22 June, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In

 I've finished all the applique on my "Happy Stitcher" hanging. 
Last night I started the embroidery part. I have come to the conclusion 
that I'm really not a needle turn appliquer (not sure how to spell that). 
The fiddly little pieces nearly drove me mad! LOL! But I'm glad I persevered.
Thanks to Wendy for hosting us last night.
You can see what the others got up to here.

08 June, 2019

Friday Night With Friends And A Netball Injury!

 I started putting the rows together of a new baby quilt. 
I used a charm pack of Bonnie and Camille's "Scrumptious" 
and other B&C fabrics. I had just enough different ones that I did 
not have to double up on any of them.
 When I laid the rows out to take a photo, I saw my mistake. 
I forgot to turn the triangles around. Lucky I only did two rows 
like this so not much unpicking to be done.
 Then I worked on the applique of the third block 
of my "Happy Stitcher" hanging.
Making progress. 
I'm doing all the applique first and then I'll do the stitching part.
 Thank you to Chez for hosting us last night. 
You can see what others got up to here.
Wednesday night I got a phone call from Austin. "Nelson's broken his nose"! 
Then the photo came. Mitchell, Austin, Nelson, Paris and Steph have been 
playing netball this year. Austin finished a few weeks ago 
when he popped his good shoulder. Now Nelson!
 So off to the Austin Hospital.
 I met them at the hospital. For the first time ever, 
we walked into an empty waiting room in emergency. 
Mitchell, Steph and Laura stayed in the waiting room. Poor Laura. 
It was her elbow that got Nelson. She was so upset.
The doctors were more worried about blood clots but all was good. 
They don't think it's broken although there may be a slight fracture 
which will heal itself. His nose looks quite crooked but it appears to 
be the swelling on the side he took the main hit. 
As the swelling is going down, it doesn't look as crooked.
Today the bruising is starting to come out. 

And I thought netball was a non-contact sport! 
Think they should just stick to football!
Never a dull moment at MacDonald's Patch!

01 June, 2019

OPAM for May

 One finish for May. My "House Rules" stitchery by Leanne Knell.
Thanks to Kris for keeping us inspired.
Noel and Nelson arrived home from Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. 
They had the most amazing time. Once we get the photos sorted, I'll do a post 
about their adventure. Here they are at the end of the Kokoda Trail having 
arrived in the Kokoda Village after eight days of trekking.