Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Autumn? Really?

The year is progressing at a ridiculous speed. How can it be autumn already when it feels like I have just packed away the Christmas decorations. Or is that just me? But as I walk to work in the mornings I see the signs of cooler days to come...leaves changing colour and littering the footpaths, that tinge of cool in the early morning air...signs that refresh my summer weary self.

February flew by with the celebration of another chronological year, our son returning for his final year of study and the relocation of our dear SIL and daughter to Wagga Wagga. I miss their daily presence in our lives, but love to see them enjoying their lives.
And now I get to visit Wagga Wagga...hope there is a fabric shop!
Last week I spent some time making a Bionic Gear a bag to carry around my sewing essentials...it is great and I envisioned making myself another one for specialised sewing "stuff". Technical business this  sewing!

Well, I loaded that bag up last weekend and headed to Denman to have a much awaited weekend with my Upper Hunter sewing friends. I miss these dear sewing sisters since I moved to the Big Smoke...we had stitched together for twenty years, shared laughs and tears, saw our children grow up. So it was wonderful to have a weekend with them.
I played around with a few projects...rediscovering my mojo I suppose. It was fun watching the girls create, especially Lea who was making a cute Sew Together bag. What a surprise when she gave this bag to me! Gorgeous and perfect for my EPP! 
It is already loaded and ready to go! Love it!
Cardygirl xx

14 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

What a delightful gift! The hexies are lovely!

Cheryll said...

How nice is Lea...giving you that lovely bag. Xox

Lorraine said...

I am certainly enjoying the cooler mornings.....the days are closing in...love me some Autumn!! Looks like a fun weekend away....love your bionic bag...and Lea's gift is fabulous! Lucky you xx

sunny said...

Here we are hoping and waiting for Spring to arrive and the snow to melt, and you're looking forward to the cooler temperatures of fall. Looks like you had a fun time with your sewing sisters!!

Too many eggs said...

The year is whizzing by. Someone made the comments at work the other day that it is only 10 months till Christmas . I am a little excited that the days are getting cooler I love my winter jackets and scarfs ....... Love your little bags

Sue SA said...

So nice to have a special bag for your epp work, and a one made by a friend makes it even more special.

Susan said...

Lea knows you well, so much thought in the fabric selection for that bag. It is terrible how quickly the year is going, maybe that just means we are busy living and doing interesting things. Looks like fun at the retreat, and I will be there too next year! Beautiful photo of your daughter and her husband.

shez said...

Hi Cardy glad your girl and her hubby aren't too far away,so glad you you got the chance to sew with your friends again and I love the bag that Lea made for you,hope you have a lovely day xx

Chookyblue...... said...

sew much goodness............love it all.........glad you got some time with the girls........such a great bunch........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and NO sign of autumn here yet.......

pandchintz said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend away - and a gorgeous present to boot!

Salley said...

How soul refreshing . .to be with sewing buddies who are such special friends.
Nice bags too!

Lynda said...

Such a beautiful present to receive. Having a weekend with stitching sisters is always so good. Wagga will be much more pleasant to visit in the cooler weather.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

I Love that photo of Eleanore and Robert!
Such a great weekend we had too!! So glad you came. Xx