Rainbows, Hand Quilting & Garlic = Mothers Day 2013

Mother’s Day Morning and I was awoken early by children bearing gifts. Who can resist an early morning gift? They’d both taken money to school earlier in the week to buy something at the Mother’s Day stall and then it came to the hard part – keeping gifts hidden and secret for 2 whole days.

A few times, my little miss started to tell me so I’d cover my ears and say “la la la la la la” which she thought was hilarious.

So here is my stash of lovely handmade cards and gifts.


Mothers Day 2013


They went to Bunnings (hardware store) last week, with Mr and bought the wooden box. They thought it might be nice for jewellery or for pins in my sewing room. There was a lot of sneaking into the garage to paint and honestly it’s the cutest little thing. Love the little painted rainbow. I’m guessing that was the girlie contribution.

It will definitely sit somewhere proudly in the new house, but for now it’s on my bedside table. Sam made that earring stand at school. It’s fluoro pink with sparkly rhinestones glued all over it. So sweet.

I spent the afternoon doing a little bit of hand quilting. My Spring mini quilt is coming along nicely and I’m hoping to have it finished by the end of the week. Once it’s finished, I’ll share it with you.


Hand Quilting Spring Mini Quilt


We decided not to go out to eat anywhere, instead, we’d stay at home and eat cheese. Literally.

As you may know, I’m a bit obsessed with watching cooking shows. I don’t often make what I see, but sometimes, things just look too good (and easy) so we give them a go. This little meal was inspired by “Simply Baking”.

So for Mothers Day dinner, we had oven roasted garlic and King Island Camembert.


Oven Roasted Garlic with Camembert


We sat and watched ‘The Block’ while using hot crusty bread to scoop up the gooey cheese and caramelized garlic. Pan fried chorizo on the side complimented the dish. YUM!

How did you spend your Mother’s Day?

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  1. what wonderful gifts the kiddies made for you,i think that is so cute,and that meal looks very yummy,have a good day Anorina.xx

  2. I got a jewellary Tree made at school too!! I love it. I think its one of the best school made present ever.

    1. Yay for the jewellery trees. I must put it to use or my little man will be disappointed.

  3. We did brunch at 10.30, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, fried tomato, pancakes. Steve and I spent from just after 2 at Penrith stadium watching rugby league PENRITH BEAT MELBOURNE YAY. Dinner at Panther leagues club at 9pm then home to bed.
    I received a painting from Charlotte (Josh and Jaclyn), Tupperware packet holder from Lily and Violet (Kate and Graeme). There was extra Tupperware from Kate. Chris is buying me Tula Pinks City sampler from book depository and well I'm not Steve's mother but I am getting a new Penrith jersey or material of him

    1. Wow Sue, you had a busy mother's day! Chris has great taste in books, though I suspect he doesn't fully understand it :)

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Mine was celebrated all weekend -- we drove to Quilrindi on Thursday evening, had a visit to see my new great-niece in the morning, lunch with my sister (the new grandmother) in Tamworth, then on to Bingara to stay with my mum (and that was all on Friday!) Then Saturday we went to Glen Innes where we met up with DD and the grandsons -- I got a long cuddle from the older one and a shorter cuddle from the younger so it was the best. mothers'. day. present. ever! Sunday we took mum out to lunch before making the long drive home to Sydney!

    1. Lynne, you had a big mothers day weekend! Sounds like you had lot's of fun catching up with your family x


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