Friday, 8 February 2019

A new year 2019

Happy New Year...I know IM a bit late but thats my life lately...busy busy busy....

I did tell myself I need to blog more this year..but alas its now February and this is my first post of the year....

I was glad to say goodbye to 2018 and hope this year my hubby's health will settle and we can enjoy life again.... I am hanging to get back onto the water but our crusier is at home...after buying a huge trailer and permits etc she is parked near the shed and hubby has been slowly working on her giving the engine and the leg a well earned good service.....we will antifowl and also replace all the awnings, screens etc ..hoping to be on the water again in a few months...

Next week Im hoping life will get back to normal as Miss 13 will be at school ( we have a new one for a few months). Then my days will be my own again except for all the appointments etc which comes with having five kids at home lol

I have been in my sewing room twice in almost 8 weeks. I have a lot of my hand stuff in the house, that Ive prepared for the holidays in one of those Ikea hold a lot lol

Ive been working on my Pollinate quilt..and love those little "sewtites" magnetic strips. They hold my EPP work together tightly that I can sew for longer and not get cramped hands.  I bought a three pack from the states but they are now stocked in Oz at Pattchwork Plus in Tasmania.... I find one is ample for my type of work...

Im adding the last border of colour now ....then its all the low volume rows and the bees ... I have a bit prepared but will need to get out the sewing room and prep more next week...

I have prepped a few of the outer rosettes and working on them when I find the last colour border cumbersome... 

The new also saw me start a new knitting project ( a shawl) called Herbstblute which means Autumn Flowers in german... The wool is silk, alpaca and merino and its sooo soft....Its lots of pattern work and IM almost at the lace section which I just LOVE!

Last weekend my DD32 took me to an evening with Nigella Lawson at the Sydney Opera House. She bought the tickets for my birthday last year and it was a great show...I just love Nigella!

I also added another block to my Ruby BOM by Shiralee Stitches.. I have a few to catch up on...luckily when I received them each month I cut and glue them ready to pick up and stitch.

My DD34 and her hubby bought DD15 a flight to Bali  for her 16th IM heading to Bali in 5 weeks. Both my older daughters and their husbands/ and kids had already planned a trip now Mummy is going too...Im planning on lots of swimming, cocktails and reading!

Our weekly sewing group will be on Mondays this year, starting next week and Im soo looking forward to getting back into the weekly chit n chatter and sewing too lol

The annual Scrub Stitching Bush Retreat is 9 weeks away  and hubby has another hospital trip the week after I dont see our lives slowing down any time soon....



  1. Scrub Stitching only 9 weeks???? scary isn't it!!
    I do hope things settle for you - looking forward to seeing Pollinate done....

  2. The quilt looks like very intricate and time consuming. Enjoy your trip and your cocktails :)

  3. Hope 2019 is more settled for you Deb....a nice holiday to look forward keep you going. Love all your projects xx

  4. lots going on at your place... mostly it sounds just wonderful and glad you are finding some time for that gorgeous hand work you have....

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