Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Reno’s

Who would believe I’m finally doing another blog post?  Not you Carolyn, I’m sure!  Carolyn called in a few weeks ago to pick up one of her quilts and said if she saw the “anniversary pics” one more time she’d cut her throat – well, I couldn’t have that on my conscience, could I?

Our lives are always busy, and it seems we all say the same thing so I won’t bore you with that.  However, to add even a little more onto my plate we have been undergoing “renovations” for the past few months – seems like years.  We decided to change our flooring from tiles to floorboards – that can’t be too hard, can it?  We had the tile removers come in and remove the tiles and there was to be a 4 day gap before the floorboards went down….WRONG! 

I went to a quilt show one day, having a lovely time with Shontelle and a few of our quilting buddies and come home to…..”We (Tony and his friend John) thought it would be a good idea to remove a wall to “open up the kitchen area”.  They’d already contacted another friend who was here measuring up for the kitchen alterations.  That has held things up for a further 2.5 months and this is how we’ve been living.  The moral to this story is “never leave your husband alone with “Workmen”!!

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The tiled area covered 80 square metres and I’d never have believed the places that dust could get into – concrete dust has incredible powers.  Everything we touch is covered in dust and I can’t wait for it all to be beautiful!

Quilting and AMQF

I have still been quilting throughout this although the interruptions have played havoc with my schedule…..what else is new I hear some saySmileAlso, we have taken AMQF on the road, doing what Shontelle has fondly named “The Ricky Roadshow”.  We have been visiting groups and doing a little talk on AMQF and how fabulous it is going to be.  We can’t wait for it to begin and share it all with everyone – hope to see you there!  If you’d like to find out more visit the website.  Here are a few photos of what’s been leaving the studio over the past few months………

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Scarlett absolutely loves doing craft – they have a dedicated craft room at their house where her and her “mumma” are continually churning out masterpieces.  Here she is in my studio using the Baby-Go to create another purler!

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And here are “3 of my top 5” – how lucky am I?

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Until next time, whenever that may be, be happy and keep on quilting!



PS  Just for you Carolyn – we’ll see if you really do read my blogSmile

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