Monday, May 9, 2011

Genki giveaway.

Ok, here's the thing: two of my sisters and my Mum and I are sitting here waiting for the surgeon to call to tell us that Dad is out of his operation. Then we can go to the hospital and see him.

Today has been one of the longest days of my life. We've walked the city streets, we've had coffees and picked at sandwiches and now we're here and waiting and occasionally I'm knitting and I need a distraction.

So to take my mind off it, I thought we'd have ourselves a bit of a giveaway. Well actually my gorgeous friend Chanie did. She wrote me a letter the other day. Have a look, see what you think and leave a comment below.

Dear Kate,


When Genki created the “I love craft” tee it was inspired by women like you. Not a flash in the pan kind of craft girl, but the one that weaves the beauty of craft into her everyday and by sharing it with others makes the world a better place.


Excuse the soppiness, but as someone who’s very new to craft (but always admired from afar), I now get what all the hype is about. While my work is often messy, crooked and a little dodgy, I’m hooked.


I love having a peek into your life via Foxs Lane and enjoy the warm, funny & insightful comments from your beautiful community of readers.


So here is a pressie from Genki to a lucky Foxs Lane follower who is a lover of all things crafty. I have an “I love craft” Genki tee to giveaway in the size & style as chosen by the winner (see photos).


All they need to do is tell me what's the next crafty project on their to do list.


In case they don’t know this already, Genki tees are all made here in Melbourne from 100% Australian or NZ cotton and are limited edition.


Good luck to everyone!


Stay genki,


Chanie x



The boatneck t is also available in white with green print.

How cute are those t's! I hear all the cool crafty gals will be wearing them this year.
Check out the rest of the Genki range and Chanie's blog.

We'll choose a winner on Friday.

And thank you all sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for the emails and comments about my Dad. I and in fact my whole family have been moved and overwhelmed. We really appreciate it.

Update: The surgeon called. He's out. It was a success. We're off to the hospital now.

102 comments:

  1. I remember the day my Dad had quadruple by-pass surgery. I went to work pretending it was nothing, I'll see him later, it's very routine surgery, great odds. I had to leave and to go in to the hospital and lay my head on my Dad's chest with tears in my eyes before he went in. For me it was just the worry of him not coming out.
    He did, everything was fine, and after he healed he must have had so much more oxygen in his blood or something because his colour came back and we saw how ashen and grey his face was in photos beforehand. It was a good thing. He quit smoking too.
    I hope your waiting is over with good news soon. Much love, Maggie

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  2. Fingers crossed you get a phone call so to let you know that your Dad is out and surgery and that it went well! I went through that with my Grandfather in January. The wait is the hardest, and the following days are just as scary as they recover. But it DOES get better and the do improve fast!

    I have so many things on my craft to do list! I have to headbands to finish, A cross-stitch that is half done, A quilt top to baste, not one but 2 scarfs to finish... the list just goes on!

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  3. Much love to you guys in your waiting. Hmmm so many things on my to do next project list.I have two gorgeous new books here with stitching projects marked. kids need pyjama pants and I'm playing with paper uncontrollably making cards and scrap booking ATM :) The Shirts are gorgeous.

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  4. I hope you and your family can get through this time together.

    My current project is felt camera cases! I have finished a prototype and am about to start another one- with owls and clouds! cant wait!

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  5. Hi Lovely - I am thinking of you. I remember when my Sam now 9 was in ICU at the Royal Children's - it felt like eternity. I hope you Dad is well xoxox.

    My next craft project is making a new winter range of repurposed woolen skirts and vests with a Squiggly Rainbow twist!

    Much love Rach x

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  6. I hope your Dad is doing fine. I hope you've got the call and all is well. It's times like these I always think doctors are worth their weight in gold.

    I'm hopeless at craft. I've just started a 70s summer caftan, and it's 2011 winter!

