Tuesday, March 31, 2009

EEEEK... REALLY BEHIND

Humble apologies... I haven't been around the blogs in a couple of days... been BUSY.... but will try and catch up with you all today!


Off to patchwork this morning... but before going I am off to the Fabric Shop in Papakura.. I am going to try and find a...
Friggin THIMBLE! The one above is ADORABLE... but I will probably get a rubber one (or two)... I have an old metal one (not the above one)... but it doesn't feel nice on me finger. And I think I need one for me thumb too! I should be a diabetic... I prick myself so often and draw blood... it would be handy for testing me bloods if nothing else!
I have 4 more star blocks to finish before I have to think about joining them all together... and I don't have the sashing material for that yet... I am thinking of going right outside my comfort zone of BLUE and using either vivid green or orange! The quilt will be for our spare bedroom... which can be any colour.
So, I will leave you guessing what colour I have gone for! Blue, green, orange, or???
Back from class... and I did virtually NO sewing today... we literally yakked the whole time! I tried to sew, but it kept getting in the way of the yakking! lol
I really enjoyed today... some days I really do like being there, some days... not so much.
The material I bought for the star quilt...is on order ... so I can't show you the colour... and I AIN'T TELLING! AND I didn't buy a thimble cos they only had the metal ones. boo hoo.
It is cloudy and we have had a few showers this morning ... it's kinda weird after so much sunshine! I even had to turn on the lights this morning... it was dull inside! Winter is coming.....
End of Day: and it's been a nice day.... I rang my Mum this afternoon... they were being bombarded with dreadful weather.. masses of rain... and as I was talking to her a big slip happened right beside their house! They are on a hill with bush behind them... it didn't sound too good! She was worried they were going to lose their clothesline next! What a worry.... if the slip was big enough it will mean their road will be closed. I will have to ring her back soon to see if they are OK. edit: they still have a clothesline, but it is also still raining! 250 mils rain in one day, and it hasn't stopped yet. Apparently Coffs Harbour (where they live) is isolated by many, many slips.... so it's not too good. Their road is closed.... but they are ok. I suppose I will worry about them overnight.... *sigh*
nite nite.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:15 AM

    I do not know how you manage to do all of the stuff you do. Erg.

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  2. ORANGE - I love orange. It is a power color!

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  3. That's a pretty thimble!

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  4. Green would be nice,it's one of my favourite colours

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  5. have i mentioned that i am severely jealous of your skills? you are very talented!

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  6. I'm guessing blue! You are amazing, Chris! For all the cursing you do, you still put out beautiful quilts!

    You keep it up, and I'll keep praying for you!

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  7. I just think it is so cool that your into all this sewing! Isn't it great to be producing instead of just consuming? There that is an ACOLADE for you!!
    Pick a color you won't tire of.

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  8. Check out stationary for a rubber thimble :)

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  9. Oh, you wicked woman, keeping us all in suspense. Can't wait.

    Pity about the thimble. Keep looking, if I had one I'd send it to ya.

    xx

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  10. Seriously you are so busy....not to worry...WHAT A BEAUTIFUL THIMBLE! My grandma always had really beautiful thimbles...I wish I had one of them...because she handmade everything and it would be a great treasure....

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!

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  11. You used to be able to buy metal thimbles in different sizes. They do take some getting used to but I find my fingers didn't sweat as much as they did in rubber ones.

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  12. Ah, Jadey beat me to it. I was going to suggest going to a stationary store to get a rubber thumb/finger thimble. (makes it easier to count money).

    my guess is Orange.

    Can't wait to see the photos.

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  13. Ah, Jadey beat me to it. I was going to suggest going to a stationary store to get a rubber thumb/finger thimble. (makes it easier to count money).

    my guess is Orange.

    Can't wait to see the photos.

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  14. So sorry you couldn't find the thimble(s) you wanted. They certainly would help with the "bloodwork" you have been going through lately.

    I can't wait to see this quilt. The anticipation about the color is hard to bear!

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  15. go for green! its my favorite color!

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  16. I'll just wait and see. Hope you find the perfect thimble. Goodness hope Mom's place survives. BTW it is dull and dreary here too. Had a burst of Spring on Saturday now we are back to dullsville.

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  17. Hope your mum is ok!!

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