Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Well, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas season, and a great New Year!

I have been away on holidays recently over in Berri, South Australia, visiting family. It was very hot over there, so we went swimming in the beautiful Murray River, which was just devine! I love swimming in rivers and lakes!

Murray River, Berri.

I unfortunately got sick with the flu whilst I was over there and celebrated New Years Eve by going to bed at 10pm, and sleeping all of New Years Day!

Me, at Mildura Airport, waiting for my brother and sister in law to pick me up.

Thankfully I am better now, though I badly injured my ankle last saturday, whilst skiing up at Lake Eildon. I accidently rolled my ankle down a rut in the ground, and an old piece of timber jabbed into my ankle. Well, I won't give you the gory details, but alot of blood and a tetanus shot later, and I'm finally starting to walk on it without too much pain!

So yes, things have been rather busy of late!

This pretty little doll was one project I was madly trying to finish before the end of the year. A friend, Julie, had comissioned it for a friends daughter and I needed to have it done before I went on holidays. Please excuse the shocking photos, but I ran out of time to take any good ones.

And now, time for a well deserved Stringybark Farm BOM update! *hangs head in shame* Gosh, things have just been so busy I haven't been able to give this the time and attention it deserved. I do apologise to those who have been so patiently waiting for the next blocks. I'm so sorry!

What I will do is finish the drawings for the final blocks, and put them online asap. That way you can all complete your blocks if and when you want to. I will eventually finish the BOM quilt, but it is unfortunately a bit far down on my 'To Do' list at the moment.

So, as soon as I finish this post, I will get out the drawings and finish them off. Hopefully I can have them all scanned in by the end of the week. Sorry again girls! *smacks hand*


Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

If it makes you feel any better I finished off a few presents the night before the recipients were visiting. Where did last year go.
Hugs, Sharon

BTW, Hope you are running around again soon :)

Béa said...

Nice to meet you again, Sam ! It was longstanding. Happy New Year !

clare's craftroom said...

You have been in the wars Sam , beautiful doll !

SD Janet said...

I'm just so glad to know you are back blogging and there will be more blocks. Sorry to hear about your ankle and the flu--so hope you are doing better. I'm looking forward to more stitching, whenever you get the time. The designs are so cute and perfect for a certain little person in my life. Take care. :)