In my pre Easter clean up efforts (my sewing room doubles as the guest bedroom) I finally got around to making the boys their dinosaur cushions. In an effort to also check how Mr 6yo would cope using my machine, I reduced my machine speed, lowered my office chair and got him to sit in front of me and "drive" the foot pedal, while I "steered" the fabric through with his help.
Needless to say he was chuffed with his efforts (red cushion) and I think will be keen to do some more sewing in the future. Mr 4yo just helped me to push (or pull) the fabric, while sitting on my lap. Lets just say that I was glad we were only sewing four sides of a cushion! He was equally happy though and offers to help now every time he steps foot in my sewing room...luckily he is still easily distracted with my extra long tape measure...loves counting the numbers!We had a lovely Easter, hosting my in laws, who drove over from Victoria. Before they arrived I planted winter veggies and annuals...which are just starting to bloom in the lovely autumn sunshine we have been having. I harvested a few pumpkins, but I still have some green ones, so wasn't game to harvest them all...butternuts, my favorite for roasting!
I won one of the Easter raffle baskets from DS1 Primary school, stocked full of chocolate....given I am lactose intolerant I have tried to restrict myself to the dark chocolate! My Easter egg display (felted eggs on Right) was my dismal effort at Easter decorating. I need to get my act together...I seem to have an oversupply of Christmas decorations but not Easter. Mr 4 made the purple card, so cute...using his fingers and palm print :)
Happy quilting, Sue SA.