Saturday, November 20, 2010
A Little Bit of Everything
Sunday today and beautiful weather but we decided to stay at home and catch up on jobs on the waiting list.First for Bob was to put a skylight in the kitchen over the work bench, it has been in 14 years since we put the kitchen in and who ever is cooking has to work in their shadow so today was the day Bob said "I see the light!" lol and he did a great job Bob thank you so much,more power saved.
First he had to cut a hole on the inside,then up on the roof and cut there as we have a tin roof,then back inside to fit the hole cover and plastic window.(as you can see these are his paint shorts lol,the paint on the shorts should have been on the ceiling!)
Then ta dahhh it is brighter than the actual lights,we are so thrilled but now you can see the painter(Bob the odd job man lol we can't even blame anyone else!) did a shocker of a job on the ceiling about 6 years ago,so now when we repaint after Christmas we will have to be more careful lol.
Next was for me to make young Master William a blanket for Pre School which he will go to for 1 year before starting big school.He needed a blankie for their afternoon rest time.
I had enough fleece left to make a little carry bag, this will hold Williams sheet, pillow and blanket when he goes to pre school,I will change the ties before I give it to him as they are too short making the opening not big enough really so I will get some cord when I go to town,he loves Buzz so I think he will be happy.The Buzz fabric was so expensive in the normal fabric section,I wandered over to the curtain section and it was half the price and twice the width, I have found this many times on different ocasions so I check it all out now.
Next was to finish some needlecases that I got the idea from on the blog,I love these and would love to keep them all but they were made with love and made to give someone pleasure.These are from the old doilies etc that had too many holes in some places to save,and some were made from napkins,I have several more to do but these are the first finished ones.I am not doing these to sell just for gifts so I do thank the land of blog for lovely ideas that we can all share,mine are not perfect but I am happy with the outcome,so thank you girls for all sharing your ideas.
These are so simple and when they are finished you can't help looking at them and admiring the embroidery the ladies did way back in time,so neat and tidy,they feel so lovely as there is nothing like aged linnen.
We also planted some lovely bits and pieces in the garden as Mums birthday approaches we are trying to get the garden looking lovely for her, it is coming together and looking nice and neat, all the turf has now taken and looks so lush.I have cooked myself crazy and have only the slices to go now, I have vegetarian and meat dishes done and frozen,100 sausage rolls,100 cabonosi swirls,cheesecakes and heaven knows what else,just slices to go.All my Christmas shopping is done and just to be wrapped as there is only me to do the party and I have to be organised as I work full time.Yes I am tired but it is a love job and they are always a pleasure.I have my newspaper article ready for our community paper,the Hampers for the Homeless are going wonderfully and I have so many beautiful blankets for the winter packed away ready for the homeless,this little town is so generous.We also always have a poor collection of toys and food and that is going fantastic,so many poor will get a wonderful hamper ,we do this every year at Christmas but the homeless ones will be going all year,after all they don't just get hungry at Christmas.Bob and I will be out selling raffle tickets in the next couple of weeks to try to keep our little community Info centre open.It is not just me and Bob alone,there are 2 others that share these jobs and we all work full time so it is hectic but O'h so worth it!
The way I see it is, we have food each day, we have a lovely comfy bed, we have a roof over our heads and hot running water and a flushing loo all at our fingertips. God made each day 24 hours, so if I can give about 1 hour a day for the good of my fellow man I think my Heavenly Father will be well pleased.Sometimes I drag my feet to do my little bit but I walk on air coming home,my grandmother never rested,her blood flows through my veins be it a curse or an honour, I prefer to think it an honour,this is of course how I got myself sick, I have taken things much more slowly now,I used to run everywhere but these days by 2pm I am bone tired but I will get better.My Nanna always said she would be lying down for long enough when she was placed in her box,she managed to stay upright till she was 85 and now is in the wonderous slumber,so I think I will just do as she did.
Have a lovely Sunday and Sunday evening with those you love and who love you,praise God for your health and for what he provides for you.Be kind to someone each and every day and try to remember to be kind to yourself,that is the hardest thing to do.
May His heavenly light shine upon your wonderful faces and may you feel blessed and special.