Friday on my mind…..

Ah Friday.  The end of the week.  In days gone by the night that I went out drinking, dancing, flirting and enjoying myself.  These days I am happy if the house is peaceful, relatively clean, and I have some decent music to listen to while I sip my cup of tea!  How times change!

Speaking of change (nice segue huh?) I am extremely happy and very proud to report that today, at the first Junior assembly of the year at the new school, my boy not only (jointly) compered the assembly, but received an award from the Principal for showing principled action in making the right choices.  Wow!  His stepmother and I were both able to be there and were so proud.  While this is still early days, and as we have all experienced, anything can happen, it is certainly a very pleasant change to have such positive experiences with him at school!

The eldest chick has returned from her school camp, and from the excited conversation we had on the phone, it was a resounding success!  They were able to participate in so many wonderful activities like archery, abseiling, a disco, and the experience of being away from home for 3 nights.  She was a bit put out that for the second year in a row their raft building activity was cancelled due to weather!    Her absence also meant that for the last two days I have only had the middle chick at home.  She and I pottered around quietly and kept commenting how very, very quiet it was!  We agreed that while it was nice for a change, neither of us would like it for much longer!  (I didn’t have the heart to point out to her that for the next two weeks I will have a much quieter house while they are all at their father’s house!)

With all of this quietness I have been sewing!  I decided that I don’t really like the way that the camera that I appliqued in my last post has turned out – the pattern on the fabric is wrong for the shapes, so I have put that aside for a while.  My other appliques however, have turned into these (excusing the photos taken with my phone!)

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I have discovered iTunes radio on my new iPad so I can report that these bags were all made while I listened to the familiar tunes of 1980’s rock!  Trips down memory lane while sewing – so much fun!   Two weeks until the Handmade Markets – I see a lot more dodgy music in my very near future!

I hope that your week has had a great balance of quietness, creativity and music!

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