Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Catching up Again !

My posting has been very patchy of late and so I have lots of catching up to do. I had a bit of a cancer scare in April and my new motto became " when life throws you curve balls ...... Stitch. "
All is well now, but whist waiting for medical appointments I kept myself busy stitching to keep my mind off things. That's the trouble with being a Registered Nurse, a bit of knowledge is dangerous.
We worry about things others don't even know about. Now I didn't get quite as far as planning the songs for my funeral .... but you get the picture.
Above is a freebie from Plum Street samplers for St. Patrick's Day. I love the hare family and this is the second one in the series I have done.

Next to show off with is my pin up board using hexagons from a Black Bird Designs Book .  I thought I had done enough hexies but I was not able to get the recommended size frame here in South Australia so I have had to add another 3 rows to it.  Oh well, nearly done.

Lizzie Kate's Green Flip It Series is fun to do. I really love the fun and whimsical designs that Lizzie Kate does. Plus they are quick to stitch up.


 This quilt is one have have just finished for my new nephew Blake.
The design is called Birdie Birdie by Ellen MacGregor here in South Australia. I purchased it as a kit so I have no idea what the fabric is. I backed it with very pale blue Minkie which I absolutely adore. 
It's so soft and gentle for a baby although I should say the baby's Dad said he wouldn't mind a snuggly in it himself.

For those of you who follow my blog for my running exploits, yes I have continued running over the last few weeks. I will post tomorrow on my latest runs.

Happy stitching
Cheers Karen.


  1. For someone lacking mojo you sure have done lots. Love the Hexies

  2. Hey
    glad to hear you're ok.............was starting to wonder if this blog did any sewing.....beautiful........too worn out from all that jogging..........although those stories are always a LOL...........
    take care.....

  3. Lol! I love to read the sewing and the running exploits! Glad you are ok. I love everything you have posted today. It is all gorgeous. The hexies are my favourite I think. They are just so beautiful! As for stitching to take your mind off your worries, it works for me!!!

  4. Hey my friend remember we are all here for support it you need it just yell.

  5. Glad to hear you are ok! Love reading about your running exploits! ...and seeing your stitching efforts. I think nurses make dreadful patients - you/they know way too much....I am pleased I don't have that knowledge I would have worried myself into an early grave by now! Ignorance is (sometimes) bliss!