Jun 22, 2012

Our town is a Buzz

Today our town welcomes Buzz Aldrin, (yes i said Buzz Aldrin), the astronaut.

It is a little bit exciting to have the second man on the moon visit. He is here for the anniversary of the space mission in which Carnarvon helped  NASA put man on the moon. Carnarvon was pivotal in the communications side of things with our little satellite dish.

Buzz is here to talk to the kids of our town about his experiences and to open our Space and Technology museum. It is a great thrill.
And who said small things don't make a big deal, It is wonderful that my children will see and hear a pioneering legend talk about something that happened before they were born, but they have taken for granted just because it happened a long time ago. who knows were the Earth would be today had this monumental occasion never happened, would we still be trying to get to the moon? Would we now be looking at other galaxies? would we be sending unmanned rovers to other planets far far away?
And who knows today there may be another astronaut in the making, just waiting for their time among the stars.
Aim for the Universe and even if you fail, you'll land among the stars, and when has that been a bad thing. Ciao.

1st Holy Communion

A couple of weeks ago, we had a very special day in the castle. Feral #2 made her 1st Holy Communion.
She put in a lot of hard work for this day and i can attest to it as i had to help her in her home program.
All the children looked gorgeous and were so beautifully behaved in church i think all the parents can say we were very proud of them. My girl was so nervous she almost fainted before the mass ended and had to leave a little bit early, the colour of her face almost matched her dress.
and this was the beautiful cake made by a wonderful lady in our little town, she does a most wonderful job and the fact that it tasted magnificent was a bonus too, i was lucky to bring some home with me.
Now onto Feral #3 as she has her Confirmation in September, oh the things we do. Ciao.

Jun 14, 2012

D D D D D Dora, Ole'

Well I finally managed to take a picture of my Dora the Explorer quilt. So without any fanfare here she is.
She was made from a pre bought fabric panel and quilted, all she needs now is a good home.
Today i have been frantically cleaning my house for a course i am holding here over the weekend i am extremely excited and extremely buggered from the cleaning, so the weekend should be a good one. The king is taking the ferals camping out bush for the weekend so i will be able to spend some time alone and pamper myself too.
And as part of the cleaning process i have discovered some projects that have been put on the back burner that i am quite eager to take up again, so now that life is slowly turning into a normal pace i hope to have some crafting mojo back and start getting stuck into my sewing.
Thanks for bearing with me in the slow lane, but hopefully now i will be on cruise control and cruising along. Ciao for now.

Jun 1, 2012

Absentee Blogger

I have been extremely remiss of that in that i have not had any blog posts. I apologise. There is no excuse i have just been neglectful.

Our family holiday was a wonderful 2 weeks of wine, food and excursions. Staying in the bush and seeing all manner of wildlife and beautiful scenery was extremely hard to endure but we managed. I was going to take you all with me but i didn't realise that in many of the areas we stayed it was nigh on impossible to get Internet coverage.

Since we have been home our feet have not stopped running, what with speedway weekends consuming most of our time, the girls and Girl Guide fundraisers, working at the ferals school as a helper and working my part time job it hasn't really left much time for anything else. But at least i have not had time to get into trouble.(much).

I managed to finish the Dora the Explorer quilt panel and i must say it didn't take too long just 5 years. It was supposed to be made for my youngest feral and now that she is 7 she is not so into Dora anymore. So this could be a for sale quilt. I will attempt to take a photo of it before it goes in the sale box for the markets.
I have managed to cut out some pieces for another quilt so when i have finished another PIP that i found in a box the other day i will start making some new stuff.

The eldest feral is making her Confirmation this year and i dobbed myself in to the class teacher to help her make a Confirmation Quilt, so now i will be adding fabric art teacher to my repertoire and teaching students how to applique and embroider. Sometimes i just don't know how to say NO. But it will be another feather in my bow no doubt and either way good or bad i will be spending time with my daughter and learning a new skill myself, and that would be PATIENCE.

It may be another couple of weeks until my next post as feral #2 is making her First Holy Communion next weekend and i will be busy helping out at the church and in class, so until then.

Blessings to you all and live like there is no tomorrow.xx Ciao

The Ferals at the Alpaca Farm in Denmark W.A.