Saturday, September 17, 2011

A finish and hypnotic progress

Fa-La-La is finished.
I finished this early September.

Fa-La-La by LHN
30ct cappucino linen with recommended DMC threads
 Hypnotic progress.
Page 3 is nearly finished, another 6 pages to do after this one.

Hypnotic by KustomKrafts

School Holidays
Kids have started their school holidays today. They have 2 weeks off then back for the last term.  I can't believe 3/4 of the year has gone.   I think DS has done well again, but we haven't got all his results for this term yet.  He got all A's last semester and is academically gifted in maths/science.  He finds exams easy but has to work on his assignments.  He was up until 2am doing his IT assignment the morning it was due and got an A+.  I keep telling myself there are lots worse things than having a 14yo son who is disappointed with B's.  Not so easy when he is stressing over assignments in the early hours of the morning.

A Close Call
I saw a car accident on Thursday morning as I was leaving DS's school.  I was first at the traffic lights to cross a main road and when they turned green I went. Past the intersection a car was waiting to merge onto my road and stopped to give way to me. A tradies ute came flying around the corner and plowed into the back of the stopped car.  I could see it was going to happen and slowed down otherwise I could have been hit as well.  I think the ute driver saw me and was trying to accelerate in front of me.  No one was hurt but it was still a scare.  Tradies in utes seem to make their own rules here and you can see why I give them lots of room on the roads.

DH has been away this week and was due back tomorrow morning.  Unfortunately his plane was delayed leaving Vancouver and he was going to miss his connecting flight to Brisbane.  He has to wait another 24 hours for a seat on the next plane from LA and now won't be home until Monday morning. 

The Vegie Patch
The snow peas are flowering and this was taken before I started picking lettuce.

Summer is on the way.  Mornings are still chilly, but it is 28C today and is beautiful.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.


mdgtjulie said...

Ahhhh, spring. Spring is one of my fave seasons. (Fall is my favorite (American style football) but Spring is second.) Grats on the finish, and on your Hypnotic progress. He really is gonna be gorgeous!!! I love the look in his eyes. Glad your son is doing so well in school too. It's funny, you talking about hols when our kids just went back to school. They won't have hols till (maybe) Thanksgiving at the earliest. That's in November.

Kelly said...

Fa La La is lovely and Hypnotic looks really good!

Nancy M said...

Love Hypnotic and you are really coming along with it! I really need to do some of my LHN ornies, I always say that when I see one done! How scary to witness and almost be in the accident.Really gets the adrenaline going, doesn't it??? Can't imagine having to travel from Australia all the time. The hours he must put on airplanes is probably mind boggling!

Shelley said...

Your stitching looks awesome!! Hypnotic is really coming along great :)

Good luck to DS with his academics. I would be a worried mother...

MaryT said...

Really beautiful stitching. So glad you avoided having an accident.

Mary Louise in IN

Katrien said...

Congrats on your finish.
Hypnotic is going to be gorgeous.

Carissa said...

Your ornie looks great and I can see why the other piece is called "Hypnotic", it's beautiful! Glad you weren't involved in the accident and sorry your hubby had to be delayed.

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

I love fa la la, its so cute. I so glad you weren't involved in the accident, tradies seem to have the same ideas here in the UK that they can make their own rules on the road. I hope no one was injured.

Carolyn NC said...

Glad you're ok - lovely progress on Hypnotic and your finish looks great!

Meari said...

Your garden looks gorgeous. Hypnotic looks great, and congrats on your finish.

Elaine said...

Cute finish and Hypnotic looks stunning!
Glad to hear you weren;t involved in the accident.