Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Conquering fears

About 7 years, I slipped on a gravel path at the start of a nature reserve near home.

I tore my knee right open to the bone which needed 60 stitches.
I then developed DVT. 
As a result, I have only attempted the path once recently with my husband and 
never walked down this path alone again until yesterday.
I am proud to say that I have conquered this fear, and these photos show what I was missing out on. 
They are not brilliant by any means, but acknowledge a significant milestone for me.

 Do you have fears you want to conquer? 
Have you managed to conquer a fear?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Where have I been??

Nowhere exciting, unfortunately... just losing track of time and getting snowed under with work...not much sewing done, but I HAVE made a few cards. I can usually grab a few minutes to create something...

These cards use stamps from one of my favourite companies, Papertrey Ink. They make the most stunning acrylic stamps, and regularly offer video tutorials and inspiration posts.... I will put up more photos of another one of my favourite companies shortly.

Patchwork has ground to a dead stop for several months - I am recovering from shoulder surgery, so have been very limited in what I can do.. frustrating, but each day is better :-)

I have made a few little things, but couldn't show you previously because they were a surprise for a special friend I have had the privelege of getting to know... Hi Lorraine, if you wander by here! I made her this bag to house all her goodies...