Saturday, March 10, 2007

Another year we'll never have again.


People ask me why I go for the full birthday party every year. Well it is a fair amount of work and afterwards I feel exactly as worn out as I do right now but when I look at my little growing up-too-quickly-girl it all seems so worth it, the years are flying and great birthday memories seem the least I can do. And she loves a party-just like her mother. Her brother's only lament is that it wasn't his, but I don't think he could have improved on his day even if it was.



It was 32 degrees celcius here today so after the games, treasure hunt and birthday lunch the pool did most of the entertaining for the 24 children who were here. It pays for itself at times like these, I just wish I had the forethought to have my boy in the swimming season as well, we often feel the house is not big enough in mid-winter. Thought you may like to see the cake.


It had nice smartie flowers on all the sides and even tasted good. It's the first one that has been completely eaten by the time the last guest left. Here is the only thing that she wanted for her birthday, a stitchery of her animals with the splish splash fabric. It has pockets and I'm going to sew little pegs to it as she wants it for a spot next to her bed. It is back apart while I alter the stitchery slightly, the cat wasn't enough like Tabitha, so now I have a completely unmatching cat with it's arm around her leg and she is happy with that. (Sticker is to cover her name.)



The original picture was out of an old magazine I have somewhere. The sheep is a light pink, so he doesn't come up well in the photo but it is a standing joke because the Pet Shop borrowed one of the pets and dyed it for it's window display last year. He took months to fade when back in the paddock and even rated a news crew!



I managed to access the computer enough to get enough instructions to send in my blocks for the Siggy swap that Cynthia is mothering at Aussie quilter. These are my blocks when I was checking out the general idea of what the eventual quilt will look like. I just had to sit down and write on them all after this. I can't wait to get them back in the mail. 3 Cheers for Cynthia's organisation.

As I am now about had it, I'll say good night. I wonder if I have enough energy to sneak around and visit some of you for a cyberspace coffee!? Tracey

7 comments:

Patti said...

What a great cake Tracy! I'm with you - parties at that age are very important!

Fiona said...

I love that cake - did you make it or was it shop-bought? I really miss doing parties for my kids at home, I used to love going to town on them with activities and home made party bags etc. Your daughter will always remember them, I'm sure.

Angie said...

What a lovely cake!!! It's beautiful! And I love that stitchery little quilt you made for her. Just adorable. Your siggie blocks are great, too. :)

Anne said...

Hi, Tracey! It's great to see you back! That cake looked great! And the little stitcery soo cute, I'm sure your daughter will love it for years to come. And though they look good in the picture, I'm looking forward to seeing your siggie up close :-)

McIrish Annie said...

that cake is great~wish you were my mum!!

The Chicken Lady said...

Hey, there are the same fabs as in my chicken quilt. :) I really like what you did with your embroidery. Very cute. And, another very cute cake. :)

Tonya R said...

Wow, very impressive party and beautiful cake. I love the stitchery - so very personal and wonderful.