Friday, August 21, 2009

Whew

The end to another week dawns - thank goodness. You may wonder why I have been so quiet?? lol I started back at work almost 3 weeks ago. I have bought the parcel run for our local area and it has been flat out learning the procedures, where everything is, the customers etc etc. Plus of course, my fitness level is non existent. I'm getting there though. I've had DH working with me this week as his work van is off the road - don't even ask me about that one!!!

Needless to say, stitching and blogging time is suffering severely. I have started stitching a plane for DH when I do get to stitch. Also a Harvest themed item for Stitching Exchanging's next exchange. I haven't signed up yet - I want to make sure I will be able to finish it first!! lol
If you want to take part, head on over - you couldn't meet a nice bunch of stitchers :-) And no, I'm not biased at all lol
I have been very frustrated trying to get hold of a copy of Just Cross Stitch's Halloween issue - it is so hit and miss finding a Newsagent that stocks the mag at all on a regular basis. I managed to snag the Christmas preview though. I always end up having to resort to ebay for the Ornament issue each year. So if anyone in Adelaide hears of where JCS is available, please let me know. The only one I have found on ebay is in the US and wants $13 US for the postage!!!
Quite a few other exchanges are in the mail, on the way to their new homes - getting to the PO has also been a huge challenge!! When they arrive I will be able to post pics of them.

I received my Just Nan exchange from Gillie - it's a cute biscornu - thank you Gillie. That was also a Stitching Exchanging Exchange

I wanted to introduce you to the futre newest member of our family. We decided Leeroy needed a friend now he is alone all day. Jetset was keeping him company, but these days she spends her days talking to the gelding behind us over the back fence - tart she is lol. We pondered on what sort of dog would be best suited to keep up with an english pointer............... another one of course lol. We have already met him, he was 3 weeks old when this pic was taken (last weekend). As yet he has no name....................................


I'll leave you with a pic of another unofficial member of the family. This is the possum we have seen late at night. DH found his little hidey hole for during the day. We took a pic then left him to his napping.

5 comments:

Tammy said...

for the magazine isn't it cheaper to just order it through a shop like Nordic Needle instead of ebay?. I always pre order through traditional stitches (Canada) but I'm sure she would post it to you and she gets it out fast!

Kathy said...

Awwwwwwwwww, a new puppy. I can't wait to watch him grow.

Love the opposum photo. I had one in my garden shed earlier this spring. Haven't seen him in months.

Good luck with finding the mag.

Denise said...

I couldn't help noticing that your
possum is quite different from ours
here in Georgia!
Wishing you lots of fun with your
new family member!

Denise said...

Marie,
I forgot to also say how difficult
it is in our area (Georgia) also
to find the JCS special editions!
I have read on some blogs that stitchers in Europe have already received them and we are still waiting! Good luck on finding them...!

Marie said...

I will check them out Tammy, but I;ve found most shops still have high postage. I haven't given up hope of finding one here yet lol.

Yes Denise, you're right - ours is different. I'm not sure if it is a ring tail possum or a brush tail possum - both are native to Australia.