Wednesday, 21 December 2011

This Month....



 This month has been all go around here. Earthworks to tidy the place up and also for the pool. Although the pool has been a bit slow going due to the enormous amount of rain we have been having.


We went to a family reunion at my Aunty Judiths place. It was great to see all my Uncles & Aunties. Some of my cousins were there too. We promised to stay in contact from now on....


Uncle Brian in his train shed 


Oscar in Uncle Brians train shed. I used to come to the train shed when I was just a child. It is so much fun driving the model trains through the tiny towns....


 Archer playing trains too....


Time with our oldest friends. All the kids get on so great. We hadn't seen them for so long. Catching up is always full of laughing and doing crazy stuff. The "Dads" rigged up the dodgiest flying fox/zip line and sent the kids flying down it. Just call me when someone needs a ride to the hospital.... They had a ball...






My middle boy Oscar has just finished year 6 and is heading off to High School next year. When did THAT happen!!!!
Just before they finished up the Year 6 boys entered the Hunter / Newcastle Engineering Challenge. They had to design a mini catapult at school. On the day of the challenge they had to demonstrate the distance and accuracy of their mini catapult. In the overall point score the Mulbring Mangoes WON!!! We couldn't believe it. Out of 49 entries our little school with only 6 Year 6 boys won the day....



To celebrate the end of Year 6 their teacher organised to play laser tag. What a fantastic time they had. Look how grown up they all are.....

The only thing left was Presentation Day at school.
Oscar was presented with DUX of the school. That is the award of all awards. Boy are we very proud parents!!!!!
Congratulations Oscar!!




Amongst all the socialising I have also had to get the last of this years customer quilts out the door before xmas.
This is quite a big quilt. It was made by Lee for her son's 50th birthday. I custom quilted it. In the setting triangles I free- motioned a swag of gum leaves and the rest of the blocks were stippled. each border had a different continuous pattern in it.
Lee really loved it.... 










 This cute little guy is the last thing I need to finish before Xmas. It is for my nephew Remi. He absolutely love pirates. I am making it into a cushion for his room...



Now you can see why I've been slack with my blog. This time of year is just nuts. It's fun catching up with everyone and watching my kids achieve well at school. The Xmas break will be nice to relax for  a few days with the family....

Happy Quilting

Leanne xo


5 comments:

suemac said...

Cute pirate. I am sure he will love it.

jfoster8 said...

Love the swag of leaves on the custom quilt.
Merry chrismas!

Patchwork and Play said...

The Pirate is SO cute! Congratulations on the achievements of you wonderful boys! The custom quilting looks beautiful! You should be very proud- sit back and enjoy it!

Susan said...

It might be really busy, but it sounds like a lot of fun too. Congratulations to Oscar, what a great achievement. Have a wonderful Christmas.

☞ Monique said...

Oh, Remi loves his Pirate cushion. Thank you Aunty Elanne. Xxxxoooo