Monday, 17 December 2018

The Lost Months

This has been a pretty awful year, annus horriblus as the Queen stated in 1992, selling, buying, moving, emotional turmoil, hating my workplace, feeling lost and lonely.  2019 hopefully should be much better, starting to feel settled into my new place, and slowly making changes, small and large.

I started on one side of the front hedge, cutting back and today I finally managed to dig out the root balls.  I will put day lilies into this space after a little tender care to the soil.

Removing one of the front hedges.

This is the quilt I made for Miss M, it was for last year's birthday took me about 9 months of stop and start work.
Top corner.

Miss M chose the panel.
Today I went to The Quilters Inn here in Rosewood and purchased fabric to make a Temperature (minimum) Quilt for the Craft and Quilt Show next year, would like to have it pieced together by the end of school holidays, but who knows, my concentration levels fluctuated drastically day by day.

Adding to my wardrobe a tunic dress for summer, again if I can keep it together enough to sew. I have lengthened the pattern by 40 cm and plan on leaving the side seams open from the knee.
Bye for now.


  1. Deb I do hope 2019 is a happier year for you. You have gone through a tough time.

  2. I hope things will start to change for you Deb! I learned to tell myself this "this too shall pass!" Faith in the Lord that it will! There is nothing worse than hating the place of work. That quilt is gorgeous!!The tunic dress will look lovely for Spring and Summer!

  3. I too hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you Deb.

  4. hope the new year brings more pleasurable moments for you
    that little corner garden looks good now, will be nice to see lilies there once they get going
    have a merry christmas & a happy & safe new year
    thanx for sharing

  5. Gorgeous quilt, Deb. Exercise and laughter help me to feel happier. You were wise to leave the toxic work situation. The garden looks lovely and green.

  6. I do hope 2019 will be a lot more positive for you, stay strong. Your garden looks great, very tidy and lush green. I love the horse quilt, it's beautiful, as is your dress. Good idea altering the pattern. Take care and have a Merry Christmas and a happy 2019. :)

  7. Day Lillies will look lovely in that spot Deb. Are the two trees to the back Frangipani's?

    1. They certainly are, have been very lucky with this purchase, it has big established frangipanis.