Is there anything more embarrassing than having an advert out saying 'check out my new website', and it not being up?? I don't think so. I'm not happy.

Thank you for not laughing at me. Or, laughing at me where I can't hear it.

Renovations are taking a lot of my time at present as well, so between the two I'm feeling like butter stretched over too much bread. However. Things will improve! I shall keep nagging, and hopefully the site will be up soon. Apologies for the delay.

Summer Stuff!


Have a scout around and find out what's on sale for summer! The weather is finally starting to behave itself, there's 3 weeks left of school, Christmas is just around the corner. But let's face it, the all important 'What will I stitch over holidays?' question is the issue most pressing!
I've finished off a few projects recently, and so I've had to put some things on sale to make room in my office! 

Renovation Good Times


Renovation woes are boring. Unless they are happening to you, and then you feel the overwhelming urge to tell EVERYONE about them! 

Short version: 6 weeks delay, about an extra $40K in costs and frustrations galore, but it's finally underway. 

Headless Chook


'Here lies Natashia Curtin. She lived like a headless chicken'. I reckon that will be my tombstone. It seems to be the theme that runs through my life!

To explain, no, there is too much, I will sum up: (Princess Bride movie quote.)

1. The long delayed (%^&*&%$$) home reno is finally kicking off this month. We are flat chat packing up and moving out. Not organisedly, but haphazardly...

2. The children. Sports, Music, Mum's taxi service, food delivery and homework overseer.

It's getting Office-ial


 Just when you didn't think I could get busier, I moved into an office space! 

Yep, that's right. I'm no longer a 'Home CEO' or whatever that patronising saying is- I've now joined the hoards of women rushing to drop the kiddies off at school and get to the office in time. However, I'm still a CEO. (I must remember to give myself a raise. I think I've got the lowest CEO salary in the history of the world.)



It's been a slightly long (cough cough) time since I updated my website news- I tend to add more to my Smee Designs Facebook site now. It's just because Facebook is easier to update than the program that my website uses. There's a designer's moral in that sentence!

Keep moving on!


Well, August didn't go as planned. But hey, that's life. Still working, still moving on, and still stitching. Feels like I've done absolutely nothing, but that's often how it feels- then you look up and see the finish line ahead.

I also remembered I'd promised Homespun a project in November. Not a good thing to forget!!!! So, I'll keep working, keep moving on, keep stitching... just a little bit faster.

Spring back into stitching


I am now a mother of a 10 year old. I am now old.

It was supposed to be the month of stitching catch up, but I have to admit to being a bit slack. I've done two blocks of the How Bazaar, and I'm just about to start the last one, but winter has slowed me down a bit. It's hard to stitch in the mornings when your E.T. fingers are frozen solid and aching. Every mid year school holidays I swear to myself that we'll go somewhere hotter for holidays to get away from the misery that is Melbourne winter! It's the freezing wind... 



It is cold in Bendigo. It is very cold in June in Bendigo. It is very, very, cold in June, in Bendigo in a concrete floored exhibition space with no insulation. Did I mention I got cold?



Bet you thought I'd forgotten to update my site lately... Because I have. Not my fault; Duncan the grumpy dragon keeps pestering me with delusions of quilting grandeur. Silly thing thinks it's time for designing MORE stitcheries, instead of letting me catch up. So I've finally given up hinting, and kicked him out on a world trip to 'research' the next design. That should keep him busy for a few months while I finish off some more projects, and get ready for my grand web re-design.

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