Saturday, February 28, 2009

My 100th post...

I am sitting here, home alone. 'A' is still a work, catching up, B15 has gone to Melbourne with her friend and won't be back until Monday after school and as you know, K18 is in Adelaide. Talk about empty nesters! I have ironed everything in sight, dinner is planned and I have watched "An Affair To Remember" with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.
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So I am sitting here witha cup of peppermint tea, uploading these photos which are taking forever.
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The peppermint tea may give way to a glass of wine shortly....
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This is a piece of cross stitch that I started quite a while ago - it will be really pretty when I finish it. When.... (?)
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I am doing it on 18 count ivory aida cloth. I love the patchwork hearts.
It's funny how I can't machine sew to save my life but I can tackle the hardest, intricate cross stitch pattern with ease.
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I did this one back in 1990 while I was pregnant with K18.
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...and this was was for Kirby in 1993
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The detail and colours are amazing - I really enjoyed the challenge of this one.
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Anyway, that's my 100th post, can't believe I've been blogging since August 08.
I have 'met' some wonderful people through blogland - there is always something of interest
to 'waste' my time. Also some very good advice and information and fun and friendship.
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K18's first week in the city has been eventful - the traffic is a little daunting and the buses don't always pull up when they should. We nearly had a meltdown yesterday! Classes start this coming week so I hope things will settle down and she can establish a routine to suit herself. So far she is cooking her own meals, she has just mastered a front loader washing machine and done her first load of washing and tonight she will go out with some friends from school who are in town.
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Have a restful weekend, I am....
Cheers - Joolz

11 comments:

  1. Oh aren't they just so pretty:)Such cute little bunnies:D

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  2. Hi Joolz,
    100 posts, it seems like only yesterday you started your blog.
    Congratulations. (I had a lot of trouble loading photos today as well)
    take care
    Pip

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  3. Hi Joolz, congratulations on 100 posts. Your cross stitches are lovely. Cross stitch is my first love in craft especially sampler styles.

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  4. hello, thanks for visitng my little old blog. geez you made 100 posts quickly well done. i started back in april i think and have only just made it. reading your post makes me chuckle, my husband and i are dreaming of the day when we have an empty nest!! i know we will miss them when that time comes but at the moment just five seconds without an interruptions would be great:)
    i am the same as you sewing with a machine scares me but i can stitch all day long, not very well but it makes me feel good.

    %*_*% rosey

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  5. Wow Joolz that didn't take long. 100 posts already, it took me 12months to reach 100.

    CONGRATULATIONS and I look forward to many more wonderful posts.

    x Tania

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  6. Ooooooh... How pretty ! I used to love to do cross stitch, but unfortunately my hands don't cooperate anymore.

    Congratulations on your 100th post... and have a glass of wine to celebrate!

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  7. Thank you, ladies!

    I love surfing your blogs and catching up with what is happening around the world and my country.
    Love it, love it!
    *big smiles*

    Cheers - Joolz :) :) :)

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  8. Happy 100th! Lovely cross stitch too by the way :)
    Niki

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  9. I love counted x-stitch, and these are lovely! And congrats on your milestone. :)

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  10. Congrats on the 100th post and those gorgeous cross-stitch. I used to cross stitch too, although not big ones!

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  11. Congrats on your 100th post.Mine was back near Christmas.I love the bunny needlepoint,would be so cute for easter.I have crocheted and sketched and did some knitting but i always thought needlepoint looked so tedious and hard to do,go figure lol.

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