Friday, April 29, 2011

Memories of Easter

It's the end of the first "week" back at such thing as "easing" into it!
Reflecting on just 'hanging out' with the kids at home. So nice just to be together.

Then - camping on the coast, visiting family, rain on the tent roof (so loud at
night), hiding Easter eggs in the wet grass around the tent, joyfully watching
the smiles on the kids faces as they hunt together......gratitude in the simple things..... Thank you Jesus....

Wishing you a great weekend....hope you get some time to just 'hang out'.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sewing Lessons

School holidays rolling on and its all go. We've been attempting some
sewing lessons here for our girls. Miss 11 is working on a Sally Giblin
design....she would like to make it into a couch companion or needlecase.
She was so keen the stitching was all finished within the day.

 And little Miss 5 is having a go at an Anni Downs stitchery. She has picked it up so quickly.

A close up of the design - sorry about the grainy photo.

Monday, April 11, 2011

School Holidays...

Thought I'd try an old recipe. I always remember it being so yummy
when my Mum would make it. She passed away about 12 years ago now this reminds me a little of home. I made it in a ring tin this time, different
to the recipe. I remember Mum once made it in a bundt tin which turned out
very well.

The recipe is a copy from a 1979 Women's Weekly. This is just how Mum had
it in her collection in a plastic sleeve. She never did get the chance to organise
her recipes.

No apricot jam in the I tried something a little different and brushed
the top over with some maple syrup. Yummy just like this......or, we tried it for
dessert with some custard. You know its good when the kids finish every last bit!
Thanks Mum.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Music To My Ears

Had a go today at making a case for my son's MP3....a much needed
change to the sock he was using to protect it! Master 9 loves all things
motorbikes so he was very pleased, and didn't mind the vintage car pieces either.

Hope that you have a great weekend coming into the school holidays.
Yes, I am a self confessed routine junkie, but I am looking forward to
sleeping in instead of making up lunch boxes half asleep.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Progress, Progress

A little more progress on some of my WIRSPs....Added the borders to the
quilt for my Miss 5. She was very happy. I had to explain to her that she
couldn't use it just yet. Very cute. The quilt was made from 'scraps' that my
Nanna had made...very nice scraps! And a lovely friend helped me to choose
the fabric for the borders.

And I finally sat down this week to sew the hanger on this one...can't believe I
didn't do it a few months ago.

I have also made a start on the quilts for my boys. One will have the blue and
red and the other will have the blue and green...I have some yellow fabric too
that I might be able to add in.

I hope you can get a little 'creating time' in today too.