My dear friend Lea has returned home after a month holidaying in Africa. She is my stitching buddy & it has felt like she has been gone for sooooo long...she rang me from near Cape Town after Dad died...I miss her cheery company & fabric advice! We caught up with some other stitching friends a few nights ago...lots of laughter, some stitching & some very good cake! Her stories were amazing... a more detailed photo night is yet to come!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
...her name is Chookyblue...when I am sluggish with my stitching she does not allow me to wallow...she tells me to get a wriggle on & GET STITCHING! So, to show I am listening, here are some sweet little baskets from Blackbird Designs...but in the 30's prints I received from the Nundle girls for my birthday.I think they look pretty cute! Thanks for the inspiration! To everyone who has sent me heartfelt words of support & inspiration- you are all amazing & I do appreciate it.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Each night I have been serenaded by a big noisy bunch...here is a partial group shot of my back deck...
they hang around the bug zapper! They are getting a bit friendly...trying to get in the kitchen window & one even came in the car with me to work! Not attractive!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Also I had lots of mail to open...fat quarters from the Nundle girls...they are all beautiful ladies & I really appreciate the care that went into choosing them! Now I just have to make something with them....hmmm!
Looking forward to seeing you girls very soon!
DD has made a delicious dessert to celebrate today...don't know how I got so old!
Friday, February 5, 2010
You've heard a similar story before...Mid December I "lost" my Tail Feathers BOM....first 3 blocks mostly embroidered & stitched together ...gone...nowhere to be found. My sewing bag was searched & searched again...the house was inspected over & over...friends who had been here searched their houses too! To help quieten the wailing even DD searched. Nowhere to be found!!!!
Until the other day, I got the urge to check the bag that project was in....and there it was sitting on top...neatly folded...am I going mad or do I have Borrowers? ( The kids have voted for mad!)
Monday, February 1, 2010
Life is getting back on track....I am sure there will always be wistful moments but life does keep moving forward. Just a little strange at times.....
Mum has headed back home but has left things behind, the spare room is now officially hers & she is welcome whenever she likes...nice to have her around. It was a treat to have her...lots of chat & good company.
I am back to normal with work, DH is back to his usual work routine, DD looks like she has gained her first professional job which will help to support her whilst she does Honours & DS heads off to university this coming weekend...whew...my head is spinning ( and it is not just because I went forehead first into an electric fence yesterday!!!Loooong story!). Any wonder why sewing has been pretty slow here of late!
I have been fiddling with this bag...Bella by Fig tree...French General...looks good!
I am catching up with blogs & emails...I would like to thank Joan of wishes,true & kind for honouring me with a blog award- it was a lovely surprise in the fog of the past few weeks- I will let you know more over the next few days! Thanks Joan- you made me smile!