Tuesday, September 4, 2012


How busy can life get?
Well if you are like me, it can become extremely busy at different times of the year…I think I added too many “things” to my calendar just recently.
I had a full day workshop/training with Hubby and another couple for “Prepare & Enrich” a marriage prep facilitating course to help with Pastoral care within our church…Yay, Awesome stuff, but very tiring for an old girl like me to have to use my brain (ouch it hurt).
After that (only a few days later) I had a 2 day workshop for
“Positive Partnerships” regarding ASD and how to best advocate for our son who has Apsergers…again my brain hurt. I only managed to get through a day and a half before I took quite ill and ended up in hospital for some tests…So what have I learned??? (well I hope I have learned) I WILL be very careful about how much I put on my calendar and try to make sure I don’t have more than one big important training/workshop etc. in a month…well maybe only one every 3 months is probably best for me.
On the sewing side of life…
I have been catching up with khris every Friday morning for sewing, with the exception of a couple of mornings when I was either at a workshop or having tests done.
I unpicked my Jelly Roll topper in about 4 different places to change it around a bit because I was not happy with how the colours bunched up. I also got some more fabrics from the States to finish it off  when I get the chance.
I have used some leftovers from a couple of different charm packs to start on some simple table toppers…still going with that.
I even managed to get the curtain fabric out that I bought for DD2’s bedroom and make a start on them…another WIP.
I am sitting here with a beautiful Spring breeze blowing through the window, reminding me that Summer is just around the corner and therefore Christmas is not so far away as well…(Only if you live in the Southern Hemisphere like I do will you have a hot Christmas)
I love spring, it must be my favourite season…in fact I have been spring cleaning and waiting for the day we can have a BBQ dinner with friends outside in the yard and just enjoy the outdoors without feeling freezing cold.

Friends Swap
I recently took part in the friends swap Khris organised and have not had a chance to show you all what I sent my swap partner…

F for Fabric…
  R for Ruby (by Bonnie and Camille)

I for I, Me, My…(it’s all about her)

E for Emergency kit to keep in your handbag

N for Needlecase

D for Dessert Chocolates

S for Stack of Cute Boxes
I had fun choosing things that I thought my partner would like…
Well I have had enough time sitting in front of this computer I need to get out to my sewing room and finish off those curtains for DD2.
I hope you all are well and having a wonderful time sewing and being creative.


  1. Amanda I loved all the gifts you have sent. I am so behind after this weekend I will catch up on my blog promise. Might have to pinch your pictures mine are in cyber space.

    Once again thank you so much for all of your beautiful gifts they are being well used.

  2. Wow! I guess you have been too busy! Love your friends gifts. I sometimes forget to blog myself. Take care of yourself and don't get sick!
    hugs Karen

  3. I know how life can get in the way Amanda. You do amazing. I bet that jelly roll quilt was just fine as is. They all end up a little like that. No worries. You sure sent a nice bunch of gifts.