Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Year On...

Hard to believe that a year ago that our lives were turned upside down in an instant. Sarah was coming back from a school camp and the parent driver turned in front of an oncoming car into the school grounds. She was the rear seat passenger right beside that crushed door. She sustained a fractured femur and pelvis, facial fractures, head injury with a subdural haematoma and lots of lacerations and wounds.

The car in which she was sitting. She was the rear passenger behind that
crushed door and took the full impact.
The ambulance officers carrying her to the rescue helicopter
I think this speaks for itself!!
In Intensive Care after all her facial lacerations have been sutured
and she has been cleaned up
In ICU in traction waiting for operating theater to have her femur
 rodded.  She hasn't really regained consciousness at this stage.
And here she is today with only a scar on her leg to show for it.  She has completely healed and you would never know that we had gone through this hideous trauma.  I am so thankful each day for her recovery.  Life is given so easily and can be taken away just as quickly.


On a more cheery note, I have finished up a few more bee blocks. For my month in the Modern Minx bee, I chose Selvage Strings from the Modern Blocks book. This is my block and I have asked for the solid colour to be different for each member.


Amelie wanted the Set Sail block from this book in soft colour and "nice" browns! I hope she likes it.


  And this is a block for me for my purple, aqua and green quilt. I have a bunch of blocks already from the 3 x 6 bee and the 4 x 5 bee. I used the Starry Web block from Quilters Cache and paper pieced it.  At the end of my next bee round I will have enough to put the quilt together.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Good sewing day...



This is the weather outside at the moment....a view from the front door and no better from the back door!! A long weekend to boot! Oh well, it will mean lots of sewing! That is not an outhouse either!! That is our hen house. My hubby built it...he is a city boy and obviously thought the hens were the size of ostriches!!

A momentous year...I have finally finished my Masters in Nursing. I hit the submit button on my final assignment a couple of weeks ago and, boy, was that a good feeling. Hence, why not a lot of action has been happening on the blog or sewing front.

I have been keeping up with my bee commitments though, and this was the latest round of blocks using Nydia's tutorial. I haven't done a lot of paper piecing before, but by the end of it, I was whizzing through them. Love this block. I know I shouldn't have favs, but I love Staci's block which is the black, white and chartreuse one. I have to make a black and white quilt now.


The other bee block I have completed is one for Cille in the Modern Minx bee. We are making blocks from the Modern Blocks book. Cille wanted greens, yellows, oranges, aqua and reds.


Ok, I'm off to make use of this very wet Sunday....
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