Friday, March 30, 2012

I've been busy and stuff

I desperately wanted to get another WIP finished so I knuckled down and got the binding on this table runner today. It was made and hand quilted several years ago but I ran out of steam (again!) and put it away. I wasn't impressed with my perle thread, hand quilting skills at the time.
I tried out fully machine sewing the binding for the first time. Worked fairly well and certainly something I will do again on things like table runners, utility quits etc.
So I've been busy because there have been lots of first happening (other than all the wedding planning of course). Harvey went to Family Day Care for the first time.
Do you think he was chuffed with his new lunch box? 
He seems to love it. I spied on him today and he was happily messing about in the playroom with the other kids. The carer is great and even better, she lives right across the road so if I really wanted to visit or we're running late - it's no big deal.

The other first was me going back to (paid) work as a part timer.
Unfortunately the company did not make the transition easy at all and during negotiations their communication was ridiculously poor which caused me a lot of stress.
So far it feels a bit surreal to be back after a whole year off. Everything has changed but it's still the same.
Very weird...

Anyway, I'm glad to tick off another WIP and lodge another entry in AJ's comp.

I've been missing you, my bloggy friends.
Ab

Ps. There's another HUGE first this Tuesday.
Yep, it's been a year already!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

On one knee

As you know from my last post, things are pretty awesome in the Noble-Fox household!!!
Thank you for all of the lovely comments and congratulations.
Engagements and weddings seem to have the same air of happiness and excitement that pregnancy, birth and a certain little Fox has.

How did he ask, you ask?

Well, on Wednesday the 29th of Feb, I was spending quality time reading the junk mail when I heard them mention on the news that it was the day that traditionally, women could propose to their men.
I made a joke to Mr CP that I had to ask him a question..... and then I went back to the Target catalogue.
A few minutes later Mr CP walked back into the room holding Master Harvey who was carrying a box.
Mr CP said, "Actually, WE have a question for you."

Gobsmacked, I think I said, "Ahhhhhhhh."

Mr CP walked over and got down on one knee and said, "Would you do me the honour of becoming my wife?"

Me, "Yes!!!!"

Harvey kindly held the ring box out but hasn't yet learnt that the second part of Ta' means to let go of what he's holding so I had to prise it out of his hand.

Mr CP then put my gorgeous princess cut, sparkly, white gold ring on me.
Yay.

This is now my world.....

An awesome dress with pockets!
(fhiky.com)
and the daunting prospect of trying to find THE dress.
 I'm soooo glad for Google and World Wide Web!
Our budget is small.
Think Cheap and Cheerful for the theme.
I'm thinking of lots of lovely handmade decorations.

Possibly some material for ppl to sign to them make into a wedding quilt...?
Or something quilty at least.
Tips, hints and ideas are very, very welcome. 
to help me plan our wedding......

Ab x

Thursday, March 1, 2012