Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday night, in...

One question posed by your average primary schooler set to put a parental jaw into a locked smile is: "mum.. can we have a sleepover?" Particularly when they both ask, and you've put it off for a while. It's not so much the bedding, food, snacks or crumbs.. but it can be the endless.. "can you stop talking now." followed by "ok, that's enough - stop talking NOW!" .. "If you don't all go to sleep ...then..." Followed by being abused vocally by overtired children the next day.. BUT!
there is light .. at the end of the sleepover tunnel.. Saturday night (above) in our house at about 6pm.. girls crafting in the shed, boys making pizza in the kitchen and me, cutting up cloth scraps on the dining table.

Next morning it was off bright and early (5 mins walk) to the Battle of the Bands comp, which combines nicely with a car boot sale.. as miss R perused the playground looking for bargains.. which came in the form of $5 'chaps'. No, she doesn't have a horse (and i can't see one arriving anytime soon). But she has a grooming kit, hat, heaps of models + pics.. you know what they say ... 'build it and they will come' or is that trot?
I was proud of mr R jnr drumming out 'in the mood' and chuffed with my books + statue for $5 .. ready to read on my trip.. oh yes.. the one i'm taking to Japan in a couple of weeks.. excited? oh YES!!!

Ok, so back to the stitching.. not so good pics but here is how it went so far..
I just loved working with those colours (the remnant's pack i picked up at the cloth stand at the Stitches & Craft Show).. I hadn't used silk before and that too was rather nice to work with.
Hope your weekend was delightful too.

1 comment:

katiecrackernuts said...

Lordy, I remember sleepovers like that. Here's a tip. Do them all now so that when they tell you (read, they won't ask) or arrive home with friends who don't leave you can say you've had your quota and swiftly run about and change the locks. Are you hearing me?


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