Jenny of Elefantz has been busy designing a Christmas 9 pattern pack of stitcheries, which you can see here. To celebrate she announced a giveaway. You can win a vintage tin, georgeous xmas fat quarter and buttons. All this whilst moving across country (and Australia is big) and settling in to a new location. Anyone who has been to her blog would have seen the lovely Shabby Roses free BOM she has been doing.
Other Musings On the Liam and me front. Well I spoke too soon. On the 27th we went swimming, had lunch out and wondered around the shops....then fell in a heap over the next 2 days. Liam is fully fit now, which is great. I'm still not, my asthma is causing major problems. Kris has been terrific though (OK we lived on take-away for a week but...LOL) . He has been taking Liam to Mt.Evelyn, Irabina, swimming and kinder as I am unable to drive. Even feiling out assesssments or dropping them off to the relevant people. He even took me grocery shopping (a pet hate) and then going on to work.
You know when my last child went to school all I had to do was turn up and enrol him with a vaccination certifiacte. With Liam there are reports from Speech pathologists, paediatricians, pyschologists, kinder teachers, hearing assessments (imagine the poor child who hqas autism and is deaf as well...when would that child get help, afterall they are not mutually exclusive conditions. So as you can imagine getting these 8? or so assessments done and getting really ill at the same time is the a particularly good idea. Still the end is in site. Oh and I still need the immunisation certificate....course Liam hasn't been well enough for his 4 yo shot yet. He was ill last year and I wanted him to settle into his new routine firsr, then I forgot... Oh well!
BTW, I have finally started sewing again. Yippeee....sanity should return soon LOL Though Deb's books have kept me going. Not to mention the blog hopping. I have found some lovely new sites. Had a lovely message from Karen in the UK...how funny that I should have been where she lives just 6 years ago. We were visiting Vikki & Scott just before they emigrated to Oz. Must have made Vikki at Sew Useful Designs a wee bit nostalgic too. Vikki & Me in Milton Keynes...My hair was longer and I was thinner (big smiles)
Aaahh I'm getting nostalgic too...we had a lovely week at their place, I had bought Vikki some Oz mags and an angel I had painted and stitched for her....and I got to see the lovely softies she was making. She is very good. The angel I painted for Vikki was designed by Viki Sherman in her book "Kindred Hearts". The idea and design of the embroidery and the butterfly was from a lady in my class aat the time called Judy. A lovely lady , who's surname escapes me. I painted a few different versions of this at the time for other people we were staying with, myself and Kris's aunt.
We had never met before either so it was great it worked out so welll and she was happy to have relative strangers in her home. We also got a tad drunk (very unlike me...Ok I'm usually gone after a glass, even my nieces and sons rag me about it) , had a BBQ, went to Portsmouth (where Scott lost the car keys) checked out Hanslope (where they were living...lovely country village), craft shops and Milton Keynes. It was over way too quick. Vikki & Scott, Portsmouth It was lovely being in England again and it will always hold a special place in my heart. It was funny travelling from the far side of the world to feel as if I was still home, even after all these years. I guess I'm lucky to have 2 such wonderful "homes".
I live in the foothills of the Dandenongs with my husband and our little treasure, Liam (who has autism). His older brothers have both left home and are either married or will be by the end of next year. My sister started me up on this blog (DH thought this was an excellent idea as I have been avidly reading blogs for a while). Craft and the friends I have made have enriched my life.