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Quick Hullo!

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all doing well? I am posting here, as my emails are not going through to everyone.
I taped a video last week and this week, but was getting emotional, so will just post some words here. Don’t want to put you all through 12 minutes of crying.
Thank you so much everyone for your TTMT birthday blocks. I think i just got the slip for the last one yesterday, just need to get time to get to the post office. I will share a video next week with all the blocks.
It has been crazy these last couple of months, again. Yes!
Mostly, it has been family things. My mum is in high care at the moment, after an operation. We had months of Dr. and specialist appointments for her knees and spine. She has been in a lot of pain. And we will need a lot of aftercare, which my dad and myself will share.

Then some major upheavals in the scouts, that I am involved in, has got me to the point that I want to leave the organization. Which is devastating to me, as I am very passionate about the movement, but the politics there now is unbearable.

And am also right in the middle of a really nasty court case, which is taking forever to be resolved. Which I can’t talk about online here, you can email or pm me if you would like hear about this issue. Really very unhappy about this one.

And then a sudden renewed spirit and faith, has me unexpectedly studying Anglican Theology, yeah… how about becoming a priest… what! And at my age… I am absolutely loving it though.

I am just so happy that I can get time to sew again, my sewing mojo was gone for so long now.

I am hoping that the forced timeline in the Fall into a qal coming up, will kick start me a bit.
Followed by the My Favorite Place Row Along in July.

Have started designing some more Star Trek designs for the Qal next year on FIS, so happy with that. Just need to finish some of them off, so that the testing can start.
And I have 1 quarter of my mum’s purple quilt to finished and then quilt, then I can have another finish for the year,.
Good news! My son finally found a job and he is loving it, and doing well, after a year and a half of being without work.

Hugs to everyone

The not so crafty,

Vanda

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TTMT #76 Hullo!

The finished quilt top from the tester.

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Some photo’s since my last video.

From first to last, camping trip, home invasion, with friends at rugby game,

car crash straight after rugby game, sunrise 1 and 2 at retreat, friends kids at Crocworld with us, my son at Crocworld.

Happy Sewing!

Vanda

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TTMT #75 The Light Shines Through

Hi everyone,

This is actually last weeks video, that was forgotten, while I had the stomach flu.

I did a lot of editing on this, and looks a bit choppy. Still learning to edit properly. At least I got it down from 20 to 5 minutes.

Love you all.

Vanda

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TTMT #74 The Bag

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TTMT #73 Swaps, Memory Quilts and Packages

Hi everyone,

I finally managed to get a video done. Only took 10 tries.

In saying that, I am sorry that the video is 20 minutes long. After so many tries, I just gave up trying to make it shorter. Promise that future ones will be shorter.

Hope everyone is having a happy sewing and crafty week.

Vanda

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Hullo my friends,

It has been 5 weeks since my last video. I will be catching up with everyone videos and commenting soon.

In my video I promised some links. I will link those up as soon as I can.

As I am typing this, we are right in the middle of a hurricane Sifiso.

There is so much damage, and it is still going on. All the schools have closed and most of the businesses. We have been sent home, but our way home is blocked, and might have to sleep at the office tonight.  We will see how it goes later.

Vanda

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Somewhere over the rainbow…

Hi everyone,

Just popping in to say hi. I have been following all your news, all the hurricanes, and the Linus quilt drive. And the fires on the west coast. I am so happy everyone is OK. And that so many people donated quilts to Linus. I wish I could have contributed to that.

Happy birthday to everyone this month.

I can’t seem to drag myself out of my slump, since my own bad news. Only 1 block sewn in 3 weeks. The amount of times I have sat down at my sewing desk to try and sew something, and then just sit there crying is to many to count.

The short story is this;

My brother’s little 3 year old girl, passed away on 2 September. She choked on an Ice Cream cone, then fell into the pool. They were at a holiday resort when it happened, and someone started cpr straight away, then the paramedics tried to revive her for over 2 hours. My brother and sister and law was watching her the whole time. It was a freak accident.

Her death broke me.

They have asked me to turn her tiny little clothes into a quilt, which I will happily do. When I get the guts together to open the container…and not cry all over her clothes.

The plan of action for this week, is to make something and then be back next week with some blocks to show in my video with a big smile on my face.

I have also designed and cut out a pattern to turn into a pillow cover for my sister’s little boy. That needs to be finished by end of September. So I need to get a hold of myself and get going.

And no pun intended, but a rainbow came into my life and it is cheering me up.  I will finish a queen size one, to fit my bed.

V