Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pincushions, parties, pruning and play!

We are now in April...the leaves are falling from my trees and the year is whizzing by. This week has seen the submission of a major assignment (phew) and part of my working week covering my manager who was having some well deserved leave whilst addressing some very challenging client behaviours. Glad it is all over. 
Last weekend at Nundle seems a loooong time ago! Seems like the builder will start levelling floors in the new home after the Easter break...it will be nice to see it start.
Part of the GDITC was a pincushion swap from one of Sue Daley's patterns. Mine was a six pointed star...I was happy with it...but I will never know what the recipient thought...not a word or acknowledgment so I will never know where it ended up or if they liked it. Awful really as you go to all that trouble and you never see or know if it was appreciated or not. Oh well....you don't participate in swaps for accolades, but it is nice to be acknowledged. Didn't our Mums teach us to say thankyou?

 I received this lovely apple core pincushion from Maree! I have met Maree before and have long been blogging buddies...so it was great to receive this pincushion and some lovely pins from her. Thankyou, it is perfect and will be a reminder of Maree & GDITC 2012 whenever I use it! 
Little else of note has happened this week, some pruning in readiness for the house to be listed for sale, and that ongoing declutter.
 But yesterday I decided to play with the soul searching quilt...I had red strips ready( I love red), but could not get "into" it...so I swapped for pink instead...loving this! I did not realise how much I really do love pink...maybe that is part of the soul searching journey????
 Last night was Lea's daughters 21st birthday party...themed with songs from our childhood. I hate fancy dress so was in a quandary...here I am with a Blues Brother, Mouseketeer and me...as Sadie the Cleaning Lady (complete with original '45 from 1968...am I old or what!). Funny.
Missing all the fun of the Nundle crowd...glad they are home safely!
Cardygirl xx

24 comments:

shez said...

lots going on in your world Alison,you have been very busy,hey i like your pin cushion its cute and i love the one you got of Maree,that party Alison looks like a lot of fun.xx

gracie said...

What a cute pincushion. I agree that all swaps, RAKs and such should be acknowledged. I know I have sent things out and a fw times never heard even if they arrived! I am tending more toward private exchanges....

suzitee said...

It's a really lovely pincushion... I'm sure the recipient loves it :)
So exciting that work is starting on your new house!

Chocolate Cat said...

Yes we were taught to say thank you but it doesn't happen often enough these days. Obviously wasn't a blogger who got your pin cushion!! My apple cores didn't look like Marees!!! You and Lea look great. Can't believe it is a week since Nundle, still have a little unpacking to do!!

Nedra said...

Lovely pincushion. Thank you's should be a must.
and what a fun idea for a birthday party!

Susan said...

I think your pincushion is lovely. Sounds like it's all systems go at your place - enjoy the ride!

Miriam said...

Love both the pin cushions.

Sounds like you are very busy at your place!
Good luck with your studies and I hope the builder does a great job and finishes quickly.

Love your pink block too!! :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the pincushions....and how cute you all look...

AnitaS said...

Love your pincushion. I hate it when you get no answer to your gift. That is the downside of swaps.

simplestitches said...

love your pincushions (made and received ones..shame about the no response...maybe it's still coming??)

love love the pink and grey together...must try this....looks great!

fancy dress always distresses me...never know what to go as...change the ming so many times!

Quilt Kitty said...

I love your pincushion & you certainly would have heard my response. It is just another lift when you find your swap gift is appreciated. I hope it was an oversight & still to come. Maree's pin cushion is so clever witht he little apple cores. Your not old! We are just maturing like a fine wine. Tracee xx

Lorraine said...

It's all party party party with you girls.....love the Sadie costume!!! I didn't hear from the person who got my pincushion either.... :( .....yay...a start on the house renos....how very exciting...you have a lot of stuff going on!

Heather said...

I love that little pincushion and am shocked that your recipient didn't respond with a huge thank you! Good luck with all the busy days, I am in the same boat and really am looking forward to some sewing soon.

Anita said...

I love both pincushion! I can't believe the person didn't try to find you to say thank you.....even if you don't like it you should at least act like you like it LOL
I went table to table and asked who made mine, and found a lovely local to nundle lady who introduced me to 3 ladies at her table that live 15 mins from me!!

Cheryl said...

The pincushion you made is wonderful...no thankyou?? That's not good. Loved the pincushion you received. Glad you had such a great time at Nundle.

Fiona said...

I love both pincushions Cardy - Gorgeous ! De Cluttering --- Hmmmm something my hubs would love for me to do. Hugs - Fee X

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Aww what a shame your swap partner didn't try and find you on the day ??? Love them both. also LOVE all the outfits for Lea's Daughter's 21st. Thanks for sharing the pics as Lea was telling us all about it and I was finding photos on my phone for her LOL!!!!

Maree: said...

Sadie the Cleaning Lady..LOL you look Great..
wow my pincushion looks OK in your Pic..glad you like it..sorry you didn't get a ThankYou for Yours..
De-Cluttering ..Have Fun!!
cheers

Janet said...

You look cute as the cleaning lady. I saw some pics from Nundle over on Maree's blog, looks like it was fabulous. Love the pincushion she made you and sorry that you didn't get a thank you, not much to expect really, I love it, my favourite pincushion is similar.

Carole said...

I read you regarding the lack of acknowledgement! So sorry! Lovely pincushion! Did I see you in some pictures on Donna's blog - Girl Day in the Country 2012? Hum.... how fun it must have been! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Lynda said...

Great party photo and lovely other goodies.

Chookyblue...... said...

great pincushions........great outfits for the party.........have fun sorting out the house.........

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Certainly busy, good choice with sadie! Loving the pinks in the soul searching quilt...looks good.

DAWNIE said...

Hi Cardi oh I forgot to tell u it was me and I love the pincushion!,,,,,,, no it wasn't really !,,, naught arent I ....but I wud have made sure I tracked u down if it was am sure that the person who received it would be extremely happy, you have done an awesome job