Sunday, December 13, 2009

All I want for christmas is.....

Forgot to add yesterday that whilst in Palmerston on a school trip, we came across hana koko so it was photo shoot time.
We then had to wait 5 very LONG minutes for Miss T to tell Hana Koko what she wanted for christmas. Just as well he wasn't going anywhere LOL she was very 'in' to telling him her list..


Hunting and fishing comp weekend.....

Anyway here are a few pics of the Houpapa Hunting Crew ;-) The pig getting a tummy rub next to lil miss T is our pet, affectionatey known this week as Oinks Houpapa.

An exciting weekend here as both the kids had a hunting competition in which they had to get a turkey, eel, hare, rabbit, possum and an eel for the Norsewood hunting competition. It was a busy weekend for their daddy taking them both out hunting until dark in the hope that they would catch the big one. All in all they did quite well and Mr T came home with a spot prize with miss T managing to ge 2nd in the possum and a whopping 1st for her 7.35kg turkey much to husbands delight.

Mummy of course clapped the loudest and was most impressed with my little hunters. Of course all the rabbits/hares that were shot are now in the deep freeze ready for cooking. They asked us to leave the eel there and the possum, however miss T wasn't having a bar of it and carried her possum across the paddock into the back of the truck LOL. And miss T with her prizes, daddy is OH so proud.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

the latest haul

well I have been a busy little bee this weekend at our craft weekend and have managed to finish the 2 wool swaps and my xmas decorations for a swap amongst friends. Have been relaxing today as the next 2 weeks I am going to be hard out at work and probably not get enough time to craft. I SERIOUSLY love the wool I dyed and am finding it really hard to part with it. Both DH and I have been busy as he has been working on his project. I am seriously impressed with it and have been for a blat in it with DH although I'm not allowed to drive yet LOL. Been an intersting couple of weeks for me with rabbit shooting and bonding with DH (thanks mum) as we were childless for a weekend and I had the greatest time with him. ANyway here is Dh with his project and our son Mr T his wee helper.

Monday, November 09, 2009

what a beautiful day

The sun is shining the birds are chirping and I have just received a photo of my wee munchkins. Unfortunately none of the other school photos were any good as there was too much squinting going on amongst the kids. We are in week 5 of the term and things are flying by. Not a lot of time for crafting these days, but I am sure I will find some time somewhere. :) Anyway I will come back and finish the post later as I have a report screaming my name that needs to be written before the board meeting this arvo. Here are the babes.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Here is what I have been up to

I have entered into the delightfull world of spinning so thought that I should share a picture of my new toy.

To add to this I have taken a wee picture of the latest spinning attempt. It is getting finer every time I have a go and I am no longer spinning tow ropes like I used to......

Since joining tnn I have discovered the wonderful world of swaps. In the recent swap I did I made up some tea coasters which I thought were rather retro chick. I liked them so much that I made 2 extra, one for my sewing cabinet and one for my coffee table. I love the quirky dots that are showing. I am deep in thought at the moment trying to think of a piece of artwork that I have to come up with in relation to a professional learning group I am in as part of my principalship. My recipient is a real artist and loves the flower 'bird of paradise' so I am rather nervous about my art skills - i can draw a mean stick man, but alas do not possess any talent in the area of painting :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hello world LOL I have joined the life of bloging

Well as my very first post I have uploaded a pic of my wee darling in her "Jo" pinafore. It is part of the March Sisters that my good friend Kelly from the blog and also found on Ravelry as Gurnard. She is a wonderful talented designer who has such nice and easy patterns to follow and is an absolute hunny in real life! Once I figure out how to link to the pattern I thoroughly recommend that you purchase them, from a beginer knitter they are amazing! Well it is Saturday evening and it is suddenly pouring with rain outside and my washing is, yes you guessed it, rinsing in the rain Argh! I thought I would also add the piccys of my little hunters after a afternoon goat hunting with daddy.