Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Susan's Quilt

This year, for the xmas draw,
I scored Susan, Peters sister.

I decided to create a quilt for her.

I stippled an all over swirly pattern,
my first attempt of stipple.
I was really happy with how it all came together.

I contemplated keeping it for myself
but I quickly attached the label
then I knew I would have to part with it.

Jacqueline :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

An 8 Year Old Visits

I want to share these amazing drawings.
Do you recognise this painting?
Before the xmas crazy set in, we had the pleasure
of a lovely visit from an eight year old boy.
He bought his sketch book along for
me to have a look at.
I was amazed at his drawings - he is only 8!
What a talented young man.
Self portrait, fantastic job Mr 8.
Here's the real 8 year old (left).
His mum was working, so he spent the morning with
2nd born, 3rd born and myself.
He is very interested in the
vegie patch and cooking,
we picked some zucchini and some herbs
and made a zucchini slice
The boys ate their zucchini slice for lunch.
After lunch, the 8 year old showed us another
special talent he has, he can burp the alphabet!
2nd born was laughing so much, he could hardly breath.
It was very funny
Boys will be boys!
I printed out the recipe for him to take home,
and included some picks of his
morning with us.
Thanks so much for visiting Mr 8.
We all enjoyed your company
and had a great time.

Jacks Zucchini Slice

1 medium zucchini grated

3 rashes of bacon chopped

1 cup chopped cooked chicken

1 cup self-raising flour

4 eggs

1 large onion finely chopped

1 cup grated cheese

½ cup olive oil

Shake of mixed herbs (or fresh herbs are better)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Pour into a lined baking dish.

Cook for approx 30 mins at 200 deg

Jacqueline :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Record Sales

Yesterday the boys and I set up our annual
Reindeer Food Shoppe
The boys had so much fun playing real shops.
We placed this sign out on the road,
did some modern day marketing
via facebook, text message's and email.

Word got around town pretty fast and trade was brisk

They set up shop at 9am,
we decided if they had a sleep in the arvo
they would be able to stay up late
and trade into the evening,
so of they went to catch some zzzzzz's
We all did actually :)

We placed our trading table out on the footpath
and the boys still made money while they slept!

Evening trade was a little slower, but still steady.
Thismorning we tallied up the loot and had
not bad for 50 cents a bag,
the boys are not sure what to spend their earnings on yet.
(Just quietly...
I think it should be something for mum
for filling all those little bags!)
It was a big day, closing up shop at 10pm
the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves,
as did the grown ups and the customers.
Thanks to everyone that called by
and well done to the 3 little boys to stick it out all day
Plans are already under way for next years shoppe.

Jacqueline :)

Note: I have been creating, just can't show them yet.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Knee Deep

This afternoon I've been knee deep
in bird seed and glitter.
More about this later.
Have a great weekend.

Jacqueline :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Nursery Rhyme Nightmares


A few days ago,
I overheard the bedtime story being lovingly read to the 3 little ones.
I had a giggle to myself.

It went like this
There was a little man,
And he had a little gun,
And his bullets were made of
lead, lead, lead;
He went to the brook,
And saw a little duck,
And shot it through the
head, head, head.

The book belongs to Peter,
from his younger days.

Things have changed.
Does the lamb in the top pic look like
it is having the life squeezed out of it
by that lovely little girl,
or is that just my imagination?

Jacqueline :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Birthday

The birthday get together was 3 weeks ago now.
We had a BBQ at home with some friends and lots of kids.
I think the kids out numbered the grown ups,
but they were all beautifully behaved.
It was a very hot night, I bought a bucket of water pistols
and sidewalk chalk for them to decorate the driveway.
A couple of teenagers also attended, they did some
fantastic, creative grafitti on the drive.
A nice night was had by all.

Lisa made a lovely cake - thanks Lisa!

And, these are some of the lovelies that apperaed on the day,
thanks Peter & the boys, Ray & Lisa, Lyndal & Ross,
Simone & Andrew, and Jenni, Daniel & Chris,
I've been very spoilt.
Thanks to everyone for you thoughtful birthday greetings.
And thanks to about 20 kids for your perfect behaviour!

Jacqueline :)
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