14 June, 2017

Mitchell's 21st Surprise From Friends!

 Some of Mitchell's friends wanted to decorate his car for some birthday fun. So we organised it that Mitchell took Noel's car to TAFE as he was picking up my Mum, Dad and my brother after school. We told him it was easier for Pa to get into Noel's car. Little did he know!
 First up they filled the car with balloons, toilet paper and glitter (the bigger type). There were also some girly magazine pictures in the windows!
 Then came the post-it notes.
 Followed by 300 metres of cling wrap! It was also wrapped around over and under the car.
 Renee, James, Dale, Carla and Zoe.
 They had so much fun.
When Mitchell looked up the drive way he thought he had a new car for his present! LOL!
video
After dinner, some of his friends came around for cake. Then it was out to the car to unwrap it! He didn't know it was full inside as you couldn't see in the windows.

Something memorable for his 21st!


13 June, 2017

A Very Special Birthday!

 Today is Mitchell's 21st birthday!
A little cricketer when he was three.

The celebrations started last Sunday with a family lunch. Tonight is a birthday tea of Mitchell's choice.
Then the friends party is on Saturday.
Birthday cake #1
Happy 21st birthday Mitchell.
You have grown into a lovely young man and 
we are very proud of you.
Lots of Love,
Mum, Dad, Austin and Nelson
xxx

There's a big surprise waiting for Mitchell from his friends when he gets home. I'll tell you all about it soon.

09 June, 2017

A Wedding And A Quilt!

 These two gorgeous little girls were my flower girls. Michelle is on the left and Krystina on the right.
Twenty-two years later, the two of them
have grown into beautiful women.
 Last Saturday Michelle and Matt "Said I Do"
 This is Cheryl, the mother of the bride. 
Cheryl and I have been friends for forty years!
 Krystina and Michelle consider the boys their cousins.
 Having fun on the dance floor.
I can finally show you the quilt I'd been making for Michelle and Matt. Their house is very modern and Michelle didn't want anything florally. I have to admit I was so out of my comfort zone with this. From buying the fabrics, to designing the quilt. But I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I used this painting they have in the lounge as inspiration. It took me a while to work out how to do the woven corner.
It is to go over the back of the couch.
 The back of the quilt.
 A close-up of the quilting.
It was a lovely wedding and we all had a wonderful time.

01 June, 2017

OPAM for May

Another slow month with only four lavendar sachets.
But I'll have a quilt to show you soon!
I've been slowly working on some stitching 
but not a lot seems to be getting done.
Thanks Peg and Kris for keeping us inspired.

30 May, 2017

Four Generations!

Mitchell has decided that landscaping isn't for him. 
While he's deciding what he wants to do, he's been doing some driving for Noel. This was his first day. As it was school holidays, Nelson went along for the ride.

Mitchell got his heavy rigid truck licence a couple 
of weeks ago and is now driving a truck.
Mitchell drives that truck at the back
Mitchell is the fourth generation of 
MacDonald's to work in the business started by his great grandfather, Herbert George, back in around 1920.
HG initially delivered fruit and vegetables, then went onto parcels before eventually going into the bigger trucks.

How special is that!
You don't often hear of four generations
working in a business.