We made it! Normally I would say Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 6 weeks since I last posted… But this time, I can believe it! I’ve barely had the chance to sit down, then once I did have the chance, I didn’t have a desk, or a chair, or even a kitchen table. :) After a bit of IKEA shopping, and pretty awful quarantine experience, the dogs are once again under my desk!
Those of you who have been active in the Facebook group (500+ members!) will know that I have a new pattern coming out tomorrow! This one is a bit different, as I’ll explain in the next post! I wrote it for One Thimble Magazine and it’s called the Outta Time Tote, which is appropriate since I finished it while packing, at the absolute last possible second. You can read all about that HERE, if you want to skip the travel story. :)
Lets just start by saying that January was packing + vet visits every 3 days to prep the dogs + writing the OT Tote. THEN, a simple trip to the Apple store to learn how to extract my iMessage history so I could do a clean install of the new OS turned into catastrophic hard drive failure. So mid-way through editing the pattern I had to wait for my backup hard drive to come in the mail, and I still haven’t had time to make sure all my files are there or reinstall my programs because I’m down to just my 11″ MacBook Air. THEN, I had a buyer for my Bernina 750, since it’s just too big and heavy to ever come to Sydney and I have a 230 that’s much easier for my parents to store while I’m here, but the knob broke the afternoon before she was coming to look at it. A LOT of scrambling happened, which is why I completely disappeared for a while there, even from Instagram. Eventually the backup hard drive came and the Bernina was repaired and has a new life making charity quilts, and then Bob arrived just in time to shovel snow… on AUSTRALIA DAY! :)
See, they don’t want you to have contact with the dogs. They claim it’s so they don’t get anxious when you leave, but I have my own opinions as to why. We got an automated email saying they had arrived, 10 hours after we got off the plane on Thursday. It took us until Friday afternoon to get ahold of someone who could give us an actual update. Saturday morning we finally got permission to drop off better quality food than what was provided by them. We were allowed to book a grooming appointment for the following Thursday, but no contact or updates until then.
Knowing they would be released in less than 12 hours, we tried to enjoy the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which we’ve had tickets to FOREVER and I was really excited about. Bob is good at distracting me from the panic. It was an amazing show and I got to meet a lot of his fandom friends!
Puppy updates will continue over on Instagram!! And remember, you should be sewing… because I can’t! :P