Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This is where I'll be working

Last weekend we drove to the centre to see where my new workplace was going to be and how to get there. I was thrilled to see that it is only 12 km drive from our home. Much closer than I anticipated. Most of the way is on the highway. So morning traffic won't be a problem at all. This is the store.

The centre has 3 levels and this store is on the 2nd floor. It is much larger than I expected. It is right in the food court. The small chairs in the food court catering for children are located closest to the store. I'm sure some kids would be able to chuck their chips into the entrance of the store. As you can see there is a stroller in the front of the picture.

I can just imagine the lovely cooking flavours that would be enticing us all day and watching everyone munch away those meals will be torture! At least I know I will never have to make lunch boxes and cart them over every day. Danie and I will probably feed ourselves from there most days. I will just bring a meal home for him.

A whole new beginning!

My last few days at home

Hi everyone,
I am cherishing my last 5 days at home like GOLD. Time is just going too fast. Tonight will be my last evening at the training centre with my tuition kids. I don't even want to think of it.

I have been making hand sewn hexagons for the top of my antique Singer sewing machine. This has been helping calm the nerves of starting a new job once again in such a short space of time. I started on Saturday and have been cutting and stitching hexies for the past three days. They are so easy to make.

I have also rearranged some in the following format. It is such fun to change and see the new combinations come to life.

Now I can start sewing all the hexagons together by hand. I'm not sure how to finish the back off yet. Making another range with different colours means it could be changed over for a completely different look. Christmas is coming up...a range of red material might be the way to go...
I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Candle and Candle wraps

I have been busy stitching away on the various candle wraps in different alphabetical styles. I have been stitching them on red Aida cloth with DMC thread. Here are a few photo's of the finished product idea. 

The white on red have a clean finished look and I am starting to look forward to Chrismas! It is just over three months away.

Pincushion finished

I have enjoyed making a small project. I decided to make a pincushion bottle to hold my excess threads while stitching on the candle wraps. I used a small jam bottle. Just sad the lovely strawberry jam is no more! Then painted the lid pink and decided on a small rose pattern I found on Pinterest.

This is a picture to showcase the shape of the bottle.

I used burgundy coloured braid to finish it off. I did have a hurdle to overcome on the way. You know what shifting is like. I have not been able to find the hot glue gun since our arrival here in Brisbane. So I have had to venture out and get another one. Then I was able to paste the pincushion to the lid.

I am rather happy with it and it was a fun project. Now it has become a permanent feature here in the lounge where I stitch.