Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hello Everyone.

I am so happy to finally after 6 months to be back to my blog and be able to chat to my blogging friends again. My husbands coming home from hospital was short lived before he was back to hospital again in March .
In the blink of an eye everything can change. This happened to us 6 months ago!!
Seeing the courage of my dear husband Ray to not give up and leave me in the last 5 months of his fight for life in Hospital .
Seeing his courage on a daily basis gave me strength, faith, hope and love to believe in, during this time. Everyday for 5 months I watched how he tried knowing he could lose coming through rare complications of his 2 open heart surgeries in a matter of weeks. 5 months is a long time in the Intensive Care.
He has now been home for 6 weeks and is on the way to being well again and happier days ahead for us. He still needs some help with the daily routine but we are looking forward to Christmas and the summer months and travelling Australia in our caravan again.

No sewing for me in all this time and finally I went back to my weekly sewing class group  last Tuesday.  Happily seeing and hearing all the news and projects that had been happening while I was away. I certainly have some catching up on here also.

Some of the quilts the ladies have been making.

  Lovely work.

My granddaughter Shaylah  in front of the dragonfly quilt she loved.

 Thinking about Christmas.

Love the colour on this quilt ,so pretty.


We are enjoying some lovely Spring weather.

Hope you will call in again  to say hello,
Happy quilting
Jen xx

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Back again !!

Hello Everybody,
Hoping all is well with you,
I miss when I can't get to write my blog,
I miss all the friendly words I like to read,
I miss the understanding when I want and need to say something.
I miss someone to share the bad times and enjoy the good times with.
I miss where I find  inspiration and keeping up with all the latest happenings on here..
I miss my bloggie friends.

This post I have some quilts to showcase from my weekly sewing day friends . I have even missed getting to my weekly classes . I did make it one day a few weeks ago and the result is these quilts. but should be good to get back into routine next week.

 Lee has finished this pretty delightful and delicate quilt. The fabric is really pretty.
 This is also Lee's quilt which is gorgeous

Loving the applique around the border.

Val has made these wedding rings as a centre piece for her quilt and they look amazing .

 So creative .I can't wait to see the finished quilt and how impressionable it will be with these in the centre.

Sharon has her black and white flimsey nearly finished and the fabrics are lovely .Not showing up in this photo ,I will try for a close up when it is finished.
 Sharon and Val discussing the blocks.

Kay has finished This lovely bright and happy quilt named Chaos in the Courthouse.

Who wouldn't love these lovely faces on a child's quilt. Sondra has been going through her stash for these great fabrics that will brighten any child's room. Look forward to seeing these blocks put together in her quilt.

I think I may have to search my fabric and applique some of these blocks. They are fabulous.

I am happy to say my husband will be home from hospital tomorrow for the second time after a complication( some fluid on his lungs) put him back in there after his open heart surgery . He is feeling good now  and looking forward to some rehab and wellness again.

Our Autumn is nearly over and up until yesterday was still getting warm days 27C, We had a warm Autumn  but today is a different story with 17C temperatures inside the house. Some cold weather on the way, Winter arrives in June.
Happy sewing days.
Jen xx

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A shock for us.

Hello everybody,
Today was the hottest April day in 22 years 34C and we are well into our Autumn season.. Still sleeping with only the sheet on or off us.

We have had a big shock, A completely unexpected event happened all within one week!!
The week started with a checkup at the Doctors that was due for  my husband and said he may ask him about some heartburn he had .
 . Next day was sent to a  Heart Specialist for a stress test . The Specialist had him on the treadmill for 10 mins .Good result.
Next day. A cat scan might find something, Nothing clear .
Then next day sent him for a Angiogram for clearer results as may have to have a stent.
Next day no stent and being operated for Valve repair and Coronary Artery 4  Bypass surgery all within one week. !!!
We couldn't believe it. My husband was well, fit and strong .Thankfully he is recovering well and will be out of hospital in a few days.My poor Hubby.
No sewing the last 3 weeks with appointments to keep and then everyday at the hospital .I was so worried .

I did order my Blog to be printed from Blog2Print  www.blog2print.com. before the above.
No sewing photos, I will show some pages from my blog book. I am really happy with it so far.
 You can choose colours , pages and what year you want to be printed,

Here we are 56 years ago. (16 years of age)  Had to put this photo in the book as a memory on the forward page .

It will be like my diary of quilting and  some travelling trips,  adventures.
 and  Family photos.

My other forward page.

So books of  2011 and 2012 printed and in a few more months  2013 and 2014
I am happy to have my blog in print to keep forever .
No more dramas in this household please.
Happy sewing
Jen xx