Monday, November 13, 2006

Resurfacing...AND, I'm Now A Beta Blogger

Well, Tanya rattled my cage (thanks, Tanya!) and got me off my duff long enough to post...sorry to be so quiet for so long. I'm settling in to Australia very well now and am beginning to feel human again. And best news of all...my DH arrived on Saturday, a full week ahead of schedule.

Since I was posting, I decided to take the leap and move to Beta Blogger, too...seems to have worked.

Now all I need is my sewing machine (Dec. 4th) and all will be well. There's so much to do to set my sewing room up, but I've been so lethargic I haven't done much yet. I think after the monumental push to get us this far, I've just needed some down time. Anyway, I've felt a little blue, but now I'm much better. Next post, I want to show you some other quilts that are in various stages of non-completion, and also a couple of antique quilt tops I got on eBay years ago that I plan to hand quilt at some stage (once I learn how to do it, that is...).

Other bit of good news is that the cats are settling in much better at the quarantine facility, and seem a lot friendlier when I visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I take them each a little can of Fancy Feast tuna, which may have SOMETHING to do with it! DH and I are so anxious for Dec. 13 to arrive, so we can bring them home. We're both very anxious to introduce them to the donkeys, who are really amusing.

Happy to report that I'm now driving on the left side of the road quite comfortably, and feel that I'm not a danger on the road any longer!

Anyway, I apologize for my long silence, but I'm back now...

13 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Welcome back!

"I want to show you some other quilts that are in various stages of non-completion."

Can't wait - maybe I should show some of mine that are in "varying stages of undone!"

May Britt said...

Glad to have you back and to hear that you and your cats are doing well.
Looking forward to see the quilts.

Clare said...

WAs wondering where you got to so glad everything is ok and that D.H managed to get out a week early.

Looking forward to seeing more of your quilts.

Rian said...

Hey, welcome back to the cyberworld. That's a big move to make, it will take a while to get settled. You asked--I am moving December 11. Thanks for visiting my blog. Now that you are a beta girl, why not put your email address somewhere on your blog page so we can email you?

Best wishes, Rian. Oh wait, it's Cheers now.

Libby said...

Glad to hear you are getting settled. The surprise of hubby a whole week early much have been great. Our kitty was a big fan of Fancy Feast and easily tempted with Savory Salmon*s*

McIrish Annie said...

brave girl!! maybe we should all show the ones in "stages of noncompletion" LOL. We would all have a lot more to show!!!

Glad you are acclimating down under. sounds like the start of a wonderful new avenue in your life.

DubiQuilts said...

I am glad you, your husband and cats are adjusting. I would have a hard time driving on the left side of the road myself.

I love seeing unfinished and wips from others, bacause it is part ot the learning process for me.

Jane Ann said...

So nice to hear that you're adjusting--and prevailing. We live vicariously through your adventure, so keep us abreast as it develops.

Dianne said...

Thanks for the welcome back, everybody. I missed you all!

Rian, I think I've now put a link to my e-mail on my blog, but not sure it works. Let me know if it's a problem.

The camera needed charging this morning, so I haven't taken any pics yet, but will do that before the end of day. And Libby, thanks for the tip on Savory Salmon...I'll give it a try!

Sweet P said...

Welcome back! I'm glad to hear you're settling in your new home. We'll help you count down the days until the cats can home too.

Tanya said...

Yeah! I'm glad you're back and thanks for the mention. I'm a cat lover as well as a quilter and that last picture of Patch looking so sad broke my heart! What a long time to have to be in quarrantine. Another month to go.... Looking forward to seeing more of your quilts.

Lily said...

Welcome Di :)

Hope your cats settle in very quickly and aren't overwhelmed by the donkeys!

Let me know when you're next passing through Canberra so we can meet up for a quilty coffee :)

Caitlin said...

Nice to meetcha! (I came to see your blog as a sister scquilter). If you get the chance, take a hand quilting class from Liuxin Newman - sooooooooo worth it! It must be awful being parted from your cats for so long - how many sleeps til they get to come HOME with you?