Monday, 28 January 2008
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
So you can imagine what I was doing as my first 30yr old wrinkle appeared on Sunday morning. Yep, you guessed it! Scrubbing windows and window frames, moving furniture, vaccuming the ceilings (yes, that's right - those 8 legged pets just had to go!), you name it. And that was AFTER staying up till 1:30am packing all my sewing stuff up to go into storage (sob). I did convince DH to let me keep one crate of quilt fabrics as I cleaned out my wardrobe to make room for it, and of course my new machines had to stay (but again only because I had made that extra space in the wardrobe!) Not the ideal way to spend one's 30th, however I will be making up for it next Sunday. While strangers wander through critiquing our home, I will be sipping a glass of champas, kicking back with the girls for a fancy Sunday brunch!
I managed to score a few extras too, a couple of generous girls threw in a second FQ, Emma threw in a pack of gorgeous tiny bug buttons to adorn a quilt with (or maybe even a scrapbook), Lily threw in a quilting mag to inspire me and Cass surprised me the most with an ingenious shopping bag that folds into it's own pocket so I can keep it in my handbag for unexpected purchases. Perfect! Thanks again to my quilty friends! I thanked you all individually in our EB thread so you can see who gave me what there, but here are a few closeups of my faves:
That's my littlest finger up there! You can see how tiny they are.
I have done a little crafting amongst the cleaning:
An acrylic painting to cover the safe door in Austy's jungle room (he is getting a cars and trucks room at the new house so I didn't want to spend too much just to sell the house). Austy now has a set of 5 acrylic paints - Red, blue, yellow, white and black, and leftover brushes from the painting. So other than the five paint colours and three brushes, the painting just cost $5.50 - a large canvas at Spotlight!
Saturday, 5 January 2008
Oh well, I have decided there's no way I can add 39 photos to one post so the 2007 completed list might have to stay, and I'll just add a new one for 2008. There's no way I can do that many projects this year with 40hrs a week at work, an extra subject to complete my Masters by the end of the year, a 2yr old and a house to move into but I'll do my best to get a few projects completed this year.
I do want to try more quilts this year and have heard some exciting news that several of my friends are expecting babies so there's no better time to expand my quilting knowledge! I also want to finish a few knitted WIPs and make some cute little baby knits as they have always been my favourite thing to knit. Plus I have the new machines to explore so there will be some stitchy projects this year too.
Wishing all my readers a happy new year for 2008. We can't wait to move into our new place, so already we feel it will be a great year for us!