Sunday, 31 August 2008

Storms Brewing!!

There've been two types of storms brewing here today - firstly, we had lots of ominous looking clouds build up throughout the day and we thought we might get some good rain from it ... then it kind of spitted and spotted a bit then went away again. On the bright side, I did get my washing dry! Tee! Hee! Hee! AND the best part of this for me, was that the brewing storm pushed our temperatures up a little - YAY!! The last couple of days have been wonderfully warm - obviously the weather is practicing for tomorrow's first day of Spring!!

Now ... the second storm ... I've been SEWING up a storm!! Well, a bag, actually! Tomorrow is the start of the posting part of Linda's Bag/Bucket Swap and while I had the stitchery finished a while ago, and found just the right fabrics a week or so ago ... the cold weather had kept me from being very motivated to venture into the ice-box sewing room. So, after being a good girl and popping in a couple of loads of washing today, I hit the sewing room to stitch up my storm ... errr ... BAG! Want some sneaky peeks???

Oooooooh! Pretty fabrics, lovely lace ... what else can we spy??

There's a bear in there ...! And ...

A pretty pearl button! Don't mind the pin holding it in place - I told you I've ALMOST finished!

Of course, I've also got a few more sneaky surprises to go IN the bag before I post it to ... my secret swap partner!! Aha! You thought I was going to slip up and tell you, didn't you? NOPE! You'll just have to wait until I've posted it and it's arrived in ... a far away land!! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm pretty sure the recipient doesn't visit my blog, but just in case, I'll say no more, except that I'm looking forward to seeing a hand-made work of art arrive in my very own mail box from my sneaky swap partner. Following a few clues, I've got three bloggers who are 'suspects', so it will be fun to see if I'm right - will keep you posted!

The other thing I did today was to drag my beloved Geek Boy along to see "Mama Mia". Now, I think I was probably Australia's youngest ABBA fan, as my family tells stories of me singing along with Anna, Freda, Benny and Bjorn from the time I was about five. I had T-shirts, albums, posters and still have a scrapbook someone put together as a birthday present for me that's just FULL of ABBA paraphernalia. Plus, I still love the music - it's just so catchy and contagious!! I REALLY wanted to see the stage production of "Mama Mia" but timing and budgets didn't allow, so DEFINITELY wanted to see the movie - and wasn't at ALL disappointed - I LOVED IT!! I'm not usually a 'Chick Flick' kind of chick, but combine the music of ABBA, gorgeous scenery and Pierce Brosnan and you really can't go wrong! Even GB had to admit it was an entertaining way to spend the afternoon. I have to say, though, I NEVER thought I'd see the very macho Pierce Brosnan wearing 70's glam rock gear - quite a change from the super suave 007! Tee! Hee! Hee! If you grew up in the 70's/80's - and appreciate a hunky blue-eyed Pierce!! - make sure you see "Mama Mia"!!

Right now, however, I'm rather weary from weathering my stitching storm etc, so I think I'm off to keep a date with my pillow - Bear Hugs!



Debbie Lane said...

My goodness you're posting late, sweety!

Love the look of the bag...but still worried about this pink phase u r going thru...!

Very tired, boy child and dog not well, so up looking in on them both, and just happened to oooppps push the mouse and activate computer screen what a silly thing to do oh well now I'd better check in on some friends...!

Judy S. said...

Your bag is very cute, Kris. I love your teddies! BTW, where do you think Lynette has the other cat and Mrs. Noah stashed?

Marica said...

So cute bag you had done. Lucky girl who got this :) Me and my daughter saw Mamma Mia yesterday and I must say I just love the movie and the music is so good :)

Take care!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kris,
We got storms down south yesterday too but still waiting for the warm weather...LOL.

Just love your swap bag as I am sure the lucky recipient will too.

Hhmmm....ABBA...have to agree with you. Some Tuesday nights my class listen to ABBA instead of our usual relaxed music. Don't suppose it is a shock to hear on those nights when they do listen to ABBA the mood is upbeat and the laughter loud and long. Bonus, we all know the lyrics and can sing along.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

We had some lovely rain over the weekend....your bag does look so cute...I wonder who the lucky owner will be???

Carin said...

I am still tring to get DH to go to see "Mama Mia" I may just take my 13 year old DD and give him up as a lost cause!

Jo said...

Your bag is so cute Kris and we have had lots of rainy weather over the last month which we need but looking forward to some nice warm sunny days.

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