24 February 2010

My Creative Space 'market preparation for the family'

Greetings all,
Phew, another Thursday & round of the Creative Space game as sponsored by kootoyoo . . . & nice prompt for my quiet blogging since my husband's surprise return (after 7 weeks in the wilderness).  He couldn't have come home early, at a busier time for me!!  Inbetween looking longingly into his eyes i have been in the studio preparing for Mathilda's Market this Sunday here in Canberra.  With lots of interstate stalls coming, it's really made me up my game & get super productive & creative. 
It has been a big week for the family too.  Our eldest met the Elisabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine; the Prime Minister (he has soft lady hands) & became House Captain at school - just in time for the swimming carnival where i'll rehash my pom pom making skills.  Also, keep everything in the household a float has been a test of my organisation skills . . . read on . . .
a few more quilts for the market
to be quilted tomorrow
some folk stickers; & penny wheels which need buttons for headbands
magnets for the Elleni May shop
some hair clips for ChildPlay
remembering to take knitting needles to the market
turning all this research, images, snow flakes & flags into . . .
O Canada O Canada &
Whistler Mountain (Olympic assignments for year 3 twins)
in my spare time, i'll make homemade pasta
my husband made the sauces for lasagne
it tasted as good as it looked & half for the freezer
look at those layers . . . & the salad cancels out the calories
also made a double batch of pasta dough, now who rolls the better tagliatelle??
(top left corner, was NOT my effort!!)
 
all so i can be here on Sunday!!
Have great weeks everyone, love Posie

43 comments:

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Hubby's home!!! Woohooo!! How exciting :) Hope you have a wonderful market xox

Gifts Created said...

Looking Forward to meeting with you! What a lovely Husband you have and such great kids...Loving the quilts and must get me some of your cute knitting needles....
See you Sunday!

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Oh my goodness, you are BUSY!!!!
How lovely for your husband to come home for a surprise visit.
Have a fabulous time at the Markets.

Penny said...

I love you Posie

yardage girl said...

Lovely-busy at your place - I just love those knitting needles even though I don't knit! Good luck on the weekend. Nic xx

Tracey said...

Go Posie you rockstar! I will have to coordinate a family visit to canberra when these markets are on. It all looks lovely.

Lizzie said...

Wow, I hope you're wearing you 'Wonderwoman' shirt, you've been super busy by the sound of it, as long as you remember to enjoy as well!!
lizzie
xxx

Tweed Delights said...

Wow, that's a lot of activity! I love your quilts - really cosy-looking :) Enjoy your market!

Kirsty said...

"salad cancels out the calories"...yes, yes, yes.

Michelle said...

Wow. Busy girl. Hope you have a good market!

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

my gosh, I feel exhausted just looking at all your wonderful creativity.
It nice to have a look at other's creative spaces, especially when it's been a quiet week for us!
love the knitting needles too!
send us over some lasagne - yummo!

Christina said...

Lots happening in your space again isn't there?! Looks like lots of fun though. The girls assignments are very creative and much better than anything I even saw at school! Hope you are having a great week. :)

steph said...

You little busy bee!! You've inspired me to pull down the pasta machine from the cupboard. Good luck at the markets! :)

Kate said...

Good luck - everything looks great!

missy_minzy said...

Love your work especially those hair clips!
Have fun and enjoy the market!

Gina said...

Oh, it's all glorious. Your patchwork makes me feel all happy and carefree...

Poor old Ruddy - girly hands eh?! Crack up.

Corrie said...

busy busy busy! man that lasagne looks delicious!!!!!!

corie:)

clare's craftroom said...

Busy happy fun ! All the very best at the markets on Sunday was hoping to sneak over to see you but plans have gone skewiff ?!! Is that really a word ?

Michelle said...

You are putting me to shame! Hope you have had a lovely time having hubby home.

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

You are sooooo busy! Love the project on Canada (I might be biased) and your quilt is fabulous- so many lovely patterns and colours. Good luck at the markets! xo m.

Kylie said...

A busy week in the posie house. Good luck at the market (but then you dont really need it:) Have fun and enjoy:)

bee said...

Wow and I thought I was busy?!! Hope everything goes fab at the market for you! Those magnets are totally adorable and your quilts look just as cute :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Far out!! Let me just call you "Super Woman"! what a week, I don't know how you do it - and then to actually make your own pasta...I am so impressed.

Catherine said...

Oh my word you are one busy lady! Have a great time at the markets and that they are a great success. And your cooking looks delicious I've never tried homemade pasta but seeing yours makes me want to give it a go.:)

Rosalind said...

See you Sunday :-) girly hands *snigger*

Kate said...

I hope you have the most wonderful, successful market! All your wares look fabulous as usual. X

Kylie said...

I feel breathless just looking at all your industry!! What a week! Best wishes for the markets - I have a feeling you are going to do very well :) K

michelle said...

love those knitting needles, wish i could come to the market. good luck. love the school projects although personally looking forward to the end of the games. i am so tired from sitting up and watching every night

Sarah said...

Erm...Do you manage to fit sleeping into your busy week??!! So many lovely things in your space and so bright and colourful. I love the knitting needles, so pretty.

Tania said...

I'm hyperventilating on your behalf! Hang in there Mrs. I'm sure you'll be fine - I too am catching a whiff of the wonderwoman!

PS. I KNEW he'd have soft lady hands!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

How lovely that your hubby is back. And I love the school projects - they are ace!

But just quietly Posie, I can't believe you are saying you will make pasta in your "spare time" ... good grief ... what spare time?!? I can't believe you have a minute free at the moment!

Liesl x

About Mathilda's Market said...

I can't wait to shop at your stall! I hope you can pull yourself away from hubby for long enough to set up stall, sell lots and have a chat with me :-).
Cheers, Anne

Melinda said...

Hi Jennie (aka Superwoman),
Looking forward to hanging out on Sunday. Yippee.
Mel xx

Posie Patchwork said...

So glad many of you picked up on the fact our PM has 'soft lady hands', my FIL & father both loved it (FIL is a plumber, he does not have soft lady hands; my father was in the Navy for over 30 yars, he does not have soft lady hands) as they consider themselves REAL men!! I did make pasta, on Wednesday, while my husband picked up the children from school, ahhhh, aching carpal tunnel hands & 2 batches at that!! Worth it, oh the taste!! Love Posie

Widge said...

wow!! you have been busy!! thats an amazing stack of stuff!!

june at noon said...

Goodness, I am exhausted just reading all of that! I feel like a sloth in comparison. :)

You've got a lovely stock. I'm especially fond of the quilts. I love the cheerful mix of fabrics and colors.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Or course he has lady hands... he has probably never really got them very dirty at all- he is very neat. I bet he never wears any clothes with holes in them etc.

michelle b said...

i wish i knit just for those needles alone!!! scrumptious!!

xoxo

moose and bird said...

wow, how do you manage all of this. Do you have any pointers? Time seems to run away from me. You are amazing!!! Have a lovely weekend. Melinda xo

Jenifir said...

Amazing productivity and Creativity! Good luck with your market!

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