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Around the block 2

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I've been so swamped with work lately...this working and mothering gig is hard work! I'm now slowing getting on top of things and that includes some blocks for my block swap. Picking a random envelope from the pile I have been working on Kate's blocks. Simple and fresh these blocks were fun to make. Hope you like them Kate.
10.5 inch finished
I had to unpick a bit and skimp a little on one seam to make it fit the 10.5" Hoping this is what Kate wanted...

8.5 inch unfinished
I wanted this one to be 10.5 too but The blue flower fabric just wouldn't allow for it unless I made the birds wider...and with Helen's gudiance decided to keep the birds the same and just trim the block! Thanks Helen!

Strawberry thief!

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I tried to get a photo of the few strawberries that were growing on my plants...but as soon as I lifted the leaves the Strawberry thief spotted them! So no photo...he did enjoy eating it though!
These are not the first berries on the bush but Aden got to them too! I have to take him away from the pot as he eats the white berries that are not ripe yet if you are not quick enough! I'm toying with the idea of planting a heap more bushes....anyone know when is the best time to plant strawberries??

I'm going to be an Aunty...again!

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This beautiful little boy will be a big brother by the end of August! Aden will have 2 new cousin this year! YEAH!!

Aden loved having Bailey visit this week and has not stopped talking about him since!
Bailey was soooo good for his first big sleepover. The boys will start Prep the same year so I am already planning school holiday sleepovers!

I think Nana liked having her boys together too!

Undie Dundies!

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Is this the end...??

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Most likely a little premature in saying that it is the end of nappies...but maybe the start of the end??

Aden has used the big toilet for the first time yesterday...not bad for 18.5 months! It is amazing what I find exciting now that I'm a Mummy!

Make that 2 days in a row! He went again this afternoon!!

Aden's Library....

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Toddle Waddleby Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt.
Toddle along and laugh aloud! There's a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to see the band at the end of the pier.

They wander happily along, following the leader, with a clip clop, hurry scurry, flip flop, toddle waddle, but where will they go and who else will they meet along the way?

The youngest child will love the jaunty rhymes and the bright, bold pictures in this simple, playful story.


The 'book bus' (ie Mobile Library) was outside Day Care when I picked Aden up on Friday. So we crossed the road and climbed the stairs...a great adventure for little legs!
Aden picked this book and a few others. It is a cute story that Aden is learning to 'read' himself. He points to the pictures and names things, says 'uack uack' for the ducks and 'ooff' for the dog. It is very cute to watch.

Quilt-y Words

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Helen bought this book and then got offered a free copy...so she sent them my name instead. Lucky Me!

Tonya of Lazy Gal Quilting has made 'wonky' easy. I've had a flick through the book and I'm already planning a project...after I finish one of my WIP's of course!

I think Lynne at the Patchery Menagerie posted it out super quick! Check out her blog for some quilt-y word inspiration.

Thanks Lynne and Helen!