Friday, April 20, 2012


Addison's disease - Better Health Channel
Addison's disease is a rare endocrine disorder. It occurs when the adrenal glands cannot produce sufficient hormones (corticosteroids). It is thought to be caused by an autoimmune disorder. Addison's disease is managed with steroid (corticosteroid) replacement for life. Addison’s disease is named after Dr. Thomas Addison, the British physician who first described the condition in 1849. United States President John F. Kennedy was one of the best-known Addison's disease sufferers. He was possibly one of the first Addisonians to survive major surgery. There was substantial secrecy surrounding his health during his years as president, and the 25th amendment to the U.S. constitution was introduced at least in part as a result of this secrecy. Popular singer Helen Reddy. Scientist Eugene Merle Shoemaker, co-discoverer of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. French Carmelite nun and religious writer Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Some have suggested that Jane Austen was an avant la lettre case, but others have disputed this. According to Dr. Carl Abbott, a Canadian medical researcher, Charles Dickens may also have been affected. Although I am not famous like the above people I too have Addison's Disease. It is well under control with medication. I thought as it is almost awareness month by posting a little information it may be a little more understood / recognized.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Today, like every couple of days for the past few weeks I have come on to post some photos of finished projects. For some reason my photos wont upload. This is happening on other sites too and I can tell you it is driving me nuts. (Silly me went to put a picture of a nut!) So I tried "Googling" a solution and so far I have cleaned my cache (pretty good really, considering I have no idea what a cache is), I have downloaded the latest version of Adobe, and still no luck. I will persevere but it is soooooo frustrating! Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening windows. Read more:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Craftsy Block of the Month

Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Presents 2011

This year I had less work than normal leading up to Christmas so I had this great plan I would make all the Christmas presents. Needless to say even with more time on my hands I didn't have time to make all the presents. I did however make 2 cushions. I found the pattern in an old magazine the centre was supposed to be a cross stitched block but I chose a nice piece of fabric and I must say I was happy with the result. I admit when it came to tying the bows I was all "fingers and thumbs" so in the end my daughter did, didn't she make a good job?

Swap wallhanging

Finally put together some swaps to make one rather large wall hanging. In it are three different swaps. There are two initial swaps a "H" and a "B" plus a star swap.

I do the swaps through an online group in yahoo, or should that be on yahoo? The group is called SCIS, Southern Cross Inital swappers but we swap more than initials, I have been in round robins, row by row swaps, and picture swaps. I t is fun to go to your mail box and get a "squishie" otherwise known as a packet with some patchwork or applique blocks in it. Then you have to get your mind working trying to think of something to add to the swap, all good fun!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Out of Order

Now that I have started to catch this blog up to date I am finding photos in weird places on the computer hence the title, out of order. This next photo is a quilt I made simply because I felt like it. I bought a jelly roll and a found a pattern that I liked in a book called, " Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I swear this quilt came together in just a couple of days, it was so easy to make and very effective.