Well, all of the fabric I was gifted with last week has been washed, ironed and put away. As I was preparing the fabric for its stay in my stash I felt rather melancholy. I wondered what fabulous projects J had in mind when she purchased her fabric. Here’s a woman who had so much fabric that she wasn’t able to use it all before circumstances forced her to stop and while it was wonderful to receive the gift of fabric, I felt sad that she wasn’t able to use it herself. Kind of gives one pause for thought about the growth of one’s fabric stash…
Speaking stash growth Gorgeous Man’s mother returned from her trip to Australia this week. She brought some goodies back for us Buderim Ginger pieces, a stack of books for Gorgeous Girl and some Australian Women’s magazines for me to read. Reading them made me realise how removed from Australian culture I’m becoming. Seriously, I didn’t recognise half of the ‘famous’ people in them. Gorgeous Man’s mother also played courier for me. Step-mother-in-law sent a package to Gorgeous Man’s sister to pass on to his mother to bring to us (got that). This is what she sent.
Am I a lucky girl or what?! More fabric to wash and iron and introduce to the stash.
Gorgeous Man’s mother and step-father had quite a difficult trip to Australia and back. On the way there their flight made two unscheduled stops due to ‘technical difficulties’ and
the lousy stinking thieves that work at Cape Town International Airport the baggage handlers stole SFIL’s camera out of his luggage. Guess how much compensation the airline offered them for a ~AU$500 camera. AU$23!! They turned it down and have written to the General Manager so we’ll see what happens there. Seriously though folks, if you are flying into South Africa don’t put anything into your stowed luggage that you’d be devastated to lose. Valuables and personal treasures have to go in your hand luggage.
On the return flight MIL’s suitcase went missing…2 days later it’s still missing (sound familiar Colleen?). Hopefully it will turn up.
I made some more bibs.
These are also gifts. I need to make 10, so 4 more to go. They still need velcro, but Gorgeous Girl is asleep, so I thought I’d sneak in a quick post while I could.
We didn’t have cot bumpers because they are a factor with SIDS, but I’m beginning to think that we are going to have to get some post-haste.
This is becoming an increasingly frequent occurrence…
Well I’m off to spend some time with the iron, and then hopefully the sewing machine. We’ll see what the afternoon brings.
Have a wonderful day.