.....would like to report that I have been away to some exotic location for a holiday ....but no......I have just been away from the computer.......not that far away........but have been spending time doing other things. Daylight saving has arrived and I have never been a fan but now I am a convert! Really enjoying being able to get out and do things after work instead of arriving home in darkness. The sun has been shining and it is very healing! I am also enjoying actually having things to do when I get home.........there is something to be said for keeping busy!
My 'pity party' is officially over - I have gone back to Curves - organised to play tennis a couple of nights a week and am walking regularly. Rose and I have settled into a nice easy routine - she is just the best little companion! How could you not love that face!
Last weekend was a long weekend...I took the Friday and Tuesday off as well to make it an even longer weekend....I had a busy few days...lots of visiting.....lots of stitching........some gardening.......in fact I decided on Tuesday morning to go to work instead of staying home....(does that mean I really love my job or just that I am nuts?) but I had had the best four days and had done pretty much everything I wanted to do......and so thought I would save the RDO for another time. I didn't feel like being home alone and I am lucky I work with a great bunch of people who are like family. Over the weekend I sat up late - the Commonwealth Games have been on TV and are the perfect backdrop for stitching! I finished the Gardener's Journal blocks and the quilt is now together with just the borders to put on........(this pic was taken before I stitched the blocks toghether) - really happy with this top....and thanks to Chooky for organising the Stich A Long which really got me motivated!
Yesterday was our stitching group get together......the weather was perfect and we were able to sit outside in Joyce's garden.......
Thanks girls.....as always it was a great afternoon.......! Now that the GJ quilt blocks are done I have started working on the Kathy Schmitz design again....it's been a long time (almost a year)since I worked on it - it's amazing how many memories are tied up in projects you work on. Some good.....some not so good.....but stitching is great therapy I think!
I wasn't intending to stay up late last night.....but once I got started on the border it was hard to stop!
I haven't done any baking in ages......one reason being if I bake - I eat what I bake .....so decided to make some lamingtons to take to Mark and Terri's tonight.....) they usually come here for dinner but tonight they cooked for me.......) I haven't made these in a long while but I was pleased to find I hadn't lost my touch! Mark was happy to put some in the freezer to take to work....(and I am happy they are in his freezer so I won't be tempted to eat them!)
I will leave you with a pic of the first of the sweet pea flowers........I think the warm weather expected over the next few days will hurry the others along ...........