Sunday, 21 June 2015

Improving all the time


Look at my luscious locks now
Even my eyebrows have sprouted again!
I'm about to start my final week of radiation. It has gone really well, my skin is looking good, it's been protected by a dressing so I haven't had to apply creams.
I've got plenty of energy and even managed to visit Dark Mofo to take in the sights and sounds
It was freezing outside but the city was buzzing, fabulous for the middle of winter.
I still have no stitching to show you, I've been preparing for A Stitching Affair and I've still got a mini quilt challenge to put together and I'm quickly running out of time.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Just a brief update

 I am into my 3rd week of radiation treatment and all is going well. It gets a bit tiring driving to the hospital each day. Parking takes longer than the actual treatment.
Good news is my hair has started growing again and I have a soft fluffy covering on my scalp.
I'm wearing beanies more now as it has gotten quite chilly. So there's 3 more weeks of radiation to go and most of the hard work is done. I will still go in every 3 weeks to receive Herceptin but at least that's manageable.
On a stitching note I've been doing a bit of secret squirrel stuff and also preparing for a retreat with Helen Stubbings and Gail Pan - A Stitching Affair. Luckily it's the week after radiation finishes so I can get some girly therapy.
I'll be back later to show you what I've been making.

Friday, 3 April 2015

For Sale - SOLD

Whilst at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh last year I purchased 3 kits to make quilter's charm bracelets, one for myself and 2 to sell.
Each kit includes 15 charms and a bracelet. I had put them away and almost forgot I had them.
Here's a pic. If you are interested in purchasing  a kit it will cost $45 including postage in Australia. That's less than $2.75 per charm. So email me jo_in_tas@yahoo.com.au, first in, best dressed. SOLD

Tilda Swapping

My online group has just finished another swap with the theme being Tilda. I couldn't miss out on this one as I love all things Tilda. My partner Jen made this Tilda notions holder including some notions.
I've got a few more bits in my stash to fill those empty spots but then its going to make it hard to part with them on future projects!
I sent to Sue but she hasn't revealled yet so I can't show you yet what I made.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Time flies by

i'm doing well, only two more chemo sessions to go. I lost my hair two weeks after the first round.I wear  scarves  mostly but when I am at home I rock the bald look. Chemo is pretty horrid, I've lost my taste buds and weight. I spent a week in hospital after the third round after I picked up a couple of viruses and a bacterial infection, they bought out the big gun drugs to fight those. The staff at the Royal Hobart Hospital are absolutely lovely. The fourth round was much like the first, it wasn't as hard but I'll be glad when the last round has worked its way out of my body! The next phase will be 6 weeks of daily radiation but that will be easy now i've been made redundant!

So enough talkabout about chemo, I have been stitching and even made it to a couple of gatherings.One was a fundraiser and the other was with Helen and Lynette, I wasn't going to miss out on either of these days.


I've been working on a Tilda swap for Friends in Stitching so I can't reveal that yet and also a mini quilt for Helen, here's a sneaky peak

I'm really looking forward to feeling well again, for now I am a stay at home mum and am enjoying giving myself time to rest.