Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Where Does the Time Go?

Where has the last week gone? Last week, James and I ended up with a tummy bug. Luckily, it was on different days. I spent the day running to and fro from the toilet and trying to sleep and look after the kids at the same time. Was very happy when my DH came home and could take over. James came down with it the next day. He also got the vomits with it. We spent as much time outside in the pergola as it was easier to clean up than the carpet. He did spend a lot of time sleeping in the hammock which seemed to help. Thankfully Hayley escaped it.

What else???? We went out shopping for a new fridge. My... there are so many to choose from these days and they all seem to be frightfully expensive.We got a great deal and were quite pleased with ourselves until we discovered that the space that we measured 2 or 3 times was not the same front and back. So while the fridge would fit in the front part of the hole, it wouldn't fit in the back part. This meant we had to pull out the cupboard next to the space and trim some off of it. I wasn't as hard as we thought and it only took a few hours to make the space the same front and back. We were all ready for it to turn up on Monday!! Excitement was in the air!! Sadly when it arrived it had a great big scratch on the front door. So it was sent back and a number of phone calls were made to get a new one delivered. It finally arrived today- in perfect condition.

Hayley continues to go to Kindy on a Monday and Tuesday. She has a great time and is coming home excited about her day. James is not so excited as he misses her dreadfully. Mummy doesn't seem to play "right"!! I am enjoying spending time with James and learning how his mind works. Never having a brother, I have not spent much time in the company of young boys. He is a constant joy to me and I am amazed how different he is from his sister. Boys really are a different species!

Friday, 9 February 2007


I have finally finished James' second quilt for his bunk bed!

I seemed to take a long time to get it finished considering I made the top in just one day.!

The main material has a lot of tools on it. James just loves being with Daddy down in the shed "using" all Daddy's tools. I even appliqued tools in each corner. (I should say my sister Nelly appliqued the tools)

I also made a tag for the back of the quilt so that James, when he is older will know who made it for him.

Now my next project will be making a second quilt for Hayley's bunk beds. I will be using the same material as the first one but I am going to make it in a different style. I hope I get it finished very soonn

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Thursday, 1 February 2007

What a Week

Wow, I can't believe that it has been over a week since I last posted. I spent the week getting ready for my DD Hayley to start Kindy. I had to make cot sheets for the little beds, I had to label everything with in an inch of its life. I didn't realise how many bits of clothing my daughter owns. My DH arrived home on Thursday night with much excitement from the children. They finally went to bed at 9.30.

Australia Day was spent quietly in the morning cleaning up and getting ready for friends to come around for a barbeque. We had a great night with the kids jumping on the bouncing castle and playing in the sandpit. It is good to relax and have a few drinks.

Went to Charli's 5th birthday party with Hayley and James on Saturday afternoon. DH was supposed to come with us but he was not feeling well so we went on our own. I made a card of a little girl on it and meant to take a photo but of course I forgot!!

Hayley started Kindy on Monday. She was very excited and was not in the least worried when we left. Daddy was there with the video camera to record every second. When we picked her up in the afternoon, she said she had had a great day and was keen to go back the next day. She was very grumpy and whingy and it wasn't long before she was asleep on my lap. On Tuesday it was off to kindy again. It is very quiet at home with just my DS James. He sleeps for at least 2 hours which gives me heaps of time to get things done.

I have also been making a little floor quilt for my friend Katrina's baby. It is made from lots of little bits of material in my cupboard. I machine stitched the whole quilt and was very excited at the finished result. I did hand stitch some detail onto some of the squares. This is my first quilt I have made that I am going to give away. I hope to go round to Katrina's next week and give it to her.