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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I'M A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!

Woo hoo guess what.....I have won a giveaway....YEAH....can't believe it, first the lottery, then the good news about sam and now this, is what I have won retromummy I am still dancing a jig around the room....David thinks I have gone mad......he could be right.

Thank you so much retromummy.

Hugs Linda x

Monday, 22 November 2010

I Promise I will stop posting about Sam after this.......

Woo Hoo, Sam's examination has shown that his lymph nodes are NORMAL YEEHA.  The vet said we could do one more test if we wanted to make absolutely sure, its a biopsy, but it's a very specialised technique, they can't do it, we would have to go to Limoges, its very stressful for the dog and very painful.......we said no.  Sam has not shown any symptoms through out all of this, he has been his usual happy little self, eating and drinking as normal, we think he has gone through enough for now so, unless he shows any signs of the cancer returning we are leaving well alone.  Now to get back to a normal life.  Thank you all so much for your support whilst we have gone through this, our dogs are like the children we never had, we love them to bits and  can't bear the thought of them being in any pain.

I promise from now on this blog will get back on track and I will be showing off my quilting!!

Lots of Hugs to all my lovely friends

Linda x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

WOO HOO Sharing some good news

Some good news for a change, we have won the Euro Millions lottery.......okay okay  before you all start sending me begging letters, it was only 3 numbers , so the total sum of my winnings is 11.50 Euros.   Hey, I don't care I will take all the good luck I can get at the moment.

Have finished my two Christmas table runners today, still not sure where they are going, or if I am keeping one for myself.

and the other one......

Also tried my hand at applique, never done it before but I was waiting for my Christmas material to arrive before I could finish the table runners,  decided to have a go, this is a cushion cover I did to see if I liked doing it
and here is a wall hanging I have just finished, really enjoyed doing it except for the stems, which has probably taught me I don't like doing fiddly things so will stick to large object when I do my next one.

The second picture shows 2 of my "firsts" the other is the first cross stitch I ever did, it needs putting in a larger frame but I was sick of having it lying around so put it in this one, I now have a larger frame, just haven't got around to doing it's on the "to do" list!!!

Hugs Linda x

Friday, 19 November 2010


This will be short and sweet, but alot of you ask me for updates on Sam.  We have been to vets this afternoon for the results and it wasn't the good news I was hoping for, the tumour was malignant.  The lab said the vet had got all the mass out but we don't know if the cancer has spread or not.  The vet suggested we should have him castrated as it's the hormones that feed the cancer, so he is back in on Monday for another op.  He tried to reassure me that Sam was not dying just yet....but as anyone with a much loved animal will tell you that didn't make me feel any better.  He is also going to do a rectal exam on Sam whilst he is under to see if his lymph nodes are enlarged - if they are the cancer has spread.  It's going to be a long weekend, think Sam isn't going to be the only one that needs lots of hugs........

Linda x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Green Fairy Giveaway

I have been busy sewing today, both table runners now have been quilted and just need the binding sewing on, which I am doing tonight.  So glad to have got these done in good time for Christmas presents. 

Green Fairy has a fabulous Big Birthday giveaway of a fat quarter bundle!  Wow.  How lucky are you if you win this one, it ends Friday night so hurry on over.   Good Luck.

Hugs Linda

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Lets Get Ready for Christmas Giveaway

So many giveaways going on at the is another.....Leona has a beautiful quilt to giveaway - how generous is that, fingers crossed.  Hugs Linda x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Congratulations!!! A Royal Wedding 2011

It has just been announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry in the Spring or Summer of 2011, oh I love a good wedding.  I am sure it will be a bitter sweet day for William with memories of his mother upper most in his mind.  I wish them all the very best of luck and happiness.   The future King and Queen of England.

Hugs Linda x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Giveaway Time

Do you want to win some really pretty fabric???  Yes!!!  Retromummy is giving away 14 fat quarters of the most gorgeous fabric.....ends November 21st.   Though it's a waste of time you entering really because I am going to win it LOL.   Hugs Linda x

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Another fabulous giveaway Barb at Bejeweled Quilts is giving away loads of fabric, what I wouldn't give to win ..... and that's not all check this out Bejeweled Quilts 25 Dollar Giveaway woo hoo I am off now to get my entry in.  Good luck everyone.

Hugs Linda x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Lest We Forget….

As yesterday was Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans Day, and I haven’t got any quilty news for you, I thought you may be interested in a little place about 15 minutes away from us.

