Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 A beautiful birthday gift sent by Christine from the Friends in Stitching group. Christine's town starts with P, so she made me a pillow (ever so lovely!) and sent me pens, pad and pattern (love Rosie's red christmas stitcheries). Thanks so much Christine and FIS!

 A surprise parcel in the mail from my friend Kylie...gorgoes Etchings charm pack, spring strip to make a purse/small bag with, and a gorgeous zipper purse/bag. Thanks Kylie!

This is the purse that Vicki made me in the Friends in Stitching purse swap. Gorgeous isn't it! I love it, thanks so much Vix!
I made Vicki the same purse, LOL! However I didn't photograph it before it was posted so you will have to see it on Vicki's blog. This was a fun swap and it was great to make a different purse to what I had previously made.

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It seems like four weeks have slipped by rather fast. I have been quite sick for all of them and then some, with a terrible terrible flu. This has kept me pretty well bed/lounge bound with minimumal housework being done. Slowly catching up on that now.
The children are all well. JessieGirl has knitting up a storm, she is a great knitter and well on her way. She finished her first (and long term) project of a scarf, and now I have her knitting a teddy bear which is half done. She has also been incubating eggs in our incubator, hatching chickens and attempting to hatch ducklings. She is enjoying this. MrZ did this a few months ago and loved it as well. He has been told to cut down on the rabbits or get them breeding so they can pay for their feed, so we should have some babies  in the next few months. Miss Busy is now full time assistant to JessieGirl with goat milking, chook and pig feeding. Both girls are early risers; I wish their brothers would be too! MrL is offically 'at school' now and proudly showed the Board of Studies Inspector how he can very speedily shimmy up the verandah posts without shoes and then run about on the roof.... and Mr A informed us the other day that he doesn't want his cot anymore but would like a fire engine bed in MrZ's room (LOL probably so he can get into all that lovely lego!).

I have also been studying part time, and this has been taking up sewing/copmuter time. I doing a certifcate IV in Accounting which will qualify me to do book keeping work, which I can do from home. I am enjoying the course so far but am a little worried about my first exam as I haven't done exams for quite a few years!

11 comments:

marina said...

sorry to hear you have been so unwell, glad you are on the mend!
they are lovely parcels, gorgeous fabrics in the pillow and zipped bag.
How cute that you both made the same purse. Great minds think alike!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Kiddo, sorry to read you have not been well, love your birthday gifts, you were very spoilt and that purse that Vic made is just so perfect....

Shiralee Stitches said...

Oh that flu is awful and struck me down too....glad you're back on track......sounds like a busy home as usual.....I love all the gifts....happy birthday.....21???...I started my Butterfly Garden yesterday!!! woo hoo...must put it on the blog...your inspiration has come to fruition.....

Fiona said...

Bad luck with the flu... it can really knock you back.... lovely gifts and I hope you find time to do some of your sewing soon.... fun to hear about what the children are up to - and I'm sure you will smash the exam but I can understand it being a bit intimidating....
Hugz

Sarah said...

Just do your best for the exams! Way to go - going back to study!

Sounds so busy and fun at home : o )

Amanda said...

Happy belated birthday Bec, I do hope you were feeling reasonably well for the day. Sorry to hear about the 'flu though, it sounds as if you had a real dose of it. Your children sound very busy and enjoying life. You'll surely walk through the exams; they'll be a walk in the park after raising five children.

Anita said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been well, hope you're feeling better now.
Good luck with your exams!!

Kylie said...

Cute gifts you lucky girl xxx

Lynda said...

Lovely birthday presents Bec - take it easy over the next few weeks so that you can get stuck into those exams when the time comes.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Lovely gifts Bec. Hope you had a good birthday even though you have been sick. Hope you're getting on the mend now :)

shez said...

what lovely parcels you have received Bec,lucky you and happy birthday