It's only 9 Sleeps until my friend Alison and I head off to Nundle for the 2014 Girls Day in the Country with Guest Tutor Lynette Anderson.
I am really looking forward to catching up with all the old crew and meeting a few new ones as well.
I just hope I remember which end of the needle to thread on the day.
Sewing and Blogging has most definitely been on the back burner for me over that last 12 months or so.
Reading Blogs has even been a luxury.
Not everyone knows that my 21 year marriage ended in June 2012 and prior to that my blog was my escape from reality.
Kind of a saving grace really, I moved to a rental townhouse in July 2012 where I lived for 8 months.
Last year on the 1st of March I moved into my very own new little home.
It is a 1920 double brick bungalow on Peisley Street ORANGE NSW.
I have decided to blog about my projects at home as I am not sewing much at the moment and I hope you all enjoy sharing my journey.
It has great bones but just needed/needs a bit of love to make it a home.
That's one thing I have lots of so that has been my project for the last 12 months and probably the next 20 years for that matter. I never really grew out of having a cubby house so this is perfect therapy for me.
My family and my home have always been my whole world and when it all gets taken away from you it is definitely a long road to recovery.
My daughter Molly is 19 and has just moved to Newcastle for Uni and definitely does not need me as much as she used to.
My son Jack is 17 and in Year 12 and lives between his Fathers and my house and is also needing his Mum less and less these days.
I really hate being a part time mum but I just have to deal with it as best I can.
I now work full time at my job at the School Fees Office and in July last year "Pickled on Peisley" was born.
My little home based market stall business that any profits I make go to my renovation fund for my little home.
In the 8 months since starting I have cooked over 1200 jars/bottle and made around 30 "Cookies in a Jar Mixes" Not a great hourly rate when all broken down and expenses taken out of but I can do it from home and it does give me pleasure sending out little jars of homemade goodness with a little bit of love thrown in.
Most nights at my stitching group I am cutting circles to go on top of my jars so I am still working with fabric and am fussy as to make sure the tops co-ordinate with the contents. Not at all obsessive compulsive....ha ha!
My little Bernina did make an appearance on the kitchen table last year when I sewed 4 lots of Power Puff Girls costumes for Jack and his friends for a school disco where they won first place....The boys tell me they were really the Power BUFF Girls...Ha ha....Jack is the one in the blue dress.
I hope this will be the start of many more blog posts for me in 2014.
I really miss getting all those lovely comments from you all.
Until next time, happy stitching or whatever it is that makes you Happy