Sunday, January 30, 2011

What a weekend!

What a great weekend! I feel like I have achieved sooooo much. Don’t you love days like that? Firstly I didn’t have to work Saturday morning which was wonderful in itself! I got up early and cleaned toilets and the bathroom, did washing and ironing, covered the rest of Rose and Mack's school books (they are back to school this week and my baby Mack starts high school tomorrow!); normally these are all things which I detest! I don’t know what’s got into me but I actually really enjoyed myself!

Hand-Painted Sign
I finally painted one of the double signs (A-frame) that I was supposed to finish for a friend a little while ago and today I did the 80km round trip into town to buy groceries as there wasn’t much food left in the cupboard or fridge!
I made a baked berry cheesecake (YUUUUUMMMMMM!) and a roast leg of lamb for dinner tonight. Gee, I even washed some blankets which have been hanging around in the bottom of the clothes hamper…. and it was hot enough today that they were nearly dry as soon as I had hung them!

I also had a bit of a play around with this skirt which used to be a favourite until I was silly enough to wear it whilst cleaning the bottom of the shower one day. There was a horrid bleach mark on the bottom which meant I haven’t been able to wear it since; but I've had the inspiration to resurrect it!

Today I decided to try and embellish it a little by stamping household bleach on to the hem area with a cork- disguising the original bleach mark. I allowed it time to discharge and then washed it. Viola!

I think it would be wearable now but I am inspired by this piece of lace I picked up in Queensland late last year and want to somehow turn these dots into flowers.

Isn’t this lace just divine?

Off to watch some telly with the Hubble; I'm mending a favourite, favourite, favourite pair of khaki cargo pants using Jude Hill's invisible basting method. I think she refered to it as stitching that glues fabric layers together and that is exactly what it feels like. Jude's blog Spiritcloth is here for those of you who don't know her work yet. She holds online classes; 2 of which I've been privileged to have participated in. I learnt soooo much!

Finishing this post on a high! I feel great that I have done so much! Catch you soon..........


Marie said...

Love those days when a lot gets done.
Very clever fix on that skirt. It looks like it is suppose to be that way!
Fun lace.
: )

Jules Woolford said...

Hi Sandi!
Lovely to hear from you, thanks for your comment on my OWOH post. Sounds as if you're a very busy bee, I hope it wasn't too bad for your children going back to school. I'm going to check out Jude's invisible basting method, thanks for the tip.... Loving your bleached skirt!Julesxxx


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