27 June 2013

I'm Still Here

My "Day Off" has rolled around again.  Don't ask me where another week has gone.  Today I am booked in for a lesson on my new oven so at least I get out of chores for a couple of hours.  Got home last night from meeting up with the girls and I couldn't sleep even though I was dead on my feet.

Squid has been having health issues lately and we have had to fit a trip to the pool for some lap swimming to help her as well recovery, luckily my swim suite still fits and we encourage each other to do another lap.  We have an indoor pool 2 minutes up the road but they don't allow children to swim before 8.30 in the morning and that is the only time they allow lap swimming so we have to hike it closer to the city which is really annoying.

Was talking with the girls last night trying to fit some sewing time in and it looks like sometime in September I have a free weekend if Maesto's footy team doesn't make it to the finals.  I really need to make myself some new clothes as my favourite work skirt is now falling down my bum when I walk which is good because it means that I am slowly losing weight... but why do I just end up with no bum whatsoever.. I would much prefer it to come off the front... boobs and tummy first but it always comes of my bum.    Actually went through skirt and dress patterns the other day and have them sitting out ready for when a spare minute and the inclination comes my way.

Christmas in July starts on Monday and you can join anytime but if you join by the 1st you have longer to join in the fun.  My first 2 projects are finished and with Sarah, have to admit I still have one half finished floating around and I really need to get to it.

I did fit in a journal page in the last month. It was quite liberating I used a couple of Youtube tutorials and a book I just purchased to put it together.  I have started the background of another page but that is as far as it has got.  Every time I go in my sewing room I see my Starburst Blocks beaconing me but I just don't have the time to just sit and play at the moment.

Material Obsession have released their BOM for the year and I have signed up for 2 ... don't ask me when that will be fitted into the schedule but my thinking is that my study must be finished by November so I will have oodles of time once that is over a done with.

I've also collected a couple of Jen Kingwell patterns which I think I would like to start as well.  I'm thinking of fitting in some shopping on the weekend for background fabric.

Lastly the Kitchen is finished.  Hubby even put the new clock up, not quite where I wanted it, but close.  I have some swallows to put on the wall as well, and I am planning on doing a piece of Artwork for the spot by the cupboard.

I love my new kitchen, cleaning up is a breeze everything has a place and my tupperware is tidy for the first time in my life.  In the corner cupboard is a carousel and it all fits in their neatly stacked and easy to access.   Everything is now in its place and I still have shelves which don't have anything on them so there is room to expand if I need to.

13 June 2013

Xmas in July with Quilt Fabric Delights

I promised Sarah a week ago that I would blog about this event, I'm afraid that this has been the first opportunity to sit in the quiet and get it done.   Last weekend was the first weekend without kids sport on Saturday and Sunday and we had a long weekend which meant I spent 2 days up a ladder finishing off the painting in the kitchen ready for the splash backs to arrive any minute and another day actually sewing some of the projects for Xmas in July because OMG it is nearly that time and I probably won't have any spare time in the next 3 weeks to do them.

So here is all the details for Xmas in July this year.  You can join up by following this link and if you want all your questions answered look at the FAQ here on Sarah's blog.

If you have joined us before you know that it is excellent value for money with lots of fun and competitions added.  There are a few chat sessions with the designers so if you need to ask questions or just want a good old chin wag you can do that too.  It is only a couple of weeks away and I am hoping that my life will start to get some order by then and I can relax and enjoy the event too.  

Here are a couple of sneaky peaks at my projects.