Saturday, December 27, 2008

Dear Jane update

I have also been very slack with my Dear Jane Updates, we are now on holidays from classes and I am meant to have all 169 centre blocks completed. The first class next term is going to be starting to put the centre blocks together and then we will start on the boarder triangles and 4 corner triangles.

Current Tally - 88/169 centre blocks, 0/52 triangles, 0/4 corners

I think my Christmas break project is going to be to get some more blocks done.

A Boy and his bike

Even though Santa already went a tad overboard this year for Bastian, we decided that he really really need a bike, his first bike. So when Nan and Grandpa told us to buy something for him and they would pay for it we decided to buy a bike for him, and a helmet of course.

Even though he is only 15mths, we decided to make him wear a helmet from the start. He is so cute with it, it you try and put it on before he is on the bike he cracks it, but as soon as he is sitting on the bike he lets you put the helmet on and do it up. He is already try to put he feet on the pedals (can't quite reach) and he watches the pedals go round and round.

Santa Photo take 2

The Sunday before Christmas we all got together at my at my parents house to see my Mum's extended family for Christmas. My dad had even put in a special request for Santa to visit.

And low and behold Bastian loved this Santa and allowed him to have a cuddle.

I think he is starting to realise that Santa = Presents, doesn't take them long does it.

Santa Photos

I was determined to get a Santa photo with Basitan this year, even though everyone told me that this is not a good age for them.

So one Saturday after a make up swimming class we trundled down to our local new shopping centre to see Santa, Mrs Claus and Scobby Doo arrive on Thomas the tank engine with the aim to have a photo taken with Santa. Once it was our turn we said hello to Santa and went to sit down, when the tears started, then Santa recommended that Mummy sits on Santa's lap holding Bastian, and that it when the howling started. The result....

Christmas Quilting project

Okay, Okay I know that I am really really slack at posting, I promised you all (whoever you are) a post a day for 25 days and I failed miserably.

Here is a bunch of update post to give you some Christmas reading.

I finally finished my MIL table runner that was to be one of her Christmas presents and it made it to Sydney along with all the other gifts for her, SIL and FIL safely which was a huge sigh of relief.

Here is what I did

She said that she loved it so I was happy with that.

I loved what she got me as well, because I picked it. For the last two years my in laws have given us money to but presents for the three of us with. This we got some books for Andrew, a bike and helmet for Bastian and I bought myself a Pandora bracelet and a little boy charm. We were very happy with the lot.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Signed up for 2009 Quilt Class

Today was my local quilt shops Christmas Party, which involves a show and tell of projects we have completed during the year, a pass the parcel which consists of fat quarters instead of newspaper (you get to keep the peice you unwrap) and a showcase of the new class quilts and year long clubs that will be taught during the year.

I had decided to start back at weekly Wednesday night classes that I use to do before becoming a Mum however, none of the class quilts caught my eye. However what did catch my eye was a new montly class called Doll Quilt Club, over eight months we make all the following doll quilts as well as make clothes for the doll that also pictured below.

I am hoping that due to their small size I might actually get them completed plus I will be able to work on my Machine Quilting.

Friday, December 5, 2008

SS Swap received

I received a parcel in the mail yesterday that I was not allowed to open, so I have had this lovely parcel sitting next to me, tempting me, saying open me, open me.

Today I was finally allowed to open it. It being my Secret Santa swap that I received from the lovely Esther. And I love, love, love it.

I received a gratitude wrap, some chocolate, and best of all a nappy for Bastian. I have been
thinking about having a go at making some nappies for him for a while now, but with everything else going on, hasn't happened. This might be the encouragement I need to get me started

Also inside the gratitude wrap was a copy of hand made note cards that she had made to match the wrap. I feel really bad for my swappee now that I wasn't able to make something. I hope they like the goodies that I chose for them.

Christmas Thankyou Class - Dec 4

Every year my local quilt shop runs a invite only class for all its VIP customers who attend quilt class throughout the year. This year I was lucky enough to be invited along, we were given a "Low fat Swiss Roll" consisting on 9 2 1/2 strips from Nancy Halverson Christmas range as well as two pictures from her matching 12 days of Christmas panel. All we had to provide was the lining, Pellon and embellishments for the bag.

It was a great day, Bastian stayed home with his Granddad, which was loved by both of them, and me and my mum head out for a great day of laughs and actually quite a bit of sewing was done. The teacher was impressed that actually got the bag finished, just have to sew the decorative pockets on to the outside, but I can use it as a bag if I wish.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My boy loves Books - Dec 3rd

All my life I have been a book worm, which is why I am extremely proud that my little boy seems to have inherited my love of books. We have cleared out the bottom of our coffee table (which is an open shelf) and put all his board style books that I am happy for him to play with as they are almost impossible for him to rip. His proper paper books are kept in his room where Mummy tries to read one or two each night before he goes to bed.

The year I have decided to buy him a couple of books for Christmas both proper books for Mummy to read and ones that he can play with. My first Christmas book purchase was an easy decision to make, all children should own this Christmas book I feel

Now I just have to decide if it is okay to read it to him before Christmas Eve or not. I suppose he is only 1 so he won't care if he hears it 20 odd times before Christmas and it will make Mummy really happy :)

Love Actually - Dec 2nd

My somewhat late post of the 2nd day of December, one of my favourite holiday movies. Not really a Christmas movie as such but I think it counts.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Santa Baby

I have decide to try and post something to do with the spirit of Christmas each day until the big day. So for my first post, I will share with you one of my most favourite Christmas Carols.

And here is one of the pictures I took over the weekend for our Christmas card, now just have to decided to have then printed by SnapFish or try and make one up myself