Zaki and I are home. We arrived last night. So sad to say goodbye to my mum but so happy to say hello to the hubster who we haven`t seen for 4 weeks. I think he had missed us. That will be mutual then.
Back to a routine. Pre-school for Zaki and some sewing for me. I have been MIA on and off the last few weeks and promise to be a more regular sewist, blogger, follower and commenter now that we`re home.
By the end of last year, I had sworn off swaps. Not because I didn`t enjoy them. They are hugely fun and I have made great friends through them but anything involving deadlines is difficult with no LQS. Everything has to be ordered online and that involves time uncertainty and money. It`s not really fair on my partner.
I never did receive my tablerunner in the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap. It`s now 2 months since it would have been posted to me and being an optimist I remain hopeful that it will show up. Perhaps in time for next Christmas! I feel sorry for my partner as I know what it is like to wait for something you`ve made to arrive - my make and scraps in the Scrappy Swap took 6 weeks to make it to Australia.
So being off swaps, that means I wouldn`t sign up for any more right? Well I have and the first is the Mouthy Stitches Swap - a pouch and a fat quarter of scraps swap. I don`t have to tell you that Susan, Hadley and Cindy are hosting this as most of you are in the swap. What made me sign up? Well I love the swap mamas and it`s already a party over at the flikr group. They want a chatty interactive group and I think they`ve got one.
I also signed up to the For Love of Solids Swap after I saw it on Susan`s blog. Having seen the amazing makes in Round 1, I headed straight over to the group and saw that there was one spot left. I wrote the quickest request to join and pressed the post button. I sneaked in under the wire becoming the 100th member. You can see my inspiration mosaic here.
I have so much to tell you and so much to do but that will have to wait for another day. I left my camera`s memory card in England so I`ll have to get a new one before I can post any pictures!