Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Birthday's & Life

Today is my birthday. When I was a child I couldn't wait for my birthday and it took forever for it to come around.
It's a bit of a different story now as they come around much more quickly in fact I am sure I had one last month.
My dear husband actually remembered this year and even made sure by buying me flowers the day before.
And No I am not 60 Mum. (she said "you're turning sixty this birthday aren't you" on the phone the other day)
I am turning 54 which I thought was so old, when I was 19 and Geofff's dear mother Erica was fighting a loosing battle with breast cancer. She was 53 and died seven days before her 54th birthday. Narelle Erica was born on her birthday that year sadly she never saw her, even though she tried so hard to make it, Narelle was 10 days late.
Thankfully we have advanced with screening, education and treatment since then.
She had found a lump and ignored it worrying about it herself but not wanting to worry the family. By the time she did go to the doctor it had got larger and spread through her body, I now think how brave she was, never ever complaining even through all the treatment she endured.
So I think it a joy to get to any birthday and I for one will never complain about getting older, life is a gift even in good and bad times.
So stay vigilant even if you think you are too young to get cancer always get any lump checked thoroughly insist on an ultrasound, I have a friend who is well today because she insisted 20 years ago, even though she was told not to worry she was too young to have Breast Cancer.

This will be my last post for three weeks. I am so excited, I am off to NYC first and then to the Quilt Show in Housten tomorrow.
I will take lots of pictures of the wonderful quilts at the show and share when I get back.
Bye for now, enjoy life.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Yuwa Fabrics

Just got a new shipment of absolutely gorgeous Yuwa fabrics from Japan, particularly loved the Paris one, as well as these sweet little paper dolls and family tree fabrics.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Once again I know I should keep better track but good intentions go out of the window when gathering random pictures that inspire, so apologies to the origins of these lovely images. I will try to keep better track next time.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I am finally feeling a bit better after being sick last week, so much for me always saying I never get sick. Anyway I had a bit of a sniffly day out on one of Melbourne's worst days (weather wise) and had lunch at the amazing St Ali's.
It was recommended by Emma and I was a bit worried it would be full of Hipsters giving us the look "you know, the what are you doing in here look"
but was pleasantly surprised by lovely service, food and an eclectic bunch of diners. Certainly worth a visit.
Meanwhile a bunch of gorgeous sarongs have arrived at Scarlet and would be great used as fabric for that feature fabric or just Sarong's.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Beautiful Spring

I always say I love Autumn in Melbourne the best but we have been having such lovely days here after our big storm I am reconsidering.
Meanwhile we are getting in new fabrics on a daily basis so this is inspiring me to get out my sewing machine now the painters have finished. Images from Pinterest of course
Have a good week.