Saturday, September 18, 2010

Home Again

I was packing the other night to go away for a wedding when Mr Busy wanted something to give a work colleague whose wife recently had their first baby. So what do you make for a baby when you are short on time? I made Kerry's sheep, a simple and great pattern. Mr Busy put the ears on it and we put Mem Fox's book 'Where is the Green Sheep' with it. A great present for twenty minutes work!


The baby was gorgeous, a week old and so tiny. The wedding was great and we had a lovely time away. The children had soccer on and stayed with my parents. The eldest went shearing for a day and now wants to quit school to go work....he is 10 so it will be a while before he is allowed to quit school to go work full time! Nice to have him keen though. Mr Busy took me to the movies and we saw 'Tomorrow, When the War Began' - I haven't read the book and really enjoyed the movie; and the outing to the movies! It was very quiet being away without the children.
We stayed at Mr Busy's cousins place and his wife recently recieved a quilt for her birthday. A lovely quilt....it's always so nice to see other people's quilts.
There was a matching cushion with it too.

It has been quite a while since I have read blogs, so please forgive me. I am so looking forward to catching up tomorrow and seeing what everyone has been up to.

12 comments:

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Nice work with the prezzie Bec...sounds like you had a great time!
Jane.

Farm Girl said...

Very cool present - love that book!
Great to hear you had a nice break away.

BubzRugz said...

Sounds like you are having a good break ..... the sheep is so cool.... just ideal for a new baby!
Hugz

Amanda said...

Cute sheep - weren't you lucky to have just the right fabric to hand? It's so weird when you start going out without the children again. We found that we ate too quickly and were ready to go home again by nine, even though we'd got a babysitter until eleven!

Lynn said...

Darling little lamb, what a smart idea, and it is chenille? I'll bet it's so soft. Lucky you a movie date!

Raewyn said...

Great idea for your baby gift. And sounds like you had a perfect weekend away! You'll be all refreshed and raring to go now!

Myra said...

What a wonderful baby gift Bec! 8-)

Sounds like you had a nice time away...

A lovely quilt and pillow! Love the butterfly on it!

DAWNIE said...

The quilt and cushion are lovely. Glad you had a good time away.
Now more importantly - H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y today - hope you have a good one.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Awesome quilt and matching pillow. Cute little sheep. I always enjoy reading your blog.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks great Bec! Nice easy present... and especially cute in the green chenille! :) The quilt is beautiful. I too love checking out other peoples stuff!! Hope you had a great time away from the kids... a long needed break I'm sure!

Tatkis said...

Such a cute and funny sheep! Great gift!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

teresa said...

What a super, brilliant idea for the baby gift. So glad you had some nice "Bec" time!!!