Elizabeth and I went shopping today to one of the big malls nearby. We had some shopping to do to get ready for something special that is happening a month from now….
WE ARE GOING TO AUSTRALIA FOR 3 MONTHS!
There, did you all hear me shouting?! We are pretty excited. We haven’t been home for 2 years, and it will be lovely to see our family and friends again.
Also our eldest son has been accepted into a bridging course run by our local University. As many of you know, we homeschool – have done so for the past 12 years. One of the questions everyone has asked us (and our family has worried about!) is – how will they get into University? Well, the doors have opened and there is a way for DS to get in. We are very thankful that he has been accepted, and if he passes this six month course he automatically gets into the University.
DH is coming with us for three weeks, and then Elizabeth, Matt and I will stay for another two months to help Dan settle in.
We are looking forward to being able to do lots of things back home that we aren’t able to do – like drive ourselves to the shops! This morning we called a taxi and just us two girls did some “necessary” shopping…
We both bought a new bag and purse because ours were getting pretty tatty. Trying to find something without too much bling was a bit of a challenge, but we managed. This is mine:
Elizabeth wanted hers big enough to hold lots of things on the plane… and I think it will be just perfect
Now there are some other things we were thinking we need to make, like little purses and organizers for makeup, travel documents, etc. There are some tutorials out there that I have been wanting to try, so maybe now is the time. Good thing I have lots of scraps! Or maybe I need to co-ordinate them all with a nice fabric line… hmmm… what fun!
In the sewing room I have been working on a rag quilt to have as a sample in the Shoppe. Ameera thinks it is pretty comfy so far:
Yep, let me snuggle up a bit more….
And a leeeetle bit more so that you can only see my ear….
Good thing it needs a wash anyway before it gets hung up for dispaly…
It is weekend here. Tomorrow I shall sew ALL day… after I do the dishes… and the washing… and cook…. yes, I will SEW ALL DAY!!!!