Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
My quilting group The Retreating Angels, holds a show every two years. In 2008 we will be holding our show in March at winery at Victor harbor. More details later. I thought you might like to see the raffle quilt we have made - proceeds going to Autism SA. We are really pleased with the quilt, although the photos don't really do it justice.
Well the flurry of Christmas is over - and what a Christmas it was. For the first time in 3 years we had the whole family here - 9 sleeping in our house - only 2 bedrooms, so we had them camped everywhere, including a tent on the front lawn, which the grand kids loved.
Playing Pick Up Sticks
We had a mountain of presents to unwrap, toys everywhere, great food, wine and lots of laughter. On boxing day we added more family in the way of cousins, uncles aunts etc and another great day.
Now the Sydney lot are having a couple of days sleepover at our eldest daughter's house and we have the place to ourselves for a few peaceful days. Very pleasant watching the cricket today without a 7 and 3 year old wanting to watch 'Bambi'!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Mark is a chef, unmarried and currently living at home with us. He has been sleeping on a sofa bed in the lounge, but it's not the best arrangement for any of us.
We live on a 10 acre farmlet and I have a 2-3 acre garden which is getting a bit much for me to keep in order and teach full time as well. We love having Mark at home with us as he can help with the heavier tasks around the place. We think his being home extends by 10 years the time we have here. We don't want to move, but without help it is going to get too big for us.
This being so, we decided to build a room for him - which also adds a bedroom to the house which makes it more saleable eventually. I won't bore you with the traumas we have gone through to get a builder to do the job - too small for most of them. After 18 months it is almost ready - in fact we can use it over Christmas which will be a blessing as we have an influx of family. Here are a few of the stages of growth.
I have really missed this fun activity and am glad that at last i have the time to do what I want to do and not what I am expected (paid) to do.
So on with Scatterday S
Beverage - Here a Sparkling wine especially bottled for our school (can I never escape it) 150 birthday.
Christmas - Star - part of the world (LOL) famous Lobethal lights.
Medical - a Slipper bed pan. Found in my great aunt's home when she passed away. Must be pretty ancient because she died 20 or so years ago and was 99 when she died. I think it was used for her older sister whom she nursed for 20 years after she retired to her chaise longue in her 70s. I had it in my bathroom with a pot plant in it.