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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Damp cold Sunday

It's been a damp cold Sunday and all the family have been home which is always good. I have spent the day just playing after my walk.
This is what I have been playing at........ some raw edge appliqué. It will be a panel in a bag.


panel for a bag

I was saddened to hear on the news that Jane Mcgrath had lost her battle with breast cancer it is a message to us all. Give your loved ones a special cuddle tonight and if you are over 50 have a mammogram and we all, no matter what age we are need to do regular breast checks.

19 comments:

Stina said...

That was really sad...even if I don´t know who she is... Mammograms are a must these days!!
Now to something more happy...your lovely happy fellow!! How did you start and stop with the machine...don´t see so many fixed seams...did you fix them by hand on the back??

crafty things said...

I agree totally with the "check your breast regularly" - if you notice anything a little different don't hesitate to get it checked out further. Don't ever think that you should leave any oddity a bit longer before you seek some help! At any age!

On to the admiration for the stitching - oh WOW!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Cancer is such a terrible and terrifying illness.

Your sewing is gorgeous - I am very tempted to try and master this style of applique as I love it!

Lucy x

Lorraine said...

Love that happy little guy! look forward to seeing the finished article....and I was so sad when I heard that Jane McGrath had passed away...she always presented in such a positive and dignified manner...so sad for her family....it is a message to cherish each minute of our lives and time spent with family and friends..Jane will be remembered for her work to ensure we were all more aware of breast cancer in particular.

Lorraine said...

Love that happy little guy! look forward to seeing the finished article....and I was so sad when I heard that Jane McGrath had passed away...she always presented in such a positive and dignified manner...so sad for her family....it is a message to cherish each minute of our lives and time spent with family and friends..Jane will be remembered for her work to ensure we were all more aware of breast cancer in particular.

Jacquie said...

What sad news. I simply love this...so joyful. I added it to my favs in flickr. I might try to shamelessly copy this...only if you don't mind, though. Great reminder for everyone too...just do it (mammogram that is!)

Pat said...

Hi Leanne, I love your happy little guy. I also would like to know how you made him look so perfect. Is it lots of practice? I tried this with a small house and I was not happy with it. Have you heard where the traveling pattern has traveled to?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your raw edge appliqué...very clever use of using a line drawing and fabric to act as "paint" to complete the picture.

julieQ said...

Love your applique, very fun and full of life. I am sorry for the person who passed away, so many have been touched by breast cancer...

Cheryl said...

So sorry about the sad news - hope someday that this disease will be a thing of the past. Your happy guy is great. Nice work.

sorrow11 said...

Hey Leanne, I left you an award over at my journal blog. One of the rules was that i was suppose to come and tell you about it. ( I am such a rule bender) ~smile~

Alison Boon said...

Sage advice. Love the energy of the boy.

Annie said...

LOVE your stitching. It must be the cold damp weather, but I too am stitching this winter and loving it.

nicky said...

That is so cute! Its precious to get some "alone time" for stitching. I was sorry to hear about Jane too. It reminded me to be thankful for what i have.

Kris said...

Love your applique. So exuberant! Jane Mcgrath was such a wonderful woman. I feel for her family.

meggie said...

Those mammograms are hell, but if they save our lives... have to be worth it!
I love your fun figure!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

i saw her on denton and really admired her courage and spirit. it must be terrible for her husband and children and it must have been terrible to know what you are leaving behind.
love your jumping girl. can't wait to see the bag.
l
x

mellyandrosie said...

Hee-hee!! That is really cute!!! Love your raw edge applique design. And so sad about Jane McGrath, absolutely heart breaking!

quiltygal said...

Echo everything said here about Jane McGrath great courage just like all the other women fighting it who are not in the public eye.
but I think her lesson is not to wait till they say to have a mammogram start in your 30- 40s I know they are hard to read in the 20-30s but my mammogram person said after what she has seen she will be having hers done in her 30s

so Leanne I will maybe take up knitting for pygmies??
Claire