Thursday, August 13, 2015

Time out!!!


Last Wednesday late in the afternoon apparently I had a stroke .. I say apparently because I am not too aware of the events that unfolded ... I thought I was perfectly ok even though I could not get up off the floor ..I know I was really angry with my darling husband because he rang 000 and was telling them all sorts of what I determined at the time were lies about me
But since then I now realise he was not ... All I can say is having a stroke was like nothing else that has ever happened to me ... I was aware of what was going on yet not aware of what was happening to me... I could tell you word for word what was said and done around me but can't explain why this was happening because there was simply nothing wrong .. Not with me anyway ... I was just  fine .. Even though I couldn't get up off the floor I was fine ... I have since worked out  Why I could get up apart from the obvious the stroke... My left side ... Leg and arm no longer worked I could not lift myself nor could I drag myself .. I could not crawl on hands and knees and I could not even push myself along the floor I was very stuck on the floor .. But I kept saying if I could get to the bed I would be able to get on it and I would be fine ... But try as I might I could not get there ... And the positively scary part is if Marcos had gone out like  he was going to instead of waiting for me to go to the loo before leaving Heaven knows where I would be today ... I am recovering very well because I was treated  rapidly and they stopped the damage from going too far .. But I dare say it will be some time before I make a quilt but I intend to beat this ... I will return to my sewing machine and we will be friends again .. This is a promise I have made me... I have a goal ... And it is achievable... Well I believe it is ... And I am looking forward to going home

Sunday, July 5, 2015

School holidays ....

We are half way through the school holidays here ... Katie is working full time now .. So is Levi .. and that leaves 3 boys who need supervision through the day while mum and dad are not there .. and as we are the only family for miles around we get the job ... I don't mind at all ... in fact I love seeing the boys and spending time with them ... they are a joy .. but I did have lots I needed to get done this past week ... and in between I had a gall attack and was in bed for 2 days and my darling husband took over my duties .. got up in the morning .. had his coffee and headed over to the kids place to watch the boys .. and he did it without complaint ... he took his kindle and off he went ...

the boys are truly great to 'babysit' ... Cameron who is 12 just sits and plays on his phone all day ... Barak .. 10 and Chance 6 play the playstation ... all day .... and I don't care ... cos they are not seen ... not heard and I have to go looking for them to come eat lunch and snacks ... they don't fight .. they don't yell and scream or have tanties .. they get all their chores done and then do what they want ... ... I can sit and sew all day if I choose ... although it is a little difficult to pack everything I need to take over in the morning and return with it at night .. so I take hand sewing or magazines .. and just vege out ...

When Poppy went to babysit .. he got offered coffee ... Cameron made it for him .. and at lunch time .. Barak made him a cheese sandwich with no butter cos it is hard to spread ... and Chance brought him a mandarin for afternoon tea ...

Now Nan .. she gets nothing ... no coffee . . no lunch ... no mandarin ... sheesh .. she don't even get the offer of these things ... so next week when I go back to babysit ... I don't want the coffee cos I don't drink it through the day ... and I need butter on my bread so they won't have to make me one of those cheese sandwiches either .. but ... I will be demanding I get a mandarin ... a nice big fat juicy one ... haha

love these kids .. they are a small part of my family .. but an extremely large part of my life ..

Monday, June 22, 2015

Family ...

Marcos was away all weekend .. had a bus charter to do .. so I thought .. hmmm .. clean and vac the house on Saturday and then Sunday is left for sewing ... all day with no one about ... YAY ...

So I spent the day Saturday ...  (I do apologise for all this swearing girls) .... cleaning ... vacuuming ... doing laundry ... ironing ... changing bedding and even washing the quilts ... .. busy busy day ... by 6 o'clock I had eaten and showered and was sitting down with plans of falling asleep in front of the telly ... perfect end to a busy day ...

then at about 7 the dog jumped up and was at the door very excited ..tail wagging ... not barking ... just happy like Marcos or one of the kids was at the door ...

so I dragged my very tired frame up out of my chair and opened the door ... and there was our grandson .. all 18 years of him standing there with his bags in his hands and a girl by his side ... and of course my brain started racing off in 20 different directions with all sorts of scenarios .. I said to myself ... do not jump to any conclusions .. just wait till you hear what he has to say ... so they came in .. and to make a long long long story short ... she was not staying ... phew .. although he wanted to ... he left home in a huff a few months back .. and was supposed to come here a few months back ... but his mates mum talked him into staying there ... I met her the day after he was suppose to come here and I did not like her .. I don't often not like people .. but there was just something about this woman ... something off ...

