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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.

Monday 31 May 2010

I've been absent for a while


I have been absent for a while - lots have happened in my life since Christmas.
I have been diagniosed with a rare lung disease, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride originally being diagnosed with emphysema, to say I was angry about that was an understatement as I have never smoked and really hate it. I am known amongst Lucas and Gemma's friends for my anti smoking talks/rants and for bringing really gross photos home from work to show any of them that smoke. Then the diagnosis became cystic lung disease and finally LAM. Thankfully my disease is mild.
My life has changed never take anything for granted - I am now going to the gym trying to get fitter and to my surprise I am enjoying it.
This is the reason I haven't been around in blogland as much, the time I spent sitting in front of the computer has been swamped for gym time.
I have also started a photo shop course and have been helping my friend in her quilt shop. I have also been sewing more - I love blogland but at times it takes away from the thing I started my blog for - sewing.

Enjoy my snaps of Moonta it is where I grew up.
It is about a 2 hour drive from Adelaide and was once a copper mining town.

Moonta Bay Jetty

Moonta Bay jetty

Hughes mine at Moonta Mines

Methodist church at Moonta Mines

I love this snap - notice the fly that ended up in front of the lens.

Moonta Mines

This fellow was on the road.

Brown snake

Sunday 9 May 2010

Slippers and Bianca

It is mothers day here today so hope all you mums have a great day.
I made these slippers from the recent Homespun Magazine and as I am a slippers fan I love them. They are quite easy to make and are very comfortable.

Homespun slippers

Homespun slippers

On Tuesdays I go to a sit and stitch group there is lots of talking and a bit of sewing.
The majority of us are my age(that's very young LOL).
One week Bianca turned up having seen a quilt in a book and wanting to make it.
She is young with a small child.
She is thin and trendy and I think she is very brave to endure us each week.
We have helped her along the way but to her credit as a novice quilter this is what she made.

Bianca's quilt

Bianca's quilt

Saturday 1 May 2010

Meet Anzac

Anzac the Hobby Horse

This is Anzac so named because she was made last weekend.

Anzac the Hobby Horse

She is going to live at Hettie's Patch.

Anzac the Hobby Horse

It is a Melly & Me Pattern.