Sunday, July 26, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
My friend SusanClaire in my favourites list is selling Belly Rolls which are 5" strips, Spring Rolls - little squares rolled up and tied with string etc etc.
On Friday we celebrated Emma's 5 years since BC and therefore she's not taking any medication now. So I made her a Boob Roll .. I rolled up several pink, red and brown strips first then I wrapped creams, tans, fawns and neutral fabrics around them. I put my finger in the middle to push the 'nipple' out! It caused a lot of laughs and hilarity.
At Christmas time I made Jellie Rolls for a $10 secret Santa at the Quilting club. I rolled up strips around a packet of Jelly!!
Off to work. Have a great day
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I am sorting ... clothes I haven't worn for over 2 years.. for the sallies, kitchen cupboard stuff I haven't used for over a year (that's anything to do with baking!@!!), tools.. why do I need 10 screwdrivers (share them with my son) and I need to work out how many plants I'm taking.. I've collected succulents for 5 years but they sadly don't care the annual tlc since I became addicted to patchwork.
Any yummy.. Quilt Diva.. a wallhanging pattern thats 49" by 24" ..
and I am tracing it out so I can put it together while I'm living in the motel for a week. I have to find all the fabrics of course but hey, its a good way to sort out my fabrics ready for moving haha. It's so cool, I love her already. Have to make it look like me!!! And last but not least, the lovely Chris sent this fabric.. which has several Quilting sayings in panels ready to make into a wallhanging, quilt or cushions for my NEW sewing room. (I'm not sure if Quilting keeps me sane... I don't feel very sane these days haha). It made my day getting all this treasure Chris. You went to so much trouble to find things specially for me and I am so wrapped. You will have to come down when I get Diva finished.. or whenever.. Thank you Thank you thank you.
I did have some more bad news this week but I can't dwell on it. My dear beautiful friend in Brisbane who I love dearly like a sister has terminal cancer. The DR has been treating her for a heart problem over the last 8 months but ten days ago she became very ill and he decided to order an urgent MRI. She is on heavy pain killers for CA bowel, lungs, liver and kidney. No treatment possible. I remember when I lived next door to Fay she always had a terrible cough. The Dr treated her with medication but I guess she got used to it and never complained enough... she was making concrete paths and painting the flats. Fay walked 5kms to the library!!!!! She has been so fit and well until the last 8 months. I'm going to get the move over and hopefully get a cheap airfare for a long weekend very soon as I want to go and see her before she is too unwell like Dad and Aunty were.
UPDATE - PM a possible tennant came through at 2pm...and I think she might take it. She's my age, single, and new to PN. So fingers crossed she'll take it as I'd like someone nice to live in "my" house. She likes gardening so that's got to be good!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Went to Acupuncture twice this week. I have had terrible back, shoulder and neck pain for the last week and dizzyness for 2 weeks. It's horrible but I think it is because I'm so tense lately and busy. Connie is amazing. She pushed on all the muscles in my back and none were sore!!! She touched my hips and I nearly jumped through the roof. the muscle all along my right side from my hip to my shoulder is inflamed and tight, and the left side too but not as bad. Acupuncture works. Been there done that. I've already booked in for a massage in Welly and will have another session of acupuncture next Friday. Just have to have breaks and relax!!!!
Hey for something really cool have a look at http://pompomrouge.wordpress.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-pinwheel Kirsty Duncan is ex Palmy quilter. I love these. I'm taking all the bits to Welly with me and hope to make enough for goodbye pressies for the Saturday sewing girls and my close friends. My dear friend sberrymum is making them so I can't make her one???
Friday, July 10, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Last night I went to my last Committee meeting. Eeek... It's so hard saying goodbye but they will manage without me haha. I'm not going to get 'involved' in a new club straight away, I think I'll enjoy the meetings and 'cruise' for a little while till I know where I belong.
So tomorrow, Saturday, sort and tidy. My house looks like the burglar's have been and the removal guys are coming thursday to look at what I've got. I also need to start cleaning windows and the stove.. oooohhhh yuck!
Tonight it's feet up and sorting through my COLLECTION of patchwork magazines and photocopied patterns. I'm sure I don't need all 11,001 of them!