You will be so pleased to hear that we have finally conquered this season of lurgies! \o/\o/
The only evidence our home was invaded is DS Sam's husky voice and early morning coughing fits. Of course, I did say our home - you see, Kezzie has now carried the lurgy to her home, so we're praying it doesn't spread to Bert or the boys.
Sophie's eye still isn't the best so it's back to the Vet again in the morning. She's finished her course of anti-biotics, and I'm still putting the ointment into her eye three times a day. Sophie's been such a sweetheart through all her pain.
Saturday was Mr E's birthday, so we had a small get-together for family and a few friends on Friday night. This photo was taken before the friend's arrived, just as we were putting food on the tables...
I made platters of nibblies...
...and he received gifts of socks, DVD's, a nice Port, a new bike horn, some joke presents, and this bookmark that Kezzie designed and stitched for him...
Kezzie is the avid cross-stitcher of the family, and in time she'll be sharing some original cross-stitch designs of her own!
Our bike is back on the road again (yay!!!), so Mr E took me for a ride to Townsville yesterday and we had lunch at a Greek cafe on the waterfront for his birthday. We are relishing these times alone because in a few weeks our life will taking a different path.
Mr E has decided to change careers. His last day of teaching will be next Wednesday, then we'll have some time away together before he returns to his former trade of diesel mechanic - but this time in a coal mine.
The mine is almost 500 klms from where we live, and he'll be on rotating 4 day on/4 day off - 12 hour day/night shifts. So with the travel time taken into count, he'll be gone from home 5 out of every 8 nights.
As hard as this is for me, it is he who is making the bigger sacrifice. I will still be here at home, but he will be away for most of the time.
We've travelled Australia with our family for almost twenty years now, and we've loved every bit of it!
The time, though, has come for us to stop in one place and buy a home of our own. We're not sure where that home will be, but probably not in this town so one more big move is in our future - maybe in another year?
Anyhow, that's the secret I've been sitting on for the last few weeks. I guess I needed to come to terms with it all before I could share.
I am blessed to have my husband.
On the sewing table is another block remade from my first Shabby Roses Quilt. I'm thinking of doing an entirely new quilt design to showcase the twelve blocks...
The other pretty piece I've been playing with is the new "Ellie" design for Issue 4 of Elefantz HOME magazine! Ellie is a mum now, and what is more precious than a mother's love?
I was thinking that this design would be gorgeous on the pocket of a nappy (diaper) bag!
How would you use it? A birth sampler perhaps?
I'm a few days late with another bargain pattern bundle!
This week I'm offering three of my Shabby Roses styled stitcheries for just $4! You can purchase all three designs for the cost of just one!
Family, Wishing Well, and Cup of Roses...
Click on the Paypal button below to purchase these three designs in a PDF pattern bundle for $4.
I hope your week is wonderful!