Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm really teed off.  Went to the reject shop for another trolley with drawers to be told he had just sold the last one, which means there was one out the back on Sat when I asked but staff didn't know it was there so I missed out.  Not to worry he will get me another but it may be at least 3 weeks away.  I am looking for a pat on the back as I have pressed every piece of fabric in my stash and put it on new shelves.  What a job!  I've got to say it is probably a job everyone should undertake every now and then, maybe not press, but just handled every piece as there is now fabric on my shelves that I do not remember purchasing and certainly didn't know was in my stash (perhaps some was gifts but don't remember is that old age creeping up I used to be able to remember all the little details of my fabric).  Must say it all looks very pretty in the walk in robe.  Husbands comment before it was half done "does anyone person need this much fabric there must be enough to open your own quilt shop."  He doesn't know the saying about who has the most wins!!!! and I'm not about to tell him!!!!!1
On a non quilty note I wish everyone a very happy easter and hope the easter bunny brings you all lots of goddies.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Did I say the unpacking was done.  What an understatement, that was everything but my sewing room.  Didn't seem too big a job, how wrong can one be.  I have new shelves in a walk in robe for storage but decided all fabric needed to be ironed before setting up.  What a job but it really did need it as it had been sqashed into plastic tubs for twelve months and I know I will be happy when it is all done.  I'm off to the local reject shop again today (I'm their best customer lately) for another trolley with drawers.  I know some are pretty shabby but these are quite nice, fairly sturdy metal frame and 5 plastic drawers, just right for my strips and charm squares, ribbon, etc instead of shoe boxes which they are in at present.  Once again no sewing done and also no reading and it is my book club meeting tonight, I'll just have to listen to everyone's comments and if they are good get the book from the library.  I have literally been falling into bed at night absolutely spent.  Did get to the AQC in Melbourne on thursday (gave myself a day off) and boy oh boy do we have some talent in this country, the quilts were to die for.  Hopefully sewing will be on the agenda by the end of this week!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Finally we moved into our new home last Friday would you believe 1st April. Quite a date for me as I actually started a new job for the Dept of the Army on 1st April 1965, long time ago and only a week after my engagement to John. The house is really wonderful very spacious after the tiny little rental we have been in for the last 11 months. The sewing room looks like a bomb hit it at the moment but hopefully after another trip to Ikea next week it will look respectable and I will proudly put up a photograph for you all to see. The last week has been pretty hectic but most of unpacking has been done except for my very best china and crystal which awaits a new cabinet which will arrive a week from today. My big disappointment this week was that my son and his partner and my gorgeous granddaughter Lola were to have arrived from Perth on Thursday (haven't seen them since first week in December) but unfortunately Lola developed an ear infection so they were unable to fly. They will how be joining us in mid May. A few tears but I guess in the scheme of things what is another 6 weeks (says everyone but me)!!!!!!!! She will have had her 1st birthday by then, but only just so perhaps we will have a second celebration. Looking forward to getting back to sewing in another week or so. I know I could probably do it now but wouldn't enjoy it as much knowing I still have quite a bit to do so would rather get it all out of the way first. Thats just me!!!!!!!