Thursday, August 25, 2011

Excuses, excuses...

We had a sermon about 'excuses' a week or so back at our church. Simon and I have since been teasing each other about the excuses we come up with in life. And when you actually stop and think about all the excuses you make - you realise there are alot!

So now that I have come to sit down and quickly write a post for here I was about ready to fire off some excuses for my lack of entries.

They were to go along the long of.... "I have so much to show you all, but my photos are on the camera.....I can't access a computer regularly at the moment....I'm so busy (the usual one...)"

So I won't bore the world with my excuses, but will only say that exciting things are happening in my life at the moment! Apart from the fact that I am now nearly 15 weeks into a wonderful and happy marriage, I have been having a great time running the home. I have really taken to cleaning and cooking and shopping for food. I know that all you older, wiser women will be quick to laugh and tell me that the novelty will wear off soon, and perhaps it will. But for now - I'm really enjoying it! I have also been able to do a lot of sewing lately, and I have quite a few exciting endeavours coming up shortly.

But my main exciting news is that Simon and I have bought our own home! Our very own home! We are incredibly happy and thrilled to bits. It is a lovely little house, and has been very well looked after by the previous owners. We are literally counting down the days till settlement - which is now only 8 days away!!! Once we are moved in and settled, I'll be able to set the computer up and show you lots of goodies!

Till then, my very good friend from work, Mary, and I have set ourselves a challenge. We are going to have a try at completing the 'Sylvias Bridal Sampler" quilt from the Elm Creek Quilts fame. I have not done much hand piecing, but I'm looking forward to learning more and testing myself. We have both decided to use 1930's style fabrics - yum, yum!! I have always been a big 30's fan, so I'm looking forward to playing with it!

I'll keep you posted on how things progress!


Susan said...

Have fun with Sylvia - it is certainly a big project! My daughter got married recently and she too is enjoying the "domestic" side of life - for now! I hope you continue to enjoy it. Most of us dont and would rather be sewing. Good Luck with your settlement and your new home.

Stitchin' time said...

Enjoy your domesticity :). Your first home is always exciting and I hope the settlement goes smoothly. Have fun piecing the wedding quilt.

Liz said...

So exciting getting your new home and that you are enjoying married life. I am so tempted with Sylvia's bridal sampler,but it on the list!!!.

Kaye R said...

Welcome back Sam, Can't wait for you to get into your new home (congrats) I miss your blogs. I am loving hand piecing, it is a nice change of pace. Watch out for Mary she can be tricky...... Hehe

Dawn said...

Fabulous Sam, a new home.... thats great news...enjoy your journey with Sylvia...she's a beauty.
Hugs Dawn x x x

GardenofDaisies said...

This is such an exciting time in your life! Enjoy every moment!

equesteph said...

Wonderful news Sam! Congratulations - I am so excited for you on the house purchase!!

And eeek, don't get me started on 'excuses' as I am the queen of them lately!! And I still owe you something very special too, arghh! The 'worst friend ever' award goes to me! Will be in touch! xoxox