The prostate cancer that my darling husband had been battling with for over ten years finally took a strong hold of him and after a short illness he passed away last August. We'd been married for twenty one years and he simply was my best friend and the love of my life, I am totally lost without him.
On top of all that happening we had our house up for sale which would you believe sold the day before he died. I didn't know what to do as we had been trying to sell it for four months. So I accepted the offer and then had to turn around pack the house up and find somewhere else to live.
So I have been trying to come to terms with a total upheaval of everything I've ever known.
When I started this blog I didn't intend it to ever be personal I just wanted to showcase any new projects that I had been working on, but felt that I needed to explain my absence to those nice ladies who have been enquiring as to what has happened to me.
I would like to say a special thanks to my e- friend Desley Boland who has been encouraging me all the way through this bad time. Also the ladies in my sewing group, I couldn't have managed without them,everyone has been absolutely marvellous, there is nothing like the friendship that a mutual interest in sewing brings
Anyway I seem to be getting a bit of my mojo back and have been fiddling with some new dollies which I thought you might like to see.
I know the matryoshka dolls have been done to death but I hadn't done one so thought I would have a go. Anyway this is my version I hope that mine are a little bit different, I really only felt like working on some small projects. These are very addictive to make and it seemed impossible to stop at one I couldn't wait to make them up again to see what they look like in different fabrics.
I couldn't make my mind up if I liked the shape of them or not so I did a different shape and I still can't make my mind up
This little fella is part of a pattern for Easter, there will be a little basket with a bunny stitchery to go with him. I've been branching out into some stitcheries lately and really enjoy doing them, the only trouble is they take a bit longer to get finished
Lastly another Raggedy Anne, I don't really like this photo as it doesn't really show her off she is much cuter than this picture
The patterns for these dolls are not at the moment ready for sale but hopefully won't be too long.
Hope that not too many of you have given up on me and that you continue to follow what I am doing.
Hopefully there will be something to write about I lead a pretty boring life really. See you next time.