Sunday, February 21, 2016

The simple things

Sometimes luck finds you and you get the opportunity to do something that truely 
makes your heart sing.

The other day i was supposed to be working a late shift, 
I had whizzed around all morning, tidying and completing as many chores as possible.

Just as I was about to get ready to go to work, my boss called and offered me the day off

. . . Yes . . .

So since the house was tidy i thought this time is man and I looked to my sewing cabinet 
I had new fabric and an idea in mind, but I needed a table to cut my fabric out
My dining table was covered in clothes ( I had just folded) waiting to be put away by their owners
So I went outside to our outdoor area
under the marquee I could feel a gentle breeze blow across my skin
I could hear the cicarda's chirping 
And it was just a beautiful day

I felt filled with joy

So I cut out my new skirt and then was ready to head inside to start sewing, and then I thought why go inside ? It was lovely outside why not enjoy it

I grabbed an extension cord and miss Bonnie and set myself up

Within a an hour my skirt was almost complete.

The simple things 
A gentle breeze, the sun sparkling on the water in the pool, the cicarda's and the hum of Bonnie.

Too many times I run around doing  this or that and rarely allow myself  to stop and  enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life.

But after this I intend to stop more often and give myself more time off

"Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it"


Googy Girl

Monday, February 1, 2016

Stitching away

Last weekend Gadget and i  decided to have a little road trip. so we hooked Bridget the glamping van up and we headed out to Dubbo to visit zoo.

so with four hours in the car i needed a little something to do in the car and as i have no knitting on my needles at the moment i thought it was a perfect opportunity to catch up on my Lucy Boston blocks. i was three months behind

so this is my car stitching, i did pretty well with no major stabbing injuries.

we had an absolutely marvellous time at the zoo and i took some absolutely fantastic photo's of the animals.  I really enjoyed the zoo and would highly recommend it.

after the long days at the zoo i got to enjoy a little wine o'clock stitching
so progress was pretty good
after several text messages with the ever helpful Chooky and Sandy i was totally in the Lucy Boston mode and i have now chosen my main background fabric, it's a little different and not at all traditional but i think it will look absolutely marvellous. but you will have to wait and see.....

this block was finished off at home, but the majority was done during the car journey home.
So i am all caught up with my Lucy Boston blocks but after working out sizes etc . . . .  i know realise i have a lot  of blocks to make so feel it's probably time i started creating some of my own blocks.

i have to say i am not terribly good at fussy cutting, well i seem to get the cutting right, it's just positioning the papers on the back in the right place.

if anyone has any suggestions i would really appreciate it.

and this is my progress on my cross stitch i am a little behind everyone else but that's ok, I'm really enjoying the project. even if i seem awfully slow.

do you find you seen to get in a bit of a habit with stitching?
not so very long back i was all about sitting at the machine, but now i seem to be spending a lot of time sitting on the lounge with my hand stitching . . . .

it's all getting very exciting here with only 60 days until we leave our Europe trip is now feeling very real and i am starting to get my stitching projects organised for the trip.

"i hope your hands are working on a project that you love"
Googy Girl

"Life is like a cup of tea, it s all in how you make it"