Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On to lunch

So we ended our visit to the library with free balloons (didn't I tell you the librarian is a gem) and Ruby informing her 'We are going to Jodys' shop for a special treat' (Jody lives across the road from us, she manages the cafe)
We ordered (our ham, cheese, and tomato toasted sandwiches and strawberry milshakes, very exotic, LOL), and then had to settle in and wait. Ruby periodically went up to the counter and called out 'Is my milkshake ready?' Suuuuuch a looong wait for her. But finally it came. Happy.
Clary, too, happy.

Little things can just make your whole day.
Like this.

And this. Although, honestly, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I found it. It's from a set of game pieces I got at the op shop, thought I might use them for scrapbooking or something. Was just flicking through them when I saw this, my mouth just fell open, I swear.

Oh dear.
I actually have more to say but it seems I just can't talk without pictures and blogger won't let me load anymore.

Multiple post??

My posts are getting further and further apart, I know. I decided that I would set aside some time tonight to post and realised that, as blogger won't let me load more than five pictures at a time, I wouldn't be able to fit in all the photos that I wanted to. So I may do more than one post here, LOL.
It is raining here, second day of rain, seems to be setting in. It has been getting colder and I have been lighting the fire this last week. So toasty. The kids have been driving me a bit mad over the last few days. I have a bad toothache making me narky (well, narkier than normal) and I am making myself sick over it. I have the worst kind of dental phobia. It's been ten years since I saw a dentist. I think I need sedation to help me get there. I tried to ring for an appointment this afternoon (don't have one yet, the phone rang out, phew!) and just doing that..............I nearly passed out. Just ringing. Didn't even speak to anyone. Anyway. Enough of that.
So this morning, more rain, monster toothache..........what to do. Money is pretty tight here at the moment, as it is for lots of families. So I knew we really needed to stay home. But, ugh, really, look how bored my kids were So I took $20 out of the goldie jar (that's the jar you throw your gold coins in to whenever you remember to, for a rainy day, I'm sure you're familiar with it) and decided to treat us to lunch at the local cafe.
But first, to drag the outing out a bit further, we hit the library.

I love our little library. Even though I do get really envious when we go away and see ALL THE ACTIVITES they have going in the bigger libraries, ours is still pretty good.

You can draw pictures, colour in, do puzzles, read books, and take home books videos and DVDs'.

But the best part, that money just cannot buy, is that the librarian is soooo nice. She doesn't get cross when we take our books back late (which is every single time), doesn't frown when the kids are noisy, and not even when Clary pulls books off the shelves and throws them on the floor. Maybe she curses under her breath, or complains about us when we're gone, but she doesn't do it while we're there.

Can't beat that.

Friday, May 8, 2009

CWA Love

I finally got a chance to sew some new pinnis' up today. None of these are finished, they all need to have buttons sewn on.
This one is my new favourite, I think. It's made from a CWA tea towel, the denim bits are cut from one of my old skirts, and it's backed with some thrifted fabric remnant. I'm going to get some red buttons for it, those whoppers on there were just for the photo. Ruby hates it.

This one I made from a thrifted skirt. Looks very wonky here but it's not. Really.
This one was formerly a table cloth, backed with thrifted remnants, again (they all were)

I lurrrve making new from old :)