The last time I posted my life was in total upheaval, it’s now nearly 2 months since I had to find a home in 4 days! (my pre-existing plans to move fell through rather disastrously!)  I moved house and things are still not totally sorted out. My internet access was delayed by 2 weeks and I only just unpacked my sewing machine on Sunday.  There are still quite a few boxes waiting to be touched, let alone unpacked.

I finally put my pc on my desk and have unpacked most of my sewing things, or at least have all the boxes with sewing things in the ‘craft room’.  Strangely enough the room has an exterior door which leads on to the verandah and a tiny kitchenette built in to one corner, so for the messier crafts I dabble in (mosaics, polymer clay, painting…) this is quite convenient.  I will take more photos when I find my camera(?)

At the moment and in the forseeable future, we will have to be satisfied with photos taken by my phone (though having said that it does have more Megapixels than my camera).  I was thinking about buying a new camera anyway, so maybe the fact that it is currently misplaced is fortuitous? (update: I actually found, well the Boy found the camera- does this mean I still need a new one?)

My need desire for a new camera, was mostly so I could take more exciting photos of my Pullips of which you have been introduced to three.  I received a new one, who was actually my inspiration for buying them in the first place, for my Christmas present from my brother and his wife.  She is a Princess Anne Roman Holiday Pullip and is styled after Audrey Hepburn in the movie Roman Holiday.  Her box has not even been opened yet!  But I really can’t wait!

Pullip Princess Anne Roman Holiday

Pullip Princess Anne Roman Holiday

Most people seem to do a wrap up of the year in projects and a preview of what’s to come, I intend doing just that, but in another post. Oh… and that leads me to the fact that in 2 posts time it will be my 100th post in this inception of my blog, so yes… I will be having a giveaway!  I am thinking about some stash fabric and maybe other bits and pieces. So stay tuned to hear more about that.

While I was away in la la land… here are some beautiful blocks I received from partners in my Block Swap Adventure – adventures.

October

For October both Margaret and I were running late, but we kept each other up to date with our progress and I also got a cute Christmas pattern along with my block, Thanks so much Margaret!

October Block Received from Margaret

October Block Received from Margaret

I have put the block I sent Margaret on my swaps page, but I don’t think I shared it with you yet, so here it is. I have decided that I will be changing my requested block in Block Swap Adventure and I really like this one, it is this Antique Tile from Marcia Hohn’s Quilters’ Cache.

October Block "Antique Tile" sent to Margaret in WA

October Block "Antique Tile" sent to Margaret in WA

November

In November, I was lucky enough to be paired with Pam from Philadelphia, who sent me two blocks! Thank you so much Pam, I love them!

November Block 1 Received from Pam in Philadelphia

November Block 1 Received from Pam in Philadelphia

November Block 2 Received from Pam in Philadelphia

November Block 2 Received from Pam in Philadelphia

Here is the Monkey Wrench I sent to Pam.

November Monkey Wrench Block Sent to Pam in PA

November Monkey Wrench Block Sent to Pam in PA

 DecemberNatasha and I are negotiating, aren’t we Natasha? 😉

January

My January block partner, who is still unfortunately waiting for her block, but I am doing it this week! Is Jodi from CO. I am in awe of her block… you should see the seams? Unfortunately my attempts to take a photo of them don’t do her neat and tidy seams justice.  But you can see my beautiful block instead! Thanks Jodi!

January Block from Jodi in CO

January Block from Jodi in CO

So I’m eagerly back… and itching to stitch.  I did stitch up a little something on Sunday when I unpacked my sewing machine, but I will only be able to post about it once it goes to its right place!

Good night Stitchers Whereever you are!