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  7. Thinking of you and your family Kate - glad you and your mum and sisters did the waiting together... that kind of waiting is hard. I'm waiting too (for an overdue baby nephew!).I have managed to start 4 different little knitting projects (mainly wash cloths and a scarf) all at once, and need to focus a little so I finish one...

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  8. Oh Kate, much love to you and your family and hope you don't have to wait too much longer.

    The shirts are so cool! But are we only supposed to mention ONE thing on our 'to do' list...? If only!! There are too many things I still need to finish!!!
    I suppose if I had to pick one thing, it would be to crack on and stitch up the liberty bridal horseshoes I have been making the lavender scent on my desk is delightful though!!!

    ps. I have a little giveaway on my blog too. x

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  9. my thoughts are with you and your mum and your sisters kate.

    sending cyber hugs to your daddy!

    x

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  10. I remember those terrible hours and days when my Dad was so sick. He went on to live to be 94 so hang in there.
    All the best to you and your family.
    Chrisartist

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  11. Hopefully Kate you've had some good news by now. I hopped over to your parents' blogs - what a gorgeous clan you spring from. I really hope he's ok.

    Craft wise, I really need to finish my daughter's patchwork quilt for winter, finish her fairy floss cardigan (which reminds my hairdresser of a rainbow paddle pop), and then I'm going to make some floor cushions for my son's room made from woollen blanket remnants I picked up cheaply from a Tasmanian blanket manufacturer today. I can't wait to make them up!

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  12. Hope your dad bounces back quickly. I like the look of those tees!!
    My next project is a dress for me. Possibly from the Burda Heidi dress. I'm hoping I can dress it down and wear it on our upcoming holiday :)

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  13. That's great news Kate, what a relief for you all. I hope your Dad makes a speedy recovery..x

    As for the next crafty thing on my to-do list, it's a cowl for my beautiful Mum, a footy neckwarmer for my Dad & I'd like to finally put my patchwork blankie together in time for the bitterly cold winter that is way too fast approaching..

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  14. So pleased to hear that your Dad is out of surgery, and it went well. Lots of hugs to you guys from us!!♥

    I'm waiting to start a doll for a special friend/good person/someone i've never met but feel like I have!xx

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  15. I'm hoping that you dad has a quick recovery. I'm feeling for you and your family at the moment x My next project is a knitted hoodie for 8 year old Kane. I don't make enough for my boys so it's his turn now. He is so excited that he is even winding up the balls of wool for me and told me that the cardi I am knitting would look better with short sleeve to hurry me up. Cheeky boy!

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  16. Fantastic news, so happy that your dad's operation was a success. Hugs to you all xxxx

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  17. I'm so glad to hear that your dad is now out of his operation and you can finally go and see him. I'm thinking of all of you and wishing your dad a quick recovery. Hugs xo

    P.S. My next crafty project on the to do list would have to be a crochet blanket before the weather gets too much colder:) Take care.

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  18. I'm so glad your dad is alright. What a terribly long day it must have been for you and your family. I hope that you have good nights sleep tonight knowing that all has gone well and that your dad is now on the road to recovery and can share in your lives for many years to come. xx



    Oh... and my current project is a queen sized quilt. I am following the pattern on the purlsoho site. It is the wedding quilt and I think its quite fitting as we were married last year. I hope to get it finished before our first wedding anniversary.

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  19. I am so glad to hear good news for you at the end of a very long day xx.

    In between sewing up a dress for a little girl and doing a test knit cardigan, my next project is knitting a hat. Well, hats. For the whole family for winter.

    V. cool tees!

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  20. Hi Kate - I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is doing ok & that you now get to see him & end your very long day!
    And what an awesome letter from Chanie! My next craft project is to actually set up my craft area as it's still all in boxes from the move!

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  21. Love to all the Ulmans!!
    xx

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  22. Great news about your Dad. All the best for a quick recuperation. Hope you're feeling better now too.

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  23. Kate you all must be so relived...
    I am so glad that he is alright...
    Hugs to you all...

