Thursday 11 February 2010

Headless chicken....

running around like one, is what I been doing for the last few weeks!!!

children went back to school here at the beginning of Feb, after the long summer holidays! Busy time, buying stationery, sandals, hair cuts, doctors appointments, covering new school books, getting food in for school lunches, back into a structured routine..... ya get the picture!!!

and then lots of last minute thingies for me to organise for my new school life, more forms to complete, after school care for the Princess and so on.....

oh and going to my every 13 weeks appointment with WINZ our welfare system to justify my existence to them and why I should continue to be supported by the state!!!


all is now in place and order and I even managed to glue the head back on my headless statue, he's only been like that for 3 years!!!!

I had a custom order to make one of my doily bags, typical me left it to the last minute, the night before actually! Very bad idea, everything you could think of that could go wrong with the sewing machine did, cotton snapping, bobbin jamming, needles (about 4) breaking...... grrrrrrrh....

I finished it the next day, an hour before it was needed!!!

photo's don't actually do it justice, was much prettier in real life!!!

other than having felt like a headless chicken everything is great and fabulous in my world, hope it is in yours!!!

take care


Jen said...

all the best with the studies :)

how does princess like after school care??

dont u just love going into WINZ - not

LiLi M. said...

Hey Rachel!! I love that bag, unbelievable that it is even better in real life LOL! Good luck getting back to the studies, as well for the princess as for you. I always have to get used to my other life after summer. Take care!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

All sounds very much like my world....Excvept I can't sew so no machine issues...

bluemuf said...

Hi Rachael, Love the bag, it is gorgeous. I think you will really enjoy going back to school.

Hugs Karen

Lori said...

Rachael, it sounds like you are running yourself ragged...slow down a little bit if you can...i love your bag, it is so pretty and sweet!!!

carole brungar said...

Heard of Murphy's Law?? LOL

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachel,
I can relate to the headless chicken at times. Somehow all works out in the end.
Glad to hear you are doing well.

I adore your doily bag. So pretty. With so much to do, it is amazing you still can create the most gorgeous treasures.

Love your new pic.
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, we had 12.5 inches of snow. Unreal for us here in Texas. Today it is all melted. A little sad to see it go, but looking forward to Spring.
Continued good luck with your classes. All the best to princess for a great school year.

Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

Oh sweetie, It sounds like you have so much going on. I admire you so much Rachael!! You are an inspiration to me. Always! I love that bag. It is gorgeous!!
Love and lots of hugs,

Mitzi Curi said...

Rachel, I'm so glad to have discovered your blog tonight. I think your bag is absolutely charming! Re-purposing beautiful embroidery and crochet is something I would love to do.