Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Snow Day...

Yahoooo!!! I woke this morning to the news on the radio that the main roads into town were closed due to snow...traffic just couldn't get upand over the hills. .. we don't get snow like some other places but when it comes it can cause chaos because the hills around the city make driving rather dangerous.
 I waited and waited listening to the radio until finally the cancellation for our school was on the cancellations...yay...it is a day at home and no work for me..
but the BEST news yet is that I get to spend the day at home with DD1 who is home from Edinburgh till next Tuesday..just perfect.  She heads off to Sydney next week with DD2 to spend a few weeks with my mum/their nana and then she is heading back to Edinburgh.  It has just been fabulous having her at home...
So what has the snow been like...

In the early morning light..snow on the shrubs and the dog's footprints after some fun in the snow..some of my lighter shrubs were laying over with the snow and my poor boronia has some snapped branches.
 About 6.30 and the traffic on the main road into town just couldn't make it up the hill..they sat there, going nowhere for a few hours..it must have been so cold..
 As daylight came the dogs were out playing in the snow again..our little Westie must have thought he was a snowplow as he had so much fun running along and rolling in it..
 there was about 2 inches of snow on the cars and on the ground around the house and the trees were covered as well

Here is the main road into town about 9.30 am..after the snow plough and grit trucks had managed to get through and get the traffic moving...I bet the people in the cars were happy to get moving again..

Well I'm off to make a lemon meringue pie to go with the roast for tea...special request from DD1..I have already made the salted caramel popcorn..and am working through the other special request items for the menus before she heads off again....isn't that what being a Mum is all about..and they are never too old to want some of Mum's home cooking...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Mothers' Day Minis have landed...

I was lucky to be partnered with Fiona for the Mothers' Day Mini Quilt swap.  Fiona's parcel for me arrived last week and in it was this gorgeous quilt with the saying
               'Mothers are like buttons...they hold things together'
Fiona had also included some yummy dark chocolate and a lovely embroidered initial for me...

Meanwhile my quilt for Fiona has been winging it's way to her and it has now landed in Oz.  So here is the quilt I made for Fiona and I used this saying........'A mother's love grows forever'

Once again Cheryll has organised a great swap.  The next theme is Winter, so maybe you might want to join in the fun....

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Friday Night With Friends..

I think I have achieved the most ever for a Friday night of stitching!!  Before I started I had only stitched the petals on 2 flowers and I needed all the stitching done by this morning..the pressure was on!
It started on Friday afternoon with my stitching friends...great to have the school holidays so I could spend the whole afternoon stitching with them...(back at school next week so it will be back to catching up with them for an hour or so after school each Friday.)
then yesterday I continued on with my lace group get together...but I needed to finish the stitching on the project so took that instead of lace..
and then on to this morning when a small group of us got together to finish...that was why I was on such a tight time frame..the others had done their stitching early..(while I had other things that needed to be done)..
and so this is how it looks at the moment..
the rubber bands are there till the glue sets on the roll..so will take another photo in a day or so once i am sure the glue has set...there are some threads etc to trim off but I'll do that once I can unroll it...so what is going into it..well maybe a long term project that I started stitching about 3 years ago (I think)...I need to get it finished this year...