Sunday, 15 September 2013

Another Update

Neale has finished painting out my sewing room - yay!  He took pity on me and did another 2 coats of the white gloss on the trim.  Today, he was doing a little patching up of the paint - when I removed all the masking tape on Friday, some of the white leaked through to the aqua and and some of the paint came off.  Rats!!

I was hoping to get my table and chair today - didn't happen.  Hopefully, I'll have time one day after work this week to get to Traralgon and pick it up.

It's back to work fo me tomorrow - major bummer.  Have enjoyed my 2 weeks off.  I made a stop at the office this afternoon as i wanted to collect the mailbox key and have checked out my desk - there's a huge folder of things for me to go through/do.  Oh well!!

Yesterday, Neale and I spent the day in Melbourne.  I visited Cleggs on Elizabeth St - beautiful fabrics, with most of them out of my price range.  They've got some beautiful coloured ponti  I was eyeing off!  Then it was off to Lincraft.  I bought 3metres of a pretty cotton print, it was in the $15.00 per metre  stand, but rung up at just under $14.00.  Turns out, it was in the wrong section.  Bargain!
I bought a new denim skirt - my other one is a little too short for work and seems to have  ummm, shrunk somewhat!
I went to Dymocks and browsed through all the fashion books - oh wow.  Some were very pricey-and one i was interested in was very heavy - sanity prevailed as i realised I'd have to carry it around with me!  I also thought it would be cheaper to buy from Amazon ( turns out it was double the price with Amazon!!!)

Neale and i caught a tram out to Collingwood to an art gallery.  We walked it seemed for ages, but finally found the gallery and were even on time! Neale was participating in a group exhibition called "Monstrous". It was nice to attend the opening and meet some of Neale's art frends.

We arrived back home at about 9.00pm.  So pleased to get back home - and take off my boots.  They are comfortable - but not for 12 hours.  Next time i visit Melbourne - i'm wearing  sneakers!

Relaxing later at home with several glasses of bubbly, i decided to check out Amazon for the book i mentioned earlier.  I didn't buy it because it was priced at $125.00, but i seem to remember ordering another 5! Being slightly ( ok, alot inebriated) with a credit card is somewhat  dangerous.  I'm looking foward to receiving the books in the next month or so though.

Eleven hours and i'll be back at work.....


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Recap / Sewing Room Update

Neale is home from New York, I picked him up from the train station in Morwell just over 2 weeks ago now.  He had a fantastic time, and came home with lots of photos, very footsore and seriously jet lagged.  He's promising that we'll both go next year!
As you saw in my previous post, he did go to Mood for me - no fabric though, but I do now have a Mood baseball cap and t shirt!  He also found Tiffany's and he bought me a beautiful silver necklace designed by Paloma  Picasso.

My sewing room is still not done.  Neale painted the walls the other day for me and I started painting the around the doors, window and skirting boards.  I have made a discovery - I absolutely loathe painting! I've done one coat so far and will possibly need to do another 2 - woe!
I ended up choosing Taubman's "Kingston Aqua"  for the walls, white gloss for the trim and today I bought "Stone Patina"(grey) for the back of the sliding door that separates my room from Neale's.  I'm wanting to get a matching grey blind for the window.  The room looks light and airy.  I just hope that my part of the painting turns out OK.
I'm planning to buy a 2 metre table (Officeworks)  to hold my machines and which will also double up as a cutting table.  I definitely want a some shelves on the wall on the right hand side to hold all my books.  My pattern collection should fit under the table in plastic storage boxes.  I also would like a shelving system to hold some of my fabric collection.  I've seen a couple that might me suitable, but will probably necessitate  the entry door to be removed.  I suppose once the table and chair are in, I'll be able to see just how much room is left.

I'm currently on 2 weeks leave at the moment - now in the second week!..  Have enjoyed not having to get up and get to work by 8-30am!  Haven't done a great deal - housework, ironing (haven't even made a dent in that!!) read several books, watched lots of movies on dvd and just generally relaxed.
Tomorrow, I tackle cleaning up and out some kitchen drawers and cupboards.  I heard a mouse the other day and have seen evidence of where he's been - pesky little blighters.

It's Spring here now.  I thought I was doing well, 9 days in and no hayfever.  Day 10, it has all changed and I'm suffering now.  Stupid tablet has yet to kick in.

My car got crunched in a car park on Sunday - so not happy.  I hope karma gets them good.  I suppose it's not too bad - a broken headlight cover with a dented bonnet with paint scraped off.  It's not worth going through insurance to repair it (I think I've got to pay the first $500-00) and frankly, I don't really want to spend that to repair a 10year old car that is not worth a great deal now.

Neale's taken pity on me and started doing the second coat - it's going on much easier for him now though!