Tuesday, 4 August 2015

(Belated) Monday Makers!#49 reporting from Canberra

Oh boy, I am so tired! We returned from our one month overseas holiday yesterday; me and my son arrived around lunch time and hubby arrived a few hours later. We had such great time; traveled to three countries and several other places within those countries. It was so nice to see my family and friends and many different places I haven't seen before. The return trip was such a long and hard one for me this time as I couldn't sleep in the plane at all-not more than two hours in an 18 hour flight from Istanbul to Melbourne. Again, almost no sleep in Melbourne either as the airline company stuffed up the transfer of my luggage and I kept on thinking about how to solve it. In the end, we arrived home safe and sound despite all the other hick-ups along the way such as a last minute cancellation of a flight and being put back on the same flight hours later, a husband who got stuck in Dubai because of the same reason but he wasn't as lucky as me, his arrival in Canberra was delayed for almost a day...I seriously thought that this return trip was not going to end at all. When I arrived home, I had to pinch myself to make myself believe that it wasn't a dream LOL
I was so tired that I collapsed on the sofa and couldn't do anything else. That's why I am posting MM today.
With our return home, a new marathon started for us, especially for me, today. I kicked off the day with the Spanish language course which will last until we move to Buenos Aires. I am now working everyday half day after the language training until 4 September and then I will be on maternity leave-not that I am counting days LOL. And of course, our baby's arrival is around the corner; only 10 weeks to go and I can't believe how fast the time is flying in this pregnancy. Until the baby arrives, I have to study a lot, finish whatever is needed to be done around the house-this is basically cleaning and getting rid of the clutter, make as many quilts as I can while on maternity leave especially-and my machine is back from service, I will get to test it today, yayy!, spend time with my husband and son and prepare myself for the new addition to our family. I have to say I am very excited about this period in my life. I feel very positive and energised; however, I don't know how long I will feel energised with a growing belly, but I am determined to enjoy every single moment of this rush.
Beautiful flowers in Turingen, Germany

Now to Monday Makers!
Come and link up your beauties with me!
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!
2. Grab the button from the side bar or put a link back to me in your Monday post.
3. Click on "add your link" and just fill in the required areas. 
4. Please link to your specific post, not to your homepage: We would like to find your post easily.
5. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is http://instagram.com/hugabitquilts) Please hashtag #MondayMakers!
6. Please take time to visit other links and leave a sweet comment: We love comments!
7. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Monday Makers!#48 reporting from London!

Hiya all!
After spending a week in Berlin and four days in Thuringen, we are now in London, the last step of our holiday, visiting my husband's niece who is going to give birth very soon. We are here for five days and then it is home time. I miss my home.
Unfortunately, I missed last week's Monday Makers. It was our last day in Berlin and we were so busy with finishing sightseeing and preparing for the next day's trip to Thuringen. I missed the MM but I managed to catch up with Aylin of aylin-nilya who used to hold a linky party called Monday Makers too. She is a lovely lovely person (and a very talented quilter and pattern maker/writer) and we had a very nice lunch together. If you are following me on IG, hugabitquilts, you might have already seen our selfie there :)
Today, we left home early to do some fabric shopping and sightseeing as well-just got home. After visiting a few places for fabric-can't remember the name of the street and suburb; none of the shops were selling quilting fabric anyway- we ended up going to Liberty of London. I admired the fabric there; only admired tho, it was jaw droppingly expensive. However, I couldn't resist a fat quarter bundle which was 20 Pounds and a book on bag making whose details I will provide later (it is close to midnight now and I have to go to bed to wake up veeery early tomorrow morning).
Liberty of London
Now to Monday Makers!
You might remember that I took some fabric and one inch hexagons with me to do some EPP in the plane. Well, that worked out very well and I made seven EPP flowers.
This one was stitched together too.
I really like how they are coming together. Once I go home, I will share some helpful details/tips about how to stitch the hexies together.
Do you have any projects to share with me? The link is below. The link will be open until Thursday night since the Monday is almost over.
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!
2. Grab the button from the side bar or put a link back to me in your Monday post.
3. Click on "add your link" and just fill in the required areas. 
4. Please link to your specific post, not to your homepage: We would like to find your post easily.
5. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is http://instagram.com/hugabitquilts) Please hashtag #MondayMakers!
6. Please take time to visit other links and leave a sweet comment: We love comments!
7. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?



Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Monday Makers!#47

Hiya all!
We are leaving for Germany tomorrow. But let me tell you: procrastination is not good.at.all. I have left all the things I needed to do to today; gift shopping, Turkish delight shopping, shoe repairs, etc,  so I have been running around like headless chucks.
We had absolutely an amazing time here. The weather, the food, my family, friends, shopping...I spoilt myself so much! You can follow me on IG for some delicious food and beautiful nature photos.
I have a couple of small projects to show you but I haven't taken their photos; hopefully the next time. I am sure you guys have something to share with me. Come link up your projects!

Do you have anything to share with me? Come link up your projects!
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!
2. Grab the button from the side bar or put a link back to me in your Monday post.
3. Click on "add your link" and just fill in the required areas. 
4. Please link to your specific post, not to your homepage: We would like to find your post easily.
5. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is http://instagram.com/hugabitquilts) Please hashtag #MondayMakers!
6. Please take time to visit other links and leave a sweet comment: We love comments!
7. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?