October 25, 2010

We have been ill.....

 We have been doing lots of this in our house this last week...
 My 2 girls and MissJ in particular
have been coughing and sneezing and 
coughing and also some more coughing
 Lots of honey and lemon drinks to be had for all...
 First we thought it was Hayfever... he he
 But today we had a test for Whooping Cough.
 It seems to be a bit around in our city lately...
 Lots of children have it, and it may be a new strain?
 I so hope not as that means no going out until it passes...
 I had heard from a dear old friend they call it the 100 day cough
Thankfully we are not contagious for that long.
 What remedies did our grandparents 
use when it was around years ago?
 I would love to hear what remedies anyone 
 remembers they used or their granparents used?

October 13, 2010

My baby leaves home...

to go to Kindergarten.
 She was up really early, ate her breakfast record speed.
Got dressed 'by myself' she says
and couldn't wait to go with her big sister to Kinder.

 I have often wondered how come they are so so close in age.
 One of those questions to ask God when I see Him
 But this week I thanked Him that they are so close.
 Miss K is 3.8 yo and is definitely my baby.
 I do love it that one wants to be the baby and she is that one.
 Always loves to be close by and lots of 
cuddly reassurance, and having her big sister 
Miss J (4.10yo) by her side to transition into Kinder,
 is the best thing for Miss K's confidence.
 And Miss J was so proud to show her sister the ropes,
and how to play at big girl Kinder
 Now my two little (BIG) girls are at Kinder
two mornings a week together.
 I still have them with me a little longer 
before Big girl school.
 What did I do on my first morning off.
 I came home, sat and read emails,
 ate my breakfast without it going cold.
 Then finished stitching the hem 
on a smocked top I started a year ago.
 There were a few tears though as I walked
inside our very quiet house.
 But the noise came home 2 1/2 hours later and 
I was Happy.
You see I love the sound of little girls 
squeals and laughter. 
The busy-ness of girls.
Pure Joy!
 Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x  x

October 11, 2010

Mummy's new room!

My room is ready to be played in.
 Just the last little things to find a home for.
 My girls had to let Daddy help paint,
so each had a turn to paint
and then they were happy.
 Daddy was too... they then went outside to play.
 Then once the paint had dried, I could move in.

It was time to reassemble  my quilting frame .
 I had lots of fun rearranging and rearranging again.
 Funny how the plan in my head didn't seem to
 look right once it was all in there.
I had lots of fun unpacking all my fabrics
 that have been stored all over
 the house, in the cupboards and linen press.
 My bedroom was the big culprit for stored stashes.

I had an idea for my mini design wall, above me sewing machine.
To use an old frame, quite ornate and paint it Dark Salmon Pink,
it matches my 'Rounnerries' and 'Rural Jardin' quite nicely.
And I have a few little things made from that range, mainly mini quilts
yet to be quilted and hung, as well as my Birdie cage...

 Now I can have some play time.
 Looking at magazines I haven't read for a while
 and playing with my fabrics.
 But first to sew in there and catch up on
 some serious sewing for swaps.

 Happy Sewing Time
 Sweet Cinnamony Hugs
Dawn x x x

October 02, 2010

Painting away!

 This weekend I am doing this....

with this....
 I am painting my new Creative room.
I have waited a long long time for one.
 but now its only days away I am so so SO excited.
 Now to paint.
 Be back soon with some pics.
 Hugs Dawn x x