Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Is it December already?

I know I've been pretty quiet on the old blog lately. Too much of saying yes to things. So other than over-committing my time and thus needing to be committed, life is pretty good. Although we did discover a leaking water pipe this afternoon. Fortunately it's on the water corp's side of the metre. But they will still dig a really big hole to fix it. I'm currently procrastinating paperwork duties, but I feel I do owe my lovely quilting friends a word or two.

In quilty news, I did finish my secret Christmas sewing and it is winging it's way across the sea (and I'm not divulging which one). My spell check doesn't like the word quilty - honestly - we all know it's a real word! Right click, add to dictionary - much better. So a rambling post needs a photo or two. Will have to browse my albums to see what's happening.

These are kangaroo paws on a lovely rooftop garden in the city of Perth.

 This is the new Perth Arena. It's a concert/sport venue - very cool inside too.

We had the opportunity to traipse (great Scrabble work BTW) through some old City buildings last month. This old tiled floor caught my eye. Don't know if it will be saved or not. Hopefully.

This cornice is amazing. It is in the process of being restored.

What can I say? It's an old stairwell. I loved it.

And of course we've had a bit of this lately. Wind and rain last week. Hot this week.

So I'm off to do something so I won't keep getting emails from my fellow guild volunteers wondering where my data is. They're all lovely and we all work hard - running a state guild is not easy. I can only hope the members appreciate that we are volunteers and fit these responsibilities in around the day job, the family and other commitments. And we do actually like to sew sometimes.

I'll just pop back to my photos and see if I can actually find one that's quilting related. Back in a tick...
Are you still here? Wow, I was totally lost in there. Anyway - not really quilty but very cool.
Buttons sewn on to a straw hat and worn by the cutest 7 year old young miss.

My next HST colour is yellow/gold/orange/brown. I'm off to shop my stash. Although there may have been a little retail therapy today when I had to go to this particular shop where I had to pick up something for Mr Fixit. It's my civic duty to support my LQS - right?

I know it's incredible, but I do not yet have my tree up. How can that be? And it's December and everything.  All is not right if the tree is not up. But it soon will be on the weekend.

Is that the time!!! Gotta Go! Take care until next time.


Stephanie said...

I love old buildings and always feel so happy when they're restored to their former beauty. Love the name Kangaroo Paws and very fitting for the plant. My tree goes up this weekend. Happy December!

Barb said...

I think everyone has been quiet.....love that stairwell.

Allie said...

You're not the only quiet one, lol, I haven't blogged since Nov 12. Sorry to hear about your water leak, yikes! Love your pics of Perth, I adore old buildings. I really like the look of the new Arena, too.
I don't have my tree up either...we typically put it up on Christmas Eve, then take it down the day after Christmas! I have a very small house, lol....

Chookyblue...... said...

I know all about being over committed esp at the moment.........if I make it thru the next 4 days all will be good............lol......huge weekend coming up..........

Maria said...

Love your photos! Over committed? ...ah! a concept I know well! lol

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