Thursday, May 31, 2007

My 2 recent finishes

Well I finally finished the stumpwork picture the other day...just had to sew it up, when I realised that as well as that birthday, I had another friend with a birthday on the same day....this is 2 days before. The brain went into overdrive, and I managed to stitch another little gift. So here they are....

The fabric colour of the stumpwork is gold, but it looks faded out in the photo. (If you scroll down my blog, you will see the "in progress photo shows the actual colour of the fabric) And the butterfly is more a purple, than blue.

I had fun doing the ruched ribbon on the Lizzie kate freebie, but I am happy with the result.

Both my friends love their gifts so alls well :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Its all over

Im more treatment....yippee!!!!!

The month away in Christchurch having radiation went quite fast. I had a 'zap' every day - the whole appointment time would take 10 minutes then I had the rest of the day to myself. I did lots of shopping...a bit of stash and some clothes. Oh and wool to do some more knitting. I finished the stumpwork picture I was working on, so just have to make that up into a little cushion. And I knitted a beanie for my daughter. The rest of the time I spent walking and biking round.

One day I biked out to the zoo - Orana Park (16ks one way) - and I got a few cute pics of animals on my phone....forgot the camera. Heres a couple of pictures.....

Baby giraffe up close

NZ's very own dinosaur - the tuatara.

And the day before I came home from Christchurch, I had a mammogram and got a clean bill of health. So now I take a drug Tamoxifen for an unspecified amount of time - maybe 5 years - and that stops breast cancer recurring in the same breast or starting up in the other one.

Now for something different!

Ok now I've been tagged by Rowyn. I have to tell you eight things about myself that you might not already know.

Here’s how to play:

1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves

2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules

3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names

4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.


1. My family came from Ireland.

2. I can spend hours watching insects...Im fascinated by them. Same goes for birds.

3. I had my motorbike licence before I got my car licence.

4. I am deeply concerned about conservation - and working with one of NZs rarest birds was such a blessing.

5. As well as collecting stitching stash, I seem to collect books that I never read.

6. I have kept a diary/journal since I was 12.

7. I lived with my parents till I was 24 - cheap board!

8. The number plate on my car is XSTCHA.


Well there you go...I am supposed to tag 8 people, but I see that this one is doing the rounds quite extensively, so if anyone wants to consider themselves tagged...feel free :)