Monday, 8 December 2014

Monday Makers! #16 and some big news!!

Hi there!
How was your week? I had a really nice week. Things are not hectic at work any more; I am just finalising a few things before my office closes next Wednesday-not that I am counting!, had a lovely Sunday yesterday at the markets. The weather was beautiful after an all-day-rainy Saturday and I met some lovely people. This is one of the reasons why I love being at the markets. You meet lots of people and some of them become really good friends. I am still in touch with most of my customers whom I made a couple of years ago when I was running a Turkish food stall. I love human interaction.
And....We received some big news. No, I am not expecting a baby LOL. Most of my friends thought I was having another baby when I said "I have some big news!"
My husband got an overseas posting to Argentina!!! We will be moving to Buenos Aires in February 2016 for three years. This was something we-especially my husband- wanted so much; not necessarily Buenos Aires but going to a Latin America country. He worked in Mexico before (before we met) and loved the culture, life, and people there. Since he returned from that posting, going back to Latin America became his dream. I also love exploring different cultures, trying new food, learning new languages. I always loved the Spanish language and wanted to learn it; now this dream of mine is coming true too! I am so grateful that we both got what we have being dreaming of.
It is still a year away but we have already started planning our lives there. There is a lot to finish in and around the house, a lot to organise; so, it looks like 2015 will be a busy year! I might be sharing more of my excitement here in the future!
Now to Monday Makers!
I finished the quilt top for my quilt bee last week and today I have purchased the backing fabric as well as some fabric for a Christmas table topper I am planning to make.
I thank each of my bee fellows for being so exact with the size of their blocks. I didn't have any issues with matching the seams.
This lovely purple will be the quilt backing and the nice ash colour will be the negative space of my table topper. Love them.
Do you have any finishes and new projects you would like to share with me? If so, here are the linky rules:
1. Your project can be anything you start on that Monday as long as it makes you move and be active and creative: a new quilt, a knitting project, scrap booking, cross-stitching, baking-we don't mind yummy recipes!, a gardening project, painting your house!, tidying up the pantry!...This is your Monday and you are the maker of the day!
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  1. Oh, congratulations! That is going to be a big and fun adventure for your family! The pieced top of blocks from your bee looks great; I hope you have fun quilting it! I am working on a lot of secret projects at the moment, so both my blog and ability to link up will be pretty minimal for a while.

  2. That is a big news! The top is looking pretty cool! I'm looking forward to see it quilted.

  3. WOW what a great adventure - you'll have lots of fun planning and getting ready for that! I know that need to get a lot of work done around the house - we're going to be empty nesters sometime next year and I want to downsize, but oh MY there's just so much that needs to get done first - I'm not looking forward to that, lol. That quilt is going to be gorgeous, but I bet you'll be working on the Christmas table topper first!

  4. Fantastic News. Makes me a bit envy - I could Need a Change too ;-)

  5. What an exciting new adventure! Love that quilt top also!

  6. What an exciting new adventure for your family. Why is it they always expect women in a certain age group to say they are pregnant!? What work does your husband do that takes him to South America?


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