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Member since 17 Mar 2009
Member from Gore
Hi Threadz. I had a thought you may have a query . Both powders are super foods, and antioxidants. We have a tspful of each in smoothies every morning for breakfast. If you google, you will read about them.We have some coming from Oz any day, but there are companies in NZ that sell it,but nobody down this way, but you are probably close to an outlet. Our daughter introduced us to the products about a year ago. I pop them into baking from time to time. Not a necessary ingredient, but very good for you.
Member since 06 Apr 2008
Member from Waiuku
Happy Mother's Day to us all......
For those who have been enquiring about Kevin - he is travelling down to Palmerston North today ready to start treatment tomorrow. HIs wife and kids are going with him for this first week - think it will help them all if they can see what will be happening with him re radiation/chemotherapy etc and to see where he will be staying for the next 6 weeks.
He will be flown home at weekends during this time - much better for him than having to travel by car which I imagine would be pretty arduous.
Hope you all enjoy Mother's Day - I have decided I am having the day off!
Yes, hope all mothers are having a relaxing day. I have had some time in my garden. Its been a beautiful day here in the south.I prepared a salmon quiche yesterday, so only needed combining today, so thats our tea.Also did little sewing this morning. All our family are overseas, so we have skyped and caught up today.Threadz, so pleased Kevin is finally starting his treatment. Will be a tiring day for them today. My positive thoughts are with you, and your family.
Member since 30 Jul 2006
Member from Bishopdale
Putting a 6" border around Master very nearly two's quilt. Do I still join the material on the diagonal. OK, I know I should have cut it long wise from the 2m piece but other way was easier.
Went to Lincraft and bought a slightly heavier fabric and I see it has faded slightly on the line when I washed it. Feels almost like a very lightweight garberdine. The very helpful young shop assistant went back and got it for me as she didn't think what I had matched quite right. I was quite happy with the heavier choice thinking it would wear a bit better.
Centre of the quilt has a construction panel with an emergency panel at the top like a 't'. Quite pleased with my afternoon's work. Had bought a length of polar fleece with emergency vehicles on for the backing but it is almost 'spit through' so will get a heavier one tomorrow.
How is Kevin doing Threadz.
Good to see someone is busy. Aggie, Ive used flannelette sheets for childrens quilts . There are some lovely patterns, and no joining seams. I have seen them at The Warehouse in the past. Does anyone know of a shop that has cows on green grass in patchwork cotton. There is one showing on a couple of sites, but they look like they are marooned in a flood, as there seems to be water all around. Cant find one I have had in the past . Must be a finished line.Have an order for some placemats, and thats the requirements.Great weather for indoors ,and creating . Yes, I hope Kevin is adjusting to his treatment ,and finding the days not too long.
Aggie - joining seams diagonally is better in that it doesnt show up as much but if you are running short of fabric (as often happens) just a straight short seam will suffice.
As for Kevin - he has been doing pretty well by the sound of messages I get via texting. Wednesday the radiation machine broke down so there was a 1 1/2 hour wait but with all those waiting being cancer patients, he said everyone was in good humour. I think you learn tolerance and humility in a case like this - sort of a camaraderie. He has had a couple of bad nights - he didn't elaborate so not sure if that was due to treatment or the pain he often has when lying down. Fortunately the chemo is taken in tablet form now - morning and night, much easier and less stressful with no need for needles. The family have been able to get out and about visiting various places including of course the shopping mall which the kids enjoyed. Of course!!
After today's radiation the family head home to Gisborne then Monday Kevin will fly back to Palmerston North via Auckland. Seems there are no direct flights and travel both ways is via either Auckland or Wellington.
Today will be spent getting ready for the younger of my 3 brothers surprise birthday celebration tomorrow. Pot luck lunch means I wont have to do too much in the way of food preparation but will make his b'day today before he arrives (in time for lunch) so it can be hidden. All 3 of my brothers are going to be here, 2 of them from Australia and this will be the first time we have all been together in about 4-5 years.
Must away, enjoy your weekend ladies
oops - last paragraph was meant to be that I was making his b'day cake
Have a lovely day with your brothers Threadz. Like sons there is a great comfort in having a pile of brothers around you. Do I take it that you don't have sisters either 'Tis good to have a couple of daughters thrown in the mix too
Thanks for the advice, the border is 6" wide, do have enough material to do it on the horizontal.
I remember sitting with Jo for one session while she was having chemo and yes there was camaraderie. Food bar, tea, coffee etc for the companions too. I so hated seeing that stuff going into her tho' as I knew what she was going to be like for the next week. Much braver than me she was
Morning ladies.Aggie, Im working on something today, but not as wide a border and joining diagonally certainly helps blend the seam in. I think because the line isnt straight up and down,it has something to do with ones eye.Isnt this a great site. I never feel inadequate when asking a question, as I know we love to help each other in our crafts.
Most p/q, ers are like that Q13, not often anyone turns down a request or belittles you because you have asked for help. No matter how long we haves been doing this, we can always learn something and it is nice if we can pass on a little knowledge.
I have just been playing cards with my brothers! Haven't done this in years so it has been fun. I have 3 brothers, no sisters and my kids are the same - 3 sons and 1 daughter but she came 2nd whereas I am the youngest.
Going out for dinner tonight, lovely not having to think about cooking.
Same as me Threadz - 3 to 1, well eldest of the 3 was a half and I came after him. 4 boys for me then 2 girls and back to the original for the youngest.
Hoping everyone else is having warmer weather than the cold wind we have. Thank goodness for a heat pump that doesn't require visiting the woodshed
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