Yay! School holidays are over! So what did I do with my first 'piece of quiet' (as Big O says) time in 2 1/2 weeks? Well, I vacuumed a hole in the mess just big enough to lay out some fabric, and started cutting.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
My kids told me Easter was a celebration of lollies.
So we went back to basics and made easter biscuits (3 eyed rabbits, flounders, chickens - less confused yet?)
And we decorated some hard boiled eggs with crayons and food dye.
And we were lucky, because the Easter Bunny came and 'laid' three chocolate rabbits in our lounge room!
Happy Easter to everyone!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I got this hideous cardigan for $1.
100% lovely soft wool, and hand-knitted as well.
It reminds me of old men.
Old men who have worked hard their whole lifetime.
My father, who didn't get enough time to enjoy being an old man.
My Pa, my Grandpa.
The Panda who works away, works on the weekend, comes home, helps with the housework and spends on-on-one time with each of the kids.
I hope my boys grow up and enjoy being old men surrounded by their families.
(Thanks go to Big S for taking photos for Mum!)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I have been enjoying adventuring, and dreaming of quiet.
It is autumn school holidays, and the Panda has been working non-stop.
When I reverse the car, the acorns roll across the roof.
An odd co-incidence, the fabric told me to make a seadragon, and send it to a dear friend. So I did, with such haste I didn't even take a photo. I found out afterwards that she was in the midst of a personal upheaval at the very time I was sewing it.
A bonfire rages over my team's new logo and uniform, and it seems all the rats are running in different directions. Fabric does not make a team.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Today was "Football Day" at Big S's school. It made me frown a little. All the boys were dressed up in their team colours, aspiring to be a famous player one day. Many of the little girls were also dressed in their family's team colours, aspiring to be... what? A supporter? A footballer's girlfriend?
Women's football exists no doubt, but I have never seen it in our local or national media. There are very, very few women's sports that have equal billing with men's.
Maybe that's why I love Roller Derby. I think I've just realized why my reaction to men's roller derby is "Buggar off. Let the girls have their one sport."
So next term, let's have Roller Derby Day!