Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Just Relax - It Will Be Christmas Anyway!"

I've had this parcel of happiness for a few days now - today, such fun to open - a gorgeous heart for the tree, a pressie for Sunday and a Danish chocolate to enjoy now ... like one? ... oh, you would, mine is nougat and sea salt, a wonderful combination. Bless you and thank you,Maria!
The words above are just so appropriate - just wait until I tell you! And the Perle stitching I love so much - my goodness, so even too - fabric by our own Lynette Anderson. I must now wait until Sunday to open the biggie, I just know it will be gorgeous. What can one say - thank you for sharing your happiness with me Maria. Thank you, too, Donna for all your organization, just wonderful!

I have had so many wonderful friends who have helped and comforted me for a couple of years now, and it thrilled me to give this special piece of artwork to a special friend. It is an art form called pyrography, woodburning done by Spencer James from the small town of Toodyay, north/east of us - I wish you could all enjoy the beauty of this blue wren in her home!
I've been meaning to tell you about this erasable pen, available just about everywhere, newsagents and food stores too - wonderful for marking fabric and iron away - I've tested it and am very happy and feeling and confident with it, but I'll be pleased to hear stories to the contrary if there are any. Now, the soap - just fabulous I was happily drawing away on fabric with what I thought was the pen above - oh, no, it was ordinary Biro. Panic, panic try everything, and this little beauty got me out of trouble - over here, I bought it at Howard's Storage, the best little saviour one could have - please have it on hand if you can.Now, I'll try to be brief - thank you all the prayers and good wishes since my car accident early November - no relief from pain has been forthcoming after over 7 weeks - the outcome is the sternal fracture is overlapping the fractured fragments and bony union, so I am now on morphine patches and waiting to see a cardio thoracic surgeon 8 January- until then I'll try to be good and try not to whinge too much, says she with gritted teeth and real tears, not crocodile tears as we say here!
I have lots of stitching to prepare to keep me in handwork if and when the time comes - meanwhile I'll raise a glass of champagne to absent friends, now that will make me feel a whole lot better - 'til next time

17 Lovely People said ...:

May Britt said...

How fun to see the heart. It is my design and was a free pattern on my blog some years ago.
Merry Christmas to you and a happy new sewing year :)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Some lovely goodies for you and some equally lovely goodies from you to others! Love the pyrography - my dad used to do that only in a much simpler form and would you believe he used to teach in a tiny one room school in Toodjay probably 50+ years ago. All the best for a wonderful Christmas and good news from the surgeon on the 8th!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you are feeling better soon...sounds quite uncomfortable.

I too tried the Frixion pens and found that the marks did reappear if the fabric was exposed to the cold and the ink didn't wash out either. What worried me is if your item is stored in a cold loft then the marks may reappear ... I did a post about it if you fancy having a read.

http://janeweston.blogspot.com/2011/09/frixion-pens-be-aware.html

Hope you find it helpful.

Jeanette said...

Hope you feel better soon. I've been using the pen for several months now & have not had any issues with it at all. Must get the exit soap. Lovely goodies you received. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Hugs,

Margaret said...

Lovely presents, both given and received. Sorry to hear you're in such pain. I hope you get to see the surgeon soon and he can help. Have a happy Christmas!

clare's craftroom said...

I hope you mend well and have lovely Christmas Lurline , all the best .

Nedra said...

What wonderful gifts to brighten the heart at Christmas!
Here's to a healthier 2012!

Michele Bilyeu said...

My heart goes out to you dear Lurline! When they tell us to 'grin and bear it' with chronic and unrelenting pain...that's when I have to smile my crocodile smile! Many prayers and blessings to you, dear one.

Terry said...

Merry Christmas Lurline! I hope you get some relief from your pain in the new year! :0)

JCnNC said...

Lovely gifties and surely hope the new year will bring you healing and comfort. Warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends. Judy c in NC

2ne said...

Great gifts :-)
Thanks for the tips about the pen.
Have a great Christmastime.

Soggibottom said...

Season's greeting dear Lurline X X X X X
:-) XXX

Julia said...

Merry Christmas Lurline..sorry your in so much pain, Hope next year is a better one.
Julia ♥

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Oh so sorry to hear that you are still in so much pain!! How truly awful!

On a positive note thank you for the tip about the soap. I think I'll be taking a trip down to Howards later and getting some to rid the pen off my children's clothes!

Have a lovely Christmas Lurline. I will send up a prayer that it will be pain free for you.
xx

Miriam said...

Merry Christmas Lurline.

I love the blue wren.

I hope you feel better soon. Take care and good luck on the 8th.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a lovely ornament from Maria...........relax and enjoy Christmas......hope all goes well with the Dr's.......

Karen said...

I am doing my best to relax! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.