Hey y’all, how have you all been? A big Aussie hello to all our new followers, welcome to the chaos that is my creative and domestic life haha! I have a self-depreciating sense of humour and I’m overly honest and frank about all kinds of stuff so beware LoL.
Jeez guys where did May go? I know I’m operating on outdated software (I’m still working in 2020 mode) but May seems to have zipped by, leaving us all a little breathless in it’s wake. I’m determined to catch up on all things Red Boots so bear with me.
Last week we got our first Covid vax! Yay! As warned, and as expected, we had a few mildish side-effects post injection. I felt like blahh on day two and spent a few hours on the couch waiting for it to pass. Don’t let it put you off, it passes quickly and is worth the trouble.
If you are in Queensland please go to the Queensland Health website here and register for the vaccine. Don’t worry about tiers and waiting lists, it’s open to everyone and there is a wide range of places to go. You don’t need to go to your Doctor. If you’re worried about anything regarding your health, your GP can provide you with a letter to take with you, including what vax they recommend you have. Qld Health have been kind, helpful, and caring throughout the process.
I’ve been doing some work in between the “where-did-May-go” fog. The zoo quilt is almost finished, just one row to go and it can be sent off to be quilted. Yay! it’s been a long time coming. I’ve definitely struggled with my creativity and place in the industry over the past 12 months. It’s been difficult to say the very least. I’m still looking for an US distributor. Unfortunately it has to be a professional wholesaler to meet export and import requirements, but I thank everyone for offering to help from their homes *squishy quilty hugs and stuff*.
My sweet boy, Remy-the-Lion has been sick for a couple of weeks. He’s having troubles with allergy based ear infections. It makes him so unwell and this week he’s decided that he won’t use the kitty litter box. Ughhh, I love my big, cranky ginger boy but damn, the kitty box thing is deeply unpleasant.
I think he’s getting back to normal, he’s certainly feeling better, his symptoms are almost gone, and he used the box last night so fingers crossed.
Our nasty neighbour lost us a house sale this week. Would you like to watch me rage in frustration? His current shtick is screaming like a madman at anyone who parks in the street. My buyer got screamed at and hightailed it so fast it was comedic – straight out of a Looney Tunes cartoon.
Hey I’m considering changing my business name. I picked ‘The Red Boot Quilt Company’ on a silly whim, under pressure, years ago and it doesn’t quite fit in with the current crop of business names. It’s a little odd and a little old if that makes sense.
When it comes to the quilty crunch I’m not a fan of my own business name LoL. If it was a quilt I’d be whipping out my unpicker and taking it apart!
Well, that’s it today. Lunch beckons (a really spicy curry) and then I need to get some sewing done. Like I said, one row to go and the zoo quilt is done. Phew! It’s a June miracle!
Before I go, don’t ya just love the fabric bundle the lovely Fiona from Peppermint Stitches put together for me!? I haven’t had time to go fabric shopping lately so I asked Fiona to cut 25cm each of ten different fabrics in each colour-way and she came through for me. Thanks Fiona!
Take care everyone. Much love to our Victorian friends in this latest Covid lockdown, we’re thinking of you. toni xx