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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brooklynn came to visit today….

It was like being a mother all over again…..she is teething and has a blocked up yet runny nose….so she wasn't a happy camper.
So for the duration of her stay I had to carry her around and try to shove in a bit of food followed by some milk, between sobs!…..and they were coming from me!!!
When her mother returned she perked up and happily played with Jordan while Leah and I enjoyed a hot cuppa… calm our my frazzled nerves!!!
I had planned on a nice nanny nap this afternoon but I guess there is no rest for the wicked!
Two weeks holidays begin Friday arvo, and while I promise I’m not counting the day, I may be counting the minutes….. We have no firm plans, we’ve discussed going away, even for a few days, but as yet no decision has been made, I would be just as happy to potter around at home, catching up on all the things that I have let slide over the last 10 weeks…. beginning with the dust!  May require a chisel if it gets any thicker!
My recent  internet shopping bootie has by now all arrived and I have a few more items to show, these are the very reasons I’d be happy at home for the two glorious weeks I am off work!
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I may just knit a sock, or perhaps begin a new embroidery project, then again these fabrics and buttons from The Fat Quarter Shop may find their way into a new project perhaps.
Then again I have already begun a new project….I have actually unfurled a jelly roll…..and begun to stitch, cut and re stitch….it’s only taken several years to be able to do it!
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The pattern is from The Moda Bake Shop and is called Eli’s Wheels. I have been working a little on it each day and expect to have the required blocks completed before I even break a sweat.
On Saturday just past I met my friend Sharon for breakfast, then we joined another group of stitchers for our monthly GTG at The Quilters Store at Salisbury.  I almost got out of there unscathed, until I spied this darling wine carrier/lunch bag by Atkinson Designs.  I said I was going home to make it up that night, but I waited until the light of day to begin.
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The vinyl coated fabric came from my trip to Melbourne earlier in the year, and the red zip was from a bulk zip purchase some time or other.  So I consider this a stash project…..if not for the pattern!  I think it will make a fabulous makeup/toiletries bag too.
That’s about it from me tonight, just about time for bed…..I’m worn out…..I remember now why motherhood is for the young!!
Thanks for visiting,
Julie xxx

1 comment:

Sue said...

Lovely to see your are back to your 'ole self and happily stitching. Just watch that darling baby's runny nose - very catchy to Gma's who love to cuddle!!
Can't believe how quickly you make things.
Love ALL the projects and I wish it was me having breakkie before the GTG.