Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gee I am a bad blogger, been so slack with putting anything on here!! Guess my life is pretty boring at times LOL
But here are some things that I have been working on. This is Block 1 of the Patchwork Village by Rosalie Quinlan. Her quilt is done in pinks and reds but I am trying to use up some of my stash so I am digging into my crate full of greens/mustards/burgandy and tans.



I am also trying to finish this stitchery from the retreat in Nundle last March. This is to make a bucket shaped stitching bag. Well I am trying to get it finished to take to Nundle this year (5 weeks away) just to show that I have finished something from the last 2 years retreats!! LOL
It had been so long since I had picked it up that the tracing had all faded and I had to retrace half of it again! But thanks to Peg, I have found a great new pen for doing the stitcheries, am finding it easier to see and it doesn't fade!! Thanks Peg!!



I have also discovered The Book Depository - what a great site! Just search for any books, much cheaper than anywhere else and the postage is free!! Can't get any better than that! So have stocked up on some reading, including some great quilty novels.

So that is what I have been up to lately. Have also changed my work days around so I have Mondays off instead of Tuesday. It is working out much better and am coping better with work and the work at home.

TAFE starts back next week for Tim so life will get a bit busier as he still doesn't have his license and we have to take him to and from TAFE 2 nights a week. He is doing well at his Personal Fitness course and is looking forward to getting back into it again.

Nathan has continued his uni subjects over the break and just found out he got a Distinction for his last subject so he was very happy about that and it has kept him motivated.

In two weeks time Craig goes on another 5 weeks leave from work. Unfortunately he has no say in when he takes holidays so as we only had holidays in November, I won't be able to take any time off. So he is going to do some painting at home, which is way overdue! And we will just have some long weekend breaks.

So how's that for a newsy post!! Makes up for the lack of posting LOL

Hugs,
anita

11 comments:

Khris said...

You always do lovely work Anita...cant wait to see more....you will be too busy reading to stitch by the look of it...lol...Congrats to Tim.....what a bugger about Craig not getting a choice in when he gets holidays.
Hugs Khris

Khris said...

oopss...congrats to Nathan not Tim...lol...hugs Khris

Sharon-NZ said...

All looks good anita, whats the new pen you have spill the beans

Melissa said...

You are definitely going to have to keep us posted on that Patchwork Village. I am looking forward to many pics! And, though you might have enjoyed a holiday, a freshly painted house will be nice, too!

Karen Mallory said...

The stitcheries look fabulous Anita! Can't wait to see the finished items. Life sounds busy for you! Hope Tim gets his license back soon. I hate being a taxi service for the kids!! LOL Have fun with hubby home!
hugs Karen

Beeshebags said...

Hi Anita, I'm with Sharon, what is this new pen you speaketh of? lol C'mon girl, share! I bet they'll be glad to see some ex-UFO's at Nundle from you hey? lol Hugs Naomi

creativedawn said...

Hi Anita,
Your redwork is really nice and it is one of my favorites! Rosalie Quinlin patterns are wonderful in any color. That is quite unusual - having a job assign you holidays; but I guess that it is good to have a job. No, wait, my BFF works for IRS and they assign holidays sometimes...humpth... The best is that he will be off for the long weekends! smile and big hugz
Pam

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the stitching...yummy fabrics....checked out the book site what awesome pricing...sounds like the boys are doing well....nice to have some jobs done around the house...

wackywoman said...

What pen did you find? I remember when my husband would take time and I worked I found it nice. I would come home and find all sorts of things done. And, without my being bothered. You may find it nice as well. :)

Chookyblue...... said...

you had better have something finished at nundle............lol.........not long now........good to have Mondays off instead so you can enjoy long weekends every weekend..........

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Great idea Anita. Can't wait to see it.... finished ???
Glad you found some great Linen too. I have a friend that has given me lots of her old clothes and she has a lot of linen that I need to cut up and use.