Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reasons for my Absence.

Well, I really did not realise that 6 months have passed since I last posted to this blog.
I have been focusing my spare time to trying to finish the house renovations.
Unfortunately that is happening slower than I would really like but I still feel a slight sense of achievement.

 Here are 2 views of the longest veranda basically finished, just requiring a light finer grit sanding.I have even finished the roof beams.

Here is the second major reason, as to why the poor blog has been a bit neglected. Our eldest daughter was married in late March amid the rainy days. It rained and flooded in some areas until Friday, Saturday dawned with bright sunshine, a change of venue due to a causeway preventing access to the original venue, and a beautiful ceremony and reception followed. My undyed rolls of fabric ended up being used as the swags in the ceiling of the reception place as the Council misplaced theirs. So when I finally dye it and make some quilts, I can honestly say they attended the wedding also.

Now the wedding is out of the way, they are concentrating on a building project of their own. This took about 3 days to appear from a few pegs in the ground. Wonder if some of their builders would be handy at paint removal?

We are currently waiting for our reno expert builder to come for a drive and measure our floorboards that need replacing.
On a sewing note, I went to Yeppoon in Jan 2012 and had a busy weekend teaching strips n triangles and free motion quilt/embroidery.
I also visited a long arm quilter only 2 hrs drive away, who had just had her Intelliquilter driven A1
machine installed. She has upgraded from a Nolting like mine to this new machine and is now back on a steep learning curve. She has kindly offered to help me on my way with my machine.
I am also going to attend the AMQF in Adelaide. The accommodation and travel is booked so one day soon , I hope to be able to quilt.