Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ethan's birth sampler

As promised, this is the x-stitch sampler I made little Ethan.  I worked on it for most of his gestation, and finished it off before he was one full day old.  It was hanging on the wall in the hospital room like Amy's

I am not very happy with the framing job, but I actually took it up to the hospital and finished it there with the tools and materials I had with me.  It really needs to be straightened and neatened up.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A beautiful baby boy!

Well the little man arrived!  He arrived a couple of hours before Australia Day - what a wonderful blessing you are little Ethan.

I am a very proud aunty.  I haven't had a chance to take too many photos yet, but I did email these ones today to, well just about everyone I could think of!  Anyway, I am here at Amy's house looking after her while Daddy is spending some quality time with his baby boy and very clever wife.  It's the first time I have ever done a blog post from anywhere other than my computer!  I realised that although I have my camera with me, I don't have any way to get the other photos off of it.  So the ones in the email will have to do for now.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Super slack

Wow, I've been super dooper slack. I think I've been too busy recently to log on and think of something to add.  I guess I can talk about what I've been up to though... here goes.

The Australian Oprah shows screened here last week, so I of course had to watch all four of them - they were really just one big ad for our beautiful country but that's ok with me.  It just confirms that I am living in the best country in the world.  :)

The only thing we noticed that was cut out of what we saw of the show filming was when Russell Crowe started to go on about his Rabbitoh's and he named all the guys. They very cleverly cut that bit out.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cross stitch fish

This is a little project I did back in 2000.  I was studying at Tafe at the time, and I framed it and used it in my final presentation display at the end of the year.  I found the pattern in an old "Better Homes & Garden" magazine at my nan's, and I used the threads that I already had.

I remember being pretty pround of it.  I then framed it, and added that purple border. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

More good things!

I thought I would add some pics of some more cute things I have around my place. But before I go on about that, I just want to tell you about my wonderful morning with little Amy.  We decided to take her and her little birthday twin to ride the Civic carousel.  Before we left, I looked up some carousel's on YouTube and her reaction to those were literally "Wow!" so I knew it was going to be fun.  :)

When we got to Civic, and she saw the carousel she got so excited, it was the most precious and priceless reaction.  I noticed some of the passersby giving her that 'you are just the most gorgeous thing' smile.  Then we gave her a ride with her little birthday twin and there was a lot of happy squeals of delight.... it was the most heart warming thing.  It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple can be so special and so much fun.

Monday, January 3, 2011

First achievement for the new year!


One of my best gifts this Christmas was this awesome 2000 piece jigsaw.  My sister got it for me and it's great because 1- it's a jigsaw and 2 - it's got a lot of awesome places on it... some of which I have been blessed to have seen in the flesh!

We had a bit of a dilemma for New Years.  My sister is 8 months pregnant and it was hot and although she was trying to make plans for us to go into the city to see the fireworks, I knew she really didn't want to.  One of the lovely ladies at work had told me about how in her family they have a tradition of playing board games until midnight.  I told my sister this and she and I both thought of the puzzle at the same time.  I then invited one of my travelling buddies who also happens to be a very talented puzzler and with our group of 3 we had a New Years Puzzle Party (with lots of yummy food and the comforts of the air conditioner)!  We cracked it open at 6pm and it was finished Sunday night (with approx. only 10 hours of work).  We worked like machines!!!