Sleepy Sundays

Yayyyy for the weekend! Tho, I always feel a little grumpy on Sunday afternoons.

The weekend is drawing to a close and it’s back to the grind tomorrow …

It should be an interesting week πŸ™‚ There will be dentist appts {the last of many – yayy!!}, extra swimming lessons, airport visits, school of course. I’m working Monday and Tuesday this week because Mr Manic is heading off on a boy’s “weekend” to Melbourne for football. His beloved Pies are playing his mates team and they are making a weekend of it πŸ™‚ I hope he has a blast!!

I go away on my own a fortnight later to see the only woman I would turn for :
P!NK!!

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am and how much I’m looking forward to some time away. Not so much time away from my boys {I will miss them with everything I am} but time away from the mundane day-to-day … and if I’m honest, from responsibility.

I will be catching up with lots of fabulous friends while I’m down there too.

My littlest man turns 4 the day before I leave. I can’t believe how time has flown! It seems like only yesterday I was pregnant!

Ryan week old

+ 4 years =

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My little ice cream monster πŸ™‚ Love his guts!!

Sew, this is the last quilt I finished:

Quilt Market Night #1

I made it for the very first market night at a new page I am admin on : Market Night

Head on over and check it out, we are trying to hold one every few weeks and the more people who know about it, the more successful it will be! πŸ™‚

My job for today is to bind a UFO and get into ironing a heap of fabric! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
I even found some at the bottom of the family ironing pile – I forgot all about it!!!
Just in time too cos some of it is Christmas fabric … not too early to sew for Christmas is it? lol

Which reminds me ….. Which side of the debate do you fall on – Pre-wash or no pre-wash?

Have a great Sunday!!!

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Good Morning!

Remember I said I was working on a secret squirrel project recently?

The item has now been delivered and I’d love to share the story with you all πŸ™‚

4 1/2 years ago I discovered I was pregnant with our second child. I signed up to an online Baby Club, thinking it would be a place to find out information and meet some people in the same place in their lives.

Well!!!

Meet them I did! We were a group of 80 or 90 and over the years a few have dropped off, but even now we are round the 70 mark. We are spread out – all over Australia and New Zealand in fact. With one of us even jet setting off to Saudi Arabia last year!
Anyhow, we have become extremely tight-knit and have held meet-ups – both “mega” and “mini” {more for those close by to just have a coffee and playdate.} These ladies will be my life-long friends! We are family.

Sadly one of our family are going thru a sad, terrible, tough, heart-breaking time. They lost her beloved Dad unexpectedly a little while ago. And within weeks of that tragedy they were dealt a double blow. Their adorable, vibrant little boy, Devin was diagnosed with Leukemia. Treatment commenced almost immediately starting off with a trip on the Flying Doctor to Westmead Hospital.

Dev Before
This is Devin, look at that AMAZING hair!

Our group passed the hat around and treated Devin to an iPad – a wonderful tool for keeping little people occupied for hours, I know it keeps my 2 little and 1 big men enthralled!

But we wanted to do something a little more personal. One of our lovelies {hi Meg!} came up with the fabulous idea of making a quilt from blocks sent from all of our combined families! I was nominated to assemble it and off we went!!

Here are a couple of collages of blocks as I got them:

Blend for Dev #1Blend For Dev # 2

Layering the work in progress:

Collage Process

The fabulous pillowcase made by another talented member {Hi Ange!}

Collage for Dev Pillowcase

This is how it turned out :

Collage finished

Amazing how little battlers can still smile thru the tough times!

Dev

A page has been set up on Facebook to try to help this wonderful family out. They are holding an Auction night on the 16th August, please head on over and check it out. The link is HereThey are also gratefully accepting donations. Every cent goes to Devin and his family for living away from home costs.