We are moving again!
If you are a long time blog follower of mine, this news will not surprise you as since beginning this blog in 2008 we have moved states once, towns three times, and homes five times.
Our next move will be early January, and will be to our 19th home in 21 years!
We were called gypsies on my Facebook page when I shared the news, and I think that is a perfect description!
So, first and foremost, I need to pack up my sewing room as our son is moving back home and will still need a bedroom in this current house for the next couple of weeks before we move to the larger house.
In between packing, Mr E, Blossom and I are watching through the extended edition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as we wait for the release of the The Hobbit on Boxing Day...
...and while Blossom knits a dishcloth (with the cotton and pattern Stephanie sent me a little while ago)...
...I am stitching a pincushion from a recent issue of Australian Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
The threads I am using are from Weeks Dye Works; a prize I received earlier this year. LOVE the colours! The fabric is linen from a pair of trousers I found in an op-shop last year. It's wonderful to embroider on...
For those in Australia and NZ - in this month's issue of Patchwork and Stitching magazine you'll find two of my patterns!
I've been gradually collecting a set of crochet hooks, and needed somewhere to store them. Vicki in Canada sent me two beautiful handkerchiefs early in 2011. She said at the time that she knew I'd find a use for them - well, I used one of the hankies, and a favourite piece of fabric, to make a vintage style crochet hook hanger!
This is one of the patterns in Patchwork & Stitching, Issue 13/10, on sale now.
The second pattern in P&S is my lovely Lavender Fields small scented cushion. I love how they photographed it!
Best get back to some packing, then more Lord of the Rings. Fortunately the family don't mind simple lunches.
SAO's, Vegemite, and cheese. Now who'd complain about that?!
Have a wonderful day.