Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Finish it up! Friday check in...

And what do you know - I'm late!!!

It's my first check-in for Meg's "finish it up" challenge and I'm checking in late. I got motivated last week and tidied the room before tackling any projects. Then I did tick a couple of items off the list including one pillow for a friend, my 3x6 bee blocks and dropping the baby quilt to the quilter but then the weekend happened - and what a weekend it was!

Thursday night, we got to go out for a real grown-ups evening. Our friend, an amazingly talented sculptor, opened a solo exhibition so we went along to check it out. Given we'd gone to the trouble of getting a babysitter and we met up with other friends there, we headed out for an impromptu meal with real conversation. There was no interruption of "Mummy", "Daddy", "I need to go to the toilet", just proper conversation and really, really good food.

On Friday, I had a wonderful day. I got to spend a whole day with my bestest ever friend, just us. We headed off to Sydney for the Craft and Quilt fair and took ourselves over to Calico and Ivy at Balmain. This shop is just stunning and has what must be the entire range of Liberty fabrics. I was in love but restrained myself somewhat and only came home with these:

Saturday found me in the kitchen baking for the cake stall at the school bushdance.
Plod and the smalls heel and toe-d their way across the hall and I managed to avoid exerting myself by selling cakes (and perhaps sampling a few of the offerings) while drinking hot chocolate. 

Sunday we all went to a birthday party for a very special little boy where all the smalls disappeared to the paddock. It was a divine afternoon spent eating too much with great company

Plod had a leave day Monday and we had lots of jobs we "had" to do. So, we ended up taking the girls to school and then sitting on the couch watching a movie together - the list can wait but snuggling on the couch for a movie on a cold day, well it was the perfect end to a perfect weekend!

What did you get up to?

1 comment:

Meg said...

Great job on your finishes!

We went to a cow plop this weekend where we got to wait for a cow to "plop" on our square and eat a steak dinner. ;0p