I woke up on Monday the 10th August and before I knew it, I was waking up on Friday the 14th? Where on earth do the days go?
Monday was a celebration of our lovely daughter Leah's 20th Birthday, not only do the days go fast, but also the years!
I've scanned a few photographs of Leah's first year. The activity has brought back so many memories, both happy and sad.
I made her Christening Gown, and she looked like a little doll.
It was a lovely day, we had family and friends to celebrate with us, those are the happy memories...... the sad memories come from the fact that her father was dead from brain cancer before she started school.
I often wondered if I would have wanted to know our future, and now I know I would not! It's hard enough to negotiate life with no pre-warning, I'm not sure I would have survived if I knew what life had in store for us all.
Now back to the happy memories we continue to create every day, because to do otherwise would be a a waste of a life and I know Leah's father watches her every day and marvels at what a fantastic young woman she has grown into!
Happy Birthday our darling Leah!
The singing was horrendous!
My mother joined us for Leah's favourite meal of Lamb Chops. I had planned on making a cake but instead I made a trip to The Cheese Cake Shop.
Comments on the number of candles were answered with two candles + zero candles = 20, seems obvious to me?
This was part of her gift. She chose this fabric back in 2006 when I made a bag for her year 12 Form teacher as a parting gift, There were so many things going on in our lives at the end of 2006 it just didn't happen. Leah would occasionally remind me of 'our' bag plans, so this birthday I though it would make a clever surprise. I was right, she loved it!
I bought this pattern at the Brisbane Craft Show in October 2008. It grabbed my attention because of the gorgeous Suffolk Puffs or Yo-Yo's as some call them. It is quite small, but amazingly the circles needed to create the bag seemed huge! The accompanying needle case completes the set. All fabrics came from my stash, for that I am very proud!!
Another week bites the dust!