Saturday, 30 June 2012

Bad blogger......

Wow, I have just noticed how bad a blogger I have become, with only a post or two a month for some time. Things have become hectic again just as I caught up.

Felix turned one earlier in the month and we had a great party at home. Lots of cooking and cleaning and organising involved as it was cold and we had everyone inside for lunch. He received so many presents which meant a reorganisation of the play/loungeroom. Felix has started walking and investigating anything he can reach and so needs a lot more supervision than before.

In the middle of the month I took a trip to the craft show in Sydney. I had a great day spending up big on all sorts of supplies. No charts, but I did pick up some hand-dyed sampler threads, fabric, quilting fabric for finishing, crushed walnut shells, fabric dyes for aging my linen, storage bags for my WIPs and some new scissors. My husband purchased a timber thread storage cabinet for me, but that is in the process of being made, so photos will follow when it arrives.

What has been the most hectic has been the renovation work being completed on the house. Our old tile roof has been removed and we now have a beautiful new corrugated steel roof. What a huge difference it has made to the house, although the next job will be to clean up the garden after all the work.

We have had some work done on the ceilings inside with one old skylight being filled in and the other skylight being changed to a sky window. We have also sheeted the exposed brick walls and today the work is being sanded down. My husband just showed me how much dust is on my tiles and I really want to cry. This is the last of the big work to be done in the house, so a little more patience and lots of cleaning this afternoon and it will all be done.

Finally, I forgot to show the gift I sent to Wendy Jo for the Friends Through Thread friendship exchange. I made Wendy a matress pincushion with a long ribbon for attaching a pair of scissors.

Design: Carré Fleuri (freebie)
Designer: Anne Les Petites Croix
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Linen - white
Thread: DMC
Finish: Mattress pincushion