When my kids were little I went all out on their birthday parties. Lots of kids, food, decorations and costumes. Recently at dinner Noah reported to me that he didn't remember the parties. As my mind recalled the themed hand made paper mache pinyattas and 20 hand made morraccas, the party bags, theme cakes, house decorations and the rest I nearly cried that all that effort was lost to those so young. All that time and loving effort and no memory? So we got out the photo album and had a look before starting to plan our next big event (which is tonight!)...his 21st birthday.
Here is the action man flying into life so many years ago. And today is a big birthday party as it celebrates a young mand coming of age. I am proud of Noah for so many things but mostly because he is the gentle soul in our house of raving maniacs.
I suggested to Oscar (aka Chett Faker!) that he should let me photograph him now so that in 20 years when he looks, um, different he could remember this time of his life and this is the face I get! I'd put one up of Sam but...alas, I can't find him to catch him with a camera as he has fallen into a routine of art school gallery hopping and dj mix parties.
It is at these times in our lives when we stop to reflect. Over the past few days since his actual birthday I have found myself staring into space remembering his birth. Milestone birthdays freeze time and remind us of how much we have done in our life. It is also reminding me of how much I have to do today! I have already cooked the biggest ham I have ever seen, 10 kilos (20 pounds) of mince for burritos, nachos and enchilladas, two bags of tomatos for salsa and 100 cupcakes...all the while envisaging them as crumbs and splatters all over the floor tomorrow!
But before tomorrow all this stuff will turn into a zebra, cow, wild cat, a Noah, an ark and the rest!!! It's gonna get loud and the floor will thumb until late but that is how memories are made...I HOPE!
Just to keep the quilty news coming, last week Roz brought in her Spin kit finished to be a throw size and isn't it a beauty!! This quilt uses the Vortex template to make the spinning blocks which is one of our favourites.
I would also like to thank everyone that has purchased my Wandering Mind fabric. It is very rewarding and encouraging to hear your comments and I appreciate your support. Here are a few things that you might like to try doing with it...A Wandering Mind patterns and kits are now up on the website.
Or an easy pattern we're calling Chance Wandering which uses
a 45 degree Kaleidoscope (or 45 degree on point) ruler sewn in rows...or maybe you have another idea you'd like to show me? I got this one the other day and love the way it uses the fabric in long strips...
And now, off to the party plans as the animals appear to be gathering in the kitchen with a bit of eagerness in their voices. Happy Easter to all of you and enjoy the long weekend!!! k