Birthday Party Preparations

We’re preparing for a 13th birthday party tomorrow. Cheesecake has been chosen and made as the birthday cake. Junk food has been bought. (And fruit for a fruit salad.)

We have a simple, but great book out from the library, “Fabulous Fashion Crafts” by Tracy Nelson Maurer. There’s a lovely belt in there, to be made from ribbons and beads. This will be a party activity, and the girls will have something to take home with them. I’ve cut all the ribbons to the right length, and here they are, all laid out. I hope they won’t all want to use the same colours. I’m sure we’ll come to some sort of an agreement.

I’m glad I did a trial threading of ribbon through beads, as the holes in the beads weren’t quite big enough. Mr Unyewshual came to the rescue with a drill. Problem solved!

Trellis Bag progressing

I’ve been continuing on for a couple of weeks now, and am making slow, but consistent progress. The simple knit and purl rows are so quick and easy, it’s hard to buckle down for the more complex row, which appears every fourth row. But the stitch pattern looks so lovely, especially in this gorgeous colour combination.

School holidays are still happening, so I’m having trouble remembering what day it is at the moment. We’re short one car just now, which is slightly annoying, as these things always happen at the most inconvenient moment. It is sort of nice to be stuck at home sometimes, though.

Grey Day

It’s been the wettest start to winter for Melbourne in 9 years. Hopefully this means we’re getting back to normal winters, instead of the terribly dry ones we’ve had for so long. The rain held off for our train trip into the city centre today, but had well and truly arrived by the time we came back.

Waiting for the train.
I took DD2 into town to meet up with some friends to go to a birthday party. Then DD1 and I browsed up, down, round and round, all through Myer, to hopefully use some gift cards she’s received. Too much choice, I’m afraid. At least we know now what a huge range of stuff is available there. We were amazed by the cosmetics counters stretching as far as the eye can see.
I’d forgotten what it was like.
As often happens, we saw a couple of people we know. When the city is so crowded, it’s astounding that you can randomly bump into people you know.
The Trellis Bag continues, but a longer piece of the same thing is not interesting enough to include here.
I’m pleased to report that my sore arm is no longer sore. Phew.