Ann finished her skirt in the last few hours of her stay. Didn't she do so well. I was anxious about her choice of fabric initially but managed to get a pattern that she liked and that suited the fabric. She was delighted and so she should be.its a year since she used the sewing machine and she learned lots more skills from using a pattern and all the jargon within that to gathering, lining and slip stitching.
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Needless to say we didn't spend too much time indoors today. Anna worked on the hem of her skirt whilst Will did some gardening and Poppy was at kidzone.
We went to Castle expire in the afternoon. It's been two years since we were there and a few changes.how ever the event advertised was made out to be much more than it was. Poppy enjoyed finding the birds from the posters and discussing them with the staff member.
Poppy below in the dig.
Back to Stone Age
And some climbing.however when you are two years older the wall doesn't seem as challenging.
Some interesting butterfly species and fun in the secret swamp
Anna did get a little muddy with the help of Will
After tea we took the dogs to Millisle beach and we were all shocked when Anna went in for a swim. Poppy met some friends from kidzone
All dogs needed showers when we got back.daisy ended up with two because after the first one she rolled in the mud and was worse than she had been from the beach.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last year Poppy did some long stitch embroidery. This year whilst making a zebra sock toy she has practiced sewing on buttons and back stitch. I think she is following in her big sisters footsteps.
Anna and I took time out for a Starbucks as we were ahead of schedule.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
It may have been a busy day for some but certainly restful for the dogs. apart from their after lunch walk they slept most of thedY.they must be exhausted after their hysteria of their first day together yesterday. Will was busy cutting lawns with J and no photographs so we only have their word for it!!
Having prepared her pattern and fabric pieces yesterday Anna was ready to sew.
I think we are ahead of schedule as she wasn't keen to take any breaks, very enthusiastic.
Two very contented trios ready for a busy week ahead.smudge is her usual self when othe dogs staying she will try for attention and if she doesn't get it she takes the huff by either sticking her nose in the air or walking off shaking a toy. Minnie knows Smudge is boss and accepts that but doesn't take too kindly of Daisy trying to take over. Daisy on the other hand is very happy to climb over Smudge for attention as she knows she will get away with it most of the time but she is wary of Minnie, as a result they slept in two separate sofas.
Minnie loves the attention and cuddles from the girls and Will likes to walk her. I think she is starting to see the benefits here.
First attempt at chalk painting and it's perfect.