Wednesday, 10 October 2012

busy but not with stitching

Just dropping in to let you know I'm still here. The rest of this post describes my week since last Tuesday and there's no stitching to be seen here -- you have been warned! :-)

Thank you for all your good wishes and prayers for Lorna as she recovers from the accident in which she broke her shoulder and as she adjusts to life without her husband of more than sixty years. Thanks, too, for your lovely comments about WM's orchids - he appreciated them all.

Life has been extraordinarily full since my last post which was published while I was still at the church conference which went from Friday night until lunch time Tuesday. For those who are interested in such things, it was a very powerful conference and this "stray" has returned to her Father, body, soul and spirit! I'm happy to share more by email -- just ask!

On Wednesday, another member of the Knitters' Guild of NSW and I travelled halfway across Sydney to teach 16 primary-school-aged children to knit (with the help of one of the librarians). No photos were taken; as you can imagine it was full on!

The Caring Hearts Community Quilters met on Thursday morning but I decided not to go - I needed some space to sort through things I had learnt and other issues arising from the conference. DD and the grandsons arrived on Thursday afternoon and stayed for dinner.

On Friday, WM and I went to the Opera House to hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; the highlight of the concert was Ravel's Bolero -- excellent! We stayed overnight in the city and after a buffet breakfast headed west in the rain.

This time I was at the Upper Blue Mountains group of the Knitters' Guild, teaching a lovely group of ladies the rudiments of lace knitting. I was more than ably assisted by the same Guild member and I couldn't have done it without her -- thanks so much D. No photos were taken that I'm aware of - we were much too busy!

This week has proceeded more normally with church on Sunday, sewing class on Monday and a massage yesterday. Today I plan to do three loads of washing and some shopping before my monthly embroidery class this afternoon.

I'll be back before the end of the week with stitching-related content, I hope!

So, as Porky Pig says on Looney Tunes, "that's all folks!"


  1. So glad you enjoyed the conference and will be refreshed spiritually! Your stitching will reflect the new you, too!

  2. Very busy week for both the soul and your creative juices. Looking forward to seeing what you are going to stitch up next.

  3. What a busy week! hope you get some rest in the next one!

  4. Whew! That sounds just crazy-busy! I'm glad that you get a bit of recovery time this week - what is it about catching up on laundry that always makes things seem more under control?

  5. It sounds like there was lots of stitching going on....just of a different sort.

  6. Your a busy, busy lady. You really needed that massage.

  7. "That's all" is certainly a lot. I'm exhausted just reading it. :)


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