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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WOYWW, 2 months not blogging, sad news and life must go on!

My dear bloggy friends! 

Yes I am actually writing my blog post! I have not posted for more then 2 months - I just can't believe it is such a long time. And so much sad news! First the news of our lovely WOYWWer Eliza from Australia passing away and now I have just read Julias sad post that Janet Fairythoughts has passed away too. Two lovely ladies! I am sooo sad!
Everything I am given by friends I keep so I kept things I got from Eliza....

This was a lovely card, ATC and even the envelope sent to me by Eliza.......

This was something I got from Janet.....her lovely talent of jewelry making....

She was always kind and giving, I once mentioned on my blog I was looking for shaped sequence....she offered to send them to me and in a weeks time I got all this lot.....and she didn't want a thing for it!!!!

So today I am sad that these lovely ladies have passed away.... I am in Slovenia at the moment so I can't come to Janet's funeral but my prayers and thoughts will be with the family she loved and lived for!
I have been away for such a long time because of many reasons....We went through the operation of my DBF - he has fully recovered btw - I had visitors - my dear friend Jo from Jozart and her lovely Dave have been visiting - we started on the quilt I am making for my daughter and Jo  has been showing me lots of sewing tricks! Then we made our way over Europe in our car and we are now in Slovenia! When we came here we found my flat in a bit of a disaster - the block of flats where I live  has been painted so everything had to be cleaned and put back the way it usually is and it took me a while to do that, especially as we have been having temperatures between 35 and 40 deg C, Then I had to visit my mom, celebrate my daughters 30th birthday and visit doctors as I haven't been looking after myself while I have been caring for others and my health has deteriated - my ticker was not ticking the way it should and now I am on tablets that keep that in check!
As you all know life must go on so this was my desk after I arrived home....

A right mess.....I have since cleaned up and I wouldn't be able to write this if the situation would have been the same....I just started making a card for a newborn little girl but it isn't finished yet so I can't show it. I can show my sewing project in the making...You probably saw it on Jo's blog but if you haven't this is the center piece.....

and these are the blocks I am now making with my new sewing machine (Janome TXL 607) because my old Husquarna went up in flames - literary!.....Did I mention there has to be about 200 hundred of these blocks? Huh...I do take on more then I can manage don't I????

Ok then that was me entering the WOYWW world again...sorry I was lost in space - but I have now returned to the mother ship and our captain Julia from Stamping Ground can rightfully tell me off!

Lots of love and hugs to all of you! Friendship my friends is the glue of the world!
Yours faithfully,


  1. Hi Dolores, good to see you back again! It is so sad about Janet- she really was such a lovely lady, everyone has such fond memories of her.
    I love, no adore that centrepiece- both the design and colour. Dolores, it is glorious, truly. 200 blocks will keep you out of mischief, lol. Have a great week, hugs. Shaz #5xxx

  2. loving the look of your quilt! but how naughty of you not to be looking after yourself... hope you're sorted with the tablets now!! GReat to see you and your space again. Helen 3

  3. Wow! You've got a lot going on. Beautiful quilt squares!
    April #40

  4. Hi Dolores. You've been missed so it's good to see you back in the fold. Sorry to hear your health had required more medication.....please take care and look after yourself. We have lost two special blogging friends and it's up to us to live it large on their behalf now.
    I really love your quilt....it's going to be really stunning.
    Annie x # 17

  5. Think of you dear Delores when my rose flowers, called Delores. I actually showed it on last weeks post. But picked a different rose this week. Yes felt very sad about Janet, I didn't know as well as you but was one of her early followers and enjoyed her posts and visits.
    Wow is all can say bout your two creations and love purple..lots of work, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  6. It's wonderful that you are blogging again, but sad that it took you so long to be able to do it. I hope you are feeling better soon, and start caring for yourself, because we don't want to lose you.

    What a wonderful and sweet tribute you wrote about Janet. I've been telling people how good she was to me, although I never got to meet her. She sent the rocking horse rubber stamp I use on my WOYWW ATCs each year, and I will cherish it even more, now. I hope some of these comments get back to her family so they know how much she was loved and admired. I wish I'd known because I only learned of her death when I visited Julia's in time to link up last night.

    Please stay safe and get well soon. Take care of yourself and remember YOU are the most important person in YOUR life. Happy WOYWW from #2, because technically, it's still Wednesday in my world.

  7. I am reasonably new to the WOYWW so did not know those ladies , they sounded like very dear friends . I am sending my hugs. You quilting is truly beautiful. Have a great week . Soojay 23

  8. As others have mentioned, it's important to take care of ourselves. So sorry to hear about your Huskyvara going up in flames (that sounds so scary). Your quilt blocks are beautiful. #59

  9. So much happening! I think I need to sit down and rest after reading all that. It sounds like you have mostly been enjoying yourself. Do take care! Judy #50

  10. Welcome back!
    I love your sewing. Yes, it's a large project but it will be so beautiful when finished. I love the celtic centre piece.
    I hope you get yourself sorted health wise. health is important.
    Have a great week,
    Sorry I'm late in commenting,