Fun in my fabric world....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Adding a bit of Zing!

The weather is definitely getting cooler...nice to sit in a sunny spot & stitch. My cross stitch is progressing nicely...just the borders to finish off...it has been lovely & I do enjoy working with the overdyed threads.
What else has been happening? DS has succumbed to ? glandular fever, ?strep throat whilst away at uni. DH did a mercy dash yesterday to check on him...he seems to be improving...do we ever stop worrying about them? Mum is coming up for the weekend as it is Mothers Day here in Australia. It will be nice to see her.
Work continues to grow & place pressures on for me to take on another day...I need to assess the different workplaces & develop a plan so that they all function & compliment each other.
BUT, on to the fun stuff...
a little bit of shopping at the Quilt Show & in Newcastle...some gorgeous American Jane to make a funky winter skirt...red piping...I am thinking black boots & it will give winter a bit of ZING!
DD has been keen for this cushion for some time...I think it will be nice in the Amy Butler!
A cookbook for DD...some yummy treats...mmmm!
My tree is only standing in her underwear...a good breeze & winter will be here!
Cardygirl xx

13 comments:

Lurline said...

Yummy skirt and yummy book, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Shiree said...

mmmm winter is fast catching us up also, -2.5 yesterday in early wee hrs when we went to the gym, Youch!!
That skirt will certainly bring a zing and some wonderful cheer, size 8-10 please! Shall I e-mail you my snail mail so's you can pop it in the post!??!!

Fiesta said...

The answer to your question Alison is no.As mothers our worries are endless. I love the colorful fabric and pattern you purchased. They look like great projects.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh NO!!! That stays with you for years. Hope he gets better soon.
Love the fabrics you have bought for the skirt and cushion. xx

Jackie said...

Nope, we never do stop worrying! I have to say, I am glad that winter is now gone here! Yahoo!

Anita said...

Lots of projects there to keep busy!! Just DON'T take on an extra day at work!!! LOL
Hope son gets better quickly, my son had glandular fever at 15 and still gets little recurrences each year.

Maree: said...

I picked up GF when we moved from Sydney to Port Macquarie...Rest is really all you can do..Hope you DS is Ok...Love your fabric for the skirt & I have loved that cushion of AB for ages but yet to make it up...will look Lovely in that fabric..
cheers

Cubby House Crafts said...

Lovely lot of purchases! Hope your son recovers quickly!
Lisa

cumquats said...

I love visiting your blog. So much inspiration in one small page! Thank you. Kim :)

wishes, true and kind said...

I can't wait to see that Amy Butler pillow! She remains my all time favorite designer! Have a happy mother's day (and I hope your son is well soon).

judy said...

I love your choice of fabrics for your skirt. where can you purchase the pattern from it looks gret. happy sewing.

Kate said...

That looks like a brilliant skirt pattern and will look fab in that fabric and piping. I hope all that work stuff is sorting itself out.

Bec said...

Very funky skirt and yummy looking biccy's....mmmm. Hope DS improves soon.