Enough is enough - life is good once again

That's it! I have had enough. These last 18 months have been terrible and I think I am finally through with all the crap that life can dish out. It's time to turn it around! I can say it again 'Life is great.'

In the last 18 months...
  • I've been so very, very sick...a rare form of cancer called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. You can read part of my cancer journey starting here.
  • I've had numerous operations (7 in 14 months!)...some for the cancer and some for kidney stones.
  • I've been badly hurt by people & had some terrible personal challenges to work through...
  • As part of my recovery, my husband & I have recently spent 4 lovely months cruising Tasmania in a motorhome.
  • I've had to replace my laptop & thus had to learn a whole new interface (and at a time when my brain wasn't functioning the best).
  • My sewing machine died and needed replacing.
  • Life has made me too tired or dispirited to bother with the little things such as taking & editing photos and writing up my blog posts for a long time.

Oh well that's enough of the bad stuff. Let me say it again: Life is good once again.

I am sorry that I don't post on this blog more often, but I want this blog to be something I enjoy doing not something that I have to force myself to do and thus resent or feel that 'have' to sew or blog or what ever.

Gardening, crafting and traveling are stress relievers for me. As such they are things I love to do and thus if I don't want to sit down and write and such for what ever reason then that's just the way it is. I really do enjoy crafting and I enjoy blogging too. I would like to keep on 'liking' them rather than making it a chore. :)

So our good news?

Rob and I have enjoyed our 5 months leave traveling including 4 months in Tasmania, a little island off the south coast of Australia in our motorhome. You can follow our journeys in Tassie or any of the other places on a separate travel blog that I keep which also includes details of our bus to motorhome conversion.

We came home in time for our beautiful youngest daughter's wedding. She is getting married  to a lovely young man at the end of May and there's some things we wanted hand-made for their wedding.
I promise that I will go into more details with proper photos after the wedding as we don't want to spoil the surprises for anyone attending the wedding.

So far..
  • I have helped with the pop up portion of the wedding invitations.
  • I have cut & redesigned the wedding veil from my old wedding veil.
  • I have made the wedding cake.

Now I am currently working on the hair clips for the flower girls to match the comb part of the wedding veil.
Still to come are table centre pieces, flower girl baskets, wedding favours and maybe the cake boxes.

All these are being done in between general life and catching up with friends and family let alone 6 months worth of weeds. I swear the weeds grow faster than any plants! Grrr!


So thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It is great to be enjoying life again.
I am certainly blessed in so many ways, especially in my husband and my family.
I have so much to be thankful for.


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