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.

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!