Monday, August 6, 2012

Not a lot happening on my Janome.

Hello Everyone,
 It is nice to connect with my Blogger friends. Hope this post finds you all well.
Not much sewing happening here but I did make a Cancer Awareness Ribbon block for the wall in my sewing room.
 3 1/2 yrs ago I had the bad news of early breast cancer, invasive ductul carcinoma in situ (DCIS).  There is no one way to approach a diagnosis of early breast cancer. You have to acknowledge what is happening, deal with the treatment and other aspects of your life.  3/12 years on I am cancer free. I guess the person we are today is the sum of our life experiences. A serious life event challenges us to dig deep and think what is more meaningful and important in life and relationships.

I received a parcel in the mail from my friend Eva who I met through blogging. Eva is from the Czech Republic and has sent me some beautiful handwork and information about  her hobbies and where she lives in in the Czech Republic. In a beautiful city named Chodov. Thank you Eva.

The small Wattle trees across from my front door in the bush are in bloom .They are so bright and yellow I couldn't resist to pick a 'little' bit . Wattle is protected as it is the floral emblem for Australia so I shouldn't really pick it!!.
It is also used for Bush Tucker.  Useing the Wattle Seed has been the mainstay in the diet  of Indigenous Australians for thousands of years and has now a diverse number of uses in the kitchen.
Some RECIPES are: 
Wattle Seed Crocodile with Wild Fruit,  Wattle Seed Tiramisu,  Wattle Seed Macadamia Nut Anzac Biscuits.
 Wattle Seed is available in the Bush Food shops.

See it is only a 'little bit', saying that makes me feel better for takeing some.

We have had Milo our Cockateil with us for 5 weeks now and he is getting very cheeky.

He is so funny and naughty at times for a bird and has started saying some words. The words  he clearly says is  What are you doing !! and other words we can't make out at the moment as he is running them in together. He loves getting his head scratched and comes over to get it done when you tell him.
 I am planning to get heaps of sewing in this week as I have a few projects nearly finished.
Have a happy sewing week.
Jen x


Frances Leate said...

Great to see your cancer awareness ribbon - I too have had a run in with breast cancer and understand the importance of it all. Absolutely love your cockateil and I am sure it will be develop quite a character. Take care.

laurajane said...

The ribbon block is lovely.Its wonderful that you came out the other side well and positive .
Your cockatiel is cute,he does look cheeky biting your ear.
Laura x

Lurline said...

Life has been a bitch to you, so it is nice to see the courage you are displaying. I must log on as a Follower and bring a little sunshine to you life. I too am a cancer survivor, back in 1998 they thought I had terminal lung cancer. With surgery, chemo and radiotherapy I survived,so how lucky am I! Let's keep on quilting and enjoying life.
Hugs - Lurline.

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Marlynne said...

Hi: Thanks for visiting my blog on the Gypsy House. I copied your quote on "the person we are today" Have heard that & so true. Sorry for your families loss. Nice Cancer Ribbon Block.

Karen said...

I hope you get heaps of sewing done this week, it is always nice to see a few finishes. Milo is a very cheeky bird! Beautiful Wattle tree bloom and gifts from Eva. The best gift is 3.5 years cancer free!

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