Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, April 14, 2012

And now back to that post...

 Intentions to post don't result in a post...that I have discovered as time has spun by. I keep thinking about posting, but other issues have been more pressing . But I knew it was getting a bit too long when SB emailed and asked when I was posting again. OOPS! It must have been a bit long between posts. So here we go!
What has been happening...the study remains all consuming, but this semester will end late next month so there will be a break. House planning is still occurring...some work should start soon on leveling floors.
But there has been some fun too. A trip with my family to the Royal Easter show in Sydney was very exciting indeed. Obviously I didn't realise that we were wearing blue that day...I was in OMG we-have-lost-Mum-orange! I think they wanted me to have a lost child ID bracelet too- just in case.
Initially ambivalent about going, I was thrilled to be there... lots of fun looking at exhibits,
 cakes, wood chopping and even a ride on the Ferris Wheel (it was as much fun as I remembered).
Little time or urge to sew, I think there are cobwebs in the sewing room!

 I finished the clamshells from GDITC, but I am not sure if I will make them into a hussif. So at present they are waiting for inspiration...cushion perhaps??
A little quiet cross stitch at night...it is relaxing, perhaps the repetition is soothing for my jangled brain.
And just for Loz...some binding machined on today...aren't you proud?
Cardygirl xx

20 comments:

Quilt Kitty said...

Sounds like agreat day at the show Alison. I love the clamsheels as a cushion. They are so pretty they need to be something you can look at often. Is that cross stitch on linen? I do so love your cross stitch, always beautiful. Tracee xx

shez said...

looks like lots of family fun at the show and your clams look great.xx

gracie said...

Great projects...and the smile tell it all about the outing.

Maree: said...

That's one thing I miss living in Qld now.. the Royal Easter Show..Glad you Enjoyed it...
Love your Clamshells Great that you have your rows finished.
Take Care

DAWNIE said...

Oh wow the clam shells yes it looks like you have a line background with the rows you have done so just perfect for a cushion I thnk

Lorraine said...

Looks like a fun day atnthe show.....I am scared of heights but can usually manage a ferris wheel ride....just! My clamshells are draped over the back of the chair in the sewing room awaiting inspiration.....not sure what they will become yet. Nice binding work!!!!! I am impressed!

Lorraine said...

Looks like a fun day atnthe show.....I am scared of heights but can usually manage a ferris wheel ride....just! My clamshells are draped over the back of the chair in the sewing room awaiting inspiration.....not sure what they will become yet. Nice binding work!!!!! I am impressed!

Jan said...

I enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing about the Easter show ,blue suits you ,and yes I think my family think I should wear a tagItend to wander off lol ,or maybe a label like Paddington bear ,hee hee ,I have been posting again ,and have another entry to edit and send on its way ..love Jan xx

Chookyblue...... said...

only been twice the last old site and the first one at the new site..........

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Ohh loving the clamshells, the cushion idea looks good, didnt like the sewing roll....havent been to the easter show for years....looks like you had a great time :)

Fiona said...

I did chuckle at the orange shirt... and lovely stitching... great clamshells...
Hugz

suzitee said...

I was wondering where you were! Trying to find any stitching mojo after work can be a major challenge, especially when you throw study and house renovating in to the mix!
The Royal Show looks like great fun...we sometimes go to the Perth show, but nothing compares to Sydney. Glad you had a great time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely so spend time with the kids.....I hope you were a good girl, did they buy you treats....clamshells look fantastic...

Anita said...

Glad you had a great time at the show, we haven't been for years! Hubby has been working at the station there for the duration of the show.
Love your clamshells!

Chocolate Cat said...

Super impressed that the binding was sewn on, now has there been any more progress????

Stephanie said...

Your clam shell pillow is very pretty. Sometimes we just get to craft in spurts.

Sue-Anne said...

It looks like you have been busy doing lots of fun stuff with your family. Love the clamshells and cross stitch!

Anthea said...

Your clamshells are so very beautiful, don't be in a hurry to make a decision about what to do with them. I wish you all the best for your studies until the break..x

Sheryl said...

Just had a catch-up of your blog... love the clamshells, gorgeous colours, looking forward to seeing what you create with them.... Nundle looks like it was lots of fun.... your pin cushion is lovely, I would have been very excited if I had received it and would have been thanking you the same day, maybe thanks is on its way... Maree's pin cushion is very cute too.
That cross stitch looks interesting, I find it is my favourite craft of all, always makes me feel refreshed and happy bit like a good cuppa...:)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Alison, I always love to read your posts and I just HAD to read your OMG! We've lost Mum Orange out to my daughter... You are too funny.... I'm loving your clam shells and actually thought it looked good as the cushion too :)