Saturday, 21 August 2010

Return to Blogland

 Well, yet another month has passed by in a flash - where does the time go to?  The last weeks have been filled with  all sorts of comings and goings and  lots time spent in the pool during the extremely hot weather we had at the end of July and the beginning of August.  Lots of pool time also means lots of BBQs and sitting around in the garden - but what it also means is just a little time spent sewing and none left for blogging :-)

Unfortunately, it hasn't all been good all the time as I managed to slip and twist my right knee very badly at the beginning of August and wasn't able to walk on it for over a week!  As if that wasn't bad enough, x-rays showed that my kneecap isn't where is should be, which explains the constant discomfort I've had in the knee for some time now. I have to start a round of appointments next week to see what can be done about it  and being a big coward about surgery, I am just hoping that it doesn't come to that ! Ah bliss -  the pleasures of growing old! I've decided that,  having tried this 'getting older' business , I don't like it and want to stop - anyone know how??

On the quilty side of life , I have now managed to build up a stock of 5 tops ready for quilting, but to be honest it's just been to hot to try wrestling a quilt through the Bernina, so anything  finished has been small scale.I had hoped to post a couple of photos, but the camera has gone off with DH to a steam rally, so they'll have to wait for another day.

Have you seen Christina's  new Quilt A Long with a difference?  Worth checking out if  like me  you are really fed up with stippling , and if  you really want to see some eye candy and pick up a tip or two at the same time, have a look at Wendy's  blog, she does amazing quilting  with her DSM .                         

A second newcomer in the side bar , I was thrilled  to have been featured on Karen's Selvage Blog some weeks ago, but have only recently got around  to downloading the button.

As I don't  really like blogging without any photos , here's a couple taken on our one of our recent jaunts. Interesting as they show several different headdresses from around the Province, and don't the youngsters look so cute !

Hopefully life will settle down into a more normal routine for the next couple of months, and then I can get down to some serious sewing & blogging !!


Keith Eckstein said...

Welcome back - only 6 exclamation marks?

Sorry to here about the knee - I do know a way of combating age but as it involves eating industrial amounts of Andouillettes you may want to find another one!!!!

All the best


Suzanne said...

Glad to see you still alive even with a bum knee. Take care and take time to heal!