At last it has arrived...Paul had his last treatment last Tues and his last tracer scan today. He is finished his cancer treatment. It often felt like this day would never come. It was delayed by ten days due to his radioactive iodine treatment was coming from Holland and could not be flown in due to the volcano and all flights in Europe were grounded.
He looks the worse for the wear, bloated and puffed eyes but that will settle
But that's all behind us now and we can get on with our lives. Thank you all so much who left messages of support over the last year and to all those who gave practical help...you know who you are. THANK YOU!
Red Hatted Bloggers Report.
Well we managed to have a real blast in the Old Schoolhouse, Leitrim when Kimme came to visit. As you can see we all donned our red hats and kicked up our heels for the evening. We talked, laughed and cried ....a good ol' girly night!
From left to right is Kimme Irish Cottage Dreams, Pam White O'Morn Cottage, Angie the Old Schoolhouse, and Katie Mon Petit Chatau, (Zinda took the pic)
After "meeting" Kimme two years ago in Blogland we finally got to meet her and she is even sweeter than we guessed. Welcome back anytime girl! (She is a red hatter in training..being the youngest - but is showing much promise)
And wouldn't you know? She got stranded here for a week due to the aformentioned volcano. She was well looked after by Lizbiz, a blogger in Ballinamore. Strangely enough she was not heard complaining about it. She did miss her lovely husband and daughter though.
The Knitting and Stitching Show
The following day Zinda drove us to Belfast for the Knitting and Stitching Show and boy were we crafters in our element! We all got gorgeous stuff for our stashes. More of that to come.
Next we are planning a thrifting trawl in Belfast as we found out it has ...wait for it....48 charity shops! It will be a two or three dayer visit.
Crafting Bits and Bobs
I have been kept busy making goodies from the stash I bought at the Sttitching Show.and here they are...A little preemie hat. I have this listed as a PIF giveaway on Etsy.com
And now here is a baby bib made from some Kath Kidston fabric. I trimmed it with satin bias binding and made a yoyo for it.
On that note ...I got the May editiion of Sew Hip and must say it really is a great magazine. I found at least four items I can easily make from it. Here is the first of them. .....yup, a pair of baby shoes!
and here is the finished pair I made.
and a close up
They were easy to do and I am going to make some more with the gorgeous fat quarters I got at the show. The white is felt and the pink is from the stitching show haul.
First Garment I Ever Made!
A while ago Eibhlin Ni Sheambrai gave me some fabric and sewing supplies, I finally got abound to making something from them and here it is Eibhlin. I promised a before and after.
It is the first garment I have ever made and am so pleased with it.
Now all I need is a grandchild to wear it!
Well, flushed with success I then went on to have a go at my first Pillowcase dress.
here is a before and after of that one. It was SO easy!
Also this week I treated myself to a steam press. You know the ones you lay out the item and pull down the top and it steams it just like in a professional cleaners. It has made ironing a pleasue and it gets done in a fraction of the time. Look at what a great job it makes of these vintage napkins.
So, that's my update for now. I hope you all have a fabulous May Day!