Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wednesday 20 December 2006
I have finally done it. I only had about 3 things that would still fit around my pregnant belly so I sat down on the weekend and made a skirt and a dress, and they are fit to show the world. The skirt is just a metre of a paisley fabric that I cut in half from the selvedge and sewed as one long piece then gathered a bit until it fit as a wrap around so that it can expand with me. I used a piece of red ribbon around the top.
The dress was another metre of fabric that I cut a single panel for the bust and then fitted it to my chest. The skirt was just the entire width of the fabric, flush around the back then with eight small tucks in the front to accommodate me & bub but not large tucks that would look ugly. I did a rolled hem on the bottom and it kind of lettuce'd it cause the material is cotton/elastine but it still looks o.k. Hopefully they both last until the end and I will get a few more things on the go this weekend. I didn't include my head in the photo cause I am really tired at the moment and it's not a good look for the www.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Monday 11 December 2006,

I have been tagged!!!

Five things you didn't know about me
1. My brother lives in Palm Beach USA and is a green keeper at a very posh Golf Club/Holiday Resort called "The Breakers" (look up the website to be blown away at the money some people must have to spend.
2. I have a fear of water and what I can't see underneath me. I love the water and was a real water baby/kid but in the last 10 years have developed an unreasonable fear of deep water and the "things" that I can't see. Maybe too many jaws movies.
3. My Husband only has 1 eye. In Feb 2005 he was helping his brother in the workshop and a tiny piece of steel flew up into his eye. DH is usually so safety conscious but was 5 feet away from his brother. We spent 2 terrible weeks up in Sydney with the most wonderful doctors and nurses who did everything they could but he ended up getting a prosthetic. It is amazing how some people don't even skip a beat, he shed a few tears but got straight back into the farm work and even played with his AFL team towards the end of the season. Funnily enough it brought us closer also. We had only been seeing each other since Sept 04 but we became so much closer and got engaged in April 05 and married in November 05. Strange how some things work out.
4. I was supposed to be called Sarah but my father is Jewish (not orthodox and I am catholic like mum) and in the Jewish community you cannot name a child after a relative who is still alive and at that time my great grandmother was stil with us.
5. Other than my Husband my mum and my brother are my best friends.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Monday 4 December 2006,
Farm life is continuing as usual. We have started feeding all the stock now which will empty the haysheds out pretty quickly. We also had the joy of a lightening strike on our back hill on Friday afternoon which started a grass fire. So the local boys all got suited up and came to our resuce, (well everyone in the district is a member of the fire brigade so it was just all the neighbours). It wasn't a huge fire and didn't even burn out a whole paddock but its the constant checking on it for the next 3 days that has been a pest. Because it is so hot and windy little parts kepts smouldering and smoking so poor Hubby spent most of his weekend up and down the hill checking for flare ups.

We got a new car on Friday which was pretty exciting. It is Hubby's first brand new car so you can imagine the excitment. We also found some excellent bargain baby stuff. We haven't really bought anything before now, I guess I didn't want to get too excited in case something went wrong but hopefully now that we are at 23 weeks it will keep going well. The only thing now is because we only go to town once every 2 or 3 months we have to get really organised in the next few visits.

I have been trying to sew myself some maternity clothes but inbetween work, housework and helping DH on the farm I don't seem to have any more time. I really have this need to sew because I have bought the most lovely cotton fabrics to make some nice summer clothes and I can't fit into anything that I have anymore because my belly is really starting to pop out now.

I will be sorting out the photo issue soon so everyone can see a little more about my life. I have been getting more excited about the baby lately. I was kind of in shock for so long even though we planned to start trying while we were on our honeymoon in June/July I never expected it to happen on the first try but oh well, I am used to the idea now and have been very lucky with not being sick much, I think the heat this summer may test me but overall I am looking forward to it. Hopefully I will get to America Mid 2007 to see my little brother so he can meet his 1st nephew and that will be just great, baby might even have a new auntie by then too so that will be even better.