i realised that winter has officially started at the beginning of june and here we are almost half way through the month and i have not done a post to change the calendar over !
lots has been going on, my stitching friends have been busy too, lots of finishes and plans for new projects, so winter will be busy.
first of all a finish to a long term project for me
this is my old and dear friend thelma, i mean old in the sense that i have known thelma and jeff for many years and they have always been part of my 'sewing life'. thelma used to stitch many of the samples that i used when i was in the shops, a wonderful stitcher. thelma cross stitched this alphabet for me just before i closed 'broderie' and at the time i was always going to make it into a quilt to show that the two mediums worked well together. time has moved on, thelma has been diagnosed with parkinson's disease, has turned 80 recently and is also a grandmother for the first time to lola. so this is lola's quilt, to be given to her on her 2nd birthday coming soon by thelma and jeff.
other stitching has been happening on this project of mine
they are not all stitched together yet, just sitting in place waiting for the next 'round' ! i know that i am teasing some of you, but it is a bit of fun !
and this year i did not actually have a morning tea, but i had a basket of goodies for sale and from donations from sewing friends during the month of may, $300.00 was sent to the cancer council, so thankyou so much everyone.
footnote : !!!
a few posts ago i told you of my ever increasing problems with my legs and feet and all the surgical offerings as a means to make me better !!! well in my usual conservative way, i have thought and thought and pondered and have now had some new orthotics for two weeks (number five version in the scheme of orthotics) and i am happy to report that already they have made a great difference to my balance and stability, the thought of two foot reconstructions and the process to get back on my feet, was just too hard for me to get my head around !
so till next time ................................. i have some new, very glamourous shoes, but i am able to walk better, so i am happy !!!