I know its been ages, but sometimes I just can’t get on in the interweb cause others are doing their thing too. Ian has been working hard and is sometimes on at night, and there would be very few nights that Matt isn’t on it too. Makes for a very slow time uploading pics and stuff, so sometimes I just give it a miss. Now I’m back so here’s our update (well what I can remember of it anyway)
Mother’s day was really nice. Ian got up to Cam this morning and I got a sleep in, and breakfast in bed (pancakes with maple syrup and peaches), yum. Nathan and Lilly then came in with the pressies that they had made me at Scouts this week. Really cool. A pair of earrings and a phone charm from each of them.
Matt got me a neat fairy for my collection (which hasn’t been added to for ages). Not bad considering I stated that pressies were not essential, and a day out would be just as good. We were going to do the Zoo, but the weather wasn’t very good, so that will wait for another day. Ian cooked a superb roast chicken for dinner too. Time for dessert after I have finished on the computer
Friday was my night class for the “fat quarter frenzy” quilt top. 6pm till midnight (plus 2 hours at home on Saturday), and here is the result. Very Austin Powers “Yeah baby”
Lilly is in love with it (which is good, cause I’m not sure that it’s right for our room now). It turned out huge (almost 2m square), and I just have one very small piece to fix up on one of the borders and I will be sending it off to the quilters to be professionally quilted. I have found a really nice fabric to back it with, now to pay for it.
Last week i harvested half of our 2nd crop of potatoes. A newish variety called Karaka. We had some with our dinner tonight. They are very yum. A creamy white potato. I will have to dig up the rest soon as they are in a place that gets flooded in winter. We also picked the capsicums, chillies and eggplants. Not a bad crop.
We had had heaps of rain. 45mm on Friday night alone. Another game of soccer cancelled (you can tell I’m heartbroken), however hockey was still on. Nathan had a really good game, and the team won 6-3.
I didn’t really do any sewing last week, so nothing to show there.
Oh, nearly forgot to mention the two pressies I got in the post this week. I took part in a handmade bag swap on TNN and the Mother’s Day swap on TNN. They both turned up this week. The bag I got was what i would called a satchel (or messenger bag). Made from black vinyl and lined with really lovely fabric inside. Here is a pic. I really like that Nikki made me something useful and not too frivolous.
The Mothers Day swap was very kind to me. I got the new Barbara Kingsolver book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”, which I am so raring to read. A bar of fair trade chocky (how did they know I’m a secret chocoholic, I didn’t think I had posted about my “Big Nuts” addiction”), which I had a little taste of today, very Yum, a bar of fair trade soap and a scented candle. Such good pressies, and The sender really took time out to get things the i would love. So if you are reading this, you’re a star!
One last pic. The Scouts who did the Anzac day parade got a badge, its very cool, wish that i had one!