Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dear Diary...

How can it be that another week has passed by? So much happening here, lots of travelling up and down the highway. So here is the week that was...
my dear Mum turned 80!!!!
So I headed off to spend some time with her...lunch, shopping, glamourising! Then my DD and her lovely Robert came to have dinner with us. Sadly DS and SB were both too far away to join in, but plans are being made for a HUGE celebration in the new Chez Cardy later in the year!
More work on the new house (blue print for a bay window)...
 George still looking for my marbles!!!!...
and a kitchen splashback picked!
Fortunately there are no pics of me "comfort testing" loos at the local plumbing supply shop (who would have thought that a square toilet seat would be so uncomfortable???)..but the lovely sales ladies had a good laugh!
Sadly I missed out on my Nundle retreat weekend with the girls as we had to have another home open. This is a pic from last year ( when I had to leave early....). We have offers on the house but until they become unconditional I still want the house marketed. Hating the process but looking forward to the move.
So the girls are away having a fabulous time (apparently picking on Lea) and playing up with "Peg" and "Dale" and even an effigy of me...hmmm! (Hope they are not sticking me with pins...ouch!)...so miss you all Chooky, Lea, Anita, Sandy, Trish, and dear Belinda!  Just think...while they were all laughing, sewing and eating M&M's, I was driving around town with a cranky cat in a cage and a dog with a flatulence problem (well I knew it wasn't me!!!) I know what I would rather be doing?????
So I have been working on a UFO- not my colours at all, but it is a gift for a man...looking good!
Cardygirl xx

25 comments:

Heather said...

Happy to hear you have had some offers on your house, hope it gets settled soon. I like your manly quilt.

shez said...

good news with the house and your mum is lovely you look like her,lots of stuff happening at your house,lol,i hope they havent made you into a voo doo doll,lol,have you had any aches and pains.xx

suzitee said...

Poor Cardy, having to miss out on Nundle...especially for that reason! I hope with all my heart that your house is SOLD and you can move on :) Lots of things happening in your world...no wonder the weeks are flying by!

Fiona said...

such a fun post... glad to hear there is interest in the house and your reno's are coming on... I love the splashback you have chosen... pity about Nundle... next year hopefully...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos of you and your Mum Cardy...fantastic splshback...those girls are so naughty, we have have to do a 'pay back'.....LOL....blaming the poor old dog Cardy!!!!!!! xxx

Maree: said...

Lovely piccie of you and your Mum..I hope the house sells for you that will be one drama solved...the new house is coming along and I Do Love your Choice of kitchen Tiles...Circles!LOl
why do Animals do that when they get in the car...it's as if they Know!
have a Good Week
cheers

Sue-Anne said...

I agree, beautiful photo of you and your mum, one to treasure.

You have definately had a busy week and I am sorry you got to miss out on your girls weekend away. Hoepfully you will have some signed contracts soon to make it all worthwhile.

AnitaS said...

Lovely picture of your mother. Congratulations. I hope you can sell your house soon. In the Netherlands now is a house selling a drama.

Cathy said...

Happy birthday to your dear Mum Cardy. As always I love seeing the house pics, but sad you had to miss Nundle this year. Great man quilt colours! xo

Lorraine said...

Hope your Mum had a lovely birthday....I am sure it was since she spent it with you! Pity about missing out on the weekend with the girls...I can just picture you driving around with a cranky cat and flatulant dog...LOL ....hope the offers become unconditional soon! I can't believe how this year is flying by! August is just around the corner ...yikes!!!!

Janice said...

Lots happening at your place. The house is really getting a move on. It is a lovely photo of you and your Mum. A very special celebration. What a pity you had to miss out on Nundle, but you can't be a two places at once.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Few, that was a big week. Loving the splash back and love to see the house updates :)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your mom :) Your house is looking wonderful. It must be exciting! A square loo??? I think that is called an out-house! LOL!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

OH Come on!!.. Molly wouldn't do THAT in the car!!..don't you blame that gorgeous dog..
Lovely photo of you and your mum. She looks so young for an 80 year old!
We missed you in Nundle too... A stuffed doll was not the same! Xx

gracie said...

Happy Birthday Mum! Thanks for sharing pictures of the home front. Did you actually test sit the ...never mind!

Marg said...

Happy Birthday to your mum.
Thanks for more house pics, it's good to see the progress.
Good luck on your offers, fingers crossed for you.

FIONA said...

Happy Birthday to your gorgeous mum Cardy!! You two are peas in a pod!! Shame about Nundle but I've now realised we can't always do EVERYTHING ... but we can just hope that we can!! The girls will have all missed your smiling face!! House looks great and quilt too!! :)) Fiona xx

Roseanne said...

I hope you had a lovely Birthday lunch with your dear mum. You look like you have been very busy. Say happy birthday to your mum for me.

Sue SA said...

Great quilt block design, looks very effective...my colours if the man doesnt like it! Happy birthday to your Mum, mine is having a big 0 in a few weeks too. A good idea to spread the celebrations out, nothing better then multiple parties! Fingers crossed for house buyers with a generous bank manager friend soon. Book Nundle into your 2013 diary NOW!

broderie said...

How lovely to be able to celebrate that special birthday with your mum, you both look very glam for the occasion !
Loving the look of the new house, can we have a guided tour when it is finished ! X

broderie said...

Whoo hoo Ailson ! It worked this time, very excited !

Anita said...

Don't know how that doll was picked to be your representative - she was too quiet!! We missed you - but it was great to catch up on the way home xx

LuAnn said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum...so glad you were able to spend it with her. Your house is going to be great. I love your backsplash!

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum......the house is happening.........woo hoo.....

Quilt Kitty said...

What a lovely pic of you & mum Cardy. I have been thinking about having to drive & park somewhere closeby with the two cats in the car when I have a home open - doesn't sound like too much fun at all! Tracee xx