OH my goodness it’s been a long time between posts….I feel like a lifetime of things have happened since my last post, so where to begin…..maybe I’ll start at today and work backwards.
Today the 7 July is our 17th Wedding anniversary. Greg and I had a coffee date to celebrate.
Life has been so busy since I started full time work, I think I have almost got a handle on it, and my supervisors seem to be pleased with my efforts.
The challenge is to get my stuff together at home. Cleaning has taken a back seat, and that is really difficult for me to get my head around. I just have to keep reminding myself that I can’t do everything!
Especially as I still want to have an active social life and manage a few hours in my sewing room. I’m sure I will get used to allocating a little time to the most important things so I can keep a healthy balance.
I’ve been doing a bit of knitting and some reading on the train each day and it is a real treat to just relax knowing there is absolutely nothing else I can be doing, and it’s not the drama I was expecting it to be.
Recently I went to a Quilting retreat at Mt Alford Lodge, it was a spectacular weekend and I was quite productive and managed to get a few projects completed.
The weekend before I did some cutting of fabric to get a head start but this little lunch bag just wouldn’t wait…..
I cut fabric for a cot quilt for a friends grandson.
Today it is all finished and ready for gifting!
I had to replace my every day bag, I managed to wear it out! This one is using a heavier fabric from the furnishing section at Spotlight.
Oh yes another bag, this one was a panel, the instructions in Japanese?? Thank goodness I have made a bag or two, and I was able to work it out! This one is perfect to carry a magazine to read at work.
This clear vinyl pocket was perfect for my rotary cutter, except the blade slid out just a tiny bit and cut through the plastic! I’ve since changed it to another cutter that locks closed, problem solved!
Wanting to do a little card making at Retreat I decided to get ahead of the game and make birthday cards for Brooklynn and Quinn for later this year. There are three more of the hand bag card, I liked them so much.
I had a splendid weekend with these wonderful women and I am counting the weeks until 2014 and we can do it all again!
I think that is more than enough blog up dating for now, although I probably can’t sign off without a photo or 3 of my delightful grandchildren…..