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!
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

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.

20 May, 2017

Friday Night Sew-In

I settled down on the couch last night, watching Doc Martin and did some more work on my Christmas stitchery.
Thank you for being such a lovely hostess, Wendy. 
You can see what everyone else got up to here.
I'm now off to prepare the label for a special quilt!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

18 May, 2017

A New Bed!

Why am I showing you this bed? 
No, it's not a new quilt. 
The bed was made by Austin! 
It was his personal project for VCAL last year and
I realised I hadn't shown his handy work.
I think he's done a great job.
 I needed a little something for a gift and made up 
four lavendar sachets. They are filled with my 
homegrown dried lavendar.
Tied up into a little bundle of lavendar goodness!

11 May, 2017

Nelson's Been Having Fun!

 Saturday saw us head to Sandown Raceway for 
Nelson to have 3 laps in a V8 race car.
 When Austin did his ride last year, his video didn't work properly. We could see Austin and the driver but the camera looking where they were going had slipped, 
so nothing could be seen.
Austin was offered another 3 laps to get a proper video. 
He decided that his reaction wouldn't be the same as the first time so asked if Nelson could have a go. The people said yes, that was fine. So lucky Nelson.
 Getting ready to get into the car.
 One very big grin!
It was even bigger when he got back.
On Monday, 89.9 Light FM were broadcasting from PVCC.
Nelson was interviewed and spoke about the vegetable garden the VCAL students are working on where 
they are growing vegetables and providing homeless shelters with the produce. 

Nelson spoke so well.
I don't think he said even one "um"!

06 May, 2017

Friday Night With Friends

 I managed to get a little stitching done in between doing other things last night. Decided a little Christmas stitching would be a nice project to work on.
Thanks for being such a lovely hostess, Chez.
You can see who else was stitching along here.
Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary. 
Our little flower girl in the corner will be 
getting married herself in four weeks!

Happy anniversary Noel.

01 May, 2017

OPAM for April

My Vintage Modern II quilt is my only finish for April.
Thanks to Peg and Kris for running OPAM.

Sorry I haven't been visiting blogs lately. Although I've managed a quick peek now and then, I haven't left many comments. Being the start of footy season, I've been very busy with my club secretary duties. Hopefully, now the season has started, things will slow down a bit and I can catch up with what everyone's been up to.

29 April, 2017

A Finish and An Award

 I finally had a chance to finish the binding on my 
Vintage Modern quilt II.
Here's Vintage Modern quil I.
 The two go well with the colour of the lounges. 
I think Molly likes them!
Last night Mitchell went to the Diamond Creek Cricket Club Presentation Night. He won the Batting Average for the 3rd XI 2016/2017. Mitchell made 173 runs with an average of 57.67.  Another trophy to add to the collection!
Congratulations Mitchell.