Saturday, 8 July 2017

I STARTED....

... this blog as a way to chronical the sewing I was doing and as a to link to my daughter who had just then moved to Australia. It was meant for just me and her ....  HOWEVER, to my astonishment, it became like Topsy.. and other people began to read it .. and comment and like it .. and it became a community for us and for others as well, some family.. (they always get in on the act!! lol) .... and also new friends who came along for the ride xx 

In the last few months I have been AWOL.. I am sure you noticed xx

The reason for this is that my mum was diagnosed with ... and has been having treatment for ....bowel cancer. At times it has been hard for all concerned, at times it has been stressful and there have been tears and tantrums and SHOUTING... lots of shouting!

At times there has been laughter and  side splitting gallows humour that I am sure some people have been shocked by xx BUT it helped get us through .. so who cares what "others" think xx ! 

Now at last ... as with all things ...it has been "got through" x The treatment is done and while there are still some "after effects" that we are dealing with in the main it is over with (we hope!!) and EVERYONE has survived xxx 



I do not know when .. if ever I will get back to full blogging ... but I am still here x Thank you for the messages that were sent .. it means a lot x

There have been times when I have sewn .. and times when I haven't, at the moment I have the time ... but not the inclination or even the concentrated brain power required !! So I having a break ... despite part completed projects that are sat looking forlorn and abandoned  x lol x

Knitting is easier as it seems to be more automatic and doesn't need a brain for long stretches of time xx lol x 

SO because a blog with no pictures is boring ... here goes x....

It has been a glorious summer here (so far!! don't want to jinx it !) PARTS of my garden look like this..




...and PARTS of my garden look like this...



(mmm have to get round to them xx lol x)

Some of my knitting ended like this ....







.. and some ended like this ....


....it was THERAPUTIC to rip out and think about starting again xx 

I hope all is well in whatever part of the world you are reading this and that you can find something that makes you LAUGH today x

Diane x 


10 comments:

Vireya said...

Lovely begonias. Ignore the weeds, and keep laughing!

barbara woods said...

bless your heart , we went to something like that with my mom 13 years ago

kiwikid said...

Lovley to see you back in blog world. I am sorry to hear about your Mum but good to hear things are turning out ok. I reckon what ever works at at time like that is the best, if it is shouting so be it and if it is gallows humour, the same!! You have great colour in the garden Diane, we have some of those grassy looking things in the path too!! 😀😀 Love your knitting,I believe it is therapeutic too. Helps fill the waiting, supporting times. Look after yourself too. Xx

Terry said...

I've been checking in with your blog to see if I had missed a post and each time, I hoped that you and all your family members were okay and now I know that things are in process. Ahh. . .life sure takes us on some tough excursions doesn't it? Sending you a hug.

CathyC said...

lovely to hear from you :) sending healing hugs from Australia :)

Ali Honey said...

Missed You!
Best healthy wishes for your dear Mum.
Hugs from Chilly NZ.

Janice Smith said...

Oh, Diane, I was so sorry to read of your mom's health struggles, but I'm relieved that she hopefully now is through the worst of it. It also must have taken quite a toll on your dad as well. Please let your mom know that a few prayers will be sent her way for continued improvement from across the pond. Take care of yourself as well, and I hope to see you blogging again from time to time.
Janice

loulee said...

Love to you and all of your family. You fought a battle and won. I know the highs, lows and gallow humour moments of that battle. You went through a lot.
Don't stress about what you do and don't make or what does and doesn't get blogged, this is your blog and you choose what to share, and it is your life, so you also get to choose what to create and when. Take time to relax and enjoy life, especially precious time with your parents. Xx

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

So many beautiful shawls! Glad to hear mum is doing ok! Hope you are well and happy

Gisela Suski said...

So glad to hear from you and I am glad procedures have ended for MUM and relief is on your way. Love the photos and your knitting makes it look so easy. Give my love to your family and we are here for you and in our prayers.