13 May 2007

Mother's Day

I would just like to wish all Mums a very happy Mother's Day, with lots of pampering and love from those close to them.

Today we went to Echuca (pronounced E-chew-ka) and met the in-laws for afternoon tea. We just had take-away coffee and some biscuits at a huge play ground so that the kids could play and run off some of the excess energy that they always seem to have an abundance of. It was a bit chilly temperature wise, but it was lovely being able to see the in-laws and Echuca is about half-way for both of us. We would have tried to meet my parents as well, but they are having a holiday and will be home tomorrow, so I rang and spoke to Mum this evening.

I have finished my rotation on Celtic Banner, managed to complete the band I was on, finish another little one, and start the next one. Next up is Daughters which is a Snippet by Lizzie Kate. I am planning on making a pillow and starting a smalls basket with it, that is if my family will leave it alone (the pillow that is) and not use it to throw at one another, which is what happens to cushions which I have at the moment. I should finish this easily this week and at some stage will think of another small design to replace it with.

At the moment I am supposed to be writing my 3000 word assignment for uni which is due in two weeks time, I have done about 800 words so far. The biggest hurdle for me is procrastination, blogs and bloglines on my computer and knowing what to write. My lecturer this semester has been very kind and set out a plan for each of the questions that we had a choice of answering. And she also said that it wasn't necessary for off-campus students to research topic to supply 'outside' references, just to use what was given to us in our readers. Yay for her.

Now that I have bored you all silly with my study I had better get back to it.

Again Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there, and happy stitching.


Dawn said...

Good luck with keeping the pillow from being a "throw" pillow! :)

Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Zohrah said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day. Glad that you all had a fun day. :-)

Ali B said...

Hi there Joanne, thanks so much for posting your comments on my Blog - like you, I am hard at work on research for my MSc Dissertation which is due in Sept. I have completed all the 'taught' modules (i.e. lectures + exams) and it just remains to complete my Research study into Knowledge Management in Organisations. I have similar challenges to you (procrastination is a major issue when I love doing my stitching and blogging!!) but I have had to get working with only 3 months to go. Look forward to catching up again soon - I love your blog by the way! Alison x

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Mother's Day to you too.

Can't wait to see the Lizzie Kate. I love them. They work up so quickly.

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch