Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dynamics...

On Thursday morning I dropped my DD1 off at church and along with some of the other youth they boarded a mini bus, waved goodbye(no I'm gonna miss you Mum nonsense)and drove to Rotorua for a Youth Camp!  I always find it intriguing how with one member of the family missing how the dynamics of our family change.  Our home is noticeably quieter and there has been a lot less fussing at one another, but they are really missing her, I'm sure the boys wont admit to it once she's back home of course! As a last practical joke they packed a teddy bear inside her sleeping bag just in case she might miss them! Now I've said all that to get to this... I have finished another project(only just) for this month bringing it to a grand total of 2 projects Lol! But I can't prove it as DD1 has taken the camera with her all I can share is a photo I showed a couple of posts ago...


A table runner, I think it will be a present for someone!

We have had an interesting day, Poppy made a new friend today, another horse had found it's way to her paddock and Poppy was not impressed when it's owners came to collect her. I say her because I thought the owner had called her a wally, DH thought the owner called her Holly and DS1 thought the owner called her Molly! What a laugh! Maybe we all need I ears checked!

On Monday night I have been asked to help at Virtuous Women, it's a group that was started by a few of us a number of years ago to help each other and younger mothers, to learn to sew, knit, crochet etc to share what skills we have with others etc.  Over the years I have taught embroidery, helped with sewing and quilting, etc This time I have been asked to help with household hints, It kinda makes me feel old now, have I been a mother/wife that long that I'm am able to share from my wealth of information(not)I certainly don't feel up to the task, I am sure there are others that are more up to the task than me. I am going to try my best though, I have been asked to share my washing powder recipe, but I thought I would pose this question to my blog readers... 

"Do you have any hints or tips that really work for you?"  

I would really appreciate it if you could leave a comment or two. 


Thanks in anticipation... 

3 comments:

Lis said...

Hi there Michelle, a couple of tips for your Virtuous Women...I always use vinegar in water with a little washing up liquid to clean my windows, works well with no smearing and plenty of sparkle. And I use bicarbonate of soda when there's a smell...to clean the fridge, when there's been an accident on the carpet etc, just mix it with water and wipe over the offending place! Oh and a squigee thing is excellent for wiping down the shower doors - moves all the water easily and means you don't have to clean so often!

Rebecca said...

HUMMM have no tipes just ones like the lady above, although the frezzer is a great place to hide fabric from DH as one of our customers use to do. Hope this helps.
Hugs Bec

Stina said...

Love the fabrics you have chosen for the runner... and love the thread too.. :o)