Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekend Party.....


I attended as much as I could of Chookyblue's Chookshed party......


This is an exert from Chookyblue's blog

just wondering if you could help with something please...............I don't usually post private family matters but some of you know this already...........my sister asked if I would post this.......
She has pancreatic cancer and the drugs she is on are not covered by the PBS (medicine subsidy scheme in Australia). She has been having chemo (3 weeks on 1 week off) for over 2 years now......one of the good drugs she is using and is really helping her is ABRAXANE................
It has been a great benefit to her............the first 8 weeks costs her about $10,000...................
If you have breast cancer you can have it at a low cost on the PBS but if you have pancreatic cancer you can't...........
There is a petition to take to the Government to get this drug available on the PBS for Pancreatic cancer patients too or any other cancer it may help not just one type.......
Can you please spread the word on you emails, facebook etc and sign the petition..........
they need more signatures to take it to government.............
who knows you may be the next person to needs this drug or someone you love........
I found this article to read too...........
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

I would just love it if you would consider signing this petition.... thank you.......

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There seems to be lots of other things going on here so sadly I haven't been able to devote the weekend to the party....  but I popped in and out and of course the evenings TV is pretty boring so stitching was done...

It started a bit like this....

.... with a mess.....


... after a bit of tidying I did some tracing on some lovely fine linen (gift .. thanks Christine) ....


... my cutting table got borrowed .....


... and fortunately so did my laundry area so I just couldn't do any washing (sob, sob!)


.... I did partake at lunch time ... just a little....


... and sewed a few more squares.....


... the tracing is all done and the threads chosen...


... these will turn into a Christmas swag like this but in different colours..... one day ....


.... and last night I finished off this stitchery......


Today in between the beginnings of a new brew, trips to the tip to get rid of all that stuff we dug out the garden...  I hope a little stitching will be done... and a bit of bubbly too.... and some visits to some of the other party goers ...

Righto, Gotto Go - I think I'll start with a cuppa.....

25 comments:

  1. Cuppa sounds good. Think I need to join you. I need something to help me start this morning. Have a lovely day. Hugs xx

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  2. It is so sad to hear about your friend's sister. All I can do is to pray for her and I will. God bless. Consider yourself hugged! XOXO

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  3. A busy time there Fiona...brew 'n all! See you popping n and out at the party!

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  4. You managed to get a bit done, Fiona. Your Christmas swag is going to be beautiful!

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  5. loving those stitcheries....I think we can all make a difference ....great looking brew...

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  6. Ooh, lots of fun at your party!
    Pretty stitches, still loving your squares.
    Enjoy the brew.

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  7. It's not really a mess just a creative background to fain inspiration! I think hubby needs a beer room of his own and while he was in there he could do the laundry. Looks like a great weekend at you place.

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  8. Your place sounds like mine..Just too much going on..
    Like the colour of the thread you are using in your last stitchery.

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  9. busy, busy. You've made a good start on your fusion quilt

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  10. Looking good Fiona! You have done a lot already! I need to stop my break and get back into the sewing room... shame you couldn't do any washing :)
    One more cuppa and then I'm back to it too :) xxx

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  11. Hi Fiona what a shame you couldnt work in the laundry,lol,looks like you have been very busy,must be all the lovely boutique beer giving you energy,hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

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  12. Every little bit helps.. some lovely stuff happening up there.

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  13. You managed to get sewing things done so that is good! And it is always necessary to taste the home brew I assume! Shame about the washing - not!! Lol!!

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  14. Glad you got some sewing done, love that last stitchery especially. Your brew is looking very professional.

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  15. What you got done is lovely

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  16. great job tracing all those stitcheries. It's going to be a gorgeous banner.
    Lovely to have a new brew on the bubble.
    lovely progress on your stitchery too.

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  17. Gosh, it's been busy at your house. The banner should come up a treat. How did the quality control go on the brew?

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  18. You had a busy weekend with stitching and other important things . So sorry to hear about Chooky's sister , such a shame they have to pay such drastic prices for drugs . Hugs Sheila

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  19. Hi Fiona, oh how pretty the Christmas swag will be when it's done... I wish mrHS would make some brew in my laundry - then I wouldn't have to do washing... so have more sewing time... win/win in my opinion!!

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  20. Wow, you have certainly had a busy weekend.......it's over now, you can relax!

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  21. thanks for sharing the link.........

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  22. Well that sounds like a great weekend.....especially since you couldn't do any washing. Oh the Shame of it all.

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  23. Lovely, busy weekend at your place Fiona

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  24. Loved seeing all those projects that you have on the go, Fiona :-). Some home brew bottling time I see...that glass of lunchtime ale looked very impressive!

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  25. I am a bit late catching up. You may not have joined the party for long but there was plenty going on in your weekend. Glad to see some of it was your gorgeous stitching.

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