Monday, April 10, 2006

Lovely things

Thought I'd share some lovely things that have come my way the past few days...

This is Dave and my brother, Mike, playing Chess for the boys. Luey quickly lost interest in the slow goings on, but Erik really got into it, and after this game Mike and Erik played together against Dave, and won - Erik say HE won, LOL...

This is Bryn wrapped in one of the gorgeous tie-dyed wraps the Kate and Leah sell at The Cauldron at www.ozebaby.com.au

Here's the other one I got, isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!!


Here's a perty, perty nappy I got called, Lemon Twist.

And here is a set of longies and matching hat that I just finished with some of the wool I bought through the NZ wool co-op and picked up on Saturday... I'm so proud of these. I knit both the hat and the longies on a magic loop. It was my first attempt. The wool is called Watermelon, and is absolutely scrumptious...

Anyway, this'll probably be my last blog for a while. Very early tomorrow morning Dave, the boys and I are all going to Adelaide to visit my mum... I'll probably have LOTS to blog about when I get back...

As an aside, you know how one of my grandmothers was on her deathbed last week after a quadruple bi-pass, well, she's doing a lot better now... However, now my other grandmother is knocking on deaths door. She has emphazema, and has developed pneumonia, so the outlook is definitely grim. She is holding steady at the moment, but seems to be waiting for something. We're thinking maybe it's to pass all the birthdays in the family (yesterday was mum's dh's birthday, today is Dave's and tomorrow is one of my uncle's), or perhaps she is waiting for the 14th, with will be the 22 anniversary of my Afi's death (her deceased d-ex)... I'm glad I'll be in Adelaide this week, and therefore most probably when Amma dies, so that mum has some family around her. It must be so hard to lose a parent when all your family is overseas :(...

I will blog about my Amma when I get back, she is a remarkable woman. Not a sweet nanna type, in fact, she's more like one of Marg Simpson's sisters, LOL, but a real character, who oozed sensuality well into her 70s... She mothered me from when I was 10 months until I was 20 months, and we co-slept, which is probably where I first experienced co-sleeping... I was like her youngest daughter, and I have always had a lot of time for her and her wry wit!

You will be miss, Amma!

2 comments:

katef said...

oh gorgeous nappy, soaker, hat and wraps... and have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

You are so very talented Sif!! Love the longies, and very jealous of your scores :)

Have a great time away. xoxox

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