Archive for the ‘nursing’ Category

posted by on chatter, cooking, embroidery, needlepoint, nursing


This morning was another cold, dreary, grey, flattening sort of morning.  Melbourne specialises in these.  I have to exert a lot of energy to rise above it.  But the last few weeks, as I’ve been waiting for application acceptances and grad year interviews, I’ve been a little bit wobbly on the rise.  Checking emails every [...]

posted by on chatter, christmas, crochet, homely, nursing, quilts, woollen blankets


:: the sofas are crumpled with quilts … speaking of the cold but cosy nights we are having as we move past the winter solstice and once more towards the sun :: so many corners filled with so many projects … a little dabbling in last summer’s crocheted cotton throw, and turning a doily pattern, [...]

posted by on beach, chatter, crafty, family, homely, knitting, needle felting, nursing, patchwork, quilts, thrifted


Oh my goodness … 2014, what a year you are shaping up to be!  Almost four months past and I’ve barely caught my breath.  Now tonight, here I sit in my layers of wool and sheepskin slippers.  The bed is laden with blankets and quilts.  The rain patters outside.  Summer has well and truly finished. [...]

full days indeed


posted by on crochet, nursing, sewing


Goodness, life has been exceedingly full over the last ten days.  It all began with a washing basket that only had 2 towels and a half load of washing in it. That was two Sundays ago – the day before I began my two week placement in an Oncology ward at a large public hospital. [...]

posted by on embroidery, knitting, nursing, sewing, thrifted


My book satchel is finally finished – man, did its construction give me some grief! – and for the last few days has nicely filled the role of nurse’s bag.  So useful, so roomy, so cheerful on dark cold winter mornings. I know I’d previously suggested it was a bag Katherine would from Brother of the [...]



posted by on crochet, nursing, patchwork

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Beginning of the week, a 2pm start.  I finished the chores that simply had to be done and left those that I could live with.  Then, with winter sunlight pouring in through the windows, I settled at the craft table to do a wee bit of stitching.  Oh yes, I so needed a bit of [...]

posted by on books, embroidery, nursing, sewing, thrifted


Another op shop treasure … there were several to choose from, lined up in a neat row on skirt hangers.  All finished.  Hours and hours and hours of stitching.  None framed.  What an absolute treat to bring one home and put to lovely use a kindred spirit’s wonderful talent. I shall use this needlepoint as [...]

a little staggering


posted by on chatter, nursing, patchwork


Ah, the weeks have surely flown!  Excruciating exams are over.  Monumental essays are submitted.  I have the barest week to catch my breath before my acute care placement starts at an inner city hospital.  Oy! Frankly, I am a bit over it at the moment.  I regularly wonder what on earth possessed me to take [...]



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Thank you, lovely readers!  Your words, experience, wisdom, suggestions and empathy were so encouraging.  I read and re-read every lovely comment and will respond to each of you as soon as I can. Right now, I’ve just submitted my last case study for the semester – respiratory complications in the postoperative patient – presented my [...]

posted by on books, chatter, cooking, crafty, embroidery, festivals, nursing


 if you would like to share your ~loveliness found~ moments from this week … & I would so love it if you did … please leave them in the comments or share a link to your place! ~ and still I stitch, one little red figure after another, first band finished, second started, feeling rather [...]

posted by on books, chatter, dolls, embroidery, family, knitting, needle felting, nursing, our furry children


 ~ very simple, very sweet and oh so very soothing ~  ~ new friendships were cherished, endings that arrived so quickly were lamented & promises were made ~ ~ an early morning prac was rewarded with a steamy, creamy bowl of coffee in the sun ~ ~ knit, knit, knit, knit, knit … & so [...]

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Oh my!  I’m so thirsty … so thirsty.  I don’t know if this is a consequence of the rich gravy Julian made for supper’s pork cutlets, or the fact that it’s still dreadfully hot at 10.30 at night after a dreadfully hot day.  If you’d been peering into our dark garden, a few moments ago, [...]