Sunday, 14 April 2013

Good Ol' Nan.......86 years old

Yep, that's what my girl always say when Nan gets herself into a predicament. Good Ol' Nan. School holidays very rarely go by without Nan doing something interesting and just when we thought not this time, well lets just say nan did not let us down. We were all at Highpoint shopping centre, at least 35 minutes from home, when I missed a call from Nan, we tried to call her back several times but got the engaged signal. Nan has not hung the phone up properly again, so we keep trying over the next half an hour, eventually Nan calls back.  I' ve had a bit of an accident in the garden, " I've stuffed my hand I think". Okay I am on my way but I will be about 35 minutes is that ok, yep was the answer. Now DD14 was in movies at a birthday party and luckily DD22 and I had just had lunch with her girlfriend who then drove me home so that DD22 could wait for her sister. I arrive at my mother's and followed the trail of blood, only to find her sitting at the table with a blood soaked towel around her foot. When I said " I thought you hurt your hand" Nan replied " well first I put the garden fork through my foot then I fell over getting out of the garden bed, bugger it". All I could do was laugh, as I checked to make sure the bleeding had stopped and looked at her wrist, it was fractured. She said " what now" well we are off to hospital because your wrist is fractured, "are you sure". I think after 30 years nursing I know what a fractured wrist looks like. Her hand was at a very strange angle and swelling before my eyes and as she was complaining that she could not hold her pen to do a puzzle while waiting for me, it's a bit sore. So I go round up all the things I need to take with her , but then she is gone, as I look around I see her through the window standing at the car door. She even had put her shoe back on. I just shook my head and laughed, tough old buzzard this one. Anyway got to the hospital walked in on the foot she had stabbed, still waving her hand around as she answered questions, the nurses and Doctors were just shaking their heads saying this generation is tough. Eventually we convinced her that she needed some pain relief before X-rays and plastering along with Tetanus shot and wound cleaning. But then came the best part we went to the plaster room and I said to the Doctor can I just see if my DD22 has arrived as she is a student nurse and would like to see the plastering. Dr said " sure if she likes she can do it I'll teach her". Thankfully DD's had arrived and there was a great squeal of delight about palstering her Nan's wrist. So the lesson began, alignment of wrist acheived then plaster applied and plaster observations explained. Result very happy Grand mother and Grand daughter. Who knew that Nan's unlucky break would result in a lucky break for DD22.

Isn't it great when you find nurses and doctors willing to share their knowledge and encourage the next generation of health professionals

It will take Nan a while to live this one down.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Friday Night with Friends

Well here I am at last, have been a bit busy running around with DD14.
What did I get up to?....... Well last month DD22 was admiring a double hour glass 12 " block I was making for my swap buddy ( except she calls it a cotton reel) when she asked " can I have a quilt made with those". DD22 does not have many quilts because nothing seems to be modern enough for her. So I pounced on this and said well there is a jelly roll that has been begging to be made, have a look see if it is suitable. Surprise, surprise yep that's good. So before she changes her mind last night I stitched strips together and even got some of the blocks done. Today DD22 is wanting to know if her quilt is finished yet, no pressure, think I'll take my time make her keener.

Thanks to Cheryll for hosting and Thanks to you for stopping by :)

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter

Well I have had a strange March, not really achieving much but here are my finishes.

A friend of mine who had been admiring my mug handbag asked if I could make her one, so here it is.

Finally finshed this Christmas runner.

DD22 BF is still a big kid, he was so sad he could not have the last quilt so I made him a pillowcase. He loves the Cars movies this should stop him stealing DD22's Minnie Mouse pillow.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

1st Friday Night Sew In

Morning, well it was my first Friday Night Sew In and I was so ready for this, desperately needed some soul stitching. Girls were forewarned, croissants with ham. cheese and tomato for dinner or help your yourself. Out to the craftroom I go, cranked up my new CD- Into The Bloodstream by Archie Roach, Archie is an indigenous singer songwriter and he to is one of the Stolen Generation. This new album really speaks to me, it is soothing and uplifting, or maybe that's where I am in my journey of healing. I am not a religious person but the gospel sounds are lovely.
Well what did I get up to?....
I started to piece together DD14 Grandpa's Little Treasures quilt top by Teddlywinks. 
Ta Dah....

I had one block to piece, but the peepers were weary, and both me and one of our four legged girls were covered in loving. ( my girls refer to the endless threads that drift around our house as pieces of loving ) So into bed I fell. First thing this morning out to the top I went and attached that last block, yes cheating seen it is now Saturday, but you know somewhere in the world it still is Friday.
When the top was revealed DD22 BF asked if he could have this quilt ( as he does every time one comes off the machine )  he was very quickly told " get in line buddy, the next ones mine" by DD22. His face falls, I have never know a boy so desperate for a quilt of his own.
Shhh...... just between you and me a quilt for him is now in the planning. I will have to design it first as he is a real country boy and deserves a country boys quilt with at least his beloved ute on it.
Well off to netball now hope everyone had a great sew in.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Soooo.... over this heat, just like everyone else

Yep, the heat makes us cranky sometimes because it makes our life just a bit more challenging due to our health issues, but oh well we're happy to be here and most days can get out of bed. Well my DD22 is struggling with that, but this to will pass. Yesterday we decided that we would go to the movies in a desperate bid to keep cool, DD14 chose movie, so off we went to see Silver Linings Playbook with our free movie tickets. It was great, highly recommend it, thought provoking and laughed alot out loud as usual.

Prior to this I have been trying out some new cards, as I have been a bit slack on this for sometime. So here are a few.

I have also started work on Sylvia's wedding sampler from Elm Creek Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have all of the novels so far, love them and thought it was about time I made some of the quilts. I am making a scrappy version from my stash. I think I have made about 15 out of 140 blocks. No hurry just an in between project, here are some.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Friday night with Friends

Well it was my first Friday night with Friends and i was a bit unorganised but here we go. For starters I finished off the last of the blocks for DD14 Grandpa's Treasures quilt. So bears got some faces and the bees got done then I finished off the ivy


Then I put together my class project from the Craftsy site Hand Stitched Collage Quilts now I am ready for embellishing, YAHHHHH!!!