Wednesday is the day we get our weekly box of organic fruit and veggies. We had a few bits of not-so-appealing fruit in the bottom of the fridge, so they were stewed for breakfast (with a bit of water, honey and cinnamon).
Phil's been away for two nights, and Aaron and Hannah are camping with cousins, so we've had a rather small family for a few days. Thankfully the little boys have been thoroughly enjoying each other's company.
There have been many hours of Lego play (oh, the joy of school holidays!).
And drawing at the dining table.
Oh, and pinning at the dining table – new jackets for Hannah and for myself for church.
And more drawing at/on the dining table.
My jacket got photo-completed. (Still some handstitching required on the inside).
I was going to say that there is not much happening on the art quilt front this week, but then I noticed that there are four potential quilt drawings hanging in various places in my living room (on the chalkboard and in the windows), all being contemplated and evaluated while I'm busy with my other tasks.
And then there was more drawing at the dining table. A perfect kind if school-holiday-day!
I hope yours was a good day too, whether or not it was a holiday…
The day always begins early with these two. Marcus starts his day on the kitchen benchtop while I empty the dishwasher. Both boys love an early morning milo, but they know they have to wait until the dishwasher is empty!
Today was a slow day here.
There was the usual before-school rendezvous at the Lego room.
There were hand-me-down boots gleefully discovered in the cupboard by little boys.
There was a lunchtime yoghurt treat, thoroughly enjoyed by all (the perk of having to duck into the supermarket between weekly grocery shops).
There was sewing. Of course. And helpers.
And there was feet-up-on-the-couch time for a tired, unwell mummy, while the little boys turned the living room upside down. At least they were happy while they did it.
I hope yours was a good day too!
I love student-free days. A Mini-holiday to keep us all going for the next couple of weeks. We had a good day at home altogether.
I hope you had a good day too. See you next week!
To be truthful, these are yesterday's photos, so technically, the post should be called 'yesterday in ten'.
The day began with some quilt photography. This quilt was too big for the design wall, so I had to rearrange the lounge to photograph it. (The best way to achieve even lighting over the quilt is to have no day light and no room lights, relying only on the photography lights. That's why I tackled this before the sun was up.)
The older children played outside. It was so cold!
Marcus and I watched them from inside.
Every school holidays should begin with a trip to the local library!
While the kids read their books, I made the most of the several hours of quiet to update my website. I added some new quilts, sorted the artwork chronologically, and reduced the file sizes of all the images so that hopefully the site loads a bit faster now!
Mondays are washing days. See the beautifully clear blue sky. Perfect for drying washing, but it is winter and I do hope we get some rain soon.
Marcus spent far too much time in my arms again this day. He told me stories, and when the stories became miserable stories we wandered outside to explore the garden.
Marcus was more interested in showing me how he can clap.
I found a few little treasures to take in and draw, though. It is good for the soul to spend time drawing, even if only for ten minutes!
I hope yours was a good day, too!