Kelly’s centrepiece

Made this for my friend Kelly last weekend…



My son turned 40

Back on the 7th of this month (October 2015) my eldest child turned 40. Had a bit of a rough day as I thought about what he was like as a child and what he had become as an adult. And I have to say I much preferred the child to the adult.

Grumbling Appendix & Other Things Medical

Had Kasey in hospital last Thursday and Friday with suspected appendicitis. They couldn’t find anything after heaps of blood tests and an ultra sound. Put it down to a grumbling appendix and said if it flares up again in the next 3 months they will rip it out. He is fine now and back at school.

Kasey saw his paediatrician, Dr Bates, today for the first time in 12 months. Glad to report that he has finally put on some decent weight and has grown 6 cms in the past year. Considering that he is 11 and about the size of an 8 year old, this is really good. The other good thing to come out of today is that Dr Bates has decided that at the end of this school year, Kasey will be taken off the 3 times a day doses of Methylphenidate (Rubefin) and go onto the once a day slow release Conerta instead. This will hopefully make it less easy for him to forget to take his meds.

3rd Birthright Handover

Another 306 plus items were handed over to Barbara from Birthright Wanganui this morning at Gonville. Sorry no pictures yet – but will have some later today or perhaps tomorrow to post.  Add these to the 286 from the last handover and the 311 from the one prior to that.

In addition to this we handed over 94 knitted & crocheted daffodils and a special daffodil blanket to the Manager of the Wanganui Cancer Society.

We have been busy little bees this year!

Knit, Purl & Hook

I am, over the next little while, going to transfer all my crafting stuff to a new blog called Knit, Purl & Hook which coincides with my Facebook page of the same name. Primarily I set up the Facebook page so that it was easier to get information, ideas and other stuff to the girls I craft with at Gonville Knitting Group each Wednesday morning.

I will update this post when the stuff has all been transferred.

On the Night Stand This Week…

I’m reading a book called The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah at the moment. It is the August book of the month for the Gonville Café Library’s Thursday book club. I’m finding it hard to get into it though. Probably because I have too many other things hanging about in my head and too much other crafting work to be done at the moment, what with the tea cosy orders following our exhibition at the end of last month. This has surprised me really because I love historical fiction and this is just that.

Set in Paris and surrounding areas at the start of World War 2 – the story is about two sisters, one who lives in the city with her father, and the other who lives in the country with her husband and family. When war breaks out, the younger sister is sent to the country side to help her sister after the husband goes off to war. As time goes by, the two girls find their relationship strained by the rigors of war and the changes that they are forced to endure in their lives because of the war and its consequences. The find themselves confronted by all manner of unspeakable horrors at the hands of the enemy. They find themselves taking different paths and dealing with their lives in very different ways. A story of bravery, resistance, love and war.

I’ll get back to you on my star rating when I finally get finished reading it…