I’m still here……
August 30, 2021
I’m so sorry – there’s been a big silence from here over the past few months, and I really didn’t mean to, but life kinda just happened. Don’t worry – everything is fine, but I just got busy, and with one thing leading to another, they all ended up leading me away from posting anything here.
Today is just a chatty post really to fill you in on my past few months…
I escaped! No – I didn’t do anything against our covid rules, but I did manage a quick trip to northern New South Wales and into Queensland for a week back in April. (Yes – it’s been THAT long!) I got on a plane – twice (!) and visited Mum and Dad for our at-home-sewing-retreat.
We actually got heaps done too. I’ve forgotten now, but we did sew something like 5-6 different quilt projects and I managed to quilt two of them as well. It was a busy week, but great to finally see Annette again face to face for some proper quilting catching up.
After that we did a quick family trip to trek up Mt Kosciuszko. It’s Australia’s highest mountain (OK – not that big compared to most other mountains, but it’s our biggest), and you can walk up to the top. As you can see – the views from the top were well worth the trek, and we were glad of the 6 different layers we all had bundled on when we got there!
Life is a bit different again now.
As part of “Greater Sydney”, we are back in lockdown, and I think this is our 10th week now. There’s no quick end in sight, but three of us have had our first vaccinations, and we’re very grateful for that.
It’s been OK for us – Miss 15 is fairly happily homeschooling, and Master 17 is still working. My husband has taken over the dining room pretty much for his work from home, and all of them seem to think a hot lunch is part and parcel of staying home! It’s been cold, and there has been a degree of comfort eating, but I am glad I can escape to my little studio cabin down the back and play with fabric.
(There’s a lot of this going on by one member of the family)
And I may have done a bit of online shopping myself…..
(Disclaimer – not mine!)
On a more quilty note though, I have been busy with all sorts of new projects that I can’t wait to share with you!
Here’s a sneak peek of a new project for this year’s Quilter’s Advent Calendar (and it’s not what you think it is!).
I’ve just been diagnosed with this… (again – not my photo) – I don’t play tennis, but the result is the same. Is there such a thing as quilter’s elbow??? It’s not too bad but I have a funky brace to wear on my arm when I do things for a bit.
And finally, aren’t these pretty? It’s another sneak peek of a brand new project that will be featured in our new Online Quilt Magazine September issue, so keep an eye on your Inboxes for it to be released in about a week.
We’ll talk about something proper and quilty next time, but until then, stay safe and well, and enjoy your quilting!
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