Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Just over two weeks ago Archer came into our lives.


Awen Cadel  and Archer 

Most of theses photos were taken just as my third GC was on his way home. A Very exciting time for all our small family. All three of the cousins got together on Archers first weekend home. I had a gate pass frm rehab and Grampa and I went over for a couple hours. Nothing makes me feel warm and fuzzy like cuddles from the grandies?

My hip is healing and today I felt stronger and able to be proactive in the process. I know from previous joint replacements progress is happening.  

The star on the flip side of a hexie made me smile. Not sure how I cut the fabric but it works......so all good. The old and well traveled project has come out and l managed a flower for grandmother's garden.

Just a few stitches every so often but hexie's wern't meant to be fast. The steady repatition of stitches to a happy end is a lot like gym and hydro to get my hip working again .

Hope you all have some happiness this week.  Terry

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Busy week.

I finished the binding

on Friday. This quilt has been an on again off again project for over a decade and the emminemt arrival of our newest grandson required it's completion.


The quilt was always going to be blue so the early arrival of Archer Cannon Santos completed the story of this quilt.

My DD#2 has always liked feed sack style prints. This American Beauty block has some real feed sacks, some reproductions with the additions of the scraps of her dresses and my dresses. Archer's quilt will really be representitave of the utility quilts.

I got to see him on Sunday morning. Lots of grandmother emotions ( smiles tears ect.)

Monday at 6am I checked into the same hospital for a total left hip replacement. Monday and Tuesday are blurry. Yesterday was walking with a frame and a wheelchair ride to catch up with my daughter now that both of us are through the spinal block drowsiness.  Oh and I did just happen to see Archer. 

Lovely Mother's Day flowers from Awen and Cadel while they came to meet thier new cousin.  They approved having more family.  

I graduated to crutches this morning. A good sign.

The next few weeks are about getting stronger and healing. I pulled out an old hexie project to work on.

Find something to smile about today.      


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

unplanned adventure

Views fron the plane window over the Sierra Nevada Mts as I fly from Los Angeles  to Reno.  I made a quick decision to visit My youngest brother and with the help of a great travel agent was on my way.

The flight from Sydney to Los Angeles is 14hrs and 30 min. traveling 120 km. the section with the snow capped mts is 1.5 hrs. 

More mountain views this one from my bedroom window. My niece and nephew were wonderful hosts. 

Another view of the same mountain but from my brother's drive way.  The visit was predominately family catching up.  As the eldest I had my brain picked for stories, memories and family details. Seems I am now the keeper of the knowledge. 

Yes there was fabric. My niece Larissa is also a quilter . Her preference for batik saw us sharing some yardage. 

The Easter Bunny brought more batik and a co-ordinated bundle of aqua through greys.

Small cuts of novelty neutrals and brights were purchased to add to the scrappy stash. They were all 10cm cuts. Very generous cutting everywhere we shopped.

I am home and working on suprise stitching for soon to arrive Grandchild. Today is set aside for sewing in threads. I finished the ditching last night . YAHOO!!!!!!!

 Hope everyone gets through the day with something to smile about. very wet and rainy here so a good time to stitch.