Word Change

At the beginning of the year, I thought I needed to “embrace” new adventures and the things in my life that cause me stress. Foremost in my mind was my new job – the daily challenge had me questioning my ability and indeed, my decision to change my job! So each morning, I got up, put my brave face on and embraced all those tricky situations.

Then one day, I suddenly thought, “hey, this isn’t so bad after all! I’ve had a day of successful awesome!”

Now all that’s good, but I find that “embrace” tends to lead me into biting off more than I can chew. The word just doesn’t feel quite right. I was so caught up in worries about work that I didn’t see that what I really needed was “balance”.

Balance at home, balance at work and balance at play. I need to make sure my darling husband and gorgeous children are loved and lavished with attention when they aren’t at work and school; I need to make time to be girlie with my daughter, tumble with my son, and at the same time, I need to make some time to do a little something for me.


My word now feels right. Well-rounded and right.

H x


What I’ve got going on at the moment…

I made a bag!! Noodlehead’s 241 Tote is an absolute delight to make. I like to see things come together and this bag does that in a day.


I’ve finally started putting my red and white hexies together. I need to finish it off with a white hexie border.


Playing with diamonds for a diamond EPP piece – I only have a vague plan for these. I know, I should have more of a plan, that way I’d know what I have going on in the way of fabric requirements!


I love this so much! It’s what has inspired me to play with EPP diamonds on a larger scale. The only fat quarter of Tula Pink fabric I managed to get my paws on, and that was before I understood just how awesome Tula Pink is! (Yes, that most certainly is Loki…)


The beginnings of the diamond piece, purple and orange make me happy!


I managed to nab a Good Fortune layer cake in the Great UK Destash so it is going into the diamond stars. I had fun cutting all these diamonds!


I’ve got a lot of craft going on, but no unit/study deadlines so I don’t mind. When I started my new job, I had to give up the course as it isn’t supported where I am now and it has had the best outcome for my sanity. Let’s have a lot more HAPPY!!

H x

Happy New Year

Hello, 2014!
I hope to do a lot more of this and much more sewing this year!
I managed to finally finish the king-sized quilt for my mum’s birthday!



It’s the biggest thing I’ve put under my little sewing machine – I love it but I doubt I’ll be doing that again soon! :o)

H x