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Sunday, December 13, 2009

What a Week

 For my new part time job I have decided to get the bus as it is easy from my place and gives me a twenty minute walk along the river to the hospital at the other end so ticks the exercise box as well as helping reduce carbon emission. All well and good if the buses turn up!! On Thursday we finished a bit early and thought it was strange the wait for the bus was longer than usual and then the announcement came the buses for our area were on strike - no warning. So not being a frequent user how to get home? Eventually worked out where to get a bus to the next suburb and walked an hour home from there and in the end it was pleasant as I met a Vietnamese lady who I walked with and had a great chat so time passed quickly. As we were close to home we saw the buses go past again even though they said they would not be back on again that day.
I did brave them the next day and there were no problems so will continue to do so.
It's 26 degrees Celsius and 76% humidity at 7 o'clock in the morning and they said it was going to be cooler today-I don't think so. It only goes down to about 24 overnight so very hard to sleep unless you have the air conditioning on all night which I don't like to do. At least I am on Night Duty tonight so will be cooler, but will have the heat to sleep in tomorrow.
Enjoy the snow everyone that has it. I am really enjoying all the photographs of the amazing snowfalls on blogs I visit- it really looks incredible so keep safe everyone who is out in it.
Another week of opening Advent presents has passed-it will be sad when it's over and there are no little parcels to rush and open in the morning. Here is what unfolded over the last few days-

There is a gorgeous cat panel that will look great as a cushion,a lapel pin of the German quilting guild, more marzipan (yum), some beautiful variegated embroidery floss, and the cutest owl keyring that is handmade. This is so much fun.
A few weeks ago I left a comment on Renes blog and won a prize which was a total surprise as I didn't know she was having a giveaway. Well after a sad day at work on Friday I was so happy to see a parcel on my doorstep and this is what was inside-

Some adorable Moda Aunt Purdy's Parlor squares,some I Spy fabrics as Rene had seen I like to make I Spy quilts and some gorgeous cards with renes photography on them. I am just blown away by her generosity. Thank you so much Rene you are a darling.

As well some sewing I have been  painting my lounge-who would do that at the beginning of Summer in Queensland?? I had the fan blasting on me while I was painting and did manage to get alot done and am happy with the result thus far.
I have managed to sew two more blocks for my pink quilt so am slowing getting ther with this one-

Off to do more painting and sewing. Hope you are not going too crazy with Christmas preparations.


  1. OMG I just love those pink blocks!

  2. Those pink blocks are great!!! So glad you like the package I sent and that it arrived on a day when you needed a pick me up. Good look with the painting.

  3. Beautiful pink blocks. I will be a gorgeous quilt. Have a great hot day - Hugs Natima

  4. Though I'm not personally a "pink person," I like your blocks. I've always been especially fond of that Honey Bee block that combines piecing and applique. Very cute!

    Trying to appreciate (ha! "survive") all the cold and snow we're having. At the moment your heat doesn't sound so bad!

  5. I love your pink blocks, and I am a pink person..Yours are stunning!

  6. wow...the pink blocks looks pretty and gorgeous

  7. Hi Marls,
    I am glad you made it home safe and sound! I've been there!

    Congrats on your win! Your blocks are so adorable!

    Have a happy holidays!


  8. Wonderful blocks!

    What a bummer about the bus fiasco.

  9. I love that cat panel.. that is gorgeous..
    Cath Ü


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