Got a bit of sewing done this weekend as well, given Sunday was disgustingly windy and not suitable for anything out-of-doors.
I have quilted the spring 9 patch baby quilt I was working on and should have finished hand binding it.
Instead I spent some hours cutting out a new baby quilt inspired by some lovely fabric sent to me by the darling Diana. Focus, Kirsty, focus.
Thank you for your comments on the last post, glad to hear you are still enjoying the armchair travel. It’s been great motivation for me to get the photos sorted and to document the trip before my memory fails me.
We do quite a bit of travel – we push ourselves to, really. As we’re only here for two years (three years at the most) we are making it a priority. We try to make things easy for ourselves – researching before we go (internet and the Lonely Planet guides) and not overfilling our days (which stresses the kids unnecessarily) This keeps it fun for everyone which is important, otherwise it becomes a chore.
There’s not much Supermum-ing going on (but thank you so much for the compliment Maaike!) – I let quite a few things slide to make time for sewing and blogging. The only thing that gets ironed regularly around here is quilting fabric, and I’m afraid I lost the battle with the cobwebs, windows and garden a while ago. But I do my best to stay organised with lists and anything that makes life easier (i.e. ordering my groceries online and having them delivered). It’s probably apparent I was a civil engineer in the time before motherhood? Even so, I often feel like one of those cartoon characters you see running over a bridge while it crumbles behind them – I make it to the other side, but just in the nick of time.
It also helps that the mister is super supportive of me – he’s really happy I’m documenting our stay here (and that he doesn’t have to do it!) If he didn’t like me sewing or spending time blogging it’d be hard to justify the time it takes. It would also be hard for me not to use his toothbrush to clean the toilet.
Lauren asked if I would share what camera I use – I thought I would go one further and do a little photography post if folks are interested. Not to teach anyone anything (I’m not qualified to do that) but rather to outline what I use and what works for me. I know when I first looked at buying an SLR I loved reading what other bloggers were using. Anyone interested?