Friday, 3 September 2010

Long time no blogging.....

I cannot believe over a week has passed since I last blogged. Seriously I haven't got time to grab a coffee at the moment let alone have the luxury of spending time with the laptop.

Something weird must be happening, honestly! My time management has gone out of the window, my poor sewing machine thinks its been put into early retirement and all I seem to be doing is housework. Poo. I can't understand why this has happened all in the week when the kids have gone back to school???

I was so looking forward to much time with my sewing machine and my blog, free days with no little people. HaHa. Someone else had other plans, the voice in my head said 'NO'. You cannot indulge yourself in your hobbies when your credit card balance is so high and it's going to be Christmas soon. You cannot allow poor 'Mr. G' to work 7 days so you can sew. You must do extra shifts at work. You must work many hours to clear the balance on that credit card. You must kill yourself and work days and nights in the same week!

So that's what's happening around these parts. Work Work Work. I know I'll smile when I can clear the credit card. I know it's a temporary glitch but I still don't like it. 

However, I have done a few things to make me smile this last week. I have signed me up for a few swaps. Hooray! I have ordered fabric. Hooray! (Don't tell 'Mr. G')

My 1st swap is:: 'The Christmas Stocking Swap' and here is my inspiration mosaic. You can visit my flickr for more details on the mosaic and click on the icon in my right hand column for details of the host, Selina.

Now the 2nd swap is a Flickr swap:: Scrappy Pincushions (round 2). Again we had to do a mosaic of our inspiration, here's mine.

And the 3rd I'm very excited about! It's the SavVy {Seasons} swap hosted by Heather and Kerri. Here is my inspiration mosaic, it's yummy isn't it?

This swap is going to be twice yearly I think and have a seasonal theme to it. Heather and Kerri host lots of amazing groups on flickr and if you don't know them already, why not? Go! Now! Check them out, you'll be glad you did. Lots of lovely homemade eye-candy!

That's it for now, got another hectic few days ahead of me work wise. Gotta grab it while I can I suppose.

Hugs to you all!!


  1. This all looks very exciting Justine! can't wait to see all the results! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  2. Lovely photos -inspires me to make something!

  3. Hope everything settles down soon and you get a bit more 'me' time. Your swaps look fantastic - I'm very tempted but think I need to be restrained! juliex

  4. oh all so pretty pretty!

    don't worry, I have only plugged in my machine after a month on the floor! thankfully hubby has found his desk to do work on and I'm permanently in my sewing room again! yay! machine plugged in permanently and have been sewing! oh it feels good :)



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