It seems the last few weeks have just been well out of the ordinary I guess. I have managed to get behind on my emails and blog-reading and blogging (even housework...but we won't mention that LOL)
I received this lovely package fromBronwyn Hayes...the prize I had won in her giveaway wrapped up in this gorgeous red brolly paper...how divine is that :)
We had the mystery of the roses.
"So whats with the roses by the front door" said he
"What roses, what are you talking about?"
"The ones by the front door" he said somewhat exasperated
So I looked and there was a lovely bunch of red roses and no card...how mysterious.
"Where did they come from" said I "there is no note or card
"Perhaps you have a secret admirer" said he
"Who!! " said I as I laughed, "I'm usually hanging out with a bunch of other women."
"Did you get them for me?" I asked as inspiration struck
"NO" said he
"Come on...it has to be you...stop mucking about"
"I wasn't me" he said crossly "I don't do Valentine's Day, because of your father"
"...but its not Valentines Day...is there anything special about the 16th?"
"Not that I can think of" said he
Giggling as I put them in flowers I said "Do you suppose some poor guy will wonder whats happened to the roses he sent to his girl....maybe the real ownerwill come knocking on the door asking for them"
We rearranged Liam's bedroom. He had decided right from the word go that he was not sleeping with his head at that end of the bed (where the bedhead was)...so we had been stuffing stuff under his change table at the foot of the bed to stop him losing his pillows :)
So we've moved Liam's bed around...now he cannot pull the blind out and leave it open...or so we thought. As you can see the solution is not totally Liam-proof, but at least it looks better.
Liam has settled nicely into school and is now even catching the bus home. Kris wants to start him on mornings, but I'm not sure yet. Now is that because of Liam or my social life LOL...guess I've settled in pretty well too. I was chatting with a couple of friends "til gone 10am this morning...well we had decided not to have coffee :), afterall we had had the coffee club yesterday, which finished so late we went on to lunch as we had to be back at school for a 1.15pm meeting. Some of the other coffee club members came too which was pretty cool. As I wasn't driving until 3.00pm, I indulged in a glass of wine...which went straight to my head. We are also going to get-together for lunch on Friday with a friend who went to Irabina with us, but whose son goes to a different school. So that will be really good as we haven't seen her for ages. So apart from this decadent lifestyle, what have I been doing...well we were off sick for a week...so just made Kris' aunt's 80th birthday and Simon & Beth's housewarming.
This is Kris' Aunt Dorothy, with friends and cutting the cake.
Liam is amused by his father's and cousins' antics in the pool.
This had all started beacuse Liam with his water obsession had managed to get half a leg into the water and lets face it it was easier for Kris to borrow somthing than me. Ironically Kris had been quite reluctant, though he ended up enjoying playing with the boys.
Liam"s keeness had dissolved on realising how cold the water was cold (Liam does not like the cold one bit)...so didn't want to go near it for a while. Mind you by the time we left he had managed to throw in some bottle tops (which his cousins' retrieved), several cubes of ice and a vase of flowers (the flowers were rescued but the vase remained at the bottom of the pool )as no one was willing to get it at that time)
Here's Simon with his crutches after playing tennis...as he said, his body wanted to do a backhand and his brain wanted to do a forehand, with the result that he went down with a few cracking noises...fortunately he hadn't broken anything, but his leg did swell to twice its normal size by the next day. The housewarming went really well with a little help in the BBQ department from his uncle and father.
Yes but have you done any craft...well a little. I did have a sore wrist for a while (actually don't think that made must difference).
There are these 9 patch blocks I made for Lyn for Ilene's quilt...she and her daughter are going through a difficult time...
and the bag for the SUDs Wishing Well...I just thought it might be nicer than putting it in a card :).
The bag I made for Vikki (of So Useful Designs) & Scott's wedding. You will have to excuse the blurry first photo ( I managed to smear the lens)
The only problem was getting it through the letterbox hole...I may have damaged the wrapping paper LOL
I designed the bag with a little help from Nora (what do I do think? and how do I do it?) :). Nora is great. I also used a design by Jenny of Elefantz on one side and on the other I used the heart applique from one of her designs and added some stitchery of my own. The great thing was it would go well with the ring cushion Jenny had made for the occasion :) in style anyway, if not colour.
So last Friday, I dosed myself up for Vikki's wedding. It was a lovely day and the rain kindly held off. They were so happy. Vikki looked stunning.
Aaron & Rosie, their children (top far left)
Vikki & her brother, Dennis (who came over from England to give her away
Marg (Scott's Mum) and granddaughter, Rosie
Site of the ceremony
Vikki & Scott
A hug for Ron (new father-in-law)
The radiant bride (this beautiful felted shawl and rose on the bag was made by close friend, Narelle...she is a fabulously talented lady
I hope you like the photos of the wedding. It was a lovely occasion for all of us family and friends.
Lots of love,
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