Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Catching Up

A LONG time ago my Mum gave me a tapestry that she had made and asked me to make it into a cushion for her.
Sure! No Problems!!
I put it in the cupboard .....
and proceeded to completely forget about it.
Last week I found it buried in my hall cupboard - yep, "bad daughter" points for me.
So after a bit of making it up as you go along, changing my plan for a pleated feature around the tapestry (I didn't buy enough fabric - oops) it has sort of come together.
It's not perfect and I'm sure it could be done in a better way.
I'll hand sew the binding tonight and pop the feather cushion insert (from Amitie) in it for her.
She can then pop it on her bed and admire her handy work as she finds it too hard to do needle work anymore.
I hope she likes it.
(PS Mum, you're ACE!!!!)

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Hello.. it has been a while

Hi blog reading people
It has been a long time since we've touched base, hasn't it?!?!
Lots going on here in the land of the living so therefore not much going on in the land of the blog.

The Mr has started work in Perth leaving the tribe and I here in Melbourne to sort out and pack up before we trek over there in a month or so.

Things I've learnt so far:

  • A hall cupboard can hold a lot of crap
  • The bigger the cupboard the more stuff you can squeeze in over 8 years.
  • Squeezing stuff in a cupboard doesn't mean that your stuff is worth keeping.
  • I have a lot of fabric in that hall cupboard
  • I have unfinished projects in that cupboard that should really get finished before we move - hmmmm remote chance of that happening.
  • Closing the door and walking away is only a temporary solution - but it worked for me again today!
G's quilt started in Jan 2012 ...ooops must get onto that
  • Skype is a great thing!
  • Explaining a 3 hour time difference to a six year old is challenging when she wants to ring Dad and say good morning at 7.30am (4.30am his time)

  • Even dogs miss Dads - unfortunately at 3am
  • A small dog walking on floorboards at 3am sounds like a pack of teenage girls in stilettos minus the giggling
  • Swearing at the dog in the wee hours is meaningless
  • You cannot send a dog in a POSTPAK even if you do promise to put holes in it.
I'll pop back in again soon when I find the back of the hall cupboard.
Hope you and yours are great.