Well, after almost two and a half weeks the kids go back to school tomorrow. We have had a good holiday; doing bits here and there.
I have managed to get my second little embroidered square done. I am very happy with the way these are going; they are pretty and are nice and quick. This one will get a couple of little pearl beads on it but I have decided to wait until they all are done and do the beads all at the same time.
Last week I took the boys to the Melbourne Museum. Unfortunately, that was the day my ears decided to have a major relapse so I was very dizzy and had awful blurred vision. So we were there for a couple of hours, I would have liked to have stayed longer. ( The good thing about my ears is that they are slowly getting better and the last few days have only seen me dizzy in the evenings after being busy through the day.)
What we did manage to see at the Museum were some great examples of some Year 12 students' work. Incredible what these kids are capable of. No photos though; it is not allowed in that section. I assume it is to stop the next group of students from copying.
We also saw some very big tapestries; here are two of them; I have no idea how long they would have taken to be made.
My eldest son through the holidays has been building a little footbridge to go out in the front garden. Since having our driveway concreted at the end of the year we have had drainage problems every time we have heavy rain so DH and son no 1 have been building some little waterways for the runoff through one of our gardens. This bridge is to go across this little runoff, where it crosses our path (well, the path that was dug out yeeeears ago and then left as it was, unfinished). It should look very good, and he seems pleased with it. Next job will be to finish the path I suppose.
Besides all that i have nearly finished the blue check table cloth. Sadly, I realised yesterday that one of my leaves needs unpicking as it is in the wrong spot. I knew something was wrong with it but it waited until it was done before revealing the problem! I was tempted to leave it as it but I dont want to look at it year after year and have it annoy me. So i will unpick it now while I am on a roll. I was hoping to have it done by today; for no real reason, i just thought the start of the school term would be a good deadline. It will wait. Wont take too long now.
The other thing I am waiting for is two craft books I ordered online. But with Friday, Monday and today all public holidays, it has taken longer than usual. I will have to exercise some patience (not my strongest virtue LOL!!!) and continue to wait.
I hope everyone has had a good holiday. I will enjoy the peace and quiet tomorrow when the kids are back at school and DH is back at work.