I got this cute little video yesterday, Steve was trying to get Dante to take a bottle:
As you can hear, Dante was gurgling, but not sucking. *sigh* He's just not ready to have a bottle yet. It's great to play with though. *smiles*
Now, how about a few cute photos of the baby in the spa?
Every time I look at Dante I see Stew. Baby has his Granddad's head shape to a 'T'.
And he has my family's blue eyes. Bex says he looks like her brothers too, so he's a rather gorgeous mix.
I know I post lots of baby photos, but Stew loves looking at them when he gets a quiet moment at work. So, these ones are for him and Bex's MUM mostly. (*waves* "Hi Denise"). And of course photos of all our grandkids are nice to share with friends and family.
ABOVE: the dogs need grooming, and I don't know what to do. Every time we take them to the groomers they come home and immediately start itching.
We are now fairly sure they get bitten by fleas while there, and that sets them off.
So... I'm going to try and groom them myself.
Pray for the dogs... they will need it!
Today I go to the Hospice Shop after lunch, so I hope to get most of the washing up to date this morning.
I didn't get it all done yesterday due to .... taking a cat nap!
I don't quite know why I'm so tired at the moment? Oh well... I'm sure it will pass.
I finally opened my next sewing project. It was a 'Kit' from Grandmother's Garden in Gordonton. From the picture on the front it looked exciting.
But after spending at least an hour and a half last night sorting it out, checking out the fabrics supplied... I felt really let down.
ABOVE: At least 70% of the fabrics are NOTHING like the picture. Sure, it says some of the fabrics may differ a little from the picture... but hell! Some differ so much I couldn't even work out what each piece was meant for.
Even the large piece for the sky (that blue fabric on the left) is not nice. It's not bright and vibrant like the picture. Sad.
So, I'm going to use my own fabrics. I have heaps of really gorgeous, vibrant bits and pieces.
AND I will take the kit back to the shop and ask them to go through the kit with me, so I can see just what fabric is meant for what part?
I feel like we paid $75 for two pieces of paper (the pattern)!
Someone asked me what a lightbox was for?
ABOVE: The box is made of wood, it has glass on the top, and a lightbulb inside the 'box'. You turn it on, you lay your pattern on the top of the glass and then your fabric, paper or vliesofix on top of the pattern and trace the pattern onto the fabric, paper or vliesofix. It sure is better than trying to hold the pattern up against a window!
I got my lightbox for the ridiculous price of $40 second hand! New they are (for one half the size) about $99. SCORE.
ONWARD FOR LIFE is going well... I had a bit of a slip up yesterday, but that's the beauty of my plan... it isn't about deprivation or recriminations. It's about moderation, and accepting that slip ups do happen.
Works for me, most of the time *smiles*.
I'm still on track to achieve my 'happy place' by Christmas. It's rather exciting!
So... we went to the mall... had a look around, fed babies and then came home.
Bex is cooking dinner tonight... I got some really nice looking sausages from Countdown. Fingers crossed Bex makes mashed spuds!
Cos ya can't have mashed spuds 'n' peas without gravy!
Off to Hospice shortly...
And ... I'm home again.
It was pretty quiet in the shop this afternoon, but we still had some good sales.
It's been raining all day, and this afternoon it got really heavy.
RIGHT: treasure today:
ABOVE: A cute little hand painted fabric block... which Bex loves! She has now decided she wants to do some fabric painting herself.
ABOVE: Three cute little nip glasses. I don't actually NEED any more glasses, but they are so cute I couldn't resist.
ABOVE: Two bags for Lacy. The denim one is rather apt for her! She loves them. So that's nice.
Before work I popped into Spotlight to try and find some 'flesh' coloured fabric for my wall hanging... they didn't have any so I drove down to the Bernina Shop off Cavendish Drive and found a few lovely bits of fabric:
ABOVE: the owner of the shop was having a sale, so I picked up 6 X's half metre lengths. For 25% off. I love sales.
I also bought some old magazines home from the shop, and the girls had a bit of a scrap over them! I have photos of THAT too... for tomorrow I think.
End of Day: well apart from it being very wet... not a bad day.