23 November, 2014

Relay Champions!

 Yesterday Austin participated in the Northern 
Metropolitan Region Relay Championships.
Dominic (U14), Decklan (U15), Will (U16) and Austin (U16).
The boys won the Mixed Age Medley which consisted of 
2 x Under 16's , 1 x Under 15 and 1 x Under 14. Austin and Dominic ran 100m, Decklan 200m and Will 400m.

Congratulations boys. 
They now head off to the State Relays in December.

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway.
You have until 8.42pm AEST and then I'll draw out a winner.

22 November, 2014

FNSI And A Prize

 I didn't get to sew last night as I was running Austin and Nelson around but did get a little done in the car park at school.  I appliqued this little fellow onto his background and prepared it ready for making an ornament.

I plan to join the girls in the Northern hemisphere 
today and work on my Dresden plate cushions.
 Kim from Wisdom With Needle and Thread had a 200 follower giveaway recently and I was the lucky winner.
 It is the sweetest little Limoges box 
that Kim has decorated herself.
 
Look at the detail.
 Kim also added some extra goodies into my package. You can see how small the box is compared to the threads.

Thank you so much, Kim. 
Now to find a special place to keep it!

Tomorrow is your last chance to enter my giveaway. 
You can find it on this post.

21 November, 2014

Valedictory Dinner!

 Last night we attended Mitchell's 
Year 12 Valedictory Dinner.
 
It was a wonderful night. There was a slide show of their school years from Year 7 up till now. Those young boys and girls have now grown into mature young men and women. 
It is so lovely to have these memories to look back on. 
It's something we never had at school.
The teachers read out affirmations about each student. Somehow though, Mitchell managed to get two! 
One from his Business Studies teacher and 
one from his VCAL teacher.
 James, Mitchell and Zoe.
Magill, Mitchell Kendra, Carly, Steph, Renee and James.

So 13 years of school have now come to an end. 
Just one more thing to go, Presentation Night.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014.

It's Friday Night Sew-In tonight.
You can sign up with Wendy here.

My giveaway is here.

20 November, 2014

Christmas Cake and Pin Cushions!

 We have a Christmas cake all ready for Christmas Day. 
Austin made and decorated the cake at school.
 I think he's done a wonderful job of it.
I've made five pin cushions for the present drawer. 
Once again, I have used one of Gail's patterns 
from her Patchwork Loves Embroidery book.

You can find my giveaway here.

I'm linking up with Anthea.

18 November, 2014

Mill Rosie Friends Get Together!

 What can I say but it was another wonderful
Mill Rosie Friends get together.
 All the swap gifts ready for naughty Santa to distribute.
 Mel with a gorgeous owl garland that O'faigh had made.
 Barb concentrating very hard.
 It was so lovely that Cheryll from Gone Stitchin'
came all the way down from NSW to join us.
I wonder what she's thinking here!
 Oh no! Here's Naughty Santa taking Anne's
gift off her to give to O'faigh.
Yes, this is Naughty Santa aka Shez!
This is the pile of goodies I came home with
but I'll save them for another post.
Now for the gifts I made.
I used Jenny's Holly Bird pattern to make another ornament.
These seem to be my thing this year!
For the something to wear I made an apron.
 Aprons seemed to be a very popular choice!
A close-up of the Christmas Fairy fabric.
After all the shenanigans with Naughty Santa,
I'm not even sure who ended up with my gifts!

When downloading the photos, I realised we forgot
to get all the gifts together to do a group shot of them. Don't know how that happened!

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