Monday, 29 September 2014

Still here!

I cannot believe it's been nearly 3 weeks since my last post but I haven't been sewing and I didn't know if non-quilting events would be of interest to anyone but, in the absence of anything creative to share, I'll bring you up to speed. 

I may not be sewing but I am still shopping! Look at how happy the arrival of  this bundle of gorgeousness from Craftsy made me: 

Although why do I need more fabric when I'm not using up the vast amounts I already have?? Hello, my name's Jennifer ... and I'm a Fabriholic!

DH is still overseeing the various workmen coming and going at the house and he even did some brick carrying last week up and down the ladder for the chimneys to be rebuilt. Here's him having a little break:

And I attended a school reunion the week before last - 28 years after leaving the sixth form, a crowd of about 40 of us got together at a hotel back on Anglesey - the place where I grew up: 

I loved school (most of the time) and made some very good friends over the years - here's me with two of my best friends (from then and now) just before we headed out for the evening:

New boots to go with a new dress - apparently it's  the footwear of choice these days ... who knew?!

What fun, catching up with old mates, reminiscing about teachers and big events - was a little apprehensive, I'll be honest, about whether I wanted to go and take that trip down Memory Lane but I'm so glad now I went as it really was an enjoyable evening. I think we'll be doing it again in a few years when we all hit 50!

Last week and this week, I'm away from home having physio on my shoulder (hence no sewing) and am staying in this glorious place:

Happy hydrotherapy classes, daily delightful physio, wonderful walking; I'm swimming, reading and relaxing - indeed, it's a little bit of heaven on earth!

I'm not fixed, it will surely be a little while longer before my shoulder is fully mended but this stay is getting me there and I will be basting very soon as I'm desperate to finish some quilts.

Thank you for staying close, normal service will be resumed soon :) 


  1. Been wondering where you disappeared to! Glad you get a gorgeous spot to recover. Absolutely lovely.

  2. Jen, it's always great to hear what you've been up to, quilting or otherwise! Good luck with the shoulder rehab. You might need to reward yourself when it's over....with a bit of fabric!

  3. If you have to have a sore shoulder, you might as well take advantage of THAT kind of therapy. It really does look like heaven on earth.
    Look at beautiful you all dressed up and ready to take on that reunion. I'll bet you stole the show. WOW. You are a doll. Love the shoes.
    That fabric bundle is as big as you. You better get well soon, you won't have room in your sewing space to sew. lol I miss you.
    DH looks hard at work. I wouldn't want to be up there. Did he get the dragon installed??!
    Still missing you, but glad for this post. How about you keep sharing non sewing stuff. I'm interested!

  4. I loved reading about what is going on. And thanks for sharing your beautiful picture. My mom just had shoulder surgery, so she won't be doing much sewing for the next six months (at least).

  5. Wonderful to hear from you again. Sounds like you've had a busy September!

  6. It sounds like you have been keeping busy. You'll be sewing again in no time. Glad to hear from you again!

  7. Glad to hear from you again, hope the shoulder mends well and you're soon back making a dent in that ever growing stash!! You have the perfect opportunity whilst recuperating to start planning all those lovely projects.

  8. I always love to hear what you're up to whether its quilting or not!!. Glad to hear the shoulder is getting there, and your recuperation sounds quite delightful!

  9. I have MISSED your posts and was so happy to see this one appear. Wonderful update and hoping that you get back in that sewing room soon!!!

  10. I love your wallpaper! and how lovely to have two homes. Here in Dorset we are enjoying the indian summer that was promised. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment.

  11. Wow, look at you and that lovely bundle of lovliness! What a beautiful area you live in - have googled and enjoyed seeing your country. Glad you have been able to catch up with some of your school chums. Always fun to reconnect! Still praying that your shoulder gets better soon - sure has been a bear though. I'm thinking it will just take time and determination and knowing what you can and cannot do. Hang in there and in the meantime enjoy your new fabric.

  12. Love the boots and the fabric. Non quilting updates are just as good as the quilting / crafty ones Cheers Pauline

  13. Such an enticing bundle of fabric goodness! Glad to hear you have been enjoying time with old friends. Your physio stay looks like such a lovely place. Hope they are taking good care of you so you can get back to doing what you love!


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