Thursday, March 12, 2009

What have I been up to....??

Is it so long since I've posted?? Time just gets away so quickly. Since last post I have had a trip to Brisbane to get my oldest settled into uni. This was a very emotional trip which involved lots of retail therapy to help me through. We managed to find quite a few patchwork shops and quite a collection of things to buy to help keep my mind off the torment of leaving our son behind. However, after a week of fun and frivolity which they call "O" week, to help get everyone over their homesickness and get to know a few, he is now starting to settle into the business end of his next five years of life as a veterinary student. So far, he is keeping in regular contact, hasn't starved and is enjoying the food and life of boarding at college; and I've gotten used to cooking less, and one less to wash for etc. Haven't quite gotten past the "wondering what he's up to" though, but guess it all takes time.

So, what have I been up to since then. Well heres some more mug bags which I made. Getting quite the dab hand at whipping these things up!
Next is one of the hand stitching projects which I took to Brisbane with me to keep myself occupied when I wasn't shopping. It is one of Anni Downs's projects which was featured in a recent copy of Australian Country Threads. It was then stitched into a cushion cover after returning from Brisbane and has since been gifted for a friends birthday. A second project was also tackled in Brisbane but it is yet to be stitched up, and is for a secret swap; so no peeks just yet.

Next project in line is a sneak peek of my four seasons swap. Someone's?? favourite colour was pink. But you'll have to wait a little longer for more on that one.

Well, that's about it for this time. I will endeavour to not take so long to get back again. My bloglines were so congested when I got home, I had to wipe it clean, it was impossible to catch up again. Hope I didn't miss out on too much in blogland. All up to date again now! cu


Narelle said...

Very pretty pinks, lucky swapee.

It's a long road for us mothers to let the chickens out of the nest. Chin up.

Maree said...

Nice to see you back in Blogland...Things will get better with Time re your DS.....Love the Mug Bags..

Sweettata said...

Happy Spring,

I saw your blog on my sisters'blog ( Kim - Creating by the Lake) and thought you might enjoy participating in my giveaway/drawing - check out my blog at

Have a great weekend,