Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giddy with excitement.

I can now finally reveal a few things that I've been keeping from everyone.

First off - the immediate family member had their cancer and the internal organ that it was in, and lymph nodes removed yesterday. All went very well, and it looks like things may just be ok!

Now the best news of all. With this recent development, my parents have decided to sell their house, and move to a smaller one (currently in a large, 4 bed, sunroom, 2 living, sleepout and massive garden, pool etc. too big for them now)
It all started with a combined family argument over moving etc, we'd all been "looking" casually over the last year or so, and after the argument I dragged them out to an open home 3 weeks ago. Well we all fell in love with it then and there.

It's a lot smaller. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an external HOBBY ROOM! (small garden, no lawn, good size garage still. but the hobby room is the main attraction for me!!) And only a few years old, so no maintenance needed!
See that wee room in the left of the picture? 3mx3m approx. And it's perfect for sewing.
To say that we have already mentally moved everything in there would be an understatement.

 It's currently carpeted, but when we get in there, I will be laying laminate wood flooring.
My parent's dont officially own it yet, but hopefully on the 16th it'll go unconditional. And then it'll be another 6 weeks before we are in (good timing with everything else that's going on. Will hold back the stress a bit)

It's very exciting. Everyone has so many ideas. Though the house is currently full bedroom wise here at the moment, so god knows where everyone is going to fit in the new place. It is a big change though, for my brother, myself, and all the waifes and strays who've been here over the years, this has been "home". Now matter how many times my brother and I have moved out, it's always been here to come back to, for 15 years. We've grown up here, there's been weddings, deaths, new babies. A lot of memories in those 15 years.

What a long post this is! LOL. So I'll end with a couple of photos.
Packing has started, fabric closet has started to be pcked too, ugh what a job!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I've given up on drafting for now!

I've been on this healthy weight loss program for almost a couple of months now. In that time I've lost almost 8kg(17lb) and something insane like 12cm off my hips, 14cm off my bust, 13cm off my waist. I made a mock version of pants from my block I drafted to fit myself 2 months ago, they fell straight off!
Great, but at the same time, it's tricky because I don't want to have to redraft a new block every couple of weeks when I want to make something.
So for now I'll stick with my boring old Big 4 patterns!
But today (after hitting one goal, and also being able to throw on some jeans that haven't fit me in a very long time!!!) I decided I wanted a new pair. So I've got out the Jalie pattern, and am making the low rise version, so everything is smaller, (including my rise LOL)

The cutting table was used to full effect this morning, very exciting. I love it so much, being able to cut a pair of jeans all at once without having to bend, bliss!

There's also some very big developments in my life, hopefully more of which I shall be able to share in the next 48hours or so when one thing gets confirmed.
Though another development is an immediate family member has been diagnosed with Cancer. It's been a massive few weeks trying to get my head around that, and also these other exciting things happening.

Hopefully tomorrow I shall have jean pictures, and amazing news!