Sunday, 20 May 2012

A visitor

How lovely it was to have Bronnie come for afternoon tea.
It was a real win:win, because the house was cleaned before she arrived.

Kira vacuumed



and had an amazing discovery in the laundry under the washing machine. She can now answer the eternal question "what happens to the other sock?"
She found 8 plus a handkerchief!!!!


We had a lovely catch up and enjoyed our afternoon tea.

Visitor cake; GF chocolate brownie; cupcakes from the markets; flan from Bronnie



Mothers' Day

This is only a week late. I was having too much fun last week to be on the computer.  Then I had to work 5 days!!!

I had a lovely Mothers' Day.  I received many gifts from the children and a couple from Michael.  The kids went to card class with Sue Rowe. They each made a set of these super goodies.  I received one and Amanda their Day care mum received the other one.

I got a special one from them each as well.




After gifts, cards and breakfast I made sushi:




Then we headed off to Sea World for the day.  The weather was perfect.




We did spend a little time inside with these gorgeous creatures.



. . . and we enjoyed our picnic of sushi :)



Saturday, 12 May 2012

Project 365 - April 2012

I was at a workshop at work in April and asked a colleague what her favourite iPhone App was.  She introduced me to Project 365.
Here is April 2012.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Days 13 & 14 of Fourteen Days away from Work :)

Day 13 - Monday

A day trip to the Ginger Factory at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast. It is a lovely low key place we all enjoy.  We had a train ride, then a picnic down the road. We went back to have a shop at the lovely gift shops and enjoyed a delicious ice cream before heading back home.



Unfortunately 1/2 of Brisbanites were also on the Bruce Highway heading back home as well. What took us 1:45 hours to get there took us 3 hours to return!!!


Day 14 - Tuesday

My last day of a wonderful break away from work.
I filled the day with a cuppa with Karen at the Coffee Club, followed by shopping; a check-up at the dentist; collecting a few supplies from Spotlight & Woolworths; lunch with my wonderful husband and some final craft activities for the Mother's Day stall with leftover butterflies.


Supplies: SU Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die; Cuttlebug label die; Kaisercraft papers

Monday, 7 May 2012

Days 9 to 12 of Fourteen Days away from Work :)

Day 9 - Thursday

A relaxing day with a catch up with the Stamp Camp girls (Helen, Jaki and Sam) at The Bean to Cafe.
us at Stamp Camp May 2010
Only 4 weeks and we will be out at Minden Retreat again.

The afternoon was taken up with eye treatment with Dr Rowan at Porters Eye Care. I had both eyes done, so that meant an early night for me.

Day 10 - Friday

I quickly popped out to Medicare to lodge my receipt from yesterday for a nice refund.  Back home in time for the sparky Robert to come from ABC Electrical to come and fix the fridge that has been puddling in the bottom and the dishwasher that hasn't been drying (too much water all around really).

Then I enjoyed a nap in the afternoon and a Kaszazz catalogue browse (and order). I finished the day off by doing ALL the ironing in the basket - including the last tablecloth that was used in our Christmas celebrations.


Day 11 - Saturday

The usual Saturday for me:
05:10 Up early to get to the Rocklea Markets with Jeannette
08:00 Home and put the fruit & veges away (if I have time)
08:30 early karate class with Sensei Regan
09:30 usual GKR class @ Boronia Heights Dojo with Sensei John
11:15 Buy the Sydney Morning Hearld on the way home from karate

The rest of the day is relaxing and crafting.  I started cutting the butterflies for the pen constructions.

Day 12 - Sunday

A nice chat with dad on Skype, then my sister Dale on the phone while I was outside cooking pancakes for the family. The kids always enjoy being able to have ice cream with their brakfast!

Kira likes to add frozen berries and ice cream

Lachlan likes banana, maple syrup and ice cream.
 Michael spent most of yesterday and today sorting his stash of Lego. He had some occasional help from the kids.

 Kira was very with her helping, because she helped me put together the 50 butterflies with their magnetic backs that go with a pen for the Yugumbir Mothers' Day stall.
The colours are all right now we can build them

The 50 finished products
Supplies: SU Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die; KaiserCraft 6" Paper Pad - Candy lane Collection; pens from Officeworks; variety of Rhinestones in stash.

 After all the jobs were done there was time for Monopoly.  Guess who won?

Yes, that is all my money :)
 After dinner we had a game of Star Wars.
I won that too :)
Then we finished the night off with a few hands of UNO, which we all had turns at winning.


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Days 6 to 8 of Fourteen Days away from Work :)

Day 6 - Monday

I dropped the kids at school and then headed down the coast to meet up with a friend at Sanctuary Cove.

I had to interrupt this continuing game of Monopoly to go to karate.

 Day 7 - Tuesday

After dropping the kids at school I enjoyed re-acquainting myself with my machine and a project I had boxed up in February 2008!!! Bow bags.

 Day 8 - Wednesday

I have completed 3 of the 4 bags cut out in the box.


 The kids made cards for their Aunty who has recently had some extensive surgery. Michael will be visiting her tomorrow
handmade by Lachlan cased from here

handmade by Kira & me case from here

I celebrated my new relaxed state with a glass (actually 2) of wine.


Supplies: SU ink and stamps, SU & PTI dies; KAISER cutter - scallop blade; Lindemans Early Harvest.