Monday, 23 March 2015

FNSI.....

On Friday I linked up with Wendy and lots of others around the world for a virtual sew in.... I worked on my Natures Journey SAL - all the small blocks for Feb finished and the March ones started (and the folder reorganised)....






Best get back to them ..... April is fast approaching...

Hugz
Melanie
xxx 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Still here.....

I don't know where the last few weeks have gone. It's 2 weeks since LGS in Brisbane - I had the best time, made new friends, met bloggers I've been following for ages (not brave enough to have a conversation with some though - next time maybe) and then got to spend a few days with Deb from Sweet Little Cottage (I'll tell you all about that in a separate post). 

At LGS I noticed lots of ladies had a wonderful bag called a Sew Together Bag, well I decided I was missing out and needed one but I needed one a little bigger so after a little trial and error here it is .......




I used the longest zip I had but next time I'll go buy a longer one (too impatient to wait until I went could go to Spotlight)....

DH thinks the binding is not very practical as it will get dirty but I bought this fabric and the brown flowers when I was in Brisbane and it has happy memories.

I haven't read any blogs for sooooo long so that's where I'm going now....
Hugz
Melanie
xxx 

Monday, 23 February 2015

How am I????????????

Truthfully ......... not great. I was travelling along OK and then the dreaded Work Cover emailed me one evening (well it was when I checked my email) asking me to attend a psychiatric review in 3 days time (my claims consultant had forgotten to send out a letter informing me of the appointment). To say this sent my anxiety off the scale is an under statement. Very little sleep that night worrying about contacting him to explain I'd already made arrangements to take DD1 to an appointment that I wouldn't be able to reschedule. He was OK about it as it was his mistake and he told me he'd make a new appointment for me and let me know.........



Still no appointment after 2 weeks............ mentioned it at my GP appointment and she rang him there and then - lo and behold I had an appointment date within 10 minutes (he rang while I was still with my GP)..........

Another 2 weeks waiting and I finally had the review last Tuesday. Not sure how it went really, told her I really don't think I'll ever nurse again and for me I think the best option is a redemption and then I can really focus on a return to health rather than a return to work (without stressing about Work cover and what they'll expect of me next). 
More waiting now for the report (they usually take 4 weeks) - more stressing while I wait ......... I do have lots I could be doing...... the SAL with Chooky for one - I have made a start, a slow one but a start. Even catching up with blogs is a struggle.....

Motivation is none existent, enthusiasm for anything is lacking too....... I know I have many, many things to be grateful for but I would just like some closure on this chapter of my life and be able to move onto the next......


Hugz
Melanie
xxx 

Sunday, 22 February 2015

FNSI..... I remembered to post

I joined in with Wendy and lots of others on Friday for FNSI and I've remembered to post about before the weekend's over woo hoo.......
I spent the day with a friend and we made some wine totes - we made 3 in total until we were pleased with the design and sewing process; what do you think wine drinkers think? Would you be pleased to receive one as a gift?




Hugz
Melanie
xxx 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

My Valentine......

I took part in Cheryll's initial swap for Valentines Day. I had the most amazing valentine.... My parcel arrived on a particularly down day (more on those later) but when I opened the love put into it was evident from the way each gift was beautifully wrapped to the thought in each one when opened... Thank you so much Kate and to Cheryll for organising this swap.




I made my partner a cute little cushion - it has arrived safely and she likes it.....



Hugz
Melanie
xxx