Sunday, 30 August 2015

What a Week!

My dear Mum had a massive heart attack on Tuesday, she had 3 blockages, one which was fixed by a stent and the other two far too calcified so they were bored to allow blood flow. In the early hours of Wednesday morning one of her arteries leaked and caused blood to surround the heart and stop it from pumping. The doctors revived her and managed to drain the blood away. She was then put on a care flight from Launceston to Hobart. She spent the next 24 hours in ICU, intubated and sedated. Thursday they removed the tubes and yesterday she was moved to the Cardiology Department where she now waits for Triple By-pass Surgery. She's very tired but she has colour back in her cheeks.
This is my mum, Lundy.

I have to mention she was ironing at the time the attack occurred, I always knew ironing was hazardous for your health!
The surgery is planned for Monday week, she's a tough cookie so I'm positive she'll come out of it even stronger. 
My brother has flown down from Queensland and is staying with us, my sister and Mum's partner stayed here too but my sister has returned to Launceston and will come down for visits and Mum's partner has chosen to have his own space at moved to a hotel.

This week also saw my Dear friend Fee's son Josh undergo surgery yesterday. Josh had a leg amputated a cople of years ago and unfortunately his good leg has suffered the same fate. Josh has a young  family and could do with as much financial help as possible so Fee has established a "Go Fund Me" page which you can find here if you can help, even if it's only a little.

And also this week my Dear friend Helen's family's pooch, Bentley, underwent surgery too. Hopefully the surgery will ensure a pain free life for the beloved ball of fluff!

So it's been an exhausting week all round but I can't help but be positive. They're all in good hands and I'm sure my Mum has an angel watching over her.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Loving Life

Okay, okay I know, I'm a slack blogger but I've been busy.
I have been stitching pieces for a project folder.

And also some blocks for a Quiltalong that will be starting soon over at Hugs 'n Kisses.
Plus embroidering some blocks by Gail Pan
My hair is getting thicker
So overall life is good, just that I'm a slack blogger!

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, first in, best dressed. SOLD