Tuesday, August 28, 2007
But as always Charlotte has a smile for the camera!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
The birthday fat quarters continue to arrive. These ones came today. I really like the one on top, it looks more purple in real life. In the photo is looks like it has blue in it.
Today I have been sewing and have finished ALL my swap blocks except one. I am really happy about that. Will take some photos later on.
This afternoon Charlotte started swimming lessons again. Only problem is I forgot! Lessons are two minutes down the road from school and start at 3.30pm. I remembered at school, we flew home, she got changed and we raced back and were there at 3.20pm. I still can't believe it we made such good time.
At the moment it is anything but swimming weather, thank heavens for indoor pools. We have had torrential rain and cyclonic winds the last few days and last night our shade sails tore. DH took them down best he could in all the wind but they can't be saved. They will need to be replaced. At least we are all fine!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I showed you recently the two books I received from Russ via Amazon - the Civil War Diary Quilt and the Civil War Love Letter Quilt. Well today I got this beautiful bunch of flowers from Russ and the girls. My SIL Gaye is here too and she gave me a gift voucher to spend on myself.
Russ was in charge of breakfast this morning. He made some pancakes to start with (mostly for the girls), and then a toasted bacon and egg sandwich for me!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Chanel's kindy had a Concert tonight and all the different classes performed Nursery Rhymes. Chanel's class did Hickory Dickory Dock and 5 Little Ducks. I couldn't get any good photos during the performance, I was off to the side and the stage wasn't raised, but this is Chanel and I after the show.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I have had a great run this month with mail for me at the post box rather than too many bills or business mail. Some more business cheques would always be handy!
I'm not really one for stitcheries - just yet. I think it is something I need to get into as they are nice and portable when ferrying kids around. Anyway I discovered Leanne Beasley through a lot of blogs out there and she also scrapbooks which caught my attention. I like all her journals and her quilts are simple, but effective.
We do a lot of driving, or road trips as Leanne calls them with DH and his race cars. Also DH's family all live away from us so the whole "Romancing the Road Trip" idea appealed to me. Must admit in the book Leanne's destinations are far more exotic than some of ours! Lol.
A new sewing machine is on the cards again for me, so I am closer to that dream than I have been for some time, and I have a backlog of people I would like to make quilts for, so there may be a few different colour schemes in the future of "PS, don't forget the chocolate"! I can always dream!
Yesterday was Charlotte's Sports Carnival. She is in the Blue House - Ivey. She won two ribbons, one for running in a race, and the other, second place in the relay. Here she is wearing them with pride! (That is her little sister behind her, dusting off the grass from her behind!)
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Second is my birthday present from DH. My birthday is still a few weeks away but seeing as I organised this I wasn't going to wait - The Civil War Diary Quilt and The Civil War Love Letter Quilt. I wanted the Diary book last year for my birthday and without going into the long drawn out story, I didn't get it. So on the 17th of July I pointed out to him that there weren't many shopping days left till my birthday if you had to order something from the states! He said order what you want, and I did! Thanks so much Russ.
Will I make the quilts? I don't know. Taking my track record into account probably not, but they look interesting reading. I'll need to start a collection of Civil War Repros now.