WOW, I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted. The last 10 days or so have all just disappeared on me, never to be found again.
This arrived in the mail from Noela last Friday, I never got home from work until quite late, (met a friend for an early snack dinner - the most delicious scrummy corn fritters with a really yummy homemade chutney - just divine, and then my sister arrived and we went off for a wine - she has teenagers and was feeling like some time out! - and then Rowing Man arrived home from week 2 in Twizel after 3 hr drive, very tired but full of his week and wanting to spill all) -
- so I never got to open this until Saturday morning. Isn't it so scrummy - thank you so much Noela. This was the Paper Bag Swap organised by Maree ... I love all the redwork, and I have really enjoyed visiting Noela's blog.. Thank you ever so much Maree for organising this swap!
...and my Christmas in July (organised by Karen), swap partner Deb, sent me these goodies, she got to post about them before I did! ...'cos I am such a sad slacker..... look at the lovely Paris Pillow.. isn't everything so georgeous.... hmmmmm might just go look out that flat white,
I just love Leanne Beasley designs!!!
...and these are some of the swaps that I have been working on... furiously....
so much to do and sew little time...
and this is a sneaky at my Christmas in July (organised by Stephanie & Linda) ...
and this stitchery for my other Christmas in July swap, organised by Karen... (I am hand delivering this one as the recipient, Darlene, is away this weekend at the same retreat that I am off to at Cherry Pie Quilting in Levin..
Finally these are now already wrapped up and in the post! YES!! Got carried away and bit off a bit more then what I could realistically chew, but there you have it. To be honest, I didn't think that I would still be working full time, or at all for that matter. Really thought that by now I would be ensconced in Twizel being a SAH something....
anyway, on that front - Rowing Man started his new GP role in Twizel 2 weeks ago. I went up for the first week (annual leave time 'cos not yet left job); because he has not yet found anyone to take over his seat in his practice at Outram, where he has been for the last 22 years, and has only got a mix of part-time locum cover, he is working every Monday there, and then Tues-Fri in Twizel. Now for those of you who are not familiar with this territory, this is at least a 3 hour drive. So the plan is except for every 4 th weekend when he is on call in Twizel, he is coming home Friday evenings, leaving at 7pm, and staying down in Dunedin working at Outram Mondays (doing some on call work Mon evenings or over the weekend), and then heading back up to Twizel on Tuesday mornings leaving at 5.30am. The only bother with that, is that we have had some really doozy frosts of late, and temperatures way low ... like -9! Frosty cold.
My challenge, and no choice really about accepting it 'cos I need to support my man! ... is to make sure he has clean laundry and plenty of food for the week! Hmmmmmmm more grey hairs coming on I feel, or wrinkles or something. And I don't sleep that well when he' s not here.
SOoooooo, I will be staying at work at least until the end of September, keeping the house in Dunedin, and Rowing Man is commuting. Long distance relationships - SUCK already! .... 10 weeks to go and counting!!!
Some hand work...long overdue!
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