Monday, March 25, 2013

Car stickers

Hi everyone

I have received the stickers today and have a look there it is on my car. Please email me for the link to donate if you like one.
Cost is $10




Friday, March 22, 2013

This is why I do the End Women's cancer walk

Good morning to you all.

I am feeling a little emotional this morning and this is why:

I had day surgery yesterday and I guess the anesthetic is playing with my head. Anyhow I am home and feeling good and waiting to get the results hopefully by Monday.

As I put some things away this morning in to a trunk I came across a drawing and it is my Dad.
He is the real reason why I am doing the 60 klm walk, while it is called End Women's cancer walk, I am sure it will also benefit cancer in Men.

My Dad was my step dad and he married my mother in 1964 when I was just 3 years old. He met my Mother at a dance and ask her out, she said you need to know that I have seven children at home.

He laughed and said: Look you only have to say no if you don't want to meet again and she said no no it is true my husband left and I have seven children.

They arranged for him to come and visit and we all lined up at the door, he came with chocolate's and we told him that we didn't like those. My Dad thought that we must be very spoilt children, anyhow he stayed and became my Dad.

My only Dad.

We moved to Australia in 1983 and visited Germany in 1986 for three month and again in 1991, but this time because my Dad was sick with a brain tumor and not long to live.
I spend nearly three month with him, not the Dad I had but my sick Dad, I never forget the day I had to say goodbye to him for the last time, the kids had to go back to school in Australia and we had to leave.
We left in August and he past away in November, he wanted to around for his 25th wedding anniversary and made it.

He sat on the hospital bench near the lift with those very sad blue eyes and that is how I remember him.

The drawing of him should be in a frame but i can't bring myself to hang it up and that is why it was in the trunk.
I got it when my two sister came to visit and we went to the local country market, i didn't realise but they arranged to have this drawing done from one of his passport photos and didn't tell me.
So I couldn't understand why they wanted to go back to the market the next weekend.
We walk around and as we came past this cottage i look around and saw this drawing hanging on the veranda looking at me, stopped and staid to my sisters: look at that it could be Dad, they laughed and I cried.
It first I was very angry for them to do this to me, but I do love the drawing with one exception:

My Dad had the bluest eyes.
Thank you for letting me share this and if you can support my walk, you can buy a sticker or donate.
Details are in the previous post.

Christine


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The End Women's Cancer walk

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I thought I should write a little more about the 60klm walk.

It will be done over two days on the last weekend in October 2013, I have plenty of time to get ready.
I am doing about an hour everyday (  only just started training)  enjoying walking by the ocean.

The money raised will be given to the Queensland Medical Institute of Research and hopefully one day find a cure for any cancer.

All participants need to raise $2000 and I do have a homepage here: Christine Cohrs

I appreciate any support you can give me or my team, there are three others taking part and they are Deidre, her daughter Sarah and Jo and they too are raising $2000 each.

In my previous post you find the offer for one of my patterns, all you have to do is donate minimum of $10 via my page and email me your details and I get it posted.

For others living in Brisbane, Sharon at Patches has kindly offered to have one of my Quilts hanging and selling Raffle tickets for me, they are $2 each or three for $5.

For every $5 donated you get three tickets in the draw and the quilt will be drawn on the first Thursday in July.
This is the quilt up for Raffle.

The Dresden plate logo you see is a car sticker and 3 x 5 inches in size, it is a sun and waterproof sticker made from vinyl, the quilt in the background is mine and I will have these for sale very soon.
They are going to be $10 each, if you are interested let me know and I put your name on the list, they are available in about 7 days.

The reason I am doing the walk are:
three beautiful grand daughters
daughter
daughter inlaws
Mothers
sisters
aunties
girl friends
every woman
Thank you for reading and your donation
Christine



Applique and piecing






I guess I have been so busy with other stuff you all must think I have given up stitching?

Noooo I haven't, I have been working on a pattern by Sue Garman called Afternoon Delight and love the little blocks. They are the ones in the top two pictures.

I hang some small quilts, the red house quilt was my by Janet for a swap I had and of course some baking - Plum cake.
Started my walking to be ready to do the 60km in October.

Still sitting in my PJ and am feeling like a coffee.
chat soon
Christine


Friday, March 15, 2013

Sleep Baby Sleep pattern ( please share this post)

I created this quilt from a picture, it was a quilt made around 1930 as you can see it won a prize a couple of years back.
It is hand appliqued and hand quilted.

A good cot size quilt.

I am offering the pattern for sale at $10 including postage to anywhere, all money raised will go towards my fundraising for the " End Women's Cancer walk in October "

please email me if you like a copy.

Thank you for your support
Christine

Thursday, March 14, 2013

End Women's cancers walk

Hi everyone

Sorry I have been very quiet on the blog front, but been busy with FB... I need more time,grin.
Anyhow all is well and I am getting some sewing done, the other thing I have decided to do is take part in a 60km walk over two days on the last weekend in October to raise money for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital to end women's cancer.

For this I need to raise some funds and would love your help with a small donation, click on the link End Women's cancer
To make a donation,  three chances for every $ 5 donated

Sorry Australia only as posting the quilt overseas would be to expensive.
The quilt will be drawn on the first Thursday in July.

Thank you for your support.