30 March 2008

My Weekend

This wasn't an average weekend for me. It involved a a trip to a nearby town that i hadn't visited since i was about 13, a visit to a lovely patchwork shop and a face to face meeting with a busy blogger. None of which was important to my DH since his focus was picking up the motorbike and car he had just bought , both in need of some TLC.

Our destination was Ballarat, and it was incredibly cold and somewhat wet. I got a little bored waiting for DH to sort out his purchases, but found the rain a lovely diversion. It made the most mundane views look like something out of a Monet painting. Ok maybe that's a stretch , but it does look pretty neat.

Once the boring matters were taken care of i got to visit Ballarat Patchwork. A very lovely shop with a fantastic range of bright fabric. I settled on a few FQ's for my Melly & Me Silly Bunnys that i am planning to make for some expected bubs. I think they make a very pretty little rainbow.
While i was at the patchwork shop i met up with the lovely Rachel. I have shopped with Rachel on eBay for many years, so it was nice to finally be able to put a face to the name.
(Rachel --Thank you for making the trip to the shop so we could meet.)

I had a brief moment of guilt over my fabric purchases but that didn't last long. I figured they were fair compensation for a bringing me along so that i could tow his motorbike home on a trailer. Actually, with the stress this caused me he got off very lightly.

The purchase of the bike worked out pretty well for me on Sunday. DH has been so busy cleaning and fussing over it, that i have had plenty of time to sit and sew. Enough time, that i was able to finish my last Joy Of Life block . YAY!! With just a few "loose ends" to finish off, it'll soon be off my to do list !!

PS : On Friday night Number One son returned from his Central Australia Camp. By all reports it was a huge success, with all those who took part forming closer friendships. What a great way to start the senior years of high school.

19 March 2008

Yay ! ! ... Sewing time

After weeks of no fabric/sewing therapy the drought has been broken !!
I decided to start off with a small project that i could pick up and put down until it was finished.
I have to thank Lynette for her free BOM that she has on her site. It was perfect.

I am yet to get my sewing machine out to add the border but i am getting there one step at a time.
With the drought broken i might be able to make a start on my Butterfly Garden quilt, of which i am already a block behind on. Life has such a bad habit of getting in the way sometimes.

All ( ok most) of my concerns over Number One son heading off for camp have been alleviated, mobile phones are such a wonderful thing. He and the many other kids are currently camped at a caravan park near Uluru and are having a great time.


15 March 2008

Slowly but surely

The renovations i mentioned a few weeks back are progressing slowly ..... very slowly. The flow is being hindered by the mayhem that is being uncovered as we go. Basically, if there was a wall that possessed a 90° angle at a corner i would be amazed. My DH has had to become very creative in both his carpentry and plastering.
All this renovation has left no time for sewing! I am feeling extremely stressed and deprived but at least a visit to the Monbulk Quilt Show today gave me a little quilting release. It was a nice, friendly little show with a diverse assortment of quilts and a killer lucky dip. I think i might have been a little greedy buying 3 lucky dips but the money was going to the CFA so that helped ease the guilt and i am very happy with my little bounty of treasure.

Today my number one son departed really,really (not so) bright but rather early on a 2 week camp to central Australia, as did Gail Pan's son( opps i can't remember how to create a link) ( boy was DH envious !!) . Apart from giving me an early wake up call for the quilt show, his leaving has left me in a bit of a state. Every little thing brings Sam to mind, almost to the point of needing a camp parent support group. I really didn't think his leaving would affect me like this, but it has and this is only a 2 week separation !! Hmmmm.... maybe some sewing would help ease the anxiety !!

BFN not F