Tuesday 25 September 2018

TWO winners for FNSI

Thanks to all who offered their condolences, sympathies, love and hugs on the passing of my father (in-law).  I truly feel blessed to have a virtual family I can turn to when times get tough and I always know you'll all be there for me......the quilting family really is a unique one, don't you agree?  Love and hugs to you all.....only wish I could reach through the screen and give you big sugary hugs for real.  It really has meant the world to me.
Now, I was planning to post what I did on my FNSI,  BUT.....just my luck, I came down with a head cold - again!  The last time, not so long ago, it was one of the Influenza strains and it hit pretty hard....but this time, it was just a stubborn head cold.

Nothing pleasant about it though, blocked sinuses, ear canals and drippy, sneezy nasal passages don't make it any easier.  So I've mostly stayed home and slept and drank plenty of fluids, trying really hard not to rub my nose red raw (but we all know that doesn't work when you've got a cold!) and spread the lurgy.  So both Saturday afternoon, Sunday and yesterday, when I was going to post, I sat down at the computer and my head said ,"Nope!  Sleep!" so I went and rested a bit.  I'm feeling a fair bit better today, still congested but not as sleepy so I'd say I'm over the uphill battle and on the downhill stretch.
I did manage to get some stitching done on Friday night though.....
A bit more of this UFO  was stitched down.  Now just the windows and doors and stitching the details.....oooh, and the flower bouquet along the bottom to go.
….and then there was a bit more stitching on THIS project.....
Block 6 is nearly complete and only 3 left till I can put this baby together.  With Christmas only 3 months away (today!) *eek*, I'd better get a wriggle on.
I hope you had time to pop over to my last post and visit all my Friday Night stitching friends via their links?  If not, head back and have a look.....some beautiful eye candy there.

Time for a winner to be drawn...in fact, TWO winners.  One from last month and one from this month. Each will receive one of these beauties.....
…..a pack containing 8 gorgeous colours of Cosmo stranded cottons and a piece of beautiful white linen onto which you can stitch whatever your heart desires.  I've stitched on it, it stitches like a knife through butter...the needle just glides through.  I'm sure our winners will love these!

Here goes.....
Our August winner was

and our September winner is
\o/ \o/ Congratulations to both of you!! \o/ \o/

I'll get those prizes off into the mail so you can start your stitchy projects for next month.

Speaking of which - FNSI for October will be on the 19th.  Pop that date in your diaries so you don't miss out.  It will be upcoming Halloween for our Northern friends.  I'm sure there'll be some spooky stitching happening next month - can't wait to see!
Until then, happy stitching and big sugary hugs  :o) 

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Sad Goodbyes and FNSI

I'm sorry this post is late.....I have good reason.   We buried my father in law last Tuesday and my mind just hasn't been with it.  He deteriorated quite quickly and (let's just say) was forced to move into the Aged Care Home which he didn't handle very well.
He moved on the Thursday 30th August, went into a coma on the Monday lunchtime, was transferred to the hospital Monday night and never recovered.  He passed away with family surrounding him on Wednesday 5th September at 5.15pm.  He was 45kg when he died....a mere shadow of the man we knew and loved.  Dementia is seriously the new 'cancer'....it eats away at a person until they are no longer there.  So much research needs to be done to understand this horrible disease that takes our loved ones, young and old.

I pray that he knows how much he was adored by his family.  When I married my husband, they 'adopted' me as their own, and the running joke was that he was the son-in-law and I was the daughter...…..I miss him terribly!
So this Friday night Sew In is in memory of Dad and all those who have suffered/are suffering from Alzheimers/Dementia, or any of the other forms of Dementia.  I feel for every single one of you dealing with it.   Just remember, the person is still there and still needs you, don't leave them alone.

Join with me in spreading the word.....

I'm Dementia Aware, are you?
 Add the above button to your blog or social media account to let others know how you feel. Make sure you add the link too so that we may all learn just that little bit more about Dementia.
Links for this week's FNSI are now live...….just sign up below and spread the word.  I hope you can join with me on Friday night and spread the love.  

xox big sugary hugs  :o)