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Holidays & babies & Christmas, oh my!

My, oh my, this last month has been a whirlwind of activity and unfortunately not much of it was to do with creating. I had the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life one weekend. Our team was the Beanie Bandits and we raised over $2,500 for the Cancer Council. Our team did the 24 hour relay at the Joondalup HBF Arena. Whilst it was an amazing experience, I don’t think my feet will ever be the same. I was delirious by the end but glad that I had been a part of it. My sister, the Team Leader was a power house. She never seemed to stop. She was amazing! Oh to be in my 30’s again…

Then Hubble and I had a short break in NSW with my Stepmum & Dad for my Dad’s 70th birthday. It was great to be able to show Hubble where I grew up. Hubble has never been to NSW before so my Stepmum had the week planned with a bit of sightseeing. 

It was great to be home and great to have a break from the everyday but as with all good things, it had to come to an end. 

Then early Thursday morning I got a message to say my little niece had arrived three weeks early. Such a gorgeous wee thing. Mum & bub are tired but doing well. I can’t wait to meet her at Christmas and to hang out with everyone. 

This has put a bomb up me, because I realised that it is halfway through November and I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet. So I’ve started making lists and planning. I decided that I am going to make Christmas ornaments for the kids this year and use them as gift tags. Then next year they can hang them on the tree. 

So apart from some crocheting, a little cross stitch and starting these gift tags, I haven’t touched anything in my sewing room. I have decided that I will have to spend a couple of evenings this week getting stuck into some of my unfinished projects. 

I also need to work on my designs, writing up patterns and such. There is so much to do and not enough hours in the day. If I didn’t have to go to my day job I could spend a lot more time on the things I enjoy…oh well, I’ll keep dreaming.

Well that’s it for now.

Until next time…get creative!

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Crumb piecing & quilt-as-you-go…

I have some news I want to share with you all. It has been brewing behind the scenes and it is almost time to launch so I wanted to share what I can so you understand why I don’t post as often as I would like.
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When life gives you lemons…

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Life certainly has been giving Hubble & I lemons lately and as much as you try to make lemonade out of them, sometimes you just have to face the fact that they are lemons and it sucks!

Just when you think things are back on track after the last curveball, you get thrown another one and it can be very stressful. Thank God for my rescue remedy and stitching. My sewing room has become my sanctuary, my little piece of what’s right in this world. So as I try to keep my chin up and carry on I have created the following items over the last few weeks.

I finished block six of the Homespun BOM and it is gorgeous!

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I’ve also completed block five up to the hand sewing which I haven’t started yet because there’s a lot of it and it’s rather overwhelming.

I’ve also been doing some stitching. The little bee at the top of the post has been put into a hexi frame and I wear as a necklace. I was really pleased with how he turned out. I’m also making a brooch, so hopefully that will turn out as good.

I have also been designing a lap rug with some wool I got from a local yarn store.

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It’s a very portable project and with my new crochet hook it is crocheting up really fast. It’s a Kollage Square Hook and it’s great for relieving hand fatigue.

Hubble and I after a particularly stressful week, decided to go hiking in our local area. Being out in nature was just what my soul needed and I felt rejuvenated (at least for a little while). If it ever stops raining, we’re hoping to explore other parts of our suburb.

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Well that’s all for this week.

Until next time…get creative!

Stitching

Another project finished!

Just a quick post today. Finally finished my cross stich. It’s very cute. I have two more designs to do and then I will get them professionally framed in one big wooden frame to hang in my sewing room or office.

Well Hubble’s out & bringing home fish & chips for dinner so I have an hour or so to start on my next Homespun BOM block.

Until next time…get creative!

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Busy, busy, busy bee!

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One of the exhibits at the Quilt & Craft Fair. It’s called Five Vases by Philippe Thomas. I love how the quilting echos the felt appliqué and such a vibrant colour palette.

Three weeks has flown since I last posted and I have been soooo busy. Mostly finishing off presents, which I can’t show you until I have given them to the recipient.
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