A Mermaid’s Tale…

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The mermaid pattern is available for the introductory price of $5 for the next 24 hours, then the price goes back up to $7.50. Get in quick to catch a bargain.

I’ve put the Fishy Fishy Fishy pattern on sale for $5 too! I have every intention of making another beachy/seaside quilt with some of your favourite and requested critters. Stay tuned!

fishy fishy fishyDid you know that there is an easy-to-make mermaid (and merman – my daughters suggested I call him a mer-dude) doll pattern in the Happy Quilts book?

If you have the book and don’t want to use felt for the hair, click on the Happy Quilts menu at the top of the page and there is a tutorial on how to make the hair from cotton.

happy mermaid

I’m a little unsure what to write here anymore. I have had a number of emails telling me to stick to quilting and to keep my personal life out of it. I’ve thought about it a lot.

My favourite blog is one where the writer is openly bipolar. She’s a self-admitted hot mess, but she’s warm, kind, loveable, and human. Her life is more calamitous than mine could ever be, but she’s never boring and I’ve never come across anyone as willing as her to give of herself. I would rather be a loving mess of a person than a perfect, cold, advertising machine.

So what have I been doing this week? On the quilting front – I’ve started five new quilts, and have written a list of 100 quilts I want to make. I threw out three old quilts that were beyond fixing, and have saved most of the fabric and HeatnBond from the great hot water flood of last week. Boiling water and HeatnBond don’t mix!

fishy and lion

We’ve had most of the plumbing replaced in the house and have our hot water back – no more boiling saucepans for baths. I was fine with bucket baths until the mercury took  a plunge into the depths of Winter. Our bathroom was like a scene out of Game of Thrones… icy cold (and full of white walkers).

I saw my doctor this week, trying to get a handle on my stress. My body has decided to react by breaking out in hives from bottom to top and I’ve had enough. What do you do when your Doctor is just as stressed as you are and asks your opinion on the state of the world? It just goes to show that we’re all stressed in different ways and should always be kind to each other.

We’ve made pastrami, chocolate cake, and pizza this weekend. My favourite K-drama (Korean drama series) is coming to an end and it has us on the edge of our seats. I just want the protagonists to get a happy ending. Recently I have had this childish need for ‘happily every after’ endings. Perhaps it’s a reaction to the madness in this world.

Right now I’m sitting next to a warm, purring ginger furball, the Benadryl is kicking in and I’m not so itchy. I’m thinking of making a hot chocolate before I jump into bed with a hot water bottle and some sweet Korean dreams.

Monday morning signals the end of Uni for this semester, plus hot coffee and pancakes for breakfast. Senior High has a few weeks left, then it’s hols from the stress of exams for a couple of weeks. Yippee!

toni xx

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6 thoughts on “A Mermaid’s Tale…”

  • I have stopped reading some blogs because they became just quilting. I felt as though I was reading advertisments when I read them, not interesting any more. I want a real person. Keep doing what you are doing. Love you.

  • Love your blog, real life stories and all. If people don’t like it say good bye to them as it is your blog and you need to write what you want to not some sanitized version that a few people want to read.

  • Please don’t change your blog! Both Moo and I enjoy reading about what you are up to – whether it is quilty or not!
    Actually speaking of Miss Moo (now this is between you and me only) – but there may be something coming back in the mail for you! Talk about squeal the neighbourhood down. She had had a really bad day at school and despite her brother opening the package for her – it really truly made her day. Thankyou so much for your generosity I very briefly had him in my hand before it was whipped off me and put onto her denim jacket. xxxxx

  • Thank you for sharing bits of yourself with us. I feel like you are someone I could enjoy as a next door neighbor. I’d much rather buy a pattern from a lovely, honest, “real” person than a cold advertising machine. I wish you sunshine and peace!

  • LOVE your Blog!! & all your stories about your quilting & life!! Isn’t that how it is when friend’s sit down together to visit!? You’re doin Super!! Keep pushing thru!! Please KNOW you are Special & cared about here..and you have Hugs & Prayers coming from Ohio every day!! 🙂

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