We are going to the indoor (still raining) playground with friends this morning but this afternoon I am going to finish quilting Emily's quilt. I had planned to do it by hand but that is a dream that may be achieved once the kids are at school and I have more time. At the moment a machine is the way to go. It is a whole cloth quilt so not sure how it will come up with machine quilting. My hand quilting plan was going to be beautiful but it was started in September and barely been looked at. Time to finish it before I start another project.
I have Maddi coming over this afternoon and she can play with the kids while I sew. I can look forward to this while I clean the bathrooms and do some washing after lunch.
When they wake up we are going to jump in puddles in the rear laneway then run back into the house and jump straight into a deep warm bath.
The kids love baking and gingerbread is great, as I don't really like it there is no temptation to devour them. Unlike the chewy chocolate chip biscuits we make which are my dietary achilles heel.
Resene - Super Duper and Top Secret
Emily has a large, sun filled room so is going to get some intense colour...
Resene Pink Panther
Sam yesterday picked up our phone and punched in (seemingly random) numbers then showed me the lcd display - 5245 7845 and said "This our phone number isn't it, Mum?" Apparently he has learnt our phone number (oh - and he can add up two numbers less than five together, currently limited by the number of fingers on each hand. Soon he will take off his shoes and the mathematical world will be literally at his feet).
Amber and I were having our weekly phone date this morning (I miss her like crazy but our phone dates are a highlight of my week). We were talking about the important things in our lives which of course includes beautiful bottles. Her favourite bottle at the moment is the St. Germain Elderberry Liqueur, mine is Antipodes Water. I think I bow to her on this one. It is spectacular (and apparently lovely with a spritz of mineral water).
Kate gave me salvia, yarrow, verbascum, micanthus, stipa, agastache, penisetum and bonariensis. I added Queen Anne's Lace, echium, allium, delphinium, sedum, relocated my existing cercis tree and the oriental poppies. It was planted in the last week of October, something has been in flower ever since. It is entering its most dormant season now but is still beautiful with seed heads of the sedum, fluffy wands of the grasses and the last of the purple salvia still hanging on.
and of course - leeks and nasturiums
and then, in spring, they started to grow...
Sam gave her a Pony, Mum and Dad sent a bike helmet - PINK! - a very exciting colour in her world.