    My next project is in my head...I don't know quite where in my head...but I know it is there somewhere waiting patiently for the right time or incentive to let it out...and evolve...
    When it does come out thou it is sure to be exciting and knock me off my feet...
    I love that feeling...I'm hooked...

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  24. So happy about your Dad. How mean are those hospitals never giving you a word of cheer. We waited in the hospital for my Mum's operation when they had to put a pin in a leg after she broke it because of the cancer. She had actually said her goodbyes to us because there was a possibilitiy she wouldn't make it. Then the whole shebang took hours more than predicted and not a word in response to any ofour queries as to her life.(she came through too) I am so happy this time has passed for you. Cherrie

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  25. Oh, Kate, I'm so delighted to hear that the surgery went so well. You and your dad have been in my thoughts. My Dad returned home after a month in hospital today - let's hope they both recover well. J x

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  26. PS : Next craft project is are more folder and book covers for myself and some friends then on to at least four bags for various ones and a check skirt for my daughter after which I may be free of that long list but I don't really believe that. Cherrie

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  27. Thank God for the good news! I am so glad to hear it and hope your dad continues to mend.

    My next project is a pair of little pillows. I'm looking forward to making them.

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  28. Thinking of you and your family ... hope your Dad is back to his old self as soon as possible. xx

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  29. So glad to hear your dad is out of surgery and it went well. Warm hugs to you and your family xx

    I have just cast on some beautiful fibreworks yarn to knit a pair of socks for a friend :)

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  30. So pleased everything went well with your dad Kate. x

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  31. Yay so glad it all went well for your Dad Kate. Don't forget to give yourself a rest too. I'm off to play with my new spinning wheel ;)

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  32. Glad he's out, such a long wait. Hope the days ahead go smoothly and you all get some good sleep!
    I love the tshirt so much. I just finished my current project- a mini tiny tiny granny square made with lovely pinks and grey cotton and I've threaded it onto my necklace.

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  33. Hooray Kate, I'm so happy to hear all is OK. I am itching to get crafty. On my mind is a flannelley/woolly/ loungey/doona-ey blanket creation using this Marrimekko fabric that has floated around my house since childhood.

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  34. So glad everything went well with your dad. My next craft project is a new bag and to finish off a cushion with an embroidered vintage doily

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  35. Yay,lots of lovely memories still to be made with your Dad! You sound like you have a very precious family Kate...
    My next project is a quilt... or a journal cover....or a cushion..... no definitely a quilt!!!
    hooroo, Geraldine

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  36. So glad to hear the operation went well! Phew. Thinking of you & yours, much love xo

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  37. Glad to hear your dear dad is in the clear. Mine's old, rough with crinkles all around (as my 3yo says) but I wouldn't change the old nugget for anything.
    My next project is 3 babushka dolls...for my 3 little babushki's!!!

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  38. Well thank the lucky stars for that. Farm doc is going to be ok!! Yipee! Hugs to you all. May you sleep a heavy deep sleep tonight. xx

    Word Verification "Foxygo"

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  39. So glad to hear he's OK, it SUCKS when your Dad is on an operating table, stalwarts that they are. It messes with the order of things.

    My next project: I'm embracing new things and have just learnt how to crochet! A friend taught me last Thursday night and this week I'm going to crochet a big swatch and turn it into a neck warmer!!

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  40. So glad to hear that all went well for your dad!

    My current project is kids Clothing Week Challenge - sewing some winter clothes for my daughter. the next project - finishing all those things in my 'to finish' basket - some have been there for a year!

    xx

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  41. So glad your dad is ok.

    My next crafty project is going to be a big chunky crochet scarf! Love those groovy t-shirts.

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  42. Oh, thank goodness your dad is okay! And thanks for the contest. my next crafty project? A knitted monster for my nephew's 2nd birthday. 'Cause every boy needs his own monster!