Anyway .. this boy .. all 18 years of him told me how the weekend prior which was his 18th birthday ... this woman and her boyfriend and her son .... the grandson's mate .. purchased a bottle of rum and gave it to him for his birthday .. then told him a real man could drink the lot ... so being a stupid boy .. all almost 18 years of him decided to show them he was a man .... but turns out he could not drink all that rum at all ... well not drink it and then remember what happened .... thank God kids love to video things that happen around them ... .. there are heaps of videos floating around of my grandson .. tied and faffer taped to a chair ... basically unconscious cos he was sooooo drunk .. this tying up and taping was the handy work of the woman's boyfriend and her son ... then these 2 males attempted to punch and flog him sober ... he had bruises and lumps all over him ... his ear is still split .. a couple of the kids that were there called the police and 10 officers turned up .. no one has been charged yet ... i have to take the lad to the police station thru the week and he has to give a statement to them regarding this .. however he only knows what his friends have told him and what he has seen in the videos ... he remembers nothing ... apart from my very very very harsh words about drinking so damn much and being such a fool .. supposed to be an adult now mate ... if you want me to treat you like one .. then act like one .. blah blah blah ... i then made him ring his dad and tell them that he was here with me ... daddy then came to visit and left at about 11 ... so much for my relaxing .. falling asleep in front of the telly haha .. love my darling grandies ...

and today was spent with the dad ... mum .. and siblings of the 18 year old ... well until 3 this afternoon ... anyway ... tomorrow I will spend the day at the school and the police station and then to centrelink to get his payment removed from this woman clutches ... and then Tuesday it is a doctors appointment and hearing test for me ...

Yes I could have been sewing today ... but I wasn't ... instead I was talking and playing and feeding my family .. in my nice clean and very tidy house ... Then Mr 18 year old and I cooked dinner and ate .. and hubby got KFC on the way home from his job .....

On Wednesday I think I am going to lock myself in my sewing room and hit anyone who comes near the door with the broom handle ... or maybe I will just make them use the broom for the purpose it was designed for .... that would be good too ...


Sorry ... it was a bit longer than I intended it to be ... but then I never could tell a short story ... lol

Sunday, June 14, 2015

it's a bit of a worry ..

Last Wednesday afternoon .. hubby was at work .. he drives school buses .. his bus was full with kiddies all eager to get home and get their homework done .. or something like that .. and he was driving along one of the many roads in town .. he had to make a right hand turn at a T-junction.. there were I might add two sidewalks on this road .... one which had a cement walking path .. anyway ... as hubby pulled up at the junction he saw a chap walking along the 'fog' line on the side of the road .. and he proceeded to pull out onto the road ... the noise of the bus motor must have startled the guy cos he tried to run up onto the sidewalk using someones driveway .. he missed his footing (we assume) and stumbled back onto the road into the path of the bus ... luckily ... and to be honest it would appear it all could have gone much better ...... but the side mirror clipped the guy's backpack and he went flying onto the ground ... Marcos pulled the bus over as quickly as he could .. told the children to stay in their seats ... got one of the seniors to take charge and went to check on the man ... as he was getting out of the bus he was on the phone to 000 ...

The man had a very nasty gash on his head and on his leg ... from we assume where he hit the road ... Marcos did all he could do to reassure the guy that help was on the way ... emergency crews turned up very quickly ..  the man was taken to hospital and the police questioned hubby for awhile .. the boss turned up with a relief driver and the kiddies all got taken home .. some were very upset and were crying ... naturally .. but they were all fine the next day ... once they saw hubby was back on the bus and was not in jail .. they had heard on the news that the man was ok ..

