11 November 2018

Row by Row the Florist Shop is up for purchase

I'm slowly working my way through the pattens Row 5 is now up for sale in my shop. It will be discounted on 1/1/2019.  Enjoy

02 November 2018

October was a bit of a Roller Coaster

October proved to be a bit of a roller coaster.  Usually my work starts to slow down but by the last week in October, there was just no tunnel in sight.  

Working this year has been really hard, my workload due to changes in software has pretty much doubled and I was bringing more and more work home and feeling guilty when I didn't.  I have been stressed and my blood pressure increased again and I had to change my meds for the 2nd time in 6 months and I'm back on prescription antacids.  

So I emailed my boss and said I needed help fast or I was getting out permanently.  My boss acted right away and we have put some stuff in place to relieve the pressure.    I'm working to rule (sort of) and we are only doing what we need to do and the boss is taking over some of the things  I do and we plan to outsource some of my work from January.  I'm starting to feel better and the blood pressure is back under control and the boss is going to keep checking up on me this doesn't happen again.  

I've been stitching more and have gone to a couple of Thursday stitching classes at Hetties for a couple of hours or R&R.  My Mayfair blocks have been the main winner.  I have 2 more centres to go for the quilt and then i will be starting on the surrounds.  

I've started adding colour to the quilting of the row by row.  I'm not stressing over getting it finished just doing a couple of hours here and there.

Below is a beautiful pin cushion I purchase from Sally Von Bibra you can check out her wares on instagram.

Maestro has exam's next week... Is he studying... maybe... at least he only has 2.

Row 3 Fan Row Now Discounted

The fan row is discounted this month.  So head to the row by row page or follow the link here to get your discounted pattern.

10 October 2018

Maestro Turns 18

My time fly's.  This picture is on our fridge.  His Nan made sure he was a crow's fan from a very early age.   

 These are my favourite photo's from when they were little this is from back in 2009.

Mo did some drawing in his card.

And here he is all grown up....oooh its scary but we've had a good day and he hasn't turned out too bad.  He's going with me to Mumford and Sons in January so hubby doesn't have to go with me.  

01 October 2018

Row 2 Discounted in the Etsy Shop

I love this row.  I wanted the houses to look a bit quirky and a bit crooked.  Quilting is coming along but I've had a bit of a sore back so I can only do it in short bursts but all the background quilting is a about ¾ finished.

So head to the Etsy Shop to pick up Row 2 at $1 ($1.10 if in Aus because we have to add the GST 😒)

17 September 2018

Hate September

September is our busiest month at work.  Pattern writing has taken a back seat.  I have continued to quilt the Row by Row quilt and there are 3 more big rows to do background stitching on and then I will be adding texture to the appliqué.

I was up to date on the Pretty Circle Game blocks until the next package arrived this week.  But I think I get brownie points for keeping pretty much up to date on this one.

I've also been hand quilting  my Spring Fever Quilt and I'm down to the last 3 blocks to quilt.  I've decided hand quilting is really not for me again.

The kids are off to Kangaroo Island next week for a School camp to use the Drones in the wild so for 4 days we will be teenagerless can't imagine what we will do with all that extra time that I don't have to be a Mum Taxi... Knowing my luck but my husband and I will be working late.