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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Bits and Pieces

I have completed my March Dresden block in
March was purple with a touch of yellow....bit of a challenge as I am trying to keep a softer palette....but I got there in the end.
And then  there were 3!
I think a Dresden would have to be one of my favourites.
Block 10 in Splendid Sampler is done and dusted.  Although not sure if I  got the contrasts right but it's done. Sherri McConnell is the designer and it's called Iowa.
Ninety to go sounds better than 100 lol!
The binding was sewn on my little secret project yesterday...
and last night I stitched it down....labels on too...all finished!
Sorry! Can't show you the rest until the pattern is written and it goes to live at it's new home.
I also finished another little Scratchboard.....a Pretty Faced Wallaby that I snapped out at Carnarvon Gorge. One more little one to complete....a Willy Wagtail and then I get to do a bigger one.
She was such a pretty lady and was also a mother but I couldn't get a good piccie of the little joey peeping out of her pouch.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and remembered to vote here in Brisbane!
Tomorrow my family and I are taking part in this.
You may not know that our son was diagnosed with a stage 3 Melanoma last year and had extensive surgery to remove it. He was then diagnosed with a 2nd very rare unrelated cancer days before Christmas which resulted in more surgery. Needless to say we just went through the motions over Christmas. Our son is only a young man, a loving father, a husband, a son and a brother and uncle so this rocked our world. He is however very courageous and his outrageous sense of humour has helped get us through this. It is very difficult to see your children go through this and know a solution is completely out of your hands. We now take each day as it comes.....and try not to sweat the small stuff because it's amazing just what is NOT important.
So tomorrow we are marching. ...well actually walking in my case together as a family to help raise awareness and funds for a cure for Melanoma and to support our son and people just like him. I am sharing this very personal part of my life as I feel it's important and also it can happen to any family...just like it did to ours.
You can register to march at www.melanomamarchforacure.org.au or give a donation if your heart tells you too.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

22 comments:

  1. Good luck with the walk, Michelle. Thinking of you always, as you know. Your ss is looking fabulous too

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  2. This is a parents worst nightmare Michelle, that these terrible things happen to our Children, my thoughts and best wishes are with you all, Good Luck and God Bless.
    R.

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  3. So sorry to read about your son Michelle - my best wishes to him and to all your family. Enjoy the walk - I am sure it will be fun even though highlighting such a serious problem. Lovely blocks. xx

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with your son and family. Love your blocks. Guida

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your son, Michelle. It is a tough time for him and all his family, and especially tough on his mum and dad. Thinking of all of you. Enjoy the walk.

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  6. It's been a very hard time for you. Get peace out of sticking together. Stay strong...

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  7. Nothing like this nightmare to put life into perspective. Hope the March is great success!

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  8. So true, serious illness puts everything in perspective. Beautiful artwork and stitching as always

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  9. great walking idea - and for a good reason - we need a cure..... loving the dresdens and well done for keeping up with the SS blocks...
    Big Hugz

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  10. What a lovely challenge.
    A great cause to walk for, even to get public awareness. So many people dismiss melanoma as 'just skin cancer', easily removed and it isn't taken as seriously as it should be.

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  11. Your dresden are so pretty and your splendid sampler block looks great . All the best to your son , this walk is such a great way to spread awareness for this disease that seems to be increasing .

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  12. Sending Kiwi hugs to you and your lovely family - such a lot of stress to be going through. Best wishes for a full recovery for your boy. Love the idea of the march - good luck with that too.

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  13. Lovely work on your dresden and sampler blocks. It is surprising how quickly they accumulate.
    I hope the walk went well and of course I am wishing your son all the best. Lots of hugs.

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  14. Hi my gorgeous friend ,I love your gorgeous dresdens,lovely sneak peek ,I admire Luke for his courage ,and what a wonderful cause to support,Namaste my friend .
    Lol Chez and I are sitting on the recliners both of us on our iPads,just like the kids,lol xx

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  15. Well very productive at your place. Your dresdens are just gorgeous and love your sneaky peak. Can't wait to see and have the pattern. You are doing so great keeping up with your Sampler blocks and your new drawing is just amazing - such a likeness. Lovely to have such talented friend

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  16. Beautiful work as always Michelle. I admire your courage sharing the difficult family moments. So much easier to celebrate the good stuff isn't it. Best wishes to your son.

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  17. Lovely little blocks Michelle, and I hope to see the secret project one day in the near future. Thanks for sharing your story and raising awareness.

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  18. Very pretty blocks there Michelle... I'm sure your son has a good medical team around him, but it still doesn't take away the fact that these issues for him just STINK... prayers & support from me always xx

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  19. Your dresden are so pretty and your splendid sampler block looks great . All the best to your son , this walk is such a great way to spread awareness for this disease that seems to be increasing .

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  20. Always luv reading your blogs & admire your beautiful stitching. It was through awareness to Melanoma on a current affair show in 1988 that alerted me to having a "spot" on my shin checked,...yep, I had a Melanoma, after 3 serious operations & learning to walk again....I still consider myself very lucky. Last year my 34yo daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, yes it's very hard to see our children go through these illnesses.....but I'm so grateful to be here & able to support her & her young family, her treatment is ongoing. I wish your son and your family all the best.......we live in a lucky country with wonderful health services. Take care xx

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  21. Loving those beautuful Dresdens. Many angel hugs and blessings to you and your family. It is never easy knowing your child is so ill even when they are adults.

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  22. well done all walking together.......
    take care......hugs

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