Why can't I focus on the jobs that really need doing, and just get to it?  I have a list as long as my arm of things to do, but can't seem to tick anything off.  It doesn't help when people don't call me back, and aren't available when I call them, my printer just won't communicate the way I want it to, and it's too wet and cold here for my washing to dry.  I have child-free time, and instead of achieving anything, I am finding myself reading blogs, which is not very productive at all.  Oh well, I had better get back to it. Focus Kim, Focus!

I really enjoyed this weekend.  At one stage I was sitting toasty on the couch, blanket across my knee with my crochet hook working, the heater next to me keeping me warm , watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice... oh Mr Darcy! What more could a girl want?  The girls and I had a walk and a play at the park.  Loving those Autumn leaves! And if I block out all the housework I had to catch up on, and a small row I had with Ro then really it has been perfect. Here's to remembering the fun times!

Made this little bag for a 5 yo friend who has just welcomed her baby sister into the world, and I don't want her to miss out on presents.

I recently took part in my first crafty blog swap, which was from Kate's blog.  The pincushion swap. It was fun to have a new project, but as soon as it approached the deadline, when it had to be in the post, I was frantically trying to make it look pretty, as I left it to the last minute, because my original plan didn't work out as I hoped.  So I dropped it in the post on the cut-off day, (when family was visiting for the day and I was distracted), and posted it without any nice note or anything, and felt self-conscious about the standard of it.   (In my haste I didn't get a picture to show you, so you will have to just imagine it.) 

So you can imagine my feeling of guilt when I received my pincusion and I was totally put to shame!  It arrived with some cute star pins, and a lovely note explaining her inspiration for the design of it.  A lot of thought went into it, and although I felt guilty, I was so delighted to receive it.  Check it out!  Thanks so much Linda!!

Note to self - don't leave things to the last minute!

We have been getting away a bit lately, and it has been fantastic!  Since we bought the Kombi we have had quite a few problems with her, but she just took us down to Nelson for a long weekend, and she did a very good job.  We all love climbing inside Dotty when it's raining outside, and I'm sure she loves it too. Here are some pics of stuff and things from the past few weeks.

My blanket is nearly done, just needs a scalloped edge I think
The view from our verandah on the recent Mallacoota trip
The beloved Pa with the grandkids in Mallacoota
Tia discovers jaffas
Laney and I see who can make the tallest poker chip towers
The sun set in front of us on the way to Nelson this weekend
The girls snuggled in their new PJ's in Dotty
The girls made new friends in Nelson, and had some races.  On your marks...
get set... GO!
Tia wasn't very competitive. Preferring to stroll
We drove home as the storm arrived

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