Saturday, September 01, 2007

We are home from sewing with the fish!

Well after 5 days on an island with no internet access and no fabric shops, we have returned to civilization! It was a nice break away, although cold and wet, and the famous island bakery was closed for the whole time due to refurbishment... which was most likely a good thing for our waist lines! :) We spent a lot of time at the park and Grace and Daz also went fishing a few afternoons and Grace caught her very first fish, two actually! Two whitings, we ate them for tea that night, well we did, she refused to eat one of her "friends" :) She has a hot pink fishing line, very girly, but really, what other colour is a little girl to have? Milly chucked a tanty when she realized Grace has a fishing rod and she didn't. Looks like her Poppy will be buying her one for her birthday in November.

I did take Mum's old Elna sewing machine over and managed to sew together a dozen 9 patch blocks. But space was limited in the back room, I had to share the table with fish in a bucket! Ewwww! So I managed some sewing. I must say I am looking foward to Monday when everyone goes off to work/kindy/daycare leaving me alone!

11 comments:

Cass said...

Helen, looks like you all had a good time and well done to Grace for catching a fish. We missed you in the sewing world too.

Lily said...

Welcome back! Sorry it was cold and wet buy hey a first fish and some sewing! Sounds like fun...but you need a break to recover!

The Humming Cat said...

"I must say I am looking foward to Monday when everyone goes off to work/kindy/daycare leaving me alone!"
lol, were all going to rock up at your place!

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

Oh, EWWW! Love your colors in you nine patch though

lolliegirl said...

Awww, well done Grace! Glad to hear you had a nice time Helen..

Andrea said...

Looks like fun Helen. Poor Grace seeing her friends being eaten :(

AJ said...

YEAH Helen is back!!! I'd much prefer the fabric to the fish...yuck!!

So you need some more pinks and purples then....i'll see what i can russle up!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time. Talk to you soon. Love MVxxx

ingrid said...

Fishing AND sewing! It sounds like the perfect family get-away.

Helen said...

Thanks Girls! :)

Nice to see you in here Miss MV! :) xx

Little Munchkins said...

Welcome back Helen! And well done Grace on cathing the fish.