Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cross stitch in progress....

This is the cross stitch that never ends.... well, it's been in progress for quite a while except it seems to be put aside when my sister/cousins etc have a baby!!!  That's ok, it's a tricky cross stitch with lots of half stitches, two colours, single threads - all sorts of oddities.

It'll be great when it's finished through - it'll have lots of texture and the printed pictures behind it will really make it pop.

I am heading up to the coast to help my Aunty celebrate her special birthday this weekend.  Looking forward to seeing the family again so soon and having an extra long weekend with Friday AND Monday off!!

Better go watch MKR now!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cute teddy and Amy as a baby

Isn't it funny when you get used to seeing a photo and you start taking it for granted?  This picture has been by the side of my bed for... well, probably a good year if not more.  It's a shot of Amy that was taken when she was about a month or so old.  Well now her little brother is the same age and to me, they are so similar!!!  The only difference is that Amy was always in pink (even down to her dummy) and Ethan is a little blue boy.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dream, dream, dream...

 Again, I have the dilemma of whether to use the flash or not.  I'm not sure which one is best?
I bought this 'Dream' chip board thing years ago, but never got around to doing anything with it.  After I made the Ethan letters, I found it and thought, I should have a go at decorating it.

I bought some brown paint and painted the sides and back, I then covered the front of the letters with pretty scrap book paper and painted a couple of layers of Mod Podge.  Finally tied it up with cute little ribbon bows.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

An interesting two weeks off

It feels like my two weeks off have just flown, and I can't believe tomorrow it's back to work again already!!!  Since my last post, I also got the tummy bug. I dislike vomiting more than anything.  And it really had me knocked out for 3 solid days.  To make matters worse, my nan and aunty arrived to spend some time with the baby, and I didn't get to see them that much for those days and the baby didn't visit until they were sure I was over the bug.

To make matters worse, our plumbing went!  We had to have part of the front garden excavated so they could get to the drain, and in between the digging and the fixing there was a big rain shower which filled up the hole causing more headaches.  Anyway, $2,670 later, it seems to be fixed, but we still have a big muddy mess at the front.

On the bright side, I did recover in time to spend some quality time with my nan and aunty.  Last night I went to The Sapphires show.  It was a great night with some lovely girls.  First we had a delicious dinner (and amazing dessert), then after fighting the millions of others who had decided to go to the Multicultural Festival in the city for a car park (I seriously don't know where the millions came from, but trust me, they were there).  The girls were amazing - Casey Donovan was superb.  Then as we were leaving the show, we saw Tom Long!!  I was a little excited about that. :)

Some pictures of us and our desserts!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear sweet Ethan

As usual, I can't decide whether the photos are better with the flash (and the bling it causes) or without (less vibrant and blurrier with my unsteady hand)?