Grandma and her boys

Monday, 25 March 2013

I have just had an amazing.....

I have just had an amazing week at the beach with  two friends ... we went on a UFO week and here are the things I managed to finish.

This bag I started three years ago .. it was a class at the Embroidery Guild Conference ... it was way out of my comfort zone but I thought I should try something different ... it so not me and even though I was determined to finish it I still am very unsure about it ... may be the colour or the decoration I am not sure what it.

This one is not so much a UFO ..... as it is a new start a few weeks ago  it is a Needle-case from the Inspiration Magazine, but I want to get it done for our Guild Exhibition in May and this week seemed like a good chance  with seven days of nothing to do but stitch.

This picture is a few of the items that the three of us managed to finish.

It was a great week with good food and company, walking on the beach in sunshine and we had rain for a couple of nights it was so badly needed in our drought ridden area.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sometimes life is just good....

My daughter Kathryn organised a team to enter the 24 hour walk for life. As I am a survivor of Breast Cancer I was on board with out a second thought.

It took place this weekend ... the sun shone beautifully all weekend .
We did it ...8 of us walked with 2 walkers on the track every minute of 22 hours just about ... I did 3 hours during the night with 2 x 2 hour breaks ... and of course half hour stints during day light hours.. feeling good .. only ouch !! heel numb on left foot so far .... wonder what tomorrow will bring .... Here is Kathryn and Mhairi with our amazing banner for Relay For Life

Family affair ... the name came because Grandad Breadmore died of Cancer... my husband had prostate cancer and of course myself with Breast Cancer ... the following is Kathryn's comment on Facebook I think she puts it wonderfully...

Kathryn's message ......Happy tired, sun kissed, muscles ache and amazing achievement running through my body after 22 hours at Relay For Life. So proud of my team and all the effort they put in, the laughter and the enthusiasm. Way to go "Family Affair" we rock! Pedometer says we walked about 130,000 steps between us which is approx 90km
Maybe see some of you next year

Even my 2 grandsons 10yrs and 8yrs walk ... well done Ben and Alex.
These pictures are Ben and Alex finishing a tri- athlon .