Once again this ANZAC Day I was unable to attend the dawn service, but it's a little much to expect a one year old to get up at 4am to stand in the cold, wet dawn. However, we had a great day. Aurelia, helped me make ANZAC biscuits, even though the chair, bench, floor and child were covered in oats, flour and sugar. We had great fun and she couldn't wait to eat her 'bickies'.
I would like to share the biscornu I made for the HoE recently. Yes, I know that it's very late, but I didn't get back into my sewing until just over a week ago. This is the first biscornu I have ever made, but I found it really fun and not too difficult to put together.
Design: Biscornu No. 7
Designer: Aurelle (Freebie found here)
Thread: DMC Colour Variations 4130 & gold seed beads in two different sizes
Fabric: 32ct linen - Antique Ivory
Sandra, I know you wanted to know how Aurelia is going. Well I am glad to say that after 4 months of persistence, Aurelia has moved out of our bed into her own bed and is sleeping through the whole night on most evenings. This is a blessed relief for everyone in our house. She is also saying a lot of words. She will only say one at a time, but she has quite a large vocabulary. She seems to come up with a new word almost every day. At the moment she is obsessed with rockets and the moon and the stars. We bought her a little rocket ship that has some astronauts, including a dog, moon buggy and martian. It's her favorite toy at the moment, she spends her time counting down the launch. Two, two, two.....
Here are a few photos of our day out at the Royal Easter Show. Aurelia had to pat, kiss and cuddle every sheep, goat, chicken etc in the pen. She was so excited, especially when the goats wiggled their tails.
This is a photo taken when we went walnut and chestnut picking. Aurelia became really good at deciding which were the right walnuts to pick up and which were the 'yucky' ones. She also tried to pick up the chestnut still in it's casing, which is really prickly. After that, she just walked along and pointed to the ones Mum and Dad had to pick off the ground for her. Each one had to pass through her hands before being thrown into the bucket. Someone had appointed herself the quality controller of the chestnuts.