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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 27 September 2009

It's cold, wet and windy in Adelaide

I never do 2 posts in 2 days but here I am again - perhaps it has something to do with the weather.
inside this 50 year old women is a child(& a skinny person) trying to get out.

This is why I love my new bag
- it just needs a button and it is complete.

"What are you doing Maisy" Bag

"What are you doing Maisy" Bag

complete with a Maisy pocket.
It is a Monica Poole pattern which I use over and over again.

"What are you doing Maisy" Bag

and because I'm bored and I had my camera in hand
surely this can not be comfortable.

not comfortable

Saturday 26 September 2009

Playing inside

because it is toooooo wet and cold to play outside.

Too wet to play out side

Too wet to play out side

Too wet to play out side

Too wet to play out side

Too wet to play out side

Too wet to play out side

Saturday 19 September 2009

It's a boy

and his name is Nick and he is going to live here with me.

Kinder dolls

unlike the twins who are going to live at a friends place.
Once again thanks Jodie for a great pattern.
I have a few more to make - 3 as shop samples for Hettie's Patch and a set for my sewing room and one for Gemma.
I was really pleased with the red wool cardigan it took me a few goes to get it right. I am thoroughly enjoying playing with dyes.

Kinder dolls

I saw this out in Blogland and now have no idea where, so if you know let me know so I can give the appropriate acknowledgment. It is a quick little project draw a circle using a hoop write what you like and stitch.
I love Winnie the Pooh.


Sunday 6 September 2009

Molly is 12 & Fathers Day

It is Molly's birthday today and she is 12 in human years so in dog years has been on the pension for quite a while.

I received this lovely email from a friend a while ago so thought I would share it.

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him.. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.


Our 2 girls in their favorite spot sleeping on their pillow in the sun.

Happy Fathers day to all those great dads out their we will be having a lovely BBQ
enjoy your day.