Thursday, August 30, 2007

Craft groups...

Eighteen years ago I had just had my first baby and had had my first few weeks at home. I had lived in the suburb for a long time but I didn't know anybody. From an advertisement in the local paper I found a newly started craft group at a local church. My son was four weeks old ( and he is now 18, which is how we know how long the group has been going). I forced myself along and even though I have moved further away I am still going. People have come and moved on but there have been warm friendships and special people who have come into my life as a result.
Two weeks ago at our group we were having a discussion about pincushions and I was telling them about this magazine I had. And even though I have heaps of other things to sew I came home that night and made the pincushion from it. So far I have only made one but I have lots of ideas and adaptations hopefully to follow. We have made lots of thing over the years - back then most of us were doing cross stitch but we have spread our wings and usually are willing to try new things. It is a wonderful part of my life and I have to thank them all for the fellowship and and special thanks to Marilyn who was the one who started the group and is still there tirelessly putting up with us.

Here is some eyecandy from Marilyn. She asked me to take some photos and the price of that is that it goes on my blog as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


There are always everyday things going on, but they just don't seem worth noting. Still there are a few things in the wings so hopefully I will catch up. Here's a finish though. There is a photo of this as a flimsy a little while back. I had intended it for my dining table but I found that it was a perfect fit for my bedroom dresser. It looks great here but unfortunately this is one of my Flylady hotspots and it doesn't quite look like this at the moment. I thought that maybe putting a nice runner on the top might help me to keep it clear. That is still being tested.... It would be so much easier if I didn't get so many notes from school and people didn't keep sending me bills all the time.
Last weekend I had a quick visit to Sydney. I was babysitting baby Iris while her parents went to a party. Best baby sitting job I've had in a long time, especially considering my husband was at home babysitting the other two grandchildren as well as our own trouble makers. We didn't have a lot of time but I did get so buy some fabric at one place and we also visited the Lindor Chocolate Cafe ( in Martin Place) That was toooooooo yummy....I had waffles with white chocolate icecream and a great hot chocolate. We went for a little walk in Hyde Park and I took these photos from the Anzac Memorial.

Of course it was all too short.