First my sister married Geoffrey....at Katoomba Court House. It was very charming and relaxed and friendly and we all blew bubbles instead of tossing confetti or rice.....I am sure the cleaner was happy about that!
|Beautiful bouquet with mixed pink roses and white ranunculus (hope that is how you spell it?)|
Poor old big son having survived the 120 hours of practice hours that are required - mostly with me A VERY BAD PASSENGER - he then went for his test. Darling son gets very nervous - he actually said his foot was shaking on the pedals as he started his test. Oh wouldn't you just love to be able to do some of these things for them (useless in the long run I know but it just tears at your heart seeing them stressed). On top of that he had to go through the worlds worst roundabout near the motor registry. It is large, multi-laned and has traffic lights which are pedestrian activated. During the whole of the 120 hours we had been practising the lights had never been activated. I am sure that I had explained to him how they worked, and so would the driving instructor, as this roundabout is always part of the driving test at Blacktown Motor Registry. But even with 30 years driving experience it is A BASTARD OF A THING!! Anyway the upshot was that he hit the roundabout just at the traffic lights were starting to flash amber....he was close enough to go through them without losing marks, but he was so nervous and so busy making sure that he got through the roundabout that he did not see that traffic lights on the exit side of the roundabout, which by the time he got there had turned red.....FAIL!! As I say he was devastated....close to tears my husband said - which is a big call for a 17 year old boy. He was a bit more philosophical about it when I spoke to him that night when I got home from work.....but still, he hates not being able to do something....as he said "I got really nervous mum....I wanted it so much" Brings tears to the eyes. So we are still practising and he gets to retry on Tuesday. (saying little prayer!!) Have actually bought him a bottle of vitamin based/natural ingredients "Chill Pills" (that is their name!!) and if all else fails the placebo effect will kick in and he will be a bit more relaxed for the next test.
I have discovered there is a group on Facebook about this BASTARD ROUNDABOUT....so that tells you something doesn't it.
Then of course I have to face the even scarier prospect of him out there by himself with all the loons who also occupy the road. God help him!!
Anyway back to crafty stuff. Did actually finish a couple of things and also took my Wedding Sampler and Bee's Birth Sampler up to the framers to get a quote. Was pleasantly surprised with the price so that local man at Prospect will be framing them both. As with most things I get involved with, there were a huge number of frames that I liked and I stood there for sometime playing with them and scratching my head.....but decided in the long run and will post photos when they come back.
Anyway here is what I have finished....I always seem to post quilts without binding....but they do get bound eventually......
This is an Advent Calendar for my nephew and nieces....I have just realised how crooked some of the little pockets are....oh well...too late now.
Here are pictures of my Kaffe Fasset quilt - I have instructed my kids that I want this quilt in the coffin with me - happy to spend eternity with this quilt....my daughter was aghast at the thought but I promised her I would haunt her all her days if she did not send me off with this quilt.