Monday, July 16, 2012

So what's going on?


How is everyone? Things are still rather busy around here, and to top it all off I've had the flu! But I'm still stumbling along. I'm loving my job and started part time study this week towards my postgraduate diploma in Information and Library studies. Wedding planning is ticking along too! My dress has arrived (it was being made overseas) and hopefully I should have the fitting this weekend.

Be assured, the craftiness has not stopped either (it has slowed, but not as much as blogging). Iris is still coming along. I need to get a move on though, because the walls in Mum's newly refitted spare room are looking rather empty.

In a fit of exasperation with Iris last week I've also made a new start, Lizzie Kate's 'A Good Marriage,' which is based on a poem that was and will be read at our wedding ceremonies and means a lot to both of us.

It looks a bit nonsensical at the moment! My quilt top is still coming along too, although I haven't had much time for it recently (for me stitching is easier to pick up and put down than sewing). Everything else is going to be put on hold this week though so I can make some pew bows! I have the material, but haven't made anything like them before, so hopefully it works out well. Wish me luck :)


Sunday, July 1, 2012

I'm still here :)

Hello friends!

I am still here, I promise. Work has been good, but busy. I started at the second library I will be working in this week and from now on will spend half the week in each. I've also been trying to sort out my enrolment in the librarianship course I will be doing part time. So there has not been very much crafting of any type going on! I have done a little bit of work on my quilt top, and no cross stitch at all! Here's my progressing quilt top - I haven't spread it out though, because our floor needs vacumming and I don't want it to get dirty!

We have also had two visitors this weekend. My dear friend Becky is with us for a week from Australia and another dear friend of hers, myself and DH came down for the weekend from the North Island to catch up. So things really have been busy! Becky has brought her cross stitch with her though and it is inspiring me to pick mine up again. I might start something new though, because I think the Iris is just a bit to complicated for my current frame of mind :)

Here's my very late June TUSAL while I'm here. Lots of purples on the top from Iris.

That's all for now,