Some of you guessed what Mr Elefantz new toy was - did the two wheels hint give it away?
Here he is on his way to work today, all kitted out to ride 4 blocks to the school. Oh well, the weekend is nearly here and there is a long open highway just round the corner.
The males of our family had a great week for purchasing 'wheels'. Slicer bought his very first car!
At the moment it is living under the house while he and Mr Elefantz do some rebuilding. It's such a blessing that Mr E was a motor mechanic before he became a teacher, and can teach Slicer all about cars from the inside out - it's also a wonderful father/son project. :-)
How are you going with my August Re-invention Challenge?
Remember I started HERE with an orange shirt for 50c from the Salvos?
Now that I can do a bit of handwork again I am using the sleeves of the shirt for corner triangles on this stitchery I did (one of Amanda Brooke's gorgeous designs) over a year ago...
...which I'll make into a bright cushion for the front room. I'll use the front pieces of the shirt for the buttoned back of the cushion. Hopeefully this will be finished tonight, then I have the entire back piece of the shirt to make something else.
Remember when I very first began designing Shabby Roses blocks?
This was the second block I made, the original 'Beauty' block, and I am quite sentimental about it. I used lovely rayon threads from Edmar for the roses, but never did anything with the block. Yesterday I added some simple patchwork squares down the side and framed it...
It was quickly snapped up by Victoria at Handmade magazine, so you'll be able to make this yourself when the pattern appears early next year.
The housework has fallen by the wayside while my hand was out of action, so I'd best walk away from the sewing room and laptop and 'make haste' to begin the chores.
I think music will help.
What music do you listen to when you're doing the housework?