My sister had a birthday party. It was in Melbourne. We were at home. So what do you do? Have your own little party at home.
Yay for Skype.
We had the computer set up looking at this scene from our home party, & together we were connected to the festivities in Melbourne where they were dining the same way as we did. Really lovely to join in, be a part of the fun & surprise everyone there with our participation!
DJ enjoyed making the signs. They will enjoy the balloons for days too I expect.
Well it is actually only one stocking but it has a front & back... or I like to call it 2 fronts. :-)
This is the newest range of ornaments from Mill Hill. There are 6 in the set as usual. I got excited when I saw them & showed a friend who I have also stitches & has got back into it. She has caught my Mill Hill bug & being a Christmas freak she stitches almost all Christmas things. So we went halves in the set of these. So eventually I will have the others done.
Making : Christmas plans Cooking : As little as possible... fast "fried rice" which I was told was "special"!
Drinking : coffee, herbal teas & water. Reading: The Dandelion Years - Erica James Trawling: through quilt patterns to get ideas for a large print fabric. Wanting: ideas for Christmas. lol Looking: forward to Christmas & making plans for different bits already. Deciding: where to have our summer holiday. Wishing: that wishes came true after a discussion with an 8 year old on whether they really do or not. Enjoying: A little time alone. Waiting: for it to warm up a bit. Liking: the boys playing outside with the neighbour girls instead of on the computer. Wondering: what to make for teacher gifts. Loving: CMA's "Forever Country". Listening: Lady Antebellum Buying: more books... for all of us at the second hand bookshop. Love to save books. Love that the boys want books. Love the really cool "Titanic" book with the pop ups in it. What a score that was. Watching: Chicago Fire, again, back at season 1. Just love it... Hoping: the rest of the term is easier than the beginning few days. Marvelling: at the boys branching out without us, going with the neighbours to play...
Cringing: at all the accumulated washing after a week of rain. Needing: a massage...
Wearing: "lazy" clothes. lol Getting: fresh eggs from lovely neighbourly chooks. Bookmarking: ideas for Christmas gifts to sew/make/give. Disliking: people who don't speak to you for 2 months & then invite you to something! Giggling: the boys needed a coconut. Wanted a coconut. Promised a coconut in the holidays & found one at last. Excitement at said opening & cracking coconut! But they hated the water & the flesh... I don't think seeing coconuts with straws in them on TV is quite the same... Feeling: tired mostly! lol
Hearing: the dog snore. Celebrating: having all my quilts finished! No UFO quilts in the cupboard, just fabric waiting it's turn!
BJ - Looking the part down by the river. Enjoying himself & wishing he would catch something!
DJ - His first real try fishing. He also looked the part but attention span was short. Plus he doesn't stop talking either.
The last thing on DJ's list for the holidays was fishing. I left Stuart in charge of this one as I don't know the first thing about putting a hook on a line & all that entails...
We finally found a window of no rain at a high tide. Hanging out with the mozzies wasn't great but the boys enjoyed themselves & Stuart even caught one to keep. I think the boys won't be fish eaters ever. Found that bit all just too gross... We'll leave the eating bit to Stuart.
The big duck was popping by regularly. Wasn't afraid of anything, even the dog that was pouncing around it.