Saturday, 22 August 2015

I'm baaaack.....

'In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away'

 I've really been enjoying Instagram (and have spied a few familiar faces) and part of the fun has been joining this hexie flower swap. So exciting to be receiving flowers from various spots around the world and even  my postmistress asks which country am I posting flowers to this time.

 My baby girl grew up (not all since blogging last) 

 and stretched her wings to move to the UK for a year or more to teach maths. Needless to say I had a few weeks of being a soggy weepy mess, but after she arrived was thrilled that, thanks to this wondrous online world, we keep in almost as regular contact as we did when she lived in Australia although nothing is quite the same as popping next door to visit.

My eldest boy then broke the news that he is moving to Canada at the beginning of next year but he will be staying with us for a few weeks before leaving so, like Scarlett O'Hara, I'll think about that tomorrow.

 With so much emotion, retail therapy has been in much call and the opshops have been welcoming me with open arms - mainly because I've been coming loaded with my girl's no longer needed goods but I've been returning the favour by clearing their overcrowded shelves.

and eBay seemed quite pleased to offer these gorgeous Tilda fat quarters which I was equally pleased to click 'Buy it Now' on. They are still at petting and stroking stage but I do have a project in mind!

So that's a brief summary of my last 6 months. Here's to catching up again soon.


  1. I wondered where you were. Lovely to catch up with what has been happening. Glad your break has revitalised you.

  2. So sad when your babies go and spread their wings, I think you will need to retail a little more. Your bridal quilt is really beautiful.

  3. Hi Christine! lovely to see your name pop up in my reading feed! Your quilt blocks are so very pretty, & isn't it fun to sew along with friends?!
    There's a wonderful quote that goes something like this: "To our children we should give two things; one is roots & the other is wings"... I'm sure they'll enjoy their adventures!

  4. Glad to see you are back. I've been loving see all the sampler blocks. Hugs,xx

  5. Hey Christine! Good to see you back in blogland ... loving your pretty sample quilt that you and your 'partners in crime' are making. :0) Love the teacup in your last pic, too. I had a trio with that design ... but it sadly was broken when a plate pushed it out of my china cabinet and smashed it. SIGH! Keeping an eye out for another one ... good excuse to visit antique shops. :0) Happy stitching! Bear Hugs! KRIS xx

  6. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.