What a difference a week makes……
I had mentioned that my goals for this month were minimal, as we would be travelling. Well……. that has now all changed. Mick’s back has given him grief recently, and it is not recovered sufficiently for him to feel confident to travel overseas. Therefore, at the last minute, we have cancelled our trip to New Zealand. We are sad about it, but both know it was the right decision.
So now, I have more time to sew. Yay!
Anyway, back to the last week.
I did make my pink Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks. I’m happy to tick that off my list.
On Wednesday I once again headed off to my new patchwork group. This time I remembered to take a photo of the venue. It is an old convent. We are actually in a more modern wing. The building was originally the family home of one of the pioneering families of Bathurst. As the number of nuns has really dwindled, the property has been put up for sale, so we don’t know how long we will be able to use this venue for our stitching. It was called “St Josephs Mount”, but since the nuns left it has reverted to its original name of “Logan Brae”.
Not only have I joined the new patchwork group in town, I have joined a second stitching group. This one isn’t specifically patchwork. You can take whatever craft along that you like.
I attending my first session of the second group on Friday morning. Both groups are very friendly and welcoming. It is so nice to be able to attend these groups mid week.
So what else did I stitch last week?
I did keep up with my 15 minutes each day. So that still works out that I have only missed one day this year.
Mostly, I just fiddle faddled with not a great deal to show. (Maybe I was preparing for a trip, rather than sewing.)
I have my first column of EPP for the Blue Quilt put together. A good project to take to stitching.
I also finished off some more little butterfly magnets.
I’ve had some little scrap 30s fabric half inch hexies on their papers for a while, so stitched them into a flower. I’ve no idea what I will do with it, but it will get added to something at some stage. It’s cute anyway.
And today, I started fiddling with some crochet. I have no crochet or knitting on the go at the moment and my plan was to get some nice wool in NZ. Now that has changed I dived into the stash. I have some wool I want to make a rug from and am thinking of making lots of these long grannies from various colours and then playing with a layout. Basically, making it up as I go along. That way I don’t have to work out all my colours at this point. I’ll think it over before I go too far with it.
Friday was Friday Night With Friends, hosted by Cheryll. I must say I didn’t do much on Friday night, but I did stitch butterflies and EPP in the morning. I think that will count.
The next thing to do is to start making some more stitching plans for the month, as it is a bit of a blank canvas at the moment.
We had a fun day out yesterday.
This weekend has seen the Mount Panorama racing circuit in Bathurst host the 12 Hour Endurance Race. The race attracts some of the best international drivers. For the first time, we decided to go up and have a look, while they were doing their practice and qualifying. The weather was perfect to be out and about. Not too hot.
There were two major draw cards this year. One was Valentino Rossi, who after being a world leading motorcycle racer, has now changed to racing GT motor cars.
The other was a Formula 1 race car doing some demonstration laps. As a result there were record breaking crowds attending the event. We’re glad we went along.
The race was on today. We had the television on, to pop in every now and then to see how the race was going, and after twelve hours, it was a very exciting finish, with only a few seconds between the leading few cars.
Finally, today I attended some markets.
A couple of months ago some new “Makers and Growers Markets” have started up in the grounds of Logan Brae, where we have our patchwork days. Our group was invited, at short notice, to have a stall. Once again, the weather was perfect and the setting was pleasant. They are still rather small, but there were some lovely stalls and a nice little crowd of visitors.
A few of us went along with a few bits and pieces to sell. The primary reason was to promote the group and attract some additional members. As a result we may have a few new ladies join in and we were also able to sell a few items. I have a basket at home where random items I have made, just for the fun of it, have resided. A couple have now moved on to new homes, which was nice. We may go along next month as well and a few more ladies may contribute.
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