Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flowers and Shopping

These are my Wednesday flowers.

The hexagon flowers and butterfly are my creations . The beautiful roses are Mother Nature and DH's doing.

The butterfly is 2/3rd's of a fussy cut flower that looks so real I couldn't resist landing it in the roses. An unexpected vacancy at quilt camp provided 3 peaceful days on the Hawksbury River.

A few 4" nine patch blocks made from the remains of a charm pack.

I'm not sure what I will do with them but something usually comes along.

Speaking of things coming along a visiting shop had a port (school bag) full of fat 8ths. I couldn't resist for some more flowers.

More shopping. OP Shop visits came up with a linen shirt to remake, a hand embroidered dollie to repurpoes and a roll of 2" cotton tape with the 1/4" already pressed.

All these treasures for only $6.

Dear Friends I must tell you all that we are very fortunate to have our craft. The past few weeks have been difficult health wise for me. Lots of sitting in doctors offices at least I can cover hexies even when concerned. At night I've come to visit all of you in blogland. Quilt Camp turned up. to distract me while waiting for test results. And of course you were all out there doing stuff and providing me with something nice to see and talk about. I thank you all.
Even though I feel a bit like The Patchwork Girl of OZ the results are good. I pick up my hearing aides next Monday with the promise that over time I will have more energy. A tripling of thyroid meds and therapeutic use of panadol have already increased my energy and decreased my joint and back pains. They tell me it will take 6 weeks to reach maximum CAN'T WAIT. Best of all the heart doctor says not palpitation just extra beats which are normal well for me anyway.
Take lots of fish oil and try gluten free diet. I am and it seems I'm sleeping better ect.
SO bring on Christmas I'm actually beginning to think about what I might make for friends and with the promise of all this new energy I just might get some things made.
Once again thanks for being out there.
Huggs Terry


kaite said...

i've got tears in my eyes Ter and sending you a big bloggy hug. Glad you're feeling better.
Your butterfly is amazing, i don't know how you did it and don't need to know, it's just so real.
I've updated just now too and mentioned you without realising you had pipped me to the post, so to speak! love, kaite

Miss 376 said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend. Every time I see your flowers, I keep thinking I must do some hexagons. Hope you have a good week

Narelle said...

Lovely flowers and your butterfly is sooooo clever!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

So good to hear it will all get better for you...hope the diet keeps on working for you...Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

Glad you are back. Will give you lot of big hugs when we meet. All positive news. Keep stitching and best of luck with med - Love Nat

Barbara said...

I have just come across your blog ... I have enjoyed reading it very much. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better ... I know the feeling of too many tests and days in the waiting room. Thank goodness for knitting.
I love the nine patch !!!
Very best wishes,
Barbara - from Canada

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about your health problems Terry and wish you well. Beautiful butterfly and flowers and I am sure you will come up with something for your nine patch blocks. They are one of my favourite blocks. Pretty fabric!