Saturday, June 16, 2018

Sewing Time

This week I've been busy with the sewing machine ...... mostly making curtains for the bedroom  dressing room/wardrobe area.  It's like a sleep out attached to our bedroom and has 3 windows which all had those pretend wooden spotlight blinds that no longer worked and were caked with dust.

  Pete pulled them down and put up new rods and that elastic stuff to out some lace curtains on behind the block out ones I was making ........ still have a rather large bedroom window to do as well, so I took advantage after lunch yesterday and linked in with Wendy and FNSI to get the lace one done and one drop of the large curtain.  I'll get the other drop done over the weekend sometime.  I still have to buy some tie backs so I'll show the finished photos once it's all completed!
Scruffy sticking close and helping




Last night I sat and worked on the fogbound cardigan again!  The band is worked in the round and makes for a very long round each time so it's slow progress for sure!



What I did do during the week was walk down to My Local sewing shop just on the corner and joined
in with the Wednesday group for a sew and stitch.  I didn't take any photos of the group being my first time and only just meeting people I didn't want to scare them off lol! But it meant having to unpack something to take to work on .......out came "Down the Rabbit Hole" the first border which just needed an inner ear stitched
Then I worked on this table runner which I found while trying to locate the other Rabbit Hole bits .......so I worked a little on it getting another bit of stitchery completed.  I just unpacked sewing/craft boxes and have shoved the stuff just anywhere, but now I really do need to get it somewhat sorted out where things will go so I can easily locate bits and pieces .... and there may still be another couple of boxes to unpack lol  I've really been blessed with such a wonderful room to become the new Beehive!


 I found I needed some more choices of cottage garden threads to do the large flowers .......while this shop didn't have have them, I was told that Dew Drop Inn at Harvey Bay had them , and very conveniently

hubby was having to take the boat back down there to have some things checked on it  and to visit the Fishing Club........so after dropping off the boat, he was happy to make a detour so I could pick up these yummy threads!


A walk down to the Pier to check it out before heading to the sports club to meet with the fishing
Tide was out and we only walked half way out this time
crew, dinner and then back home!  Such a wonderful day! 

 I guess reality will hit home before long as I'll need to get onto some work options in the next week or two ........ by then I might have my sewing room in order lol.    Today Patchwork on Pallas (my local sewing shop) has a club morning , so I'm heading down to check out what that means ........





Earlier in the week I decided I had to do something with the Laundry Area ..... you see its located under the house here, as it often is with the Old Queenslander Style Homes ....... however that also means it's caught up with the workshop area to an extent as well lol ....... This photo is just after I started working on it - its actually much darker than this, but the camera has made it appear quite bright and light ........

And this is after ....... I've yet to get those bits of concrete scraped off the tile section and wash the tiled floor ...... and at some point I feel I will likely be painting the laundry area to brighten it up a bit perhaps .......... but for now, at least I can get to it a bit easier and have somewhere to put things!  I'd be keen to hear how others fix up laundry areas located under the house ...... my last under house laundry was in Brisbane and we left there in 2002!

 But for now, we are Absolutely loving our new home, our new area and our new chapter of life!

19 comments:

Sharmayne said...

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I am said...

Hi Sharm hope you are getting settle in ,its a big job making curtains,so well done my friend,and so glad you and Pete are loving your new home and area,hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

Jo said...

You will eventually get sorted. It is just great you got there full time.

Michelle Ridgway said...

A huge undertaking moving house and to another state. Glad you are enjoying your new home and have found a new stitchy group. Dew Drop In is a beautiful shop and is so packed full of everything. Lovely CGT xx

Cheryll said...

I'm pleased that you like your new surroundings.
It will be FuN making it into a home too...xox

Karen's Korner said...

How exciting - a move to a new area. Good luck with the curtains.

Maria said...

Sew good to see both hubby and you have settled happily into your new home and surrounding area.
Look forward to seeing you new curtains finished and up..

Chookyblue...... said...

Glad your getting everything settled in........

Susie Hoover said...

Glad that you're getting settled into your new home. Transitions are never easy, peasy but making the new house feel like home is a major accomplishment. Glad it was sew to make a quick stop at your newly-found local stitching shop to pick up pretty threads. Life's good.

Narelle said...

Enjoy your settling in ... sounds like you're finding your way around nicely xx

Lin said...

Lots of wonderful things happening in your new home Sharm - and how lovely to have a sewing shop and group within walking distance! xx

Jeanna said...

Oh my, you have been super busy. You made the most of your FNSI time.
Congratulations on your new home.

Beca said...

You sure do look very happy. I know it's a lot of work but it can also be great fun making your new house a home.
xx Beca

Helen said...

The new house and move sound wonderful with lots of new adventures and sewing groups to keep you busy. Down the rabbit hole is coming along nicely from what I can see.

Sheryl S. said...

So pleased you are enjoying your new home and surroundings. Such a lot of do with a big move and getting everything sorted out. Lovely new threads and sewing room. Great about joining a sewing group and getting to know others who share your hobby.

Ellie Merk said...

Glad you are enjoying your new home, thanks for sharing your journey. Those threads look gorgeous :)

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Sharmayne, sounds like your move has gone really well. How cool to have a LNS just down the corner. Lucky you.

O'faigh said...

I enjoyed your post Sharmayne

Lynda said...

Love the new header photos!! xx