Sunday, October 31, 2010

Its the little things...

So with the huge upheaval that happened in our life over the last couple of weeks, and being faced with the uncertainty that comes after these events, I'm finding time to enjoy the little things.

Today these are the things I am thankful for:

1) Having kickass taste in sewing equipment. 
This is my stunning sewing machine. 

Its a special edition Bernina I bought around 2002, and it was terribly expensive for someone who wasn't sewing at the time.
I've been brought up around sewing - my mother owns a very large patchwork and quilting shop, and we have lived around fabric crafts for our whole lives (cross-stitch, knitting, sewing, etc etc etc)
So when I decided to buy, I bought the best.  It was $2200AUD 8y ago, and came with extras like a free walking foot (val. $125), a stainless, full sized arm, knee lift, programmable stitches, a two way pedal so that you use your heel and the needle goes up or down.  All of these things are no longer available on the comparable model.
Its an amazing piece of equipment, and has only missed a beat once - when I hit a pin and whacked out the timing.  I expect it will last me another 20y at least.

2) Shane being able to sleep wherever, whenever!
This is my DP 3 weeks after finding out he had a large brain tumour that has since been removed and diagnosed as Grade I benign.  It will be a long road to recovery, and he sleeps more than a newborn baby!  I have had to give up work to look after the household, and I'm very thankful for his naps because it means he will get better.  Slowly.  With infinite patience from me and the kids.

3) My vege garden coming up to summer.

These are all seeds I planted in the last 2-4 weeks.  We have beans, corn, beetroot, radish, peas, spinach, cabbage etc.  We have 3 other vege patches too, and the 20kg of seed potatoes we planted in the community garden, so our vege garden is pretty important to us.  I tend it like its a child, weeding, watering and de-bugging in an organic manner.

So - what are you thankful for?


Lou's Mum said...

Sorry to hear about Shane's health problems! That must have been so shocking and stressful. Wishing him a speedy-as-possible recovery.

Sam said...

I’m so glad Shane is on the road to recovery.. that must have been hellishly scary for all of you.