Thursday, 28 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Moving on to inside now. The curtain lady returned today with another armload of fabrics. This time she had just the thing. Well actually two just the things. Seems hubby and I have different opinions on the matter. The girls are firmly on my side, just as well, they know who cooks their meals! Well occasionally anyway. Power cut from 4-7pm tonight meant fish and chips at Nana and Papa's was the only viable option, such a pity.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Meanwhile, the girls and I made Peppermint Creams. Daughter No.2 thought pink more appropriate for some pretty hearts. I quite agree with her. I wouldn't say it was cleaner work than what was going on outdoors, but definitely tastier.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
A holiday tradition has started from Papa's obsession with public transport. For the past two years Papa has taken the big girls out for the day, to use as many different forms of transport as they possibly can. He's getting a bit fancier now, there were folders with itineraries, pens, worksheets and a notebook for recording train numbers etc. Honestly, I couldn't think of anything worse!
When they disembarked from the ferry, they came across three horses pulling a carriage. A huge surprise for all. The girls got front row seats and were even allowed to whip the poor horses. They enjoyed a ten minute ride around the block and No.1 kept looking out for places to eat for lunch.
They returned to the city by ferry again and hopped on the Link bus to visit the new railway station at Newmarket. It only opened the previous day so it was all very nice and clean. The train was on time unlike the first time. Then they rode another train back to the city in order to catch another ferry boat to Half Moon Bay.
Now about the curtain update. Sorry for the delay in news, my mother keeps nagging me about it, but really there isn't any news yet. Didn't really like anything the curtain lady had to show us. She is returning on Monday morning with more samples now that she had seen the room. I'm thinking a little bit glam is me. Neutral but stylish. I did however find some fabulous fabric for cushions. Very exciting!
Some of you have been wondering where I find so much time to do all I do. That's so funny and I do enjoy teasing some of you into thinking we have extended days over here being the first in the world to see the sun, and being hours ahead of most of you. But really I do spend hours sometimes sewing. My girls don't mind a bit (mostly) and love helping me as well. They also help each other so I can continue as they do like to see me progress, especially if it's something I'm making for them.
Also I don't often make mistakes and my sewing is pretty straight so I generally don't take very long to make something. Take that nightie up at the top, I made it before breakfast yesterday.
A big piece of news for you next time! Stay tuned. And no I'm not preggers!!!
Monday, 18 January 2010
Look what I've been working on today...
It looks a bit like No.1's custard tart she ate for lunch.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
I have had so much fun this afternoon. Yesterday I joined a string quilt group (details are in my sidebar) which got me motivated to go through all my pretty fabrics and colour co-ordinate them all. I was quite surprised just how many I had. Funny thing is, I have absolutely no purple! I guess it's because I really don't like the colour.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
This amazing parcel arrived from Selina. I became her 100th Follower and was promised a gift as a thank you. Really I wasn't expecting anything like what arrived!
Just look at all these sewing bits and bobs. Love the ric rac of course, and the fabric squares, and just look at the little stocking!
These must be the tiniest little bells I've ever seen. They are only a few mm's big and they have a rusted look. I can't wait to use them on something Christmassy. They are beautiful.
And of course a few vintage buttons are always welcome at my home. Love them so much more than new ones. Just look at the depth of colour. Thank you so much Selina!