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Monday, 11 February 2013

Still Sane - JUST!

Hello all,
Just popping by to show you what I've achieved since we last spoke, here is a picture of the sweater for Little H I told you about last time, this is the one that I ran out of yarn for and had to re-make the sleeves as a short version! 
 I think it turned out OK and DD likes it so that's all that matters, I've bought some cute wooden Teddy bear buttons but I'm not sure I like them with the colour so will wait till I've spoken to DD on that one!
Last Saturday I surprised myself and had a good time at the SVQ sewing day (I nearly did not go!), I cut and sewed strips ready to cut for another 9 Scrappy Trip Around blocks which I was very pleased about so they currently look like this... ready to cut and open out
I did manage to gather together some fabrics for the Mug Rug Swap 
but did not get started on that as I popped out to the High Street for an hour over lunch to meet my Brother and his partner for a quick cuppa and of course we got chatting .. like you do..  had a good laugh (much needed!) and ran out of time to get any cutting/sewing done on them. 
I should have a day at home on Wednesday while waiting for news of J's biopsy results so hopefully I'll get some sewing time in to keep my mind off waiting for the phone to ring. After much discussion between us we have decided that I would take all calls from the Doctors or the cancer unit here so that Mum does not have to take messages for J, she does her best, but her hearing is not so good these days (but please don't tell her that!!) so she gets a bit muddled, plus it will save her getting any bad news by telephone as J and I want to be able to plan how, what and when we tell her things. Tonight is WPQ's meeting when we will be finishing off a few little projects for the Exhibition next Saturday, I'm going in an effort to keep life as normal as possible between phone calls, appointments etc.
Well I'm off to take J to another appointment so I'll sign off and grab my knitting ready for a long wait.
See you soon I hope.
P.S. I just discovered that this is my 100th post since starting my blog Whooo Hooo!!!

Friday, 8 February 2013

It's arrived!

I received the information for the mug rug swap this week (a week which has been very fraught & hectic, and which has left me needing a boost such as this!) and I am sooo excited, and can't wait to start the 2 MR's  to send off to my swap partner. I've been over to their blog to see what they like regards colour etc but did not get any definite ideas so I guess I'll go with my instincts and make something I would like to receive and hope they like it. Tomorrow is a sewing day with SVQ so, if I get my act together tonight and sort out the fabrics hopefully tomorrow I can make a start on the cutting and sewing. I have to 'ship the goods' by 18th March so have noted in my calendar for 1 week before, to give me time to post them off.
I really need some me time right now because, 2 weeks ago we learned that my little Brother (10 years my junior, single and with mental health problems) has a large growth in his lung, then 3 days later my darling Mum decides to go out into the garden 'against my orders' thinking she is helping by doing a few chores, has a fall and breaks her right wrist with a nasty Colles fracture. This week began with J (my Brother) undergoing a lung biopsy and a renewed Plaster on my Mother's arm as the first one was too tight!! So all things considered I have seen quite a lot of the inside of our 2 local hospitals for the time being so I am looking  forward to some stitching time in the company of like minded friends.
Tho there has not been much sewing here of late, I have been busy on the knitting 'front' I have made a new cover for my hot water bottle and almost finished another one to give away, I started a teeny preemie cardi to pass on to the local NICU unit. I love making them and need to concentrate a bit on the pattern once it's under way so it keeps all those thoughts from swilling round and round in this thing I call my brain, as much as I try not to think of the 'what if's' they do sometimes creep in there when I'm not looking.
So my friends I'm afraid I have no new pictures to show you this time but I will do my best to take some very soon and I hope you will be patient.