Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Life........In General

It's been over two weeks I think since my last post. I am not sure where the time has disappeared to. Just generally busy I guess.

Early in that time, this is how Mitchell came home from school one day. I was not a very happy Mummy when I saw this hole in his pants. The story that came with it was one that made me cranky and laugh at the same time!! (Only because Mitchell is a good story teller)!



This is a "Tech Shed" incident. Tech is where the kids learn to make things with timber. This is what happened to Mitchell when another child was being really stupid with an electric drill!!
There was this hole in his pants, a hole in his shirt, several holes in his undies and lets just say broken skin on his rear end!!!! As a result Mitchell was screaming, the teacher was screaming and the kid on the end of the drill thankfully turned the thing off. Joy oh Joy! What fun it must be teaching a room full of 14 and 15 year olds with power tools!!

So I patched it the best I could and of course Mitchell couldn't care less about how it looks. Lucky it's winter and is covered by his jumper most of the time.

The last week or so has been quite cold with some nice days too - it is so nice to think that Spring is only around a month away now. This row of lavendar is looking great. It is one side of our vege garden. I hope it fills in nicely to finish off that side of the garden. We have had a lovely time planting the vege patch this past weekend. Lots of new things like Chinese cabbage, Bok Choy, Rainbow Spinach, Squash and Beetroot along with peas, beans, corn, radish and lettuce. We have left some room to plant some potatoes soon.

Last Monday was one of the coldest Winter days we have had for a long time. It was freezing and raining. Each time a shower came across is rained ice! Some said it was hail and others said sleet. I am not sure which. I would more likely say sleet. It was quite unusual for our part of the world. Two areas, one about an 1 1/2 hour to the north west and another about 2 hours to the south both received a light dusting of snow that day. So when it snows in Queensland - it's most definately cold!

Late in the afternoon, the clouds cleared away and I thought the garden looked really nice. We have had some heavy frosts since then, so the grass is not as green as this now.

These are two of the gifts I sent to the winners of my Anniversay giveaway. The third was a little different, but dummy me had wrapped it before I thought of photos!! I am sure Lisa might show us on her blog when she gets it. Sue and Ineke have already received the ones shown. I hope they enjoy their little gifts as much as I enjoyed making and sending them.
Not too much happening on the stitching front at the moment. I have started the needlepunch from Rosie's book and enjoying that when I can catch a moment for myself.
My little girl is eleven tomorrow and looking forward to having some friends over on Saturday afternoon. I had better get her gifts wrapped now, so we can enjoy birthday in the morning.
I must just say I must have been having another dopey moment before my last blog entry too. It was pointed out to me by my dear friend who often lurks around this blog , that I have shown the wrong quilt - so I am sorry to those two ladies - I must have been off in a different land!! When I get some time to photograph the "Love Is" quilt, I will show it to you then.



10 comments:

Angela Louise said...

Hi Leisa...what to do with these boys hey? I bet the teachers have seen some horrendous things in the tech room over the years!
Your lavender is looking superb and I can almost smell their scent from here. The smell of lavender reminds me of being a little girl....somebody must have had a plant somewhere.
The little giveaways look very sweet indeed.
Stay warm. Happy days to you, Angela.

nicolette said...

Your garden and house picture is lovely Leisa and so are the gifts you made from Rosie’s book!

Maree said...

Love your Garden & Gifts Leisa, Your Son was lucky that's all I can say.
cheers
maree

Leanne said...

Oh it made me smile ..teenage boys your just have to love them... your garden is looking lovely ...it has been hailing here today I'm looking forward to summer.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Leisa:

Thank you so very much for the lovely package of goodies. They arrived safely and I have posted a picture of them on my blog.

You are a sweetie.

And those tissues? Almost too pretty to use!

Many thanks,

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Leisa:

Thank you so very much for the lovely package of goodies. They arrived safely and I have posted a picture of them on my blog.

You are a sweetie.

And those tissues? Almost too pretty to use!

Many thanks,

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Leisa:

Thank you so very much for the lovely package of goodies. They arrived safely and I have posted a picture of them on my blog.

You are a sweetie.

And those tissues? Almost too pretty to use!

Many thanks,

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Leisa:

Thank you so very much for the lovely package of goodies. They arrived safely and I have posted a picture of them on my blog.

You are a sweetie.

And those tissues? Almost too pretty to use!

Many thanks,

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Visiting from Lisa's where she did, indeed, show her lovely treasures. It's quite a commitment to send them all the way around the world!

Your son's story was comical and scary all at once. I certainly hope that he escapes all further drilling.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Amazing! You’re going through winter and here in California we are into summer and looking forward to fall. We learn something new everyday. I was just looking at my calendar and planning on what to start sowing in a few weeks for my fall garden. Looks like you are busy with family and also in the garden. Can’t wait to hear about you garden outcome.