Friday, 27 September 2013

No title comes to mind...lol

Does anyone ever have that problem...you know where you know what you want to say but just can't think of a Title to go with what you want to blog about...I suffer this affliction all the time...
I want to chat about some project finishes, so do I invent a title that goes with this topic or do I make the title to match my the mini holiday I have just been on...or should my title reflect how excited I
am about going on retreat with The Tuesday Girls on Monday...
Now if I was really clever I would think of a title that goes with everything, but alas - clever is not what I am feeling at the moment...tired maybe but definitely not clever...
Now what did I initially intend to blog about...lets see...
First I would like to show you a little Marg Low Project I have finished this week...I did show these to the girls but silly me, it wasn't until I was packing them away that I noticed that I forgot to add the
buttons..so here it is WITH the buttons...
Secondly...I have finished another Homespun - It's Time For Christmas -BOM...
It still needs buttons to be added and a ribbon placed on the present but I wont do this until it
has been pieced all together..
Thirdly..Now some granny business...
My grandson has fallen in love with the hair dryer...no shower is complete unless HE gets to blow dry his own hair...I just couldn't stop laughing....he was looking a little like a cockatoo...

Fourthly...wow I didn't realise I had so much to chat about...and thought this was going to be a quick blog...sorry guys but I am not finished yet..
Our mini holiday...last Saturday, hubby, myself and daughter number 2 got to stay at Hervey Bay for four days...We were planning on staying a little longer but funny enough we felt we needed to come
home because we were sleeping all the time..we would go to the beach then come back to sleep, go to the shops then come back and sleep a couple of hours...this was happening everyday...I have never slept so much in - well - I cant remember when...we felt like we were getting nothing done, I realise that this is what a holiday is suppose to be like but I like to be busy...and I was ever so glad to come home where I can garden, and sew, and well just do anything I like...did I mention I am most likely
a little insane...just ask The Tuesday Girls..
Now while on Holidays, our daughter number 1, son-in-law and grandson came up for the day..
We all went down to the beach...my grandson had a ball...

 Our two daughters...Elle and Amelia...they are very close sisters which is great to see even though they are 12 years apart...
                         
 We also visited Woodgate, a beach north of Hervey Bay.  My hubby and daughter swore that if I paddled in the waters edge with them that I would not get wet...what do you think...me thinks me was silly trusting them...lol

Anyway that's it for me..soooo looking forward to Monday, we are going to Glenrose Patchwork for our retreat. I will take lots of photos while there...so catchya all next weekend...hope you all have a great week too..xx

Monday, 9 September 2013

Christmas is just around the corner....

I don't know about you but Christmas seems to be sneaking up at a very fast pace this year...Every time I look at the Christmas counter to see how many days are left until Christmas, I nearly have an anxiety attack...the heart starts racing and the mind goes into overload...so many things I want to get done this year for Christmas, so little time....now if I was rich I could pay someone to come in and do the housework and the cooking etc but alas that is not the case...
I have even given a thought or two to the fact that I don't get any scrapbooking done and would like to dabble a little more with it...and that got me thinking....
At the end of the month the Tuesday Girls are going on a sewing retreat for four days...maybe I need a scrapbooking retreat too...That way I can drag out all my scrapbooking stuff (and I mean stuff) and leave it out for days making use of all those papers and ribbons and embellishments that I some how seem to collect but never use...mmm just a thought....

I have been working on my Marg Low patterns....some with a Christmas theme and some without...
This bag was easy to make that I made two of them and the little stitchery on the front is a pocket...























This little bag was suppose to have some flowers made for the wavy bottom but I liked the flower material so much that I didn't want to cover it up...the little needlecase fob is so cute.   And yes I did
make two of these as well but I am thinking I may just have to keep one for myself and put the other
in the chrissy box..
I originally had the pale pink ribbon on the bag as well but then bought the darker one which I feel suits it better....unfortunately it was easy to change the bag ribbon but the matching needlecase fob had already been sewn up and hence now it doesn't match...when I make this pattern again another day I will make sure I match the ribbons from the start...























I have joined in a couple of Christmas swaps this year....I am in chookys SSCS2013, the FIS Christmas swap, Maree's 6 items Christmas swap, the Stitches Inc Christmas swap, and of course the Tuesday Girls Christmas swap...OMG am I mad, what have I done....how many days did I say it was until Christmas...maybe I can sew in my sleep.....I need a plan...that's what I will do today...make a plan, it always looks good on paper...I write lists for EVERYTHING...that way I can see at a glance what needs to be done and by when it needs to be done...yes definitely a list is needed....
In amongst all this overloaded thinking I am kinda REALLY looking forward to Christmas this year...my family are not craft minded so except for the Tuesday Girls, my Christmas pressies are not usually handmade, but this year will be different - there will be pressies under the tree that will be handmade just for me...and I can imagine the excitement of someone else (my swap partners) feeling the same way...having this in mind, I will try to put my very best effort into making something that will make their day a great one...
Oh I know...I am rambling on again, I do get carried away now and then - don't I - (don't answer that lol)...
I will catch you all later - after I have made a list - mmm - does this mean once I have a list I can check it twice and see who is naughty and nice - not possible I know - all crafters are nice..I know cause I'm one of them...lol
cheers