Phew! Made it to Sunday! My brain has been a bit distracted this week. ‘Twas my girl’s performance exam on Friday and we were all a bit tense in the lead up. So much work, so much rehearsing and it all comes down to how you go in that five minutes on one day. Anyhoo, all went fine, the pressure valve released and I finally regained enough mojo to actually find four photo worthy moments in the week. Was looking for a while like it might be four photos of me rocking in the foetal position!
We headed to Wheel & Barrow seeking some last minute props and the girl spied a waffle iron. Always a fan of ‘fun food’, she asked if we could buy it and thus have yummy afternoon teas. In the interests of maintaining a smooth exam week, said waffle iron was purchased and I made waffles the next day for an after school snack. I used this recipe and they worked out pretty well! Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle! Well done, Mumma!
Having finished my granny square blanket, I needed a new project. With the weather warming up and Christmas approaching (eek!), I decided to opt for a teddy bear. I’m using this pattern. It’s pretty quick to put together. It will either head to kogo for its Christmas Angel project or Softies for Mirabel, the brainchild of the fabulous Pip Lincolne. Perhaps I’ll make a couple to share the love? Do you like donating things at Christmas? Are you are maker of pressies or a buyer?
I finished reading Leap a couple of weeks ago. I wrote a review of it here. You might like to have a squiz and see if this sounds like a book you may be interested reading. Have you read anything good lately?
I am not a fan of gardening but come this time of year, when the sun starts to shine and reading outdoors becomes enticing, the prospect of sitting in a weedy, overgrown garden compels me to don the gardening gloves and have a bit of a tidy up. And I’ve been feeling a bit shamed by my Mum saying to me recently ‘Dad and I would like to come and help you in the garden’. I really think as a 45 year old woman I should be taking responsibility for this myself! They’re away at the moment, so they’ll receive a nice surprise when they get home! Do you still feel shamed into things by your parents?
Hope your week has been a relaxed one. Do you get tense when your kids have exams? Should I just learn to take a chill pill? If you’d like to see what others have been up to this week, pop over to Isabel’s blog.