Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My 13 year old shames my stitching

13 yo: Mum
Me: yes gorgeous
13 yo:  I have to do textiles.  You know like you do, sewing, knitting etc - it is going to be sooo boring.
Me: (biting my tongue) oh okay.  You might be surprised?
13 yo: ha ha I DON'T think so Mum!

a week later...
13yo: Mum
Me: Yes
13yo: Look what I did in textiles - we did a back stitch and sewed on a button till it was secure.  We just had to do two boxes.
Me: (having a look at it and gasping) OH my gosh that is SO GOOD!
13yo: (grinning)
Me:  your stitch lengths are perfect!  I find that really hard to do (no I really REALLY do).
13yo: (pft) that is really easy mum. It was really good and this week we are doing applique on a bag and stitching it down next week.  
One - He has learned some crafty technical words and two - he said 'it was really good'. 

I could not be prouder that he is putting my stitching to shame.

Oh and I want to meet this teacher.  She must rock.  Maybe she can convert my 13 year old?  How cool would that be?

Please sponsor me!  I am really need to raise my funds!  Every little bit counts. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

JUMP out of a plane?

There is a new cause which I think needs our support.

"Support for Mums is a not-for-profit organisation that will assist mums and their families through circumstantial crisis.  Circumstantial crisis may include high risk/difficult pregnancy, an unwell baby or child, unwell immediate family member.  Perinatal depression or any crisis that inhibits a family carry out day-to-day tasks."

To do my bit to help this charity I am needing to raise money to jump out of a plane.

Yup tandem skydive.

You want to see me do it huh!

PLEASE can you click on this link (or the button on the side bar) and add a few dollars so I hit the target to jump!

I promise I will share the whole event here!

Thanks to Segway Tasmania who is sponsoring my flight to Victoria to jump.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Reporting in...

I have some goals for October.  I want to get some projects moving...

Goal 1.  To scrap at least five layouts a week for October.  This means I will get through a big chunk of memories to record.

Goal 2.  To finish this stocking cross stitch so it will be complete for my middle son this Christmas.  Oh la la I just LOVE the threads.

That is it.  What are your goals for October?

P.S.  Goals dont actually mean you will achieve (!!) rather you attempt at great lengths to achieve to feel some sort of progress and sense of satisfaction.