And if you don't remember to click the Baby Gate firmly closed someone, or ones, will sneak in and pull the rubbish out of the rubbish bin as far as they can reach. There will have to be a lot of checking from now on.
It's been a busy few weeks, socially and sewingly. MrsDrWho's birthday has been and almost gone. We had a special actual birthday dinner which was no end of fun. At this restaurant you order the meat you want and out it comes on a volcanically hot slab of rock and you cook it yourself. It amused us all for quite a long time. If you like your meat well done as I do, you can eat the salad and chips as you wait for the meat to cook through. If you like your meat rare, then you cook and eat it first. I had lamb, MrsDrWho had an eye fillet and others had surf'n'turf or mixed grill. For dessert there is an icy cold block of stone with delicious ice-cream, brandy snaps and truffles. I had a spoonful of ice-cream and it was lovely.
I finished the Doctor Who quiet book I had been making just in time for her birthday outing on Saturday evening. I also bought a Doctor Who finger puppet fat quarter from Spoonflower. It arrived so quickly and the postage was only $2. Well done Spoonflower!! As opposed to Fishpond. The book I ordered from them is going to be late, which is fine, but when I wrote and email to say that I was disappointed, they just sent me the same email as a reply and didn't even bother to make a personal comment. That would have made the waiting less painful. Fishpond, you just had to empathise with a few words and I would have felt listened to.
Well, here's the quiet book. Doctors can hide in The TARDIS or in K9.
I used self adhesive felt for the cover, but it was too hard to cut for the other TARDISes. It's flying through twinkly black felt Space.
K9's mid section opens up to reveal sparkly metallic innards and ten Doctors, as the First Doctor is in the TARDIS.
The accessories stick to the velcro on the Dalek. Somewhere there's a pearl necklace and a top hat.....
The Adipose are fat. Peri's lump is an adipose. Each Adipose will only press stud onto the correct number, unless you are MrsDrwho and you make the Adipose all contorted so they stick on.
The Cyberman is all going to pieces, and needs to be re-assembled in the correct order. There's a piece of arm still in the felt pocket.
The TARDIS flies around the Universe and then parks in the pocket at the top left.
Sadly, Ms Weeping Angel is pictured without her toothbrush and her hands. I took the photo too soon. She is very scary though. Don't look away.
An Ood. The original pattern had coloured strands of wool, but I think the slightly gathered felt fronds look more like the real Ood. The globe is stored in the pocket and can be set to say Hello or Goodbye. It says Goodbye because this is the end of the book.
And finally The Doctors, 1 through 11. The end!!!
Peri and Gilly enjoyed the last -3*C morning. They gambolled about in the icy grasses. The sun shone.
The puddles were thick with ice and Peri ran through them, splattering mud on her face and feet.
Lorelai Gilmore managed to stay relatively clean and tidy.
They are both so cute and I love their beautiful eyes, which are fixed on me mainly because I have treats in my pocket!!
Since it has been -3*C overnight we turned on the heater in the bedroom. You don't want to be able to see your breath in the air really. Now Peri goes to bed promptly after tea, lies on the very edge of the end of the bed and is as warm as toast. We've had a few days in bed recovering from being social. We went for late walks and early naps, but this morning it was up early and a late nap!! I've sewn an origami shopping bag.
There's a pair of jeans and a carton of eggs in the bag!! I cut out one for me too, but then it was time for tea and so it will have to wait till tomorrow. If you'd like the bag, leave a comment and next Tuesday we'll grapple with the Random Number Generator again, and then just draw a winner out of a hat!!
It is hard work being mentally well again. I see the lovely psychologist once a month and made an appointment with my GP last week to check my Mental Health Plan. The Federal Government pays for some visits, not sure how many, and my GP needs to fill in a form half way through. I am cautiously optimistic, being confident and not cocky and responsible for my choices. It's all about choices really and I am working on making good choices. I try to put myself in others' shoes and imagine what they would do. At the start of the year I dreaded going along, but now I look forward to attending and leave feeling happy and OK.
I am hoping to do some knitting now, as I could do with my new cardigan. I also need a posh-ish going out frock. AuntieDutch looked fabulous when I picked her up on Saturday: long cream and coffee sunray pleated chiffon skirt, bronze dull sequinned sleeves on a jacket and a matching handbag. I wore a Summer dress and cardi. Not really terribly grown up, not wrong because it wasn't formal, but I could have done with being a little more dressed up. Well, I have decided I need a posh-ish frock. I think I'll use this pattern:
Either View B or C with a scoopier neck. I saw some gorgeous green brocade on Carolyn's blog and I think this pattern would lend itself to a stiffer fabric like brocade. Can a posh frock have pockets???
Oh, it's so late, we must go to bed because I have sausage rolls to cook and brandy snaps to fill in the morning. The Great Australian Bake Off is coming to TV on Tuesday July 9th. I hope it will focus on the baking and not on people's stories. I want to see baking!! Maybe visions of sugar plums will dance in my head as I sleep tonight.