Sunday, February 21, 2010

All quiet on the western front

3 boys asleep. I'm ironing and measuring and cutting and folding. And imagining what this quilt will look like when it is pieced.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Little baby elephant

Today I took the boys to the zoo to see the baby elephant. I was thinking that it would be quiet - mid-week and all. WRONG. To quote my dad: every man and his dog was there trying to get a glimpse. We lined up for half an hour and surprisingly #1 was on his best behaviour (probably due to a full lunchbox being trust in his lap) and #2 slept (bless him).
Anyhoo, the queue moved. We made friends with the random people behind us in the queue. I trusted them to hold our spot and look after all my worldly possessions while I took #1 out of the queue for a few minutes to stem his boredom.
The baby was worth the wait. She was super playful and the big elephants (mum and, I'm guessing, one of the aunty elephants) were very active too. They kept making big noises and the baby climbed a dirt pile much to the glee of #1. She also splashed around in the water. #1 was a little disappointed that she didn't fill her trunk with water and spray us though.
Can't win 'em all huh?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My buttons are being pushed

By a whining two year old who won't go to sleep.

My computer buttons however, are not being pushed due to the laptop screen being broken. (Again, some of the credit goes to the two year old).

Hence the blogging break.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Two crafty gals are coming round tonight to do some stitching. Now...if only I could decide which project to start...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In progress

Some quilting, some piecing, some cutting and some sewing.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Summer love

One thing I love about summer is the fruit. I also love the community of gardeners and friends who swap their excess. These strawberries are from my mother-in-laws hairdresser, they were so tasty. One of friends gave me a whole swag of stewed apricots, two other friends gave me more plums than I know what to do with. In exchange, I am the lemon and zucchini provider.