Where have I been?


Crikey! It's nearly been 2 weeks since I last did a post!! 

Where does the time go?? 

 My excuse is that I've been working extra shifts at my day job while a couple of my colleagues have been away. It's kept me busy, but included lots of laughing times with flowers and foliage flying everywhere. 

But now things will be settling down and returning to normal. 

I must say, I'm looking forward to catching my breath...

and spending more time in my neglected sewing room.

I did add to my big box of scrappy yo-yos when I had a spare moments here and there...

and got a few rows of big stitch quilting done. Nice and easy when I'm just following the dots. 

I'll have more time for blogging too!! My show and tell is piling up. 
In my next post I'll not only share one finished quilt but three!! 

I promise I won't wait 2 weeks this time :)
Until then, I hope your days are as colourful as a rainbow balloon flower!

Where have I been?

39 comments

  1. Hey, even the post you do when you are not posting is a great post! Lots of lovely happy pics. Enjoy your resty crafty time.

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  2. lots of pretty colors on your non-posting post!:D can't wait to see what you've been sewing up!

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  3. Another fun and beautiful post - with more yet to come soon....

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  4. Three new quilts! Can't wait to see them.
    Oh, and congratulations on your Denim Wedding Ring traveling the US! It surely deserves it. (I'm a bit behind in reading blogs...)

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  5. Three! I think they will deserve a post each! I am certainly looking forward to seeing what you have been up to! And how cute are those yo-yos!

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  6. Great pictures!! Looks very busy at work! Looking forward to seeing your finishes :)

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  7. Your yo-yos are so lovely Rachael!!!! Looking forward to seeing your finishes.... Have a great time...
    Hugs
    Deborah

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  8. The upside of extra work is extra money for fun stuff. 3 finishes. You have been busy.
    Awaiting your next post.

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  9. This is life and we need to live it! We miss ya but know that things happen. Happy to hear that you are able to slow down a bit and join us in Happy Blog Land for awhile!

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  10. hey, just can't wait to see your 3 quilts !
    But you had fun in the meantime and that's most important !!

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  11. Hi Rachael cant wait to see your finished projects and you have lots of pretty fabrics there.xx

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  12. Three new quilts? Wow, that's a great finishing break! I love the bright colors and happy post.

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  13. Hi Rachael, I'll be watching for the three new quilts ! Great big stitch quilting !

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  14. Well thanks for sharing the fabric eye candy! You have some lovely choices there. I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to!

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  15. Such a happy bunch of yo yo's in your growing stash! They'll make for beautiful projects.

    Eager to see the next show and tell!

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  16. Work & play, you are surrounded by colour!

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  17. Looking forward to seeing your finishes! Your piles of darling fabrics are so inspiring. Bet your fingers are itching to sew, sew, sew!

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  18. wow 3 finished quilts you have been busy I have that first fabric in navy had no idea it came in yellow too!
    Kathie

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  19. I want a rainbow balloon!
    I can't think of working anywhere more lovely than a flower shop.
    Can't wait to see what you've finished.
    missed you xx

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  20. I've missed you, so glad you are back

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  21. Your stacks of fabrics are crying out for some play time Rachael. Hope you manage to give them the attention they deserve now that things have calmed down at work.

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  22. Looks like you have had some colourful days too Rachael....look forward to seeing your new quilts!

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  23. Your colorful post could always brighten anyone's day. Love the balloon flower!

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  24. I read your post earlier today and thought I had left you a note! Geesh, Mary! I can't think of a better place to work over-time unless it's a candy shop! Can't wait to see what you have to share! Your posts are always a pick-me-up!

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  25. Wow and wow again...I can see that I am not the only one who has missed you...

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  26. Time does fly doesn't it? I am hardly getting a chance to catch my breath at the moment... Love the balloon lollipop flower!

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  27. Wowsers! Three finishes? Sounds like busy times.:)

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  28. I just love to see your colourful posts, Rachael. Glad you are back!

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  29. How much do I want to move into your stash? That's one fabric-aly delicious post you have there.

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  30. You have been having a very busy time. But it does sound enjoyable.
    Glad you squeezed in a little bit of stitching.

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  31. I can sense something bright brewing :-)

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  32. Love this post - the pics are so inspiring! Can't wait to see your show and tell!

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  33. Just look at those yo-yo's! whoo hoo
    and that rainbow balloon.........that would encourage you for sure to hit that fab/fabric room :)

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  34. Wow, three finishes and you are leaving is hanging...hurry back :-)
    Love the flowers and clippings, looks,like great fun.

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  35. I'm glad you have found some time for fabric and thread play. What a hassle when work gets in the way, although that is a different type of play. I love the balloon flower, although when I first saw it I thought it was a balloon lollypop. Now that would cause some tooth decay.

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  36. Gorgeous fabrics in those photos! Always so bright and colorful!

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  37. Aww, I want a rainbow balloon flower! You find the coolest things to take photos of :o)

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