Long time no see! Too much has happened in my life to put it all here. No stitching whatsoever! Shock horror, I know!!!! hahahahaha
BUT, my eldest daughter, Astley is turning 18 in 3 weeks, I have my 15 yr old, Teagan, living in Paris as an exchange for 2 months, my soon to be 14 yr old, Jenna, is very excited with her new iphone and my gorgeous little man, Noel is now 9. Last time I wrote a blog, they were a lot smaller than they are now! Time has flown and my kids are growing up waaaaaay too fast!
I have been so anti social lately and I apologise to all my blogging friends...... I don't know where to begin. Well, we have been to the States and had a great time. But before we left, Teagan's boyfriend ended up in hospital and was told that he had Aplastic Anemia. So, just before we flew out, he was on the mend. A week after we arrive back home in Australia, I get a phone call from his mum to let me know that it had progressed into Leukemia. Needless to say, we have been devastated. He has just gone through the first phase of his treatment and is in hospital at the moment starting the second round and can't talk. He is on antibiotics for the infection in his mouth.....He is so sore and tired. Breaks my heart. Teagan is being so strong, I am so proud of her. They are both only 14......
I haven't done any stitching since the last update, but I hope to change that one day soon. Maybe when things settle down and I get more time. I just haven't felt like it.
As some of you guys may know if you have Facebook, I have been over to the USA again.....My whole family and I had 3 wonderful weeks over there. We spent 2 weeks with our friends up near San Francisco and 1 week in Disneyland (of course). We had our first 4th of July party, which we just loved! At a beautiful house with pool, fireworks and fantastic food. We had a few days in Lake Tahoe with our friends, we had rented out a 2 storey cabin with 2 other families.....We went jet skiing, white water rafting and generally relaxed. The highlight of the entire trip would had to have been seeing my first bear! He was huge!!!! A big black bear, going through the garbage at the front of our cabin at 2 in the morning! Thankfully, Grant had taken out all our food out of the car! LOL
I have really been AWOL lately......Have been too busy to stitch a real lot as I've been concentrating on losing some weight, working and looking after my family. I have lost 12 kilos which is 26.4 pounds. I have been at the gym everyday after work and then walking in the evening. Anyway, I have slowed down on the walking in the evening and have picked up my stitching. I have completed one square
My eldest daughter has had quite a traumatic experience. Her boyfriend of 2 years is on exchange in Sth Africa and a week after he left, broke up with her. He comes back to Australia on Sunday. She is really scared to see him. Mind you, she has a new boyfriend, who happens to be one of his friends, so it will be interesting come Monday at school
I have been AWOL from blogs and stitching. Sorry about that. I just haven't felt like either. But I had signed up for a pin pillow swap and that is making me bring out the needle and thread. But I before I lost my mojo, I did complete part 4 of NFUA. Here is a picture: I have also been busy with my eldest daughter. She just got her "L's" which basically means she can now drive if she has a licensed driver next to her. Then when she's 18, they can drive by themselves. So, she also had a 16th bday party. It was 50's themed: Then a couple of weeks after that, we had her rowing dinner. Her grandmother made this dress: Now, I must get back to some more stitching.....I think I need to