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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sewing? Not so much.

Not a huge amount has been getting achieved in the last couple of weeks (I am typing this as my little girl sits on my lap trying to 'help' me type, and clicking the mouse. Fun times.) My long suffering partner went back to work last week, after three weeks of holidays. It was awesome having him home (especially since he's been away so much in the last year). He has just gotten a new job and once he starts, he will pretty much be home every night which is fantastic - but the last four weeks before he starts the new job he is working interstate. Sigh. 

Since it's still school holidays for another couple of weeks, it means sewing time is very limited - slightly frustrating with the amount I need to get done (quilting up quilt tops for the appeal mostly), but at the same time the kids and I have been having a great time pottering around doing holiday stuff. It's been fun - and I need to remind myself that pretty soon they won't want to hang out with the daggy old people who are their parents ;o) Carpe Diem and all that.

The response to the Bush Fire Appeal has been amazing - it's really exciting getting squishy packages arriving at my door. The flood of quilts have started rolling in - Susan's quilt top arrived at my door last week and I've been quilting it when I get a chance. 

 
A few others have arrived too, and are being sent off to their new homes today. I'm planning on setting up a blog page with all the donated quilts and who they're from when I get my act together :o)

I forgot to draw winners for the Tea for Two patterns too! I really enjoyed reading what fabrics you thought would work :o) 

Mr Random chose
 8. Adrianne said...
Gorgeous! I think I would use my stash of Chicopee, which I have only used tiny bits of so far.

and 
93. Fran said...
I follow your blog via GFC, thanks!

I'll send you both an email later and forward your email address to Alyce so she can send you your prize :o)

xx Jess



13 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Great to hear about such a good response for the Bushfire appeal!

Loving your quilting - it looks just beautiful!

Adrianne said...

Thanks Jess!! Beautiful quilting on Susan's quilt top! I'd love to see it when it's done - but don't bust a gut trying to do everything at once :-)

Patchwork and Play said...

You have brought my Dogs Breakfast quilt alive with your beautiful quilting. You are so generous! Enjoy some time with you kids though!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Enjoy the kids, by the ime they are teenagers (in the blink of an eye) you'll only be needed as a taxi,! That quilting is fab, I'm very much of the "in the ditch, minimal quilting " school! Although your quilting looks fab, don't get too stressed on the charity ones - as I worry that your offer o finish the tops will become a bigger job than you thought!

Charlotte said...

ah, the joy of school holidays ;-)

Jessica said...

Aren't school holidays fun?! Not so much at the end though...we start back next week, Yay!
I am working on a quilt for your appeal, hopefully it will be finished next week.

Kelly said...

Love the quitling, hope you get some more 'me' time soon :)

Katy Cameron said...

Oh yay, glad the job came through in the end for him too! Sorry about the lack of sewing time, maybe they need holiday crafts to entertain them while you sew, tell the big one he's in charge ;o)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

You are doing such an awesome job with the appeal! Congrats on hubbies new job and great he'll be around more, 4 weeks will go before you know it :) xxx

Janine said...

Your quilting looks fab. You've done a wonderful job with the appeal. Keep enjoying the holidays and having your children little - as others have said, it goes by in no time :)

Kirsten said...

Fabulous quilting Jess!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The quilting is amazing!

Milly said...

I came in to see an update on how the quilt appeal is going and was delighted to read that quilts are already being gifted to children. That's a fabulous turn around time, especially with little ones at home over the holidays. Well done Jess, it's was a pleasure to donate some quilts to your appeal.