Thursday, March 5, 2009

I wish there were two of me

This week has suddenly changed from quiet and normal, to flat out and busy. I have had two orders come in for my ribbon browbands (see here if you are wondering what the heck a ribbon browband is,) I have the dentist coming for my horse in about 40 minutes, a friend coming over who needs help with her wall hanging, and now I discover I have to have 3 original items ready for next Tuesday. That's only 5 days away!

And why, you may be wondering, do I need to have 3 original items ready for next Tuesday? Well, I can't tell you just yet! Isn't that just horrible of me? But all will be revealed in time, but meanwhile I am tearing my hair out wondering if it's all possible.

So I think one of my items will be the quilt I just made for my Omi. Speaking of which, I gave it to her on Monday and she absolutely LOVED IT! It now sits proudly on her dining room table and she shows it off to whoever she can. I did tell her that it is a quilt to keep her warm, but she wants to have it on display as a tablecloth first!

So, if you don't hear from me for the next couple of days, it's because I will be living in my sewing room, madly creating, cutting and making. I will only emerge for chocolate and biscuts, and perhaps a cup of tea.

Well, I had quite a few bloggers interested in the paper bag swap from my last post. If there is enough interest I'm happy to run a swap on 'blogland.' I participated in the previous swap, but I have run and organised swaps and activities in the past on various forums, and I'm happy to organise a swap for here. So, if you like the sound of the 'paper bag' swap, and would be interested in hearing more, or joining in, please comment to say so. If we get a few people that are keen, I'll see about getting the swap up and running, after Tuesday of course!!

Wonder of wonders - it's been raining the past two days here!! There is a definate lift to the whole township now as the threat of the bushfires have greatly eased. We haven't had any serious rain here since, well, before Christmas I think. So it is so strange to hear these heavy drops on our tin roof. Thank you God for the rain!

And so finally, before I dash off to get my horse ready for the dentist, here are some goodies I bought just recently. I was in dire need of a new cutting mat, so mum bought it as an early birthday present. Of course, I couldn't leave the shop without some fabric too, and that little Singer tin was just too cute to leave behind. I'm such a tragic.


Leah said...

You are so not a tragic! Count me in on your swap! Now get buzy sewing! Thanks Leah

Mistea said...

Good luck with all that productivity. Have fun creating. Those fabrics look like a lot of fun. I am keen to play along in the swap.

Char said...

I have looked at the pic on your right hand sidebar of your blog and thought I seen a pixie bending over with crooked legs..Now, stop laughing...I finally seen what it really was last lol love it...but the pixie was cute, too.. ha ha..Char

Kris said...

I'm up for the paperbag swap Sam. So glad you are flat out (aren't I horrible?) cause I have been the same way myself and haven't posted your bag to you yet. I will get to the post office tomorrow!

joolzmac said...

Hello Missymack

Just been surfing the Toy Society site and came across your gorgeous creations that you dropped off.

This is a fantastic thing that people can do to make someone smile. We are going on holidays to WA soon so I hope to make a few things that we can drop off along the way.

Your site looks really interesting so I will be back to have a look-see.

Cheers - Joolz

joolzmac said...

Small world - I didn't see Kris' comment above mine - we visit each others blogs all the time, being fellow South Australians.
I'd better get exploring your blog.

- Joolz