Archive for August, 2009

Coming up for breath……

When I started my 7 weeks of full time work I knew it would mean less reading blogs and less posting…….but it wasn’t my intention to disappear altogether!  But it seems that is what has happened over the past few weeks…..haven’t even had time to read other’s blogs!  Work is good though – it’s the juggling fitting in my ‘usual jobs’ and Sewjourn and being a mum on top of this that is keeping me on my toes! Thanks to those lovely people that have emailed to see how I was travelling…….the answer is good (I think!)

Some really good things about the past couple of weeks have included:

  • One of my best friends having a beautiful, healthy baby girl
  • My Mum coming to help out, be chief cook, taxi driver, Book Week Costume coordinator, etc etc
  • Having a great night at our school fundraiser last weekend
  • Meeting lots of interesting people through work and getting to see how different pharmacies operate
  • Earning some money!

But trying to keep on top of everything with Sewjourn has been hard over the past couple of weeks and let’s just say this week has proved to be the most challenging yet!  Needless to say, going up to Lancefield to clean after work last night I was feeling quite disheartened.  Driving into Sewjourn though (having not been there for a couple of weeks) and seeing the gorgeous daffodils flowering again, I realised how much I love the place and my mood lifted.  Our original philosophy with Sewjourn still stands….’Relax, Create and Enjoy’…….our aim was to create a special place for small groups of friends to have ‘time out’.  And I was reminded how many people have told me over the past year that this is exactly what they have done.  Apart from feeling encouraged by this I also realised……..the last year!  This weekend marks the first anniversary of Sewjourn opening!  And what a fantastic year it has been.  I have met so many amazing people and had lots and lots of fun along the way.  So thank you to each and every one of you that has contributed to this journey…..your enthusiasm is a great encouragement.

And, yes of course we should celebrate with a giveaway!  I haven’t worked out the final details yet but pop back over the weekend for more info……..

It’s never dull……

at least you can say that.  But it IS hectic.  So apologies for the lack of blogging but ….

Quilt and Craft Fair was great.  Thanks to all those who came by and said ‘hi’.  It was exciting to hear great feedback about Sewjourn and good to be able to talk to even more people who hadn’t yet heard about it.  As usual Karen and Meredithe from Somerset Patchwork were totally inspiring.  My other favorite stalls were Sackville and Lane where I purchased a crotcheted scarf kit (my mum laughed and suggested I should ‘relearn’ crotcheting with some 8-ply wool rather than Perle cotton) and of course Kelani which was brimming over with fabric-to-die-for.  Now at least I have some more goodies to show for Sunday Stash.

Then my training in Tasmania went really well – Hobart is such a gorgeous city – stayed opposite the harbour but didn’t take any photos.  So I went along to the first day of 6 weeks of work yesterday full of anticipation because it has the potential to be really interesting BUT unfortunately today was exceptionally boring!  I kept trying to tell myself that I was getting paid well for being there but it didn’t make the 8 hours go any quicker……….today was a bit of an improvement but I hope it keeps getting better!  On the upside I am working directly opposite Darn Cheap Fabrics so will have to find some time to pop over there and have a peek.  There’s a few op shops around the area as well…….  And to top it off husband is in London as we speak – not what I had in mind for my first week of full-time employment in ten years!  But I know it wouldn’t be his choice either.  So the juggling begins.  I just hope there’s time to squeeze in some crafting and blogging to help keep me sane.