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Showing posts from December, 2011

Simplicity at .99c!

Hi just a quick post to say  is having a Simplicity patterns sale for .99c with a maximum purchase of 10 patterns.  I have used them twice before and it is very quick service and they are very helpful. Even with the postage it will still be cheaper than 2 or 3 patterns at full price here in Australia! Good shopping!

What am I doing with all my free time?

So I have all this free time as my son is going to his Dad's for a week on, week off (for the first time in 4 years) for the 6 week Christmas/summer holidays!  I thought I would get more done but I am exhausted and I have just had Christmas at my place so full clean up and set up took it out of me!  I bought a Karcher water pressure hose and blasted the green off everything - after a year of rain everything went yukky and I couldn't have that for Christmas. So in this long post, after sorting out the photo business (see previous post) I can let you see what I have been doing.  Add to this making Stollen (German Christmas bread/sweet) (about 10)and cooking a ham (for the first time) and a turkey for Christmas in the Weber kettle (they both turned out great!)and I could hardly move yesterday so I just tidied up and mopped the floor and today I start other things.   This is a Simplicity pattern that I have made up - (2217 I think - one of the Amazing Fit patterns) but look

Reflections after Christmas... previously titled "..before Christmas"

Well, I think this is my last post for the year. Such a cliche but I really can't believe how fast this year has gone. My son (right) and his best friend at school Christmas concert. (Edit: as I couldn't work out my photos I left this as a draft and forgot about it... I have worked out my photo problem - small issue with wrong year on date that is now fixed! so please excuse my comments about "before".) Some reflections about my year: I have learnt so much... that is formal learning at university and also personal learning that we do every day.   My relationship with my ex partner has really improved and that has been a blessing for my son especially but for all involved.  I have learned that I don't need to hang on to some friendships that have had their time and I can (and am trying to be) true to myself. I have also learnt that, true to words of wisdom from one who had gone before, some people treat you like their project and when they