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Catch-up

I now have my Asus T100, with windows 8. A big change from Vista, and it totally bamboozled me for the first 2 days. I bought it on Saturday, and it was only in the evening I got to plug it in and fire it up.

First thing is that it needed to charge for 8 hours, so I couldn’t unplug it, so I was sitting on a step-stool in the corner. I had also purchased an anti-virus so I had to install it. I opened the packet and read the directions. they were to put in the CD, and follow the prompts. The Asus doesn’t have a CD drive, only a USB port. It only took an hour to get around that issue, but finally it was installed.

Vista had the typical start menu, and I could find where things were. With windows 8, It’s like I am fumbling in the dark. I might have to see if there is a short course to get the most out of it. The amusing thing is that I chose the windows based tablet over Apple or Android to avoid apps. There is no avoiding them now.

I also purchased a sewing pattern to make Squeak’s pyjamas, and 4 more pairs of flannel pyjamas, which was quite amusing, but now the pressure is off for now with the pyjamas, but the pattern is good for thinner cotton fabric, so this pattern will male all her pyjama needs for a few years. Instead of the traditional button-up style, the top is more of a peasant style, and there is a cute ruffle at the bottoms of the sleeves and legs. I am planning to buy some cute material to make her Christmas pyjamas, as we tend to have a relaxed Christmas morning, and I want to start a nice tradition.

On Sunday we went to Cranksters Cruise, in Nagambie. A few hundred hot-rods and older cars gather in a park in Nagambie, to look at each others cars and listen to a band. an entry fee and some raffles and auctions raise money for charities. It was a brilliant day out, and Squeak loved all the beautiful cars, she loves cars! She was rapt to take Blum, DaddyMopar’s Valiant out for a cruise for the day. I will hopefully write more about the day later on.

When I bought the pyjamas I also bought a new wool sewing needle. It’s just a cheapy, but when I went to sew up the self-striping pullover, I couldn’t find my beautiful bent-end needles. I loved them. They will be around somewhere, but I have a backlog of projects to sew up, so I must get sewing. I have sewn up 3 out of 4 raglan sleeve seams, then I can knit up the neckband, then finish off with the sleeve and side seams.

I want to finish sewing up the persille jumper, then the feathers blanket, then i will start my next hand knitting project. Even with a knitting machine I want to have a hand-knit on the go, as the knitting machine is a big learning curve, and I still have problems just making plain fabric, let alone any patterned fabric. I enjoy my hand-knitting, especially working with 8-ply (DK) yarn, as it is quick, and produces a nice, warm fabric.

do you have special clothing traditions for christmas and easter?

Lots of love,

MummyMopar

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Happy Father’s Day DaddyMopar!!

Sunday is DaddyMopar’s second father’s day. Last year was a quiet celebration, as Squeak was 4 months old. Fast forward a year, and Squeak is such a character, and she loves her daddy so much!

We are lucky to have such a wonderful man in our lives. Aren’t dads wonderful? Squeak is cuddled up on DaddyMopar’s lap, watching tv, as Squeak is winding down for the night.

We are lucky, both DaddyMopar and I are close to our dads, and they are wonderful Poppa and Granddad to Squeak. She reaches for them when she sees them and loves hugs. We are a very lucky family.

Last year we used red paint to take Squeak’s footprints, and today we tried, but with Squeak being 16 months old it was not as easy as last year. The good news is that baby wipes will clean red paint off most things, the couch, a smudge on a knitted blanket, but not the ‘disco duck’ that makes music and dances. Luckily the paint came out of Squeak’s hair as well. We did get the beautiful footprints, and some fingerpaintings to frame. Next year the father’s day footprints & fingerpainting will be done outside, where I can clean up easier!!

Squeak loves her Daddy, and her Poppa (DaddyMopar’s Dad, and her Granddad (My Dad). We are lucky to have such wonderful men in our lives, that care about us the way they do!!

Happy Father’s Day DaddyMopar!!

Lots of love, MummyMopar x x x