Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button.

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What a hoot! While rifling thought the hall closet looking for a sweater for my Mum to wear I found a lovely green striped one I had made her ages ago. On it there was a pin of some sort, it was an old pin from the Festival of Canadian Fashion in which I participated waaaay back in the ’80’s with a friend who also made clothing. I’ll have to dig up a pic of us… I’ve got one somewhere, my designs then look dorky compared to styles today!!!

It was at this show that I switched to a brochure rather than a card as it had more info and was more likely to be kept by a potential client.

This a pic of my new yarn tree at work. I got it from a local machine knitter who was making the switch to quilting and selling off all her stuff, this was on the front porch and I just had to have it…. wasn’t sure why at the time as I seem to have no more floor room in my studio. I’ll have to start hanging things from the ceiling! Anyway, it’s been perfect for when I knit multicoloured garments as pictured here. I used to just gather them on what little floor space I had left around my machine.

When I’m choosing the yarn to be used in a new piece of work I can now put them on the tree instead of the floor, sewing table or ironing board!

On the BC front, no surgery scheduled yet but I’m dying for my double mastectomy (..well not really!) and my new boobs but this is going to be another year’s work, along with Herceptin until September, starting Tamoxafen and growing my hair back. As I’ve got through my chemo I look at the surgery as a breeze!

I no longer have to do eyebrows as I now have enough and I have brand new but really short as yet, eyelashes.. yeah!

Strangely enough the hair on my head is STRAIGHT!!!! My other half says wait but I see no bend in it whatsoever so far

Moral of this story: be careful what you wish for (that straight, blond streaked hair I kept talking about!!!).

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  1. Just wait for the hair – came back dark and started to curl at 1/2″ in length and I normally had straight blond hair! Nice curls that twisted around my little finger! Then suddenly at 4″ in length something told it to STOP – this broad has straight dish-water blond hair – so it started growing that way! Looked like I was growing out a dye job and a perm! Whatever…it was HAIR!

    Terry – aka SailingKnitter
    16 year BC survivior

  2. My mother, who is battling advanced kidney cancer, shares your name. I did a google search on her name for no real reason and your lovely sweaters came up, and then I found your blog. I just wanted to share my warmest wishes with you. And I look forward to sharing your encouraging blog with Mom.

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