Hubby's Dad at Oradour sur Glane 2005

Oradour sur Glane was just an ordinary little village going about it’s business on that fateful day in 1944.  We always take our visitors here, and everyone of them comes away deeply moved, Oradour has been left exactly as it was on that day as a memorial to the hundreds who died ……here is a link to the story……

Pictures of Oradour sur Glane
The story of Oradour

Lest we forget…….
Hugs Linda x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Bonjour! From a Very Wet and Very Windy France

Brrr today is awful, blowing a gale, lashing it down with rain and its cold. Lady though loves it, she stands outside with the wind blowing on her and doesn’t care if it’s raining or not.
Sam has been to the vets this morning and has had 4 of his stitches taken out, I remembered to ask vet how many he had in…11!!  Blimey I hadn’t realised there were so many.  We are back again on Wednesday for some more to be taken out. The lump on his back has gone down too, so no more tablets for 48 hours and see how that goes.  All in all good news for Sam.
I have finished the coral/floral table runner, the binding on the corners took me ages to do, not sure if it’s because they are not a 90 degree angle.

I decided in the end to bind using the same coral fabric, as anything else took your eyes away from the panel in the middle.  I did FMQ on the middle bit, and stitch in the ditch around the rest.

And for the back I used the same large floral as the panel on the front.

We had planned to go shopping today but with the weather being so awful it will just have to wait until later in the week, really hope it is better where you are.  Have a good Monday.

Hugs Linda x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Moda Charm Pack Giveaway

Mariliz's Musings is giving away a Moda Freebird CP, but you will have to hurry, this giveaway finishes Sunday evening.

Hugs Linda

Giveaway at Stray Stitches

Linda at Stray Stitches is having an 80th post celebration giveaway, she has some lovely fabric   Mmmm should I be telling you about all these giveaways!?!?!? Oh go on then I will. This giveaway ends on Tuesday 16th November.  Good Luck!

Hugs Linda x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Giveaway time again (again!)

Phew don’t know about you but I can’t keep up with all these giveaways.
Stitchbird is having a Birthday Giveaway and there are some lovely things to win…off you go then…what are you waiting for. Good Luck everyone

It’s Christmas in 50 Days!

Ha - bet that got you all sat up and thinking.  Can you believe it, where on earth has this year gone to….actually where has the last 10 years gone.   So thought I had better get on with some Christmas things.  As I don’t know whether these are staying with me or going as presents, I can only show you  little bits – don’t want to spoil someone’s surprise.
Haven’t quite finished this one yet, waiting for some red ribbon and some snowflake buttons to sew on

This one is finished ready to quilt. 
Now need to buy some nice Christmas material for the backs.

A little update on Sam as so many of you have emailed to ask how he is.  At the moment he is doing really really well, his wound is healing nicely.  The lump on his back has reduced slightly so he has some more anti-inflams until Monday.  Hopefully the first of the stitches will be taken out on Monday too.  He says thank you all so much for your kind thoughts, hugs and prayers for him, we all appreciate it very much.
Sorry pic not too good!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Linda x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Another Giveaway

Leona at Leona's Quilting Adventure has a giveaway, hop over and have a go, closing date is November 10th.  Good luck.

Linda x

Sammy Update

First of all thank you so much for the many posts and email I have received wishing Sam well after his op, I really appreciate them all.
We have been to the vets this morning and his wound is healing nicely.  The catheter has now been taken out.  Had a little scare as a lump has appeared on Sam’s back, it came up suddenly so I half suspected it would be a reaction to something to do with the op.  The vet checked him this morning and it is some sort of reaction, he gave us a three day course of anti-inflammatory tablets and we go back again on Friday.  If the lump has gone down by then, all well and good, if not he will have to do a small cut and drain it, but he assured us it wasn’t another tumour…….phew.
The tumour has been sent off for analysis today and we are 50 Euros lighter in our bank account,  this is just for the test, we haven't got a bill from the vets yet.
And I am pleased to report he isn’t incontinent (Sam that is, not the vet!)
Not much sewing has been done in the last few days,  we take the “bucket” off him and give him lots of cuddles, so nothing else is getting done. 
He has been such a good patient, he takes his tablets without a problem, comes to us for the “bucket” to be put back on even though he doesn’t like it, and today when  the catheter was taken out, and the plaster taken off he cried, but then immediately started wagging his tail again at the vet and all the nurses……he is a little trouper –  My Little Man.
Linda  x
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