Yes, it's been one of those weeks!
I pulled up our very big 3 metre blind in the family room and it came straight back down again! I pulled it straight back up and yes, down it came, faster and faster. A few ideas later from Mr Google and I deduced the mechanism was broken, which the 'Blind' man confirmed and we are still waiting for the part. Our family room is large, light and airy with windows everywhere, but having 3 metres of windows blocked out makes me feel closed in and a bit depressed. Of course it really is a very small matter and nothing to complain about.
On Saturday, I went to close down my computer before going to bed only to be greeted with flashing lines all over the screen and a frozen computer. It had done a similar thing once or twice before but had always revived from its mini heart attack. Not this time!!! It has obviously had a full blown cardiac arrest and refuses to come to life, so I am without a computer. It is 6 years old and has had to have repairs done three times before, so I figure it would be just putting good money after bad to pay for it to be repaired again. Having survived the shock of finding out online how much a new one will cost, my plan was to contact our local Computer shop to talk business first thing today, Monday morning. That plan went down the drain when I discovered that it is actually a Public Holiday here today for the Annual Royal Queensland Show! Oh well, there is always tomorrow.
Thankfully I have a Tablet on which I can do a bit of work, but it has only a mini keyboard so I am constantly hitting buttons that take me places I don't want to be, not to mention all the typos! Then of course there are fonts not available and programmes that I don't have access to. I won't bore you with the bit about having to go to the optometrist to have my glasses fixed and the emotional traumas that were also part of my week, but just let's say I am learning to be thankful in all situations - it sure is better for the soul than complaining!
Now to some better news - This month's issue of Homespun magazine has my Thimble and Threads set in it.
I love the delicate colours of the Margeaux fabric range by Robert Kaufman that I have used. I purchased quite a bit of the range so there is potential to make a number of other lovely accessories.
The set consists of a pretty and practical sewing folder and pincushion. The folder has embroidered pockets, and bits and pieces for tape measure, pencils, needles, scissors etc:
I edged the pincushion centre with beads for a sweet finish.
In between all the dramas, I have managed to make progress on my Block of the Month which I plan to offer in 2020. The photos earlier in this post are bits and pieces from some of the blocks. I am really enjoying doing it, so I hope you like what you are seeing. This wall hanging is Jelly Roll friendly, so if you are interested in joining the BOM programme, you could start collecting your left-over Jelly Roll strips in readiness!
My Scripture verse for the week is 1 Thessalonians 5:18 -
No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (Living Bible)