Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Unexpecteds…

It has been one hectic week or two around here…..surprise visits from a brother from down south whom I haven’t seen for a couple of years, working ‘full-time’ (or much more than usual) as one of our key staff members came down with pneumonia and was taken to hospital, (and yes, he’s getting much better) and organising meetings for a new artisans association in our district….getting it off the ground has been a full-on experience…..writing policy documents and organisational structures etc has been a time-warp-kinda-experience that’s for sure - I’ve really had to step back to my teaching and management days.

And now I’m preparing for our Relay for Life this weekend, which has snuck around kind of quickly…..I wasn’t expecting it quite yet, so meetings for that and, phew, I’m exhausted!

But unexpectedly, my wonderful man noticed my ‘stress’ and brought me a gorgeous flower from the garden to remind me to STOP….and smell…..

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Isn’t it just perfect? (and isn’t he wonderful?) The photo doesn’t quite do it justice as it has such a gorgeous deep apricot centre that flows into the rich colours of sunset……just an amazing creation.  I am lucky in so many ways!

It was also a ‘pleasant’ stumbling block when the television stopped working last week….it gave me the perfect opportunity to sit at my machine and catch up. Normally I get home and flop in front of the telly with a coffee and ‘veg’ for a bit.   But I’ve managed to catch up on my ‘Tis the Season’

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and today being my first ‘free day’ for a while, means I get to catch up some more, and hopefully even finish it!  After the obligatory housework of course…….

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which makes me wonder……why don’t houses come in a self-cleaning mode? Whoever patents that will be one rich and very clever bunny! I know, I’d be first in line….forget first person to Mars…..I’d rather have a self-cleaning house, wouldn’t you?!

Speaking of which, there’s a load of washing to hang out………………. Rosie???????

xox Sugary hugs :o)

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13 comments:

Susie said...

How thoughtful for the rose. I adore your quilt with French general fabrics. They are beautiful. Hate to say it but it's probably only going to get busier heading in to christmas. I know I will be. Hope thie next week is easier.

Cheryll said...

Very thoughtful of hubby! I think he may be a keeper! :)

Edi said...

Our blessings come in all sorts of packages don't they? Gorgeous roses . . . sweet, thoughtful husbands . . . broken televisions :)

Your quilt is beautiful, love your fabric and color choices.

xoxoxo

shez said...

Lol can you send Rosie to me when you are finished please,lol.i am loving your Quilt it's looking fantastic,Gee life has been full on for you,oh your hubby is so sweet and caring Wendy,life is good,enjoy your day my friend.xx

wish2stitch said...

Your quilt looks lovely. Your husband is a kind thoughtful man. Now don't you find that the busier you are, the less you are home but strangely the house is dirtier and messier than if you stayed there. You seem to its drop off the stuff you took out with you and pick up what you need to go again with no time to regroup. Hope life settles down a bit for you soon.

Farm Quilter said...

Stunning rose!!! What marvelous colors - wow!! Your husband is definitely a keeper!!! Your schedule is crazy - makes me tired just reading it :) Your quilt is lovely and I'm glad you are getting some "therapy time" with your fabric! I swear I placed an order for Rosie a couple of years ago...she still hasn't shown up! I think I best bet is the iRobot...but it doesn't dust!!!1

Chookyblue...... said...

your Tis the Season looks great............

Kim said...

Good luck for the Relay for Life. Tis the Season looks great love your fabrics.

Anthea said...

What a thoughtful gesture from your husband Wendy... very gorgeous bloom...
Your TTS is looking amazing, lots of progress made (must have been that last supply of the 221!) Seeing yours makes me excited to keep going with mine! xx

Allie said...

I don't know how you do it girl, you amaze me....LOVE your quilt!!! Hubby sounds like quite a keeper.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Ah, that man's a keeper to be sure! x

Lin said...

What a beautiful rose - and a lovely man! Your quilt is looking great too. xx

desertskyquilts said...

Hard choice - Mars or self-cleaning house. Could I have the self-cleaning house ON Mars? LOL Love your quilt! The rose is beautiful and the man is a keeper. =)