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Thursday, 14 May 2015

After a Significant 4am Hypo.

Things to do after treating a significant hypo at 4am.
  • Make sandwiches for the school lunch boxes
  • Empty the dish washer
  • Do another blood test, and treat another hypo
  • Admire the dawn chorus
  • Have a drink
  • Sort the laundry
  • Another blood test
  • Praise God that this one is in target
  • Wave good morning to the sun
  • Go back to bed
  • Take ages getting back to sleep because the body is in morning mode.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Insulin Pump Pouch Design

I've had several people ask me where the pattern is for the insulin pump pouches I've made for TJ and Roo. There really isn't one. I've been experimenting over the years, and this is how my most recent ones have been constructed.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Emergency Insulin Supplies Pack - a Prototype.

I've been carrying emergency insulin supplies around in various different pouches for several years now. I keep meaning to get something better, and having a huge fabric stash to the side of my desk, I decided to try making an all in one case.

I did some research and couldn't find anything exactly like what I needed, but this one was close. I need the pocket to close, so small items don't fall out, and wanted to use netting instead of plastic. Here's my prototype.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Cross Stitch for Charity

I follow a number of my favourite artists and crafters on social media and blogs etc. So as part of reviving my embroidery hobby I had a look to see if the authors of my favourite chart books had Facebook accounts or Blogs. Only one does, Jayne Netley Meyhew. On her Facebook fan site I discovered that she had donated some charts to the Cross Stitch for Charity Facebook Group. How could I not go join it and find out more?

The idea of the group is that they pick a charity, and designers donate charts. Members then make a donation to the chosen charity as a fundraiser, and download the donated charts. It's run on a honesty box type of system, and there's a link to the fundraising paypal account on in a pinned post at the top of the group.

The following designers have donated charts to the group for the current fundraiser, which is in aid of WWF.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Cross Stitch Revival

Lisa wanted me to share some more about renewing my neglected hobbies this year. The first is cross stitch. I used to do this all the time, and had expanded to include other counted thread stitchwork. I have a number of unfinished large projects. Some got packed away because the purpose for making them had disappeared; others due to emotional issues that got associated with the piece due to events that happened when I was stitching them; but the majority when we had to shift my crafting stash to storage before Tisha was born to make space.

I've picked out 3 projects, one from each of the above categories.