20 October 2010

my creative space 'my handmade husband'

Greetings all,
What a whirlwind week for my husband.  As if coming home from war straight to a family funeral wasn't dramatic enough . . . a Monday morning meeting with our accountant readjusted his discharge plans.  See, soldiers aren't paid much but they do get reduced rent Army housing, which helps as they move us interstate every couple of years (it would be difficult to keep buying & selling your family home!!) but you lose this housing the day you discharge.  While we still dream of a farm & a Queenslander style family home in the country . . . by putting off the discharge for a year, we can chose land, plan the home properly, so when he does discharge, we move straight into our own home, no rent (rent is impossible for a family of 6 + dog in Canberra or surrounds!!)  Yippee, smooth transition from his career for everyone.
My husband is on leave from soldiering & busy doing all those manly things like fiddling with cars, tidying the garage & planning the Summer restoration of the garden (we're putting down new grass) . . . the family car is getting the bull bar fixed from when that kangaroo leapt in front of me (sorry Skip) . . . & making badges for me!!  Voila, over 200 badges today & counting, just in time for my little Brindabella Market tomorrow.  He'll join me at the market (he heard there was going to be a BBQ) so we can chat between customers & be helpful by carrying heavy things.  Sounds like a pretty lovely day, ahhh, love my husband!! 
Happy Creative Spacing everyone, love Posie
PS anyone else love a Queenslander style home . . . verandah all the way around the outside, bull nose roofing, a breezeway, open doors & curtains blowing in the breeze, cows on green grass, can't see your neighbours, full on market vegetable garden . . . carried away??  Me??  Never!!

31 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Sounds absolutely perfect!

Chantal said...

200 badges, that's quite an effort! Good luck at the markets.
I love Queenslanders too. I don't know if I'll ever get to live in one - but it's nice to dream :)

The Handmaden said...

Sigh. Sounds wonderful (the house)
Good luck for the market, that's a lot of badges!

Tina said...

Oh enjoy the markets!! The badges look fabulous and how lovely that your hubby will be there to help you out! Oh I love your Queenslander dream...hold onto it...it will be yours, I just know it:) ~ Tina xx

Kylie said...

There's a few of those houses up here... but not much of the 'can't see the neighbours' part! ;) Very impressed with your badges :) Kx

Sally said...

Your dream home sounds wonderful... my kind of home.
Perhaps when you build it I can pop by for a cuppa on the verandah!

Enjoy the market with your man :)

Jennie said...

The house sounds gorgeous!
And thats so wonderful to have your hubby at the market with you too!

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Sarah said...

Ooh love all those cutsie badges and what a very helpful husband! Good luck at market. x

Thea said...

Queenslanders are the best. Although we don't live in a true QLDer, I do love our verandah and our yard is big enough that we never see the neighbours.. it works for me. Yay for useful husbands! x

Mira Narnie said...

oh i love the idea of a farm house and a queenslander style is just perfect!! and there is nothing cuter than a hubby getting stuck into some craft! I get my husband to help me too!!! Have fun at the market chatting to your hubby and selling up a storm - those badges are just so adorable xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh thanks everyone, my husband is so thrilled to think his badge making is such a hit!! We're so excited to spend the day together, any sales are just a bonus!! Love Posie

Corrie said...

oh you deserve a helper!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Wow, well done on the badge making.

Got the house with verahdah's, doors, curtains blowing, cows, green grass and vegies but its not in Qld. Sorry! Good luck searching, its heavenly.

Wendy said...

Those badges are AMAZING! The kind of thing I'd have to sit and sift through my fingers for a while, no doubt...(How on earth do you make them?)

beck said...

Love the sound of the house! I adore Queenslanders with their wide veranda's, gorgeous. Have a great day Jennie x

LeelaBijou said...

Good luck at the market!! :)

Miss Milla's said...

Yes, yes, yes. Love queenslanders, but live in Melbourne so they are few are far between. So we settled for a cute little cottage that we love. And it is a pleasure to have someone say how much they love their husband. (we seem to hear so many people complain about their partners)

Kylie said...

We have friends that did this in Wagga - they bought the land at the beginning of 2008. Potted up and had little plants growing around the house and then planted them on to the property. Plated out a full orchard and started preping for the vege garden.

2009 saw the building of the house start. He retired from Army life in September and they moved in a week later:)

They are now living there dream:)

Hope that you get yours too - planning and dreaming is good:)

Enjoy your day together tomorrow.

Penny (Pocket Carnival) said...

Wow, what a dramatic week! But that's great that you have a plan now. Hooray for badges!

Posie Patchwork said...

Back from the market, what a neat little 3 hour success story, sunshine, sausages & sales!!
Thanks for all the well wishes, actually my husband had lots of fun & worked on his tan. Love Posie

spectacularfairywren said...

sounds loverly. Love that your plans are aired here...
Have fun together!

Rosalind said...

Spoilt for those in some great areas around Brisvegas! Missed you at the shop today! I popped in child-less - woot. xx

MultipleMum said...

Glad you had a successful day at the markets. The badges look fab (hubby is handy!). as for the queenslander - I totally LOVE them x

Susan L (lily40au) said...

that's something i often think about ... how the badges many have are so similar and i love looking through looking for exactly taht one that suits me.
have fun with the market and i hope you get the house you want.
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Miss Prudence said...

Yes, that is a big change in store. But what an adventure! And the freedom too! Too faceless controller not having a say in your life!!! The choices! But scary a bit too....enjoy your market lovely posie xx

Heidi said...

A little happy family!

ana @ i made it so said...

oh wow, quite the transition coming back home. hope everything else goes smoothly. fun badges!

The Clip Cafe said...

Perfect Hubby!!! Have fun at the markets :-)

The Clip Cafe said...

Perfect Hubby!!! Have fun at the markets :-)

Megan said...

hope that market went fabulously, having the wonderful husband there to help out and keep you company must have been just glorious. yay for fantastic helpful clever considerate and talented men!