Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Living in a Parallel Universe

Well I am back home after a very topsy turvy 9 days.  I am pleased to say my Dad is out of any immediate danger and is recovering. I came home briefly (1 night) to repack my bags and head off to Auckland  and the Crafternoon Tea market on Saturday which was great.  It was lovely to meet people who have stopped by on my blog and website and meet the real people behind some lovely blogs I read.

It felt weird being away from my "real life" for so long.  It certainly was not planned for and it felt like I was living in some parrallel universe, with my real life carrying on somewhere else.  It was also an emotional roller coaster, thank goodness Jane, one of my sisters was with me! 

Mr S was very pleased to see me home he had had enough of being taxi driver, chef, launderer, procurement specialist, cleaner...

At Crafternoon Tea on Saturday I was very fortunate to be next to the lovely Jennie of A Little Vintage.  Jennie makes the most incredible dolls...

This lovely lady was there on Saturday.  Jennie also custom makes dolls using your own child's special clothes and will make the dolls to resemble their new adoptive "parent".  She does beautiful work.

I am really looking forward to doing some crafting of my own this week.

Hope your week is going well and happy stitching.


Jacqui said...

It was lovely to meet you too! I'm really pleased with the fabric and can't wait to get started on the quilt. I saw the lovely dolls at A Little Vintage but I deliberately didn't point them out to Hazel - you saw what a problem she was just with fabric!

I had a bit of a 'no way!' moment when I saw the tablecloth under the doll as I had/have one exactly the same! It was badly torn on side and stained with rust so I cut it up and re-used it a la Ruby In the Dust, but it would have been lovely to have a complete one that didn't need to be repurposed! I guess it must have been a moderately popular kit or something and now I'll have to keep my eye out for another :)

Glad your dad is doing better. We're going through similar issues with my husband's parents and it's hard dealing with it at a distance.

clare's craftroom said...

I hope your dad continues to do well . I know it is a difficult time as my mum has just this week gone into a nursing home . Wishing your dad all the best and you too .

sewfunky said...

It was so lovely to meet you at Crafternoon Tea... Thanks so much for the fabric scraps you just sent to me. You're very kind!!! :D