Short story ... my folks are moving down this way (YAY!), their house sold WAY quicker than expected (Mundubbera is NOT exactly a real-estate hotspot!!) and the unit they plan to move into in the retirement village where I work isn't available for a few months. OOPS! :0) So ... it's a REALLY good thing that we bought a BIG house last year. :0) They'll be making Edward House their home base for the interim, using the time to pop off for visits and travels during the waiting time. All will be well ... just a wee bit more chaotic than usual and there have been/will be a few weekend trips with trucks and vans to move them down. I promise to pop in when I can ... ! :0)
In the meantime ... I FINALLY managed to grab some sewing time this week and made a little something special for an event being hosted this Sunday at my Home-Away-From-Home. You see, The Quilters Angel, run by the dynamic mother/daughter duo of Marvellous Marion and Stupendous Steph, is hosting the second Tilda Tea Party ... SQEEEEEEEEELLL!!!! SWOOOOOOOOON!! I love me some Tilda!! ... and the new range is my FAVOURITE-EST EVER!! ... and you sure can't beat a good tea party with stitching friends. :0) So it's been all-hands-on-deck to stitch up some pretty new samples in the new Tilda fabrics to display and inspire on the day.
Now, just like my Sweet OPAM Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg is addicted to making GORGEOUS notebook covers, I've found myself addicted to making a particular project ... pretty drawstring bags! :0) I showed you the five versions created during our recent Girly Stitching Day and this week I stitched one up in the Tilda pretties ...
I am LOVING this little design of mine. I know it's simple, but that's part of what I'm loving! It shows off the pretty fabrics and I love all of the different versions that have been made up now, not to mention that it comes together really quickly to give you a sense of achievement. :0) There will be kits and patterns of this sweetie for sale at the Tilda Tea Party ... I hope people enjoy making their own versions ... can't wait to see them! I'll share some pics of the tea party with you next time I get back here. :0) Oh! And if you're coming along to play for the day ... let me know so I can keep an eye out to say G'day! :0)
And another thing I'm loving is seeing how our garden changes with the seasons. The thing with buying a house with an established garden is, you just never know what will pop up where and when! :0) For the last few weeks, we've been spoilt with a spectacular floral show of crepe myrtle trees (not sure if they have another name, this is what I grew up calling them??). Trees that we didn't think had survived the extended dry period we were experiencing when we first bought our dream house have suddenly shown that not only are they alive, they're ready to put on a show! They look like giant bunches of fairy floss ... all pink and pretty and floofy! :0) I haven't managed to get any good pics yet of the trees, but I couldn't resist bringing a little bit of the pretty inside the other day ...
Isn't it pretty?! And I love how its colour really popped against the fresh aqua colour of the bottles behind it. I can't wait to see what the garden gifts us with next. :0) Do you have pretties in your garden? Unexpected beauty popping up to enchant you? I'd love to see some photos! :0)
But right now, I'm off to hunt and gather some lunch, before hitting the sewing machine this afternoon ... fingers crossed! :0) I've done my 'big girl' chores for the day and think I've earned some play time! :0) What are YOU working on today? Whatever you're up to, I hope you're having a blast!! :0) Til next time ...