Saturday night and strange things are afoot.
We moved Blossom's wardrobe and discovered the carpet underneath, and the wall behind, were soaking wet - and mould had begun to grow.
The shower pipes have failed and the water is seaping into her room. I'm so glad we had to move the furniture or it may have been a few days more before we found out. Now we cannot use the shower (and we have no bath here) so we're trotting over to the girl's dorm each night to use theirs. Thankfully the students are all home on school holidays so the dorm is empty. Can't wait until Tuesday night when we'll be in our new home and have both a shower AND a bath to ourselves once more.
Blossom was at the kitchen sink doing the dishes tonight and a lovely green chap decided to sit outside the window and keep her company...
...we hope we have lots of green tree frogs at the new house. We've grown quite find of the twenty or so that frequent our kitchen window each night.
Blossom has been busy stitching again, filling in time between packing boxes. She has a large sketch book and thought she'd use the rest of her Frolic charm pack, plus some other fabrics from my stash to make a cover...
...and then she used the leftovers to make a little pouch for her sketching pencils.
Once that was done she used some more of my stash to make a mini notebook cover...
Now she's off to watch a James Bond movie with her big brother so I may be able to do some last minute things myself.
As I was packing my book shelves today I came across this book of Cath Kidston's that I bought last year...
...it came with the fabric, buttons and label, to make the bag on the cover. One hour later I was sewing the last stitch...
...and now I have a new bag!!
I think it will match my new white house perfectly! :-)
I have also been resting from the packing by taking time out to stitch a new design I sketched recently.
Do you remember I started sewing blocks for a vintage style churn-dash quilt last year?? You can see the posts HERE. Well, today as I was cleaning out the sewing room I came across my basket of fabrics for the quilt and I just had to stop for an hour and make some more....
I just love the freshness of the white cotton quilter's muslin against the fabric!
It had been my desire to finish the quilt last year and have it on our bed now, but I really coudn't see it in this house so I packed it away for a while. Looking at the blocks today I was so excited because I *can* see it in the new house. Just a week....that's all I'll need after we settle to make this quilt top. I hope I can have it done before August has ended.
This is my last blog post for a little while.
Between now and my next post I will have relocated and be enjoying the views from a treetop back verandah at dawn, with my frothy mug of cappucino in hand.
Whilst we continue to pack and clean and wash I'll swap sewing for reading in my rest times...
Enjoy your week ahead!