family outing to one of our favourite shops - Office Works! I found a lovely litte box for my sewing table. I think I will fill it with cottons. I just love little boxes.