This past week has been one of seeing Doctors, filling in forms and making sure that all things are in order, as much as they can be.
My daughter and I had time together. Somehow or other I bought her a new hat! (I know she has wanted this for over 18 months.) Wesley, her deaf dog, seemed to like it as well.
I had morning tea with my quilting friends. We have been friends for 30 years and I now live far away, but, friendships that old and special are important. (I also got to deliver all my Xmas presents that my friend Kay will distribute if I have to miss the party.) We met at Albany Creek, which is on the north side of the city and near the high school where I used to teach. It used to be an outer suburb back then, semi rural. Now there are shops and coffee lounges and one of the nicest Patchwork shops I have been in for some time. It is called Butterfly Stitches and the owner stocks all the fabrics I love, so I had to buy just a few. The store isn't cramped but spacious, with a great teaching space as well. I have a quilt planned for my sister of which I have some of the fabric, the rest is in that shop.
I would have liked to purchase tons but was very circumspect and only purchased a piece for the background in my "Choock Quilt" and a piece to make a bag as a Xmas gift.
I was hoping to have the Choock Quilt all ready for stitching when I got home from hospital and although I have prepared all the fabric cutting out the shapes is difficult as my wrist is still inflammed, but I am pushing on.
I also have my eye on a book from Quiltmania but it cost $45.00 US which translates to about $110.00AU when landed. I might just keep my eye on it.
I will now be absent for a week or so as I turn to do battle with the cancer BUT I expect to win!