Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
So yesterdays top temperature was 43.9 Celsius and its 43 now!! I think I've had enough of it, but husband says "its not hot, just warm". I don't agree. He feels the cold more, I feel the heat.
I'm drawing the giveaway tomorrow, so if you haven't entered yet - HURRY UP!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The first morning of back to (home) school went exceptionally well with spelling, maths and social studies for the boy and tracing, drawing and mazes for young dd. Little'un was sick yesterday but seems her normal, happy self today.
It was 38 degrees yesterday, 41 for today, 43 forecast for tomorrow. We have spent the past couple of weeks looking into all our air conditioning options which has led to the decision that we can't afford it at this time, so its another summer of jealously listening to the roar of neighbour's airconditioners while we swelter. Ah well, its been 14 years without, I guess I can go a few more.
I don't intend to use the sewing machine this week, but the creative juices are still... trickling, and I've been sketching up some embroidery and bear designs for when it gets cooler. I've treated myself to the latest Homespun magazine as there is not much else to do when its so hot.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway which ends Saturday. If you're a fellow Australian I hope you're staying cool!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Here is what I came up with yesterday, I would make changes to the pattern if I make any more. The kids were competing over who was to be the new owner, but the boy won out. Unfortunately the rabbit was declared "too stiff" for snuggling in bed with!
I've been checking out the Duggar's website, this family has inspired me for a long time, truly wondrous.
I hope you enjoy your weekend in peace and joy. God bless you all.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
made a little wool felt ted to go along with her.
This morning I made some fresh bread as the weather was cool. We then took sandwiches to the local gardens and had a picnic in
the shade of a weeping willow next to a pond. Besides the usual
struggle to keep the young'un in one place, it
was lovely. We also stopped in at the small secondhand book store
there and bought a few children's books, which the older ones are now
poring over on the couch.
I've had a bad week but yesterday and today are feeling a little more
normal, the heat exacerbates the nausea so cooler days provide relief. I'm working on the Emmeline apron for my sister's Christmas present (yeh, a little late, I know!) and its nearly finished. I'm sorely tempted to keep it for myself, but I'll make another.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
What a blurry photo! I just finished this little doll tonight, she is so cute! She is a pouch doll with a knitted body and hat. I used some beautiful organic Victorian wool for the knitting, it is so good to use. I'm giving her to 18 month old daughter (no hair, so she can't pull it all out!)