I am back from holiday. We had a lovely break, and we did heaps this year too.
I have posted quite a few pictures to Facebook. I think you can view them without being a member.
Kawau Island trip
Round the Rocks
there is also a whole lot of randomness over on flickr in the "Textile Inspirations" set.
No stitching done AT ALL - I need to find a long term project I can sink my teeth into this year, and I have been mulling over Sharon Bs tumbling blocks quilt quite a lot. I have also been mulling over Pam Kelloggs handkerchief flower quilt..... who wants to bet right here and now, that I get absolutely nothing done this year! Now that's not to be negative about myself, but I have a new job, and bigger responsibilities, and while I love to stitch, I may have to stick to 'no stress' stuff. Though having said that i am not terribly excited by doing postcards at the moment either. I think a quilt, I can stitch away on as I feel so inclined may be just the thing. The tumbling blocks I am thinking of doing in black and white and ??? one colour? a mixture of colours? a graduation of colour? random colour? (all monotone, but overall just random. Oh, just the thought of random sends me into a sweat. It wont be random!!). I love batiks, but I love my Sassalynne threads and want to use those.
I purchased some of Kay Susan's (S'mockeryS'mart) fabulous Frakenfish. They were waiting for me when we got home. I will post pics later.
Sorry for the lack of links but they are all in the sidebar....
I was very good girl this summer, and I did walk regularly. Not every day, but regularly. The aquarobics is great for cardio fitness, but it doesn't build muscle mass in your legs because your body is supported by the water, so walking is not a fun thing for me to do. I did the small bush walk to the bay. I set a goal of doing the "perimeter track" before we went home, and I did it! It wasn't easy, but I did it, AND I could still walk the next day. Good job too as our nice relaxing ferry trip to a local island turned into a bit of a mammoth hike when we took a wrong path. I was fucked! and I even cried I was so tired, but I did that too, AND could still walk the next day. So all in all I am feeling very proud of myself. I am pretty sure that there was no weight gain over the holidays.
I have rattled on enough. Time for bed.