Sunday, 24 June 2018

Bunting nearly ready.

This week I've rummaged through my fabric stash in search of 'bunting' fabric.
Bunting fabric is not my most precious fabrics and not ones in short supply.
Bunting fabric includes - my daughters old school shirts, my sons PE shirt, my daughters zig zag skirt, some T shirts and even some cot sheets !!!!

I wanted approximately 20m of bunting but my maths skills let me down, I cut way too many triangles. So I made 29m of bunting!!!

All laid out on the kitchen floor ready for sewing.

Then just sew, sew,sew.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Finally a ta-da moment.

Back in February I started a quilt and although Half Term got in my way, I actually finished the quilt in the same month.

Quite something for me, my projects can last months and months (years really!)

The machine quilting can be difficult on my domestic machine. I always have great ideas about wavy lines or random patterns but really it straight and simple every time.

Using most of my scraps, I had enough for the binding.

So the finished quilt sat in a bag for all of April and most of May, waiting for me to take a finished photo.

It really was too sunny and the quilt looks a little washed out, but its done.
(it also got covered in green off the fence)

So onto the next project . . . . . 

Friday, 25 May 2018

No relaxing in April

All that walking in March was exhausting and I looked forward to a rest in April.

Then I managed to get a second part time job!

After the first morning in the new job, I dashed home to let Penny out and grab some lunch.

The phone rang and all changed. My beautiful nieces, 7 month old twins, had been rushed to hospital by ambulance.

Little M was very poorly, she was intubated and transferred to Manchester Children's hospital.
Little L was closely monitored in our local hospital.
As the week progressed they where both diagnosed with meningitis, with twin M developing sepsis.
Her little fingers slowly changing colour as the sepsis took hold.

My niece was a happy little girl on the saturday, a bit grizzly on sunday, a bit of a temperature on the monday and very, very ill on tuesday.

One of the sympton that sticks in my mind was her temperature on tuesday morning, her body was burning up but her arms and legs where cool.
She had a 'rash', but it disappeared when doing the glass test.

Thankfully both my nieces where very lucky. Twin L came home later the same week.
Twin M, the little fighter, came back to our local hospital after a week, then back home a few days later.

Our family have been very lucky. All parts of the NHS where brilliant, both girls received excellent care.

Please read about sepsis

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 29 - 31)

 Well it done, over 10,000 steps everyday in March.
Come hail, sleet, snow, rain, wind and even sunshine.

All donations are really appreciated, the sooner the better as the donation page only stays open for a short time!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (day 25 - 28)

I can now see the end in sight, not long to go!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 21 - 24)

All the days start to look the same . . . . 
Day 23,  I managed to do all 10,000 steps before 10 o'clock in the morning!!
Day 24, We headed for Blackpool Prom and had a lovely walk to the tower.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Walk all over cancer (days 17 - 20)

Day 17. We spent the day in Chester, it was great to walk new ground!
Day 18 - 20. Just keep walking . . . . .