Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Milling Around

Today I dragged my boys to Bendigo to visit the Bendigo Woollen Mills and Spotlight for a bit of shopping for the stash.

I might have gone a little crazy. 
The woman in the shop was very patient with me and my complete lack of knitting knowledge. 
Actually, her customer service was excellent.
I told her if my knitting fails I'll have a lovely pile of pretty wooly (cotton) balls to display in a nice bowl.

At Spotty, I picked up a couple of patterns.
The Kwik Sew is a cute maternity dress, hopefully I can nut it out and if I like it I'll make a few for summer.
The New Look will be for after baby. I'll be a clothing sewing whiz by then and have lots of spare time with two under two.........

Stop laughing.

I'm also hanging to try sewing with knits so bought this cool black and grey stripe.
We'll see what happens. 

And the kiddo, he got some cars.
Those chairs in the hall?
They are blocking the bathroom and toilet doors to stop him getting in but sadly he's already worked out the barricades :( 

Oh, and that face, that is totally a poo-face.
I should save that for his 21st.

Ab x

Monday, October 22, 2012

A free weekend


Since opening in July, The Retreat Woodend has been wonderfully busy 
and there are only a few weekends available before the end of the year. 

A group has had to postpone until next year so the weekend of 
Friday the 23rd through to the 25th of November is available. 

Accommodation details are on the website or send me an email at

Abbe :o)

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Aftermath....

Soooo during my sewing absence the sewing room became a little.....
Like a bomb site.
Dumping ground.
Too hard to deal with. 
After a lazy morning I finally got off my butt and tidied, organised and put away.
Look, you can see the floor!
The current projects are on the bed.
There is still some organising to do but it's a LOT better than it was. 
I even wrote a list of sewing projects to do and hung my lovely mini quilt that Bianca made for me a couple of years ago. 
I completed a block for Mr CP's quilt and played with my Go Cutter circle template.
I think it's fair to say I've been productive today. Finally.

Abbe :o)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A story to tell...

On Saturday the 6th of October, I married my wonderful partner.
Lucky me.

Are you wondering if he's a good catch?
He made the cake. 
The man can cook.
The top layer was white chocolate mud
Middle was lemon.
The huge bottom layer was chocolate with a rich chocolate ganache.

We didn't get around to 'practicing' our kiss but funnily enough it was one of our sweetest ever. 
I think I scrubbed up okay. 
The most handsome suited dude. 

Aunty Pam and I made the felt bouquets.
I may have got high on the glue gun fumes... 
Check out the garter with the sexy sucky-in undies!!
Jules didn't think I'd be brave enough to publish this picture but hey, it's me.

So I've been absent for the longest time since I've had my blog.
I haven't sewn for nearly three months.
It's not because I've been to busy being Bridezilla.
It's not because I don't love sewing or blogging anymore.

It's because of this....
Baby Fox is due late March.
Unfortunately, I have had horrendous all-day morning sickness and early bleeding that had us fearing miscarriage. That roller-coaster seems to have finished so now it's just the normal pregnancy adventures.
I must say that without my sewing girls, Jules (all of her photos above), Fi and B, my wedding would not have run as smoothly. I'm a lucky girl to have my 'internet friends'.

I'm glad to be back,
Abbe x