Thursday, September 28, 2006
We had a playgroup dinner the other night and unbelievably no one bought dessert. So at least 2 of us are definitely bringing it next time just to be sure.
Yesterday outside Grace and I blew some bubbles. Amelia just wanted to sweep.
We live across the road from a little dam. At the moment there are a lot of ducklings and they wander around with their parents through the gardens and make Amelia and Grace very happy..
Monday, September 25, 2006
We had a great time - went to a 21st at Wino's and had lunch at Voyager. Here is Chris standing outside there.
Although I missed the girls and I wouldn't want to go back 2 years in time it was like we had our old lives back for the weekend. It was so nice to wander around and actually sit down and drink a coffee with the papers and not have to stress about getting them down for a sleep or finding something for them to eat and not actually have a definite plan.
The girls are asleep - I think they had a pretty busy weekend so i am drinking some tea from T2 and listening to Dan Kelly.
I caved in last week and had to get some Echino fabric and some other Japanese fabric. It was definitely worth it - it is gorgeous. Ok my break is over the girls are up.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
I bought this print a while ago from Carla Sonheim for the girls' room. Somehow I couldn't work out where I put it, but after looking for a week I found it in a very obvious place.
Chris and I are off tomorrow for our first night away form the girls. Mum and Dad are looking after the girls and we are off to Margaret River. Woohoo!!
Monday, September 18, 2006
Here is what I have managed in the last week late at night. Lots of elephants and giraffes. Some for new babies and some for my etsy shop.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
You Are 40% Left Brained, 60% Right Brained
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
This surprised me a bit. I was always a Maths and Science person at school and tend to prefer being organised. I guess these things can change over time.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
The topic on Insight on SBS this week was identical twins. Quite interesting. It is repeated agin on Monday at 2.00pm if anyone is interested. I haven't thought too much about the girls being identical and problems this may cause in the future such as what will happen at school and making sure others treat them as individuals. They just seem so different to me, looks and personalities. On the other hand it was so nice to hear about the bond between twins, a person that always understands you and is there for you.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Elephant pattern from ISBN 483476348X. I managed to make it not so unbalanced this time by putting some by using some of these to weigh its bottom down.
The spring weather has started here (although I'm sure it will be winter again for the weekend). The girls and I are going to see what we can do with the vegie patch which has been horribly neglected over winter. Have a great weekend everyone.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
I had a big day out in Bunbury with my friend Ali on Saturday and found these cheap little chairs for the girls. It was a bit like the Friends episode where Joey and Chandler would not get out of their new chairs yesterday. The girls sat there and yelled when they wanted something.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
We had no other sewing machine than this, which was my Grandmother's and once I decide I want to learn something I have to do it immediately. So I made it work and this is what I started sewing on. Mum uses it as a side table at the moment, but one day all it will need is a clean and I think it will go again.
Monday, September 04, 2006
On Friday we all went to Terra Vista, a restaurant north of Hyden. Yes I couldn't believe it either, a very strange place to find something like that, but it is there and it was pretty good.
On Sunday Gem, Mum, the girls and I went to watch a nail biting hockey grand final at Bruce Rock. Kondinin eventually won on penalty flicks. Then home again yesterday via a friends place who have twins a bit older than the girls. It is always good to see them and to have someone who understands life with twins.
Then back here where winter seems to be back - its bloody freezing in this little wooden house and the girls don't seem to want to wear their clothes.
More pictures from the weekend here.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
I have a new computer hard drive and I don't think I lost much, so everything is ok again. Thanks goodness I am slightly anal (yes Chris is does pay off sometimes) and I have an external drive I back up frequently. I have heard a few horror stories of people losing a few years worth of photos and all their data. So the moral of the story today is back it up!
Here are a few pictures from last week. These are giraffes from the girls flannels and towels.
Here is my 3-D interpretation of them. Hmm, not quite looking how I want them to yet.