11 February, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Enjoying summer.
  • Parcels of books that keep the big boy interested in reading.
  • Audio books!  Multi-tasking is neat.
  • Meals made up of home grown food.
  • Not such a bad start to school.
  • Long awaited appointments & some action finally.
  • Some enthusiasm for crafting for school fair coming up.
  • A new toy - called a camera!  

10 February, 2016

I've Missed You...

I used to stitch.  Cross stitch.  A LOT.  It's all I did.  I did so much for me & others.  I used to stitch for shops, sample stitching.  I had so much fun recently doing the Santa so I grabbed another.  BJ picked this one from the stack. 

The beads on the gingerbread house do show up quite sparkly in real life - it's such a pretty one.

07 February, 2016


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - posing in different ways for me to practice.  
DJ - For the first time in an age, he is actually sitting still & making a normal face.

06 February, 2016

Family Cricket

This is the latest evening fun at our home.  Making the most of the nice evenings we are still having.  

Also testing out the new camera that landed at our house today.  Was a bit sudden but boy it's great!  Hopefully my photography skills improve soon.  

05 February, 2016

Caught Up

Boy I need a new camera.  This picture is a bit blurred again.  The lens is bad.

Anyway, I am up to date.  New squares arrived in my inbox on Friday's but for now I am up to date.  There are a couple of things I might stitch on to these once they have their edges attached too so I get the position right, but we'll see.  Not stressing too much right now.

04 February, 2016

Thursday Thanks

  • Reasonable good start to school for TWO boys.
  • Not the stress before school started that I expected for the big boy.
  • Little one not phased by school.
  • Greening grass from rain.
  • Dams that are noticeably a little fuller.
  • Opportunities to do some things I love.
  • Invention of audio books so I can multi-task even more!

03 February, 2016

Christmas Craft

While we were camping over a week ago (gee, hasn't that time flown by!) I did chuck an ornament kit in my bag - just in case...  Well I did.  I got most of the Santa stitched in those couple of days even though we were in & out.  It was a nice relaxing time after all & the boys were well occupied around camp.  I got it finished last night.  I'm rapt with him.  This was a gift for Christmas & I have it done already!  Not bad going.