Friday, November 15, 2013

SSCS 2013

It is nearly time to post off my Chookyblue's SSCS 2013.
I went outside and hung the decorations on my passionfruit vine to photograph them...(disturbing a couple of tiny green frogs perched on the stem above the spot I hung the ornaments).
Then I tried to display the items I made for my secret sister, on the back steps in a pleasing to the eye way. (Failed miserably!). 
I normally make one BIG thing for my swap partner, but decided this year to make a lot of little things.

Now to parcel it all up and post it off on Monday.
Until next post...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I have been away!

 Sorry I have not written on my blog for over a month, (my Christmas swap partners must have been worried about the lack of entries to my blog!), but at the end of September I made a snap decision to go to the States to attend a Statler Gammill seminar and off I went to the States for 5 weeks.

The first morning of the seminar, I will say I was "treading water" with all the information being thrown at us, then in the afternoon, I completely "drowned".  Luckily the next 2 days were a mixture of both lessons. Speaking to people who have attended every year, they say that they felt the same way I did the first year, but with experience with their machines, they found going every year beneficial.

Of course, while I was in the States, I bought up on fabric, buying 100's of yards to add to my stash.
I also went shopping... let's just say, the American economy certainly had a boost while I was there!

 Must tell you a funny story... the last airport I was at to come home was Los Angeles.  It has only just fully opened that day after the fatal shooting a few days earlier... well, just as I was about to go through the security body scanning X ray, I had a "hot flush" (ain't menopause something!).  Well it must have shown up during the scanning.. I was pulled aside, told to put my arms up and I was frisked, then swabs were taken from both palms of my hands and put through the drug detection machine... of course I was clear on all accounts and let go... on leaving I mentioned to the female attendant that I just had a "hot flush" and she said that it looked like I was sweating through being nervous.. something that drug mules often do.

Must keep unpacking...
Until next post...