Wednesday, 31 October 2007

A little progress........

The end of the year is going so quickly. Extra dance rehearsals, choir performances, end of year school functions, dance costume sewing, Christmas!!
Cameron only has 2 weeks and 2 days of school left - oh how old do I feel!!! It will be so good to have it all over and done with. We have his formal clothing all organised and just finalising his "sweet ride" as he puts it. Here, where we live, part of the very "important" parts of arriving to your school formal is the vehicle!!! Oh to be seventeen again!!

The costume sewing is going slowly, mostly because I couldn't find anything to wear to the formal so ended up with fabric and a pattern and my dear Mum came to the rescue.

Just one day at a time here I'm afraid.
The vege garden is slowly taking shape. We went and picked up one load of soil and have planted a few little things - corn, spinach, lettuce and a tomato. Better than nothing I guess. We have had some more rain, so the garden looks lovely and fresh again. I just rang to get 2 1/2 metres of soil delivered, it would take 3 or 4 trips back and forth with the trailer, so this way I just have to shovel!!! Joy !!!

I called into one of my favourite little shops hunting for treasure and found two lovely glass sandwich plates and a lovely little bowl and this dear little piece of embroidery all for $4.25. Bargain!!!

If you've been visiting here for awhile you might remember my lovely stitching day out in September. I started one of the projects that Rosalie Quinlan designed and had fun learning Needlepunch. I finished the needle punch part of it while we were away on our little holiday. I finally finished my cute little bag. I think it turned out quite well. I think I will try to make the little needlecase that goes with it.

I had better leave it there today and get on with some work in the office - hopefully it will be a little easier on my eyes now - gathered courage last week and had my eyes tested - you can guess the rest!!!! Old age I tell you!!!!


Bloom said...

Your Rosalie Quinlan needlepunch bag is delightful. You've done a lovely job. I am booked in to a similar Rosalie Quinlan/Leanne Beasley weekend in May next year. Can't wait to see what beautiful things they will create for us by then.

Cottage Contessa said...

I can certainly relate to the hectic shedule of extra dance rehearsals and costumes flying here and there! My daughter dances 4 nights a week and has about a dozen costumes for this years concert! Congrats on your senior graduating, and you're right, the formals are all about the "ride". lol
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Leanne said...

The garden is looking good happy shoveling. the bag looks great I haven't tried needle punch. It has rained here all day hoping some make it to you.

Angela Louise said...

What a dear little bag Leisa. So glad to see someone finishing projects....something I'm not too good at. I hadn't heard of needlepunch as I don't really travel in sewing circles. Very pretty.The rain sure has been wonderful and we had 70mm the other night. Sam's little vegetable patch has offered up its first pickings of silverbeet and beans...what a treat! Oh so fresh. I'm sure in no time you will be indulging in the freshest vegetables one can find straight from your own garden. What fun!
You always seem to find good things at the thrift shop. I hope time slows up a little for you so you can enjoy the many end of year events coming up. Happiness to you, Angela.