You could be excused if you were thinking that we were on the tail end of winter here in Tasmania - It has been a blustery, showery cold weekend. I did manage to spring clean my stock room yesterday which was way overdue and also get a little stitching done.
The garden desperately needs attention but it will have to wait until the sun begins to shine again. These are my first 3 completed blocks of "Some Kind Of Wonderful" a gorgeous quilt designed by Annie Downs of Hatched & Patched. I am using Cabbage and Roses which uses lovely tones of Blue, Pink, Red, Cream & Green.
This morning on the way to the hospital to visit with Josh we stopped at the local market looking for some treasure ( I didn't find any) but I did find a lovely lady who was selling handmade children's clothing. The business is called Ashton Wear and is based in Cambridge here in Tasmania. The prices are really reasonable and I found the perfect little dress for Madeliene for Christmas for just $14.00.
The lady was telling me how difficult it was to sell her wares. She has registered as an "Australian Made" business but finds it really tough - As we all do. I wish that other Australians would see the value in buying locally handmade goods instead of cheap imported second rate rubbish. I try to support other artists as much as I can in the hope that they don't give up.
There was also a lady there selling gorgeous little hair acessories which her mother makes. I found the perfect clip to go with Maddie's new dress and some baby bands for the littlies on my christmas list.
I am a true believer that we are in control of our own destiny to a certain extent. We only get one life and it is up to us how we choose to spend it. 2012/2013 was marked out quite some time ago for a few major changes to happen in our lives.
You may remember a little counter I had on my blog up until recently which counted down to a major event for us? I have removed it now and just have a personal one but the days have clicked below 400 now and it is time for me to begin to make a move towards our goals.
So today I took a visit to Office Works - That place is amazing !!! We purchased a lot of office supplies for our new adventure and ordered some office furniture and equipment. If a gal's going to be chained to the desk more than usual she wants it to be a pretty one - right ??
I am very much a plotter and planner and this Book of Lists I started when we first dreamed up our new way of life has been steadily filling. We still have quite a way to go before we can make the big changes but each day we are moving closer and closer.
If you have ever wanted something so much that it is just about all you can think about then you will know how hard it is not to just dive in and do it now - We want to succeed so it is important that we do it right.
I hope to be able to share some news about some happenings for us in early 2012 very soon.
For those of you interested in booking for "Lets Get Stitched in Tassie" the form will be available for download tomorrow. I am sorry that it is a little late - It's almost done now.
Hugs - Fee XX