Pottering Along :)

Not much going on here at the moment …
Well, there’s ‘stuff’ going on. I just don’t really have much to say about it right now haha

I have just joined the Kate Spain Aussie Charm Swap!! Squeeee!
If you know me at all, you’ll know Kate Spain is my all time favourite fabric designer!
It’s being hosted by the Ah-May-Zing Melissa from Ms Midge

My fabric has arrived and I am cutting tomorrow!

I have been doing a little sewing. These blocks are coming together really fast. Here is a sneak peek 😉

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Not far off finishing the top 🙂

I have been practicing FMQ today and it’s fair to say I really suck at it! haha
I am slowly getting better! I would benefit from a Craftsy course I reckon.
Soon …
Has anyone ever done one? Good, bad, other?
Catchya on the flip side 😀

 

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A Letter To My 16 y.o. Self

A Letter to my 16y.o. Self.

Dear Kate,
I thought as your future self that I would send some of my ‘wisdom’ back thru the years …
* I know you think you are grown up now you have a job, but you’re not. Please go back to school. If you think money’s tight now, wait til you have a couple of kids and a minimum paying job because you have minimal schooling and no skills.
* Travel, travel, TRAVEL!
* Spend more time with your family – they are the ones who matter.
* Put more effort into friendships that matter to you. A good friend is worth their weight in gold. And if you are lucky you might even find yourself with a couple of life long friends whose friendship is as strong and beautiful no matter how much time passes between coffee dates. These people are gold, hang onto them.
* Buy shares in Google and Facebook. As soon as you hear the names! Believe me, you won’t regret it 😉
* Save, save, save!!! It’s so freaking hard to earn and once you spend it on ‘stuff’ you’ll never get it back! … And most of the ‘stuff’ is just crap that doesn’t last.
* Don’t keep drinking that diet coke you like so much. It’s poison.
* Don’t let any of the men you meet control you or define you.
* Don’t rush into marriage. Get to know yourself and, it sounds corny, to love yourself first. You and your love are worth more than you think.
* Choose your words carefully. It’s horrible to regret words you said or wrote in haste that have caused pain. Think first, then speak.
* Don’t get rid of your first sewing machine. You will always regret it. Sewing and quilting will become one of your favourite things!
* Stop dieting. Eat well and exercise regularly. Just KISS {Keep It Simple Stupid!}
* Wear sunscreen!
* I know I said to save, but always make sure you have a few bucks for fabric. It makes you so happy! haha {Maybe just become a little more discerning in what you buy!}
* STOP waiting for one day, some day, or when the time is right. The day is today, the time is now. Jump.
* Look after yourself better overall. There will come a time when you will want to hang onto your health, fitness and life for as long as you can. Because 2 little people will mean more to you than the universe and you won’t want to miss a single second of the amazing creatures they are.

Love, Yourself xo

Sew, what would you tell your 16y.o. self? x
I might write a letter to my future self next 🙂

Random Musings

Hi everyone!

I don’t really have much in the way of sewing to share today, so I am going to share some random thoughts.
Don’t be too scared, most of the time not alot goes on in my head, so it won’t be too deep 😉

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Am I the only one over Facebook?
Saw this today and it pretty much sums it up for me :

I have to admit, it really is shitting me lately! It’s so tedious getting thru all the crap in my newsfeed.
And don’t get me started on just how freaking hard it is to get any traffic on little sell pages! They are trying to get everyone to pay the ridiculous fees to advertise. Not sure they’ve done their research properly. All that will happen is the little guys trying to eek out a living or make a little extra for their families are going to be the ones who pay the price and close down. {cue shameless plug} My own little page – Two Little Rascals has just over 700 likers and I have to say, things are slow. I have seen market nights not doing well either *sigh*

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Speaking of Two Little Rascals, I proudly donated this Raggy Quilt :

Farmers Auction

to The Oz Material Girls Farmer’s Relief Fundraising Action last week!
The poor little fella sold 3 times and was cancelled on 3 times :-/
So I was extremely happy to see him go to a loving new home the other day! 😀

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It’s still pretty hot here. I am fearful we won’t get much of a winter this year.
Does global warming scare you? I know Mother Nature goes thru ebbs and flows … but when she is going thru them,
do the Earth’s inhabitants realise it? Maybe I am more sensitive than I thought! haha

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I witnessed a lovely dose of Karma the other day!
I was watering plants, feeding pets, etc at my petminding gig and one of the 2 little girls next door got up on a chair at the fence and started taunting the dogs I was looking after. The dogs, to their credit ignored her. If I had been in my own home I would have just squirted the little shit with the hose I was watering with … but I wasn’t *sigh* … so I was just about to say “Don’t tease the dogs” when she fell off the chair and started screaming bloody murder! haha
Broken chair = $10
Doctors visit for concussion = $90
Petsitter laughing at karma’s sense of justice = Priceless 😀

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I’ve noticed something lately. It’s irritating me … why do people say “My son is almost 6 and my daughter is nearly 4”

Why not just say “My son is 5 and my daughter is 3” ?? They are that age for only a year. Why round up?
Some adults do it sometimes too.
“How old are you?”
“I’ll be 40 in February”
ummmm so short answer is “39”?? o.O

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Anyhow … enough of my thoughts. I hope to have some progress shots for you next time!

Catchya on the flip side! 🙂

Kate x