Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The sunny days are drawing the flowers out of their shyness too. My dahlias are just starting to open up and although they lack perfume, they make up for it with their showy blooms.
I hope the weather is kind at your home too.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tomorrow I'm off to town for morning tea with my youngest sister, Kelly. I'm looking forward to it even if the crowds will be a little overwhelming.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Much better than a gym. Resistance training, stretching, some modified yoga poses all in the fresh air and thankfully in the sunshine. I'm hoping the sunshine continues for a little longer though every day some clouds build up and threaten more rain. We have rain predicted for Christmas day and beyond. At least our temperatures are predicted to be around the 26degree mark which will be very pleasant.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I have also been lucky of late. I entered and won a give away from Kris via Kerryanne's blog.
Here is a close-up picture of the cute little teddy on the table runner. This is a very sweet and easy project. Mine is gracing the coffee table now until after Christmas.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The end of year always seems to be a busy time anyway. A lot of events scheduled and things to-do. By the end of the week though it will all settle down and we will be in holiday mode. I hope.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sowing or Planting:
This week there has been zero sowing or planting. It has simply been too wet. There has been quite a bit of sewing though.
- carrots (thinnings aka baby carrots)
Grace and Hope have been harvesting cicada shells too. Last year there were very few around but this year they are in large numbers.
- finally went to the kitchen showroom and made our choices. New year, new kitchen.
- looking into purchasing some more registered suffolk ewes and a new ram next year
- a lot of craft for gifts and for fun
- logging up learner driver hours so our son can get his driver's licence
- house painting is officially half finished (the weather has been against us all the way)
- attended community Christmas tree lighting and met some new neighbours
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I have made this pattern quite a few times now and it really is quick to make up and ever so sweet. This one is off to a lovely lady in Queensland as part of a Christmas swap. I'm still working on a few Christmas gifts for family members and as they read this blog(but lurk behind the scenes and never comment), I won't show them until after the 25th.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This is a very poor quality picture of my favbourite Christmas decoration. It is the first one that I ever owned. It was given to me by my penfriend, Nena, back in the 1980s. It is a little plastic snowflake and is a little treasure because it came from a good friend.
I hope everyone is having a lovely pre-Christmas season whatever the weather. Tonight we will be watching one of our favourite Christmas movies, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. My all time favourites though are the claymation films from the 1960s.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The ground just can't handle anymore water so it is not draining away. I am going back outside now in between showers to dig a small drainage trench in hopes of moving some of the water away from the roots.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I also retrieved the storage tub of Christmassy things from the shed in readiness for the girls when they arrive home from school. They are very keen to embrace the Christmas season and all it means in seriousness and in fun. I have seen that many people are starting their advent activities and calendars and we are no different. The kids all have handmade calendars and the girls also have shop bought ones too because one just isn't enough. I have made one for me and Tim too which involves things we can do together and as a family rather than a little bit of chocolatey goodness everyday. Tomorrow we are going to the community Christmas tree lighting and tonight we will be decorating our own Christmas tree.
Tim is the one with the required patience for untangling lights that really weren't tangled before they went in the box. I'm not sure he will appreciate this picture of him online but I think he looks cute anyway. These are my favourite Christmas lights. They belonged to my great aunt and are quite old. They are made of rather ornate glass and are scarily fragile. They remind me of childhood visits to her home and actually of being quite bored while we visited but I love them. When they are up on the tree, I will post a picture which I'm sure will not do them justice.
I have been using the wet weather day to get some sewing done too but that is all top secret for now.
I hope the Christmas season is happy and fun.