We have not been able to get any information on the guy ... and I guess that is the right and proper thing with litigation and insurance and responsibilities and the world as it is ... but all we want to know is .. is he ok ... we don't want his name ..address .. contact details ... just is he ok ... but we cannot be told anything ... and we must understand that ....

Now the other side of this is .. Marcos may be charged .. not sure with what at this point cos we don't know anything about the man that was hit ... he also may lose his 'drivers authority' which he needs to drive school buses / carry paying passengers .. Until we hear otherwise he is still allowed to drive but at any time Queensland Transport can ring his boss and say ... remove him from the driving roster ... that simple ...

Marcos is ok .. worried about the guy .. who was 59 .. we got that off the news ... and now worried about his job and his license  ... I do believe all will be ok as he really could not avoid the accident ... but we are just sitting now and waiting to see what the next ??? however long it takes ?? ... will bring ..

Living in limbo is not nice  .. my concerns are different from hubby's... and I don't like that I can't really share this ordeal with him ... all I can do is still here ... love him and support him the best I can ..

ahhhh bugger ...........


Saturday, June 13, 2015

More dedication needed

I have really got to be committed and dedicated to this blog .... which entails actually writing stuff in here and putting up photos of the things I do and the things that are important .. to me .. 

I am going to try very hard to do the right thing by this space ... 

And I guess I could start with these ... 




the first 5 blocks in a very large collection of blocks which will one day go into the making of a quilt from this book ... The Farmer's Wife .. Sampler Quilt .. 
there are 110 blocks in total .. all 6 inch in size .. I am really loving making these and reading the letters that go along with them ... 





And here is another photo of our little Miss Carleigh ... 

Daddy calls her his princess ... 



Saturday, June 6, 2015

opps .... just found this in my drafts

March 2015 ... This was the first time Nanna and Poppy met little Carleigh Jean ... Ricky and Nikeia came up for a week which was really wonderful ... we all got to have cuddles and catch up ... 

and I took photos and forgot to post them ... oh my ... well here they are .. these are the ones that really touched me ... hope you like them .. 


Nanna .. deep in thought 


Poppy's first hold











Nanna and Carleigh ... I simply love this photo .. 




Oh My Goodness

My last post was back in February ... I went to visit with my son and his family ... did a couple of posts and then seem to have lost all track of my poor blog ... 

I have been busy though .... making cushions and swap blocks .... I say this in the hope of somehow redeeming myself for my total neglect of my blog .. I really am very sorry ... I will try to do better 

Here are some of what I have been doing ... 



This cushion was made for Chance .. he turned a big 6 this year .. 


This one was for Beau .. he turned 10 



 This one for Cameron .. turning 12 and as he got a telescope for Christmas this fabric just made sense ... 


for Cory .. he turned 17 ... well skulls and cars are apparently what kids this age are into ... so this fabric was the perfect choice .. and apparently he takes it on sleepovers to his mates place on the weekend ... 


this was for Phoebe who turned 14 ... very femine and in her favourite colour ... takes after her Nanni ... 



 for my daughter Megan ... a cute little mug rug with 3 dimensional butterflies .. 


and a sweet purple cushion for her ...



I have also been making these coasters too ... they are fun and easy to do and make excellent gifts .. 




now a couple of photos of those precious great grand-babies of mine ... 

Harrison ... who is now 10 months old ... 



and little miss Carleigh who is 4 months old now ... she is so cute .. 







Friday, February 20, 2015

Initial Heart Swap Received ...

My little squishy arrived today from my partner in the Initial Heart Swap ... I was thrilled when I opened it ... a lovely little card with my second favorite flower on it ... and a beautiful mugrug / candle mat in all sorts of purple fabrics .. my all time favorite colour .... and ... a little heart filled to the brim with lavender ... again another favorite ... ... and a tiny bundle of chocolate hearts ... and yep ... you guessed it ... they are my favorite norti thing ... and all this came from Illene .. from over here ...

very pretty little parcel of goodies ... and I had already eaten a chocolate ... 
haha ... very very nice ... 



lovely little bear in a heart ... too cute ... and all those lovely purples ... 



and this just smells divine and is now hanging in my wardrobe ...


thank you so much Illene ... I love my gifts .... they are all just perfect ...