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Operation Christmas Child

These boxes need to be at their drop-off points by the end of this week. That means this will be my last Operation Christmas Child post.

This week I’ve added rubbers (erasers)

and story books

and whatever else I remembered.

Here they are:

Now I just need to pay the postage on-line and put the labels on.

Are you doing a box??? If you live in Chch I am happy to take your box to the drop off point at our church if you don’t know where your local one is if you get it to me by Weds I’ll do the rest. Just flick me an email you can find it on the bottom of the ‘about’ page.

As the angel put it, ‘Glad tidings of great joy for ALL people.’

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Operation Christmas Child Box Update

Oops I haven’t been keeping you up to date with my collections for the last 3 weeks so this week will contain a few items.

Pencils – I bought a 10 pack of these for $2 from and I am going to split them in half and tie a ribbon around them so they will work for each box.

Skipping rope from the local dollar shop cost $2

and easy and cheap a 4 pack of pencil sharpeners which will also be split up to suit 2 boxes

and 2 gorgeous little bears that have been sitting in the present box for ages

So are you filling a box? Doing one with a friend? What kind of giving traditions does your family have?

For more information about Operation Christmas Child go have a look around here.

Good Intentions Tuesday

Flip is still recovering – actually he is fine today but the doctor said to give him another day at home. I can’t complain though he and Bounce are playing some very intricate game which requires a lot of instructions from one to another. While they listen to Roald Dahl on audio book – The Giraffe the Pelly and Me at last tune in.

Good intentions…. slightly lacking but I have completely emptied the pantry and helped The Atlas re organise the house into my sewing room. Renovations at our place!! (not earthquake related either!)

I have kept up with my Operation Christmas Child boxes though – I picked up these 2 exercise books at the supermarket yesterday for all of 45c each. If you want to contribute to a box but don’t know you can do the whole thing consider asking a friend or seeing if your local – playcentre, preschool, music group, kindy…. would do a group box or 2. Every box changes a child’s experience of Christmas.

On another note our citrus squeezer is a plastic job without at bottom so you have to sort of perch it over a bowl – not conducive to making lemon cordial…… I decided I wanted an old-fashioned one and I was saying to my mama I must look out for one when I’m op-shopping and lo and behold she had on in the back of the cupboard!

The Atlas was said he was going to find me one for my birthday (he is so cute and he never knows what to get me!) he had stored it away quietly in his mind and didn’t tell me until I got this one. I love him.

Are you loving the colour of this juicer????

Speaking of colour opinions are open for painting of boys’ room, spare room, lounge and family rooms after the renovations are complete…. what shades are you loving for interiors?

Snow, Sewing and Good Intentions

I know, I know it’s supposed to be good intentions Tuesday.

The snow combined with the fact I have had The Atlas home for 2 days (hooray!) meant today I stepped into the abandoned projects hole. (This is a cubby hole in my sewing room) The projects are abandoned forever but they are a bit – boring. Not being a great finisher these little jobs often get popped away for another day.

So today I mended a patch in The Atlas’ house jeans (had this waiting for about 8 months I think),

 bound a baby feely mat

by hand so it looks nice!

Sewed a handle on a bag I made as a set of about 4 last year.

And fixed some ancient pillowcases that were The Atlas’ when he was a boy.

All this probably took me less than half an hour – it’s embarrassing really that I left them for so long. I also changed the thread on my overlocker which took just about as long – I finally managed.

And I started and finished a very frou-frou, fluffy project for a certain costume party coming up (another one!) so here is a tiny peek…. any guesses?

Yesterday I also completed the top for the quilt I started in the ‘stack and slash’ class I went to. Just a glimpse I’ll do the full reveal when I have actually finished it.

Also – Operation Christmas Child – are you joining in? This week bars of soap (x2 we are doing 2 boxes) and from last week when I neglected my good intentions again – coloured pencils. Both about $1-2 or less.

What good intentions have you completed this week? What do you want to achieve next week?