Thursday, 16 June 2011

Today ...


I finished and posted 10 aprons to Kate at Loaf & Lounge in Camperdown. If you're going to the Warnambool Kids Festival pop in for a coffee on your way through!

Today is a day of beginnings...

I'm beginning ... to get organised for my machine quilting course at Amitie next week. I'm a bit nervous as the last sewing lesson was Mrs Donaldson in Year 10 (somewhere back in the mid '80's - there I'm showing my age!). Since then it's been "make it up as you go along" combined with my "read and unintentionally ignore/stuff up instructions" (which is why invisible zips and I may never be friends!).

I'm beginning ... to wonder how I'm going to manage this course around kids & bigger families ? Our mum is having big, ugly surgery in the middle of it so the extended tribe is coming for dinner the night before - right in the middle of the course. Contemplated quiting the course but group consensus was let's just have business as usual.

I'm beginning ... to consider getting the naughty skirt (as in badly behaved, not wild sexy woman - far too old and too tired for that nonsense....) out of time out.

I'm beginning ... to get excited about our school cookbook that some girls & I are putting together this year. We have lots of awesome recipes, kids artwork and lovely local businesses that are sponsoring it. I love local communities!

I'm beginning to think that my youngest is going to be late for kinder - oops!


Friday, 3 June 2011

Goings on....

Just a quick update on a few things on the go:

Am moving on with the nephew's cot quilt. Tried some machine quilting - disaster! So unpicked all of it and am sticking with the hand quilting. I may present it to him at his 21st birthday....
Finished sister's skirt just in time - she went to Sydney for a great wedding and said skirt is now covered in red wine - apparently it was a big night.

My skirt almost done but it was a terrible fit as I didn't factor in the stretchy nature of the fabric - der! So like any sensible woman, I've thrown it back in it's bag and have sent it to "time out" for misbehaving.

The lovely Kate for The Loaf & Lounge in Camperdown (pop in if you're down that way!!) has ordered some more aprons. Thanks Kate!

Part of me is saying YAY! and part of me is saying "... oh good god not them again ...". Today is "Suck it up Princess & get on with it!" Day. So the first 10 are cut out and ready to go.

Hope you all have a great weekend!