Monday, May 25, 2009

Brass monkeys here..

Really really cold. No one wants to get out of bed in the morning and I have taken to wearing a Potai (hat) to School. Hats dont do my chubby face any favours but at least I am warm. In my class at School we have been learning about matariki (the Maori new year).
I received my very first pay was four weeks in lieu so it was bigger than it will usually be I had to try very hard not to spend it ...I shouted tea, the girls new books to read, bought the groceries, and I still have enough for the riding lessons I have promised the girls.!! What a feeling paying for everything and not having to go near the account Ive used since I havent worked.
Of course the down side to working is that now I am not be going to be able to make all the school goings on with my own girls. last week Georgia went to a dance festival and it was the very first hing ever that I have missed of the girls. I always always help out and GHIU was away in the bush spying for a few days so he couldnt make it either. Oh well..welcome to the real world Cherry!!

Netball has at last began for Georgia she is in her very first team. Twyford School is in the middle of deep orchard country and so all the teams are named after apples. Her team is delicious! In her first match she told me I was embarressing her by yelling out to many instructions from the sideline!!

And to all you who are making for the crazy mom quiltalong, her is what almost 70 nine patch squares looks like...frankly Im over nine patches..
So that being so I went and got some bleached muslim and put together a few blocks for Alexs promised new quilt...just to see what white would look like... I think it works..I think?? These are three of the four colours Im am using, The fourth being a purple colourway. This quilt I may follow through using sashings, I wasnt going to add any after all but Im beginning to think that it need it now. After stowing this away for a while Im glad to be getting on with it.GHIU thinks white is a mistake in that it will get too dirty.

My house (The infernal mess) is requiring definate inspiration so I am off to look up some of those high octane housekeeping know the ones..betcha go there too!!
Love Cherry


Kristie said...

You certainly have been busy!!! i know it is hard working and having kids! Sometimes you miss things but I know they understand. I did work until about 5yrs ago.

Love your new projects that you have started!

QuiltedSimple said...

You've been busy! I am so blessed that I have very flexible hours at work and can leave for kids' school functions. Love all the new projects you have going on!