Sunday, April 29, 2012

On my bench...

For once have some things on my bench...but they're all only half made.

Still struggling with a name change (again) lol...I am very attached to the name I have now. Have used it for many years, for sewing and my card making. I've even got labels for my sewing and a heap of different stamps made with my LCH name.

Like I've posted before, I'm not a very decisive person. I end up just confusing myself further :(

Summer had her 3rd and 4th visit to Kindy last week and everything went really well. 
I got quite a lot done on the Thursday morning, but on Friday my hubby was home off work, so I didn't get anything finished. Then the weekend came and I didn't get anything done again :( Plus it poured with rain all day and night on Saturday. Summer has a cough....this morning it seems to be more raspy, so I'm hoping that it means it's clearing up and off her chest, or she might not be able to go this week to kindy.

Hopefully Summer gets to go and I get to finish my work. My shop is being neglected a little.

We had an inspection on Tuesday (the one where the actual owners come once a year) and 2 real estate agents turned up with the 2 owners (older married couple). Talk about intimidation! My hubby and I worked so hard over the weekend, that the house ended up looking in better condition than when we first moved in!!! Of course, no one said anything. But hey, I get to enjoy it looking so good :)

Now we are focused on whether to sign another lease here or not. 
I'm deciding whether to cut a fringe or not - for myself.
And its time to decide on our furniture we have stashed around.

This was a piece we bought for our dining room a while ago:

Apparently from around late 1800's. I absolutely love it. But it needs sooo much work done to it (if you can see the top is splitting/buckling) to restore it and we aren't sure that we will ever get around to it. 

Also several weeks ago, I won a little antique cabinet off ebay and when we got home we noticed the top was all bubbling and puffy and flakes of veneer were coming off (none of this was put in photos or in description).

 I paid a small fortune for this piece too and now we need to pay another small fortune fixing it up. I didn't see the top needed fixing till I got home as the lady's house that we bought it from was soooo dark and my mum carried it out for me and lay it down in the boot, so it was out of view then too. And it took over an hour and a bit to get there! Sigh....wasn't happy at all .... neither was hubs.

So now we've decided to replace a couple of pieces of furniture with new pieces, that don't need to be restored in any way shape or form. Which is hard for me, as I don't really like modern furniture. Plus buying new means paying more - generally anyway. But it beats having half finished pieces around.

That's it for now. I guess I should probably get on with my mopping etc. Oh and there goes the washing machine....need to hang that out too. Not feeling so great yesterday and it makes it really hard to be motivated, but it's got to be done ..... I need a maid ..... or a nanny would be nice ....

Em ♥

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

And it begins!

My gorgeous baby girls first day at Kindy!!!!

And I can't believe how well it went!
I hung around in the background for about a half hour (whilst it was playtime outside) and then I was talking to one of the teachers and she advised me to try and leave whilst everything was going on. So I called out to Summer and she came over and I told her I was going, but that I would be back before she knew it, as she is going to be having so much fun and that I love her. And can you believe it?? She didn't really mind!!!

That coming from the little girl who this morning said she didn't want to go lol.

So I went through my fave coffee shop drivethru and got their biggest coffee and hung around for half an hour (just in case they needed me to come back) and now I am home. I've got 3 hours to play with before I have to head off and pick her up. 

So I guess I should hit the bench eh?!
Wow this is so strange.....I love her with every fibre of my being and I know how much she needed this. So I hope she is having an awesomesauce time!!!

I love you my little munchkin ♥ ♥ ♥


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Almost Friday...

and I still have lots to do for next week.

Everything will change for both Summer and I next Wednesday when she starts at Kindy. I'm still anxious about it. But we both really need this. 

It's finally not very hot!! YIPPEE!!

It's so lovely to be able to go and work at my bench and not have to have a fan on, so I can work in comfort. I have finally gotten to work at my new bench this week. It did look lovely and clean .... then this:

But then I cleaned it up again lol.

I finally got around to making my MIL's ruby ring:

It's a gift for her. Hope she likes it.

I made a new pair of earrings:

And I've finished a couple of small PMC3 charms to go into my shop tomorrow. I got a fresh batch of PMC to make owls etc. And I've started working on a piece with one of those boulder opals I blogged about a while back. 

I took Summer and a friend and her boy to the Australia Zoo last week. It kinda ended in disaster. I won't write about it........ personally I'd rather forget all about it. I did get some good photo's of Summer enjoying her time there, which was pretty much the point of the trip there.

I've got sheets to sew for Summers kindy bed. This is the fabric I chose:

And last but least, we have the owners coming for an inspection on the 24th, even though we just had a routine inspection like 2 weeks ago. I'm pretty frustrated about it as I have enough on my plate right now. But there isn't much I can do about it. I am going to ask if we can do a few things here and if they will fork out for a screen door on the garage where I get tired of flies/wasps/mosquitoes etc in your house and flying at you whilst you work. I hope they agree to it. It will make such a difference.

Spaghetti sauce is simmering away on the stove, it's almost 6pm and my hubby isn't home yet. That's about all the news I have for now. I love this weather!

Em ♥