since being home from my interstate visit there has been quite a bit to catch up with and some enforced rest and repair, some medical tests and reports. 'i am ok', my favourite response to the question 'how are you' and yes i am ok, need two new knees, but i have a 'good heart' and paper to prove it, so that is good news!
the last week of october brought about gatherings at home of sewing groups and friends and being spoilt by everyone, i was ok, but spoilt ! thankyou to all of you. no dramas now! this post is a bit about everything of how time is spent.
i have also been knitting, this little jacket for a new baby nearly finished
and jean over at linen and raspberry has got some of her beautiful samplers that she has worked in cross stitch on her latest post and it made me think of all the time spent in stitching over the years, happy times, pleasant times, comforting times, sad times, etc., so here are some of the hours spent i am talking about
this is a sampler by 'long dog' stitched by a friend, thelma, who now has parkinsons disease and finds stitching all too difficult to do now. thelma stitched many samples for me when i had my shop, a friend made through stitching!
and this one 'rose for grandma' stitched by sharon, my cousin who left us all too soon a few years ago. sharon spent many hours of her short life stitching, hours that brought her great joy and comfort.
and this was an old 'semco' kit, stitched by my mother in 1985 while i was overseas, i know it brought her much joy and comfort, she died in 1986. so keep stitching i say and don't forget the cross stitch, you are never lonely with a bit of cross stitch or any stitching.
outside in the garden, melbourne has been refreshed by the recent rain, fortunately no flooding for me, just a good watering from the skies above and it makes so much difference
the bird bath filled from water falling out of the sky, happy times, has not happened in this city for along time and in the yarra valley where it was devastated by fire earlier, the race meeting at yarra glen has been cancelled due to flooding over the weekend.
i always look forward to the 1st of each month and changing the many calendars in this house, another of my quirks, love a good calendar! the first tuesday in november in melbourne, australia is a public holiday for the melbourne cup and that is tomorrow, a big day in the sporting life of this city. i used to go often, many years ago, but tomorrow i will enjoy it all on television spending the time stitching! and just to finish off this framed box of stitching necessities i have in my little front room! that is where i started this post, i spend many hours of my time in that room!