Monday, 9 September 2013

WOW - did you know its only 106 days to Christmas I mean REALLY!!!!

106 Days to Christmas - is it just me or is time simply flying past

Seriously I think this guy is secretly enjoying our lives...I know that as the kids are getting older and Mum's taxi is coming in to good use but I seem to find less and less time to get out to Nays Place - so I asking how do you all manage it.....
and some lovely people keep telling me that it only gets busier....

I have managed a few things ......
bought myself a Thermomix and have had lots of fun using it - though if Mr '14 going on 40' keeps making the old fashioned icecream I going to end up the size of a house.
(Not much left from his first attempt)

Not a cheap investment but if I can get 30 mins back every night I have figured its an extra 2 -3 hours a week to do other things then very worth it....
(Getting ready to make Butter Chicken - 20 mins from this to serving YUM)

Havent done much sewing but have been very busy on other things.

Have been trying to organise my wool and projects have stumbled on this tips from a friend and it is working wonders including the lovely wool I picked up from the Bendigo Woolen Mills.  I have been ready about the Woolen Mills from Corrie at Retro Mummy for years and was so glad I made the family detour for 200km to visit this wonderful shop.  

(Wool Projects neatly organised)

We were also lucky enough to celebrate Miss 'She who must be obeyed' First Communion -  a great day surrounded by friends and family.  We managed to get both lots of Grandparents there - my MIL first visit since my FIL passed away in June - hopefully its the start of many.
I managed to get the little miss into a dress and do her hair without to many screaming matches AND she managed to stay clean all day  (  :) insert happy dance here) 
(looking gorgeous)

Perhaps the best memory I have is this photo Miss 'She who must be obeyed' and her friend dancing in front of the church afterwards - so footloose and fancy free - to be like this again.

So with only 106 days to Christmas how is the sewing going - 
every year I make a commitment to make some presents 
and every year you will find me Christmas Eve frantically trying to finish everything.

Though am going on a very special weekend with Gail Pan and Leanne Beasley and their Christmas Weekend at the Novotel Glen Waverly 

This summer the kids are only doing Little Athletics Friday night and Cricket Saturday morning so I have penciled in Sunday afternoons for sewing - TIME FOR ME....

so if anyone would like a place to go sewing on a Sunday afternoon starting Sunday Oct 20th from 2pm - 5pm the coffee pot will be on and there are always chocolates in the fridge.

The quilting frame is set up - if you want to have a play just let me know your coming. 

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