Friday, August 7, 2009

Saturday morning plans....

Or lack thereof to be precise.

Its a long weekend here in South Africa, with Monday being a no work day. I need to work tomorrow as we have a women's event on. But today is ripe with possibilities and only minor chores. The one downer about being a working mother is that Saturday's are crazy, involving shopping, going to the bank, the library and a zillion other things that need to be done. Today i only have minor things to do and I plan to be home and resting by 11am. The rest of the day is mine.

I am decidedly ok right now which is good. The weather here in South Africa is fantastic today, warm and sunny. There is something about blue african skies that cannot be beaten. I thought that i would share the following thrifted items that i got a couple of weeks ago. The first one is this beautiful hand stitched table cloth. My poor photo does not do it justice. It is really fine work, all done in blue on white linen. The second is a new apron, never used and also hand stitched. The table cloth cost me R15 and the apron R5 (About R8 to the $).

How could you bring yourself to sell such a thing? I cant even bring myself to wear it although i think that i would be stepford wife fabulous in it!

Anyway think of us today as we have thrown out Seth's dummies. It is D day and we are getting ready for a big drama of a day. He is now 2 and a half and they are affecting his speech so they need to go..... Heaven help us all! Gabriel just gave them up voluntarily, Seth has fought all efforts. I am a mother who hates to "force" children to give up things as mostly they seem to just do these things on their own. Gabriel gave up the bottle, the dummy, potty trained and self soothed himself to sleep with very little effort when he chose to. Seth sleeps so well, is doing well with the potty training. But his speech is affected by the dummy and so it must go. I am being sneaky and cutting holes in the front of the two that remain. I give them to him but he hates them because they dont "suck" properly. Another milestone......

Wishing you a good restful day....


  1. Really beautiful stitching indeed! Those are some real treasures you food.

  2. And a restful day to you as well!