What a busy week we have had. On Tuesday we had a beautiful day at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Aurelia's playgroup organised a day at the park, so the children could see some of our native animals. Aurelia was able to pat a koala, kangaroo, wallaby and emu. She chased the wallaby around the place giving it kisses and cuddles as she went along. She wanted to get close to an Emu and feed it and when she bent over next to it, it pecked her on the ear. She thought it was really funny and now when you ask her what the Emu did to her ear, she makes the motion of a kiss. How cute!
Friday saw us visit a Wiggles concert, which Aurelia just loved. She stood on her chair dancing and motioning to the music. Although, by the last 15 minutes, she was more interested in the chair and the patterns on the carpet.
This week I also received my eBay parcel with all the charts I purchased. This is what was in it: Elizabeth's Designs Climbing Rose Cottage and Garden Samplers, Hilldside Samplings Earth Laughs Sampler and House Samplings and finally, Bightneedle's Eliza Jane's Needlekeep and Scissor Flat and Folk Alphabet Sampler. I also purchased a few more charts, but they are for exchanges and blogaversary gifts, so they must be kept secret.
This week I finally finished the Blue Ribbon Designs Christmas ornament I started last year. The stitching was basically finished, except the backstitch border and so I just completed the finish.
Design: A Christmas Wish of Health and Happiness (freebie found here)
Designer: Blue Ribbon Designs
Thread: Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen from Zweigart - Antique Ivory
Finish: Pillow Ornament
I was also able to make a really good start to the Bent Creek Red Thread design for my SAL. I am only five months behind, lol, but I have completed the square outlines for each of the five months plus June and have almost completed the snowman for January. Now I need to put this aside for a little while so that I can complete my squares for Fair and Square Round #7 and the square for the next round in the LHN RR. Oh, yes, that reminds me, I have also posted off the package for my Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club.