It is a month away from my eighth blogiversary, and I've just discovered I've made 1400 posts (including this one). I've been pretty slack over the last year otherwise we would have had 1500 posts by now - I've had other things distracting me, like some stories that must be written NOW and moving and settling into a new place, again, and just being me.
For those of you who have been here from the start, congratulations cos you've put up with a lot of blathering - you must be suckers for punishment! But I like you anyway :-) For those who are newer, nice to see you, don't be shy - now that Blogger's commenting system allows replies of sorts it is much easier to reply to comments if I ever remember to do so!
We are in the countdown to my parents in law visiting at the end of the month. I have lots to tidy away - being multicraftual means that I have plenty of things out that really should be tidied away. We need to make a nice space for them to stay in, I want to get our bedroom's coral reef theme really going (I have ideas but time? Time seems to just fly away so easily!). Also, DH is worse than me at getting organised but at least he has a recognised condition (ADD). Some days I just can't deal with both of us having hobbies and having to do the cleaning up for two....
I finished a quilt!
|Part of the front|
See? That really is a whole quilt, I just don't have a display place for it currently.
Don't look too closely because it has some me specials in it, like hardly any of the squares line up but that just adds to its charm. Fabrics are mostly Kate Spain's umm oh dear, let me go look it up.... "Good Fortune." I really like that range.
|Part of the back.|
I added some (ahem) cheap fabric from Joann's because it blended better than anything I could find at the local quilt shop. When I say local, I mean if there were not 3 storey townhouses in the way, I'd be able to see it from here, and I can walk to it in about three minutes.... very very dangerous! Then again, Joann's is only five minutes away.
I found some jumpers at the op shop to recycle into a new top of my own design. One of them is a pretty scary cardigan at the moment but the cotton/ramie yarn underneath is so very me coloured. I've started frogging it so I can make into something much nicer, well what I think is much nicer than a pretend lighthouse cardigan.
|Don't eat it all at once....|
My little balcony garden is starting to produce edibles! I got ONE WHOLE strawberry the other day! The capsicums (bell peppers) each have one baby fruit on them and look at this:
|Nor this one|
My baby tomato is starting to ripen its first fruit! It has six other fruit on it so far, unlike the much bigger ones which are still growing and will probably not set fruit at all.
But even more exciting, I bought a praying mantis eggcase months ago. Yesterday I went outside and found baby mantids running around! They are much bigger than I am used to babies being and they don't have the cute little curly bottoms that Australian mantids have but they are still cute!
|ZOMG! The CUTENESS!|
Soon I have to go do more stuff, start tidying in earnest. I've had my sit down after bringing this lot home on the bike:
|Sorry about the blurry shot...|
BTW, my car's numberplate starts AIZ. Eyes. Car is a beautiful dark blue (I am reconciling myself to not getting the even prettier turquoise... omg it is pretty though), and I'm starting to wonder if his name should be Isa. Not Isa Brown, Isa Blue.... Any ideas?