Thursday, 8 January 2015

The nicer side of life

The only secrete stitching I did for xmas was for our online Friends in Stitching group's pressie swap.
I had to make for Kerri of Willow Grove Quilting. I chose a cute Gail Pan pattern and used a variety of Hugs 'n Kisses fabrics.
I really enjoyed putting this pattern together.

My gorgeous boy turned 18 on the 29th December, he was such a cutie when he was little.

Now he is so grown up and very independant
(This is Lachlan on the right with his cousin Matt)

Towards the end of my chemo session last week Helen arrived with a special delivery
a lovely quilt made by all my wonderful "Friends in Stitching"
I've snuggled under it quite a few times now and will take it to all my sessions.
I'm very lucky to have such a wide community of supporters, I feel very blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.
Thank you to everyone who has emailed, left a comment and sent well wishes, it means so much x

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Chemo session no 1

I'm in the seat today, having my first chemo session. I slept little last night, anxiety crept in. But i had little to fear, my nurse, Skye, is fantastic, she's doing a good job. brett's beside me happily reading a rock and mineral magazine and I'm about to start the final bag of drugs which will take about 90minutes.
Apologies for the poor photo

Saturday, 13 December 2014


Brett and I have been to a big sell off of mineral specimens by a well known collector but my purchase of the day to add to my fossil collection was not from his collection but from the store hosting the sale.
Presenting.....Agariocrinus Splendens

Lower Mississipian Edwardsville Formation Crawfordsville Montgomery Co. Indiana

Monday, 8 December 2014

Not long now until Santa drops in

Secret Squirrel Sewing for xmas....
.... I love surprises of the good variety!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Recovering with Family and Friends

It's been a big week, recovering from surgery and having my lovely big brother and gorgeous niece visiting.
We visited Cadbury's
(the glum face was because Lachlan told me to stop smiling)

We visited Richmond with our big sis and nephew too
We toured Port Arthur and even did the Ghost Tour

And enjoyed Tassie's breathtaking scenery
My niece helped me complete the finishing touches on the decorations for Helen's Stitch with Me day

And she put in a full day helping on the day, she did an excellent job so I could sit and rest when I needed to.
All of the ladies had a fabulous time. 
Helen's next Stitching Day will be with Lynette Anderson on the 15th March, register via the Hugs n Kisses website if you want to join us!

Now that my family has flown back to Bris Vegas it means back to my day job.