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  43. Glad to hear your Dad's out of his opp! x Wishing you all lots of luck.

    The first part of the letter is so true. I am fairly new to crafting and I am sooooooooooooooo excited when discovering new projects I want to do or learning something new. My hubby gets a lot of talk when I go on but I just get so so so so excited x

    My next project is from Let's Knit magazine April 2011 issue and is my first crochet project as just started leaning this. It's called bag buss a character bag by Jackie Ebdon and it's basicly a little toy bag as a cat. It's for my little girl Ella. x

    Would love to win a t-shirt.

    Leah x :)

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  44. I have been thinking of you all - I am so happy for you that the operation was a success. Best wishes for the days ahead - hugs all round.

    xx

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  45. Best wishes for your dad having a speedy recovery. If he keeps seeing posts of your gorgeous girls that will have to hasten his healing process so keep on blogging.
    My next project involves my new found skills at crochet so I'm tackling a vintage cushion cover straight out of a 1982 Woman's Day magazine. I'm going with mustard, chocolate, orange and khaki colours. Then it will be a mini afghan for a baby doll and her canopy bed. Love the shirt, would love to rock up to school pick up in that one. Melx

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  46. So glad to here that your dad is ok Kate, hopefully all the worries are behind you now. Good luck flowing your way!

    Crafty wise, my next project is supposed to be a beanie for my eldest boy, but it will probably turn out to be some stray idea that pops into my head and needs to be made.

    Hope your week is looking up from here on! Best wishes to your family. Julie x

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  47. Thinking of you and your family xx

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  48. Lovely giveaway, Kate! Next on my list is a Dictionary Sacrifice bracelet for my mom! I was so excited to hear that she liked them ad wanted one, that I've bumped her ahead of the paying queue. (Shh...)

    Well-wishes to your Dad...I know how stressful times like these can be, and am glad he's got through the surgery well.

    xo,
    w

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  49. I hope you managed to spend a bit of time with your dad this afternoon...here's to a swift recovery and him being up and around in no time :)
    Thinking of you.
    x

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  50. Great news about your Dad. I hope for a quick and easy recovery. :)

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  51. Good news about your Dad, big sighs of relief all around I'm sure :o)

    Next project...a knitted cardi for my little woman, maybe Jewel in a scaled down size.

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  52. Glad to hear the surgery went well! Hoping for a speedy and successful recovery.
    My next project will be some summer tops and dresses for me. I need a wardrobe update!

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  53. Hope your dad gets better soon!

    My next crafty project will be some baby booties for my son who will be born any day now :)

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  54. So glad that your dad went through surgery alright. Almost two years ago my dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma. He had an inoperable mass on his aorta. It was a harrowing year but my dad came through it and was healed. There were lots of prayers and tears in the midst of it all but I am SO grateful to have my dad around still. I'm praying for you and your dad, too!

    My next crafty project? Well I'm 37 weeks pregnant and I need to make a big brother shirt for my oldest. I also want to sew a quilt or something but we'll see about that. I'm already having early signs of labor so we'll see how much I can actually get done! Lol! I'm in the USA so I hope this giveaway is open to us 'mericans as well! ;-)

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  55. Hi Kate , Have been thinking about your dad. Glad to hear he came through it good. There's nothing like your own dad. I miss mine enormously.
    Great T-shirt! I'm working on a crochet wrap skirt at the moment.
    Cheers

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  56. Glad to hear that your dad ok and that you can breathe easier now. Best wishes to you and your family
    My next project is to finish my dad's quilt that I intended for him last Christmas but now it can be for this years.
    Take care

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  57. The waiting really is the hardest part! I am wishing him a very speedy recovery.

    What a sweet giveaway as well!
    Let's see, my next crafty project on the to-do list, well there's more than one so...1.A cushion cover for Vic's swap 2. Summer hats for some sweet little girl's in the children's hospital 3. A messenger bag that my Mr. has been waiting very patiently for.
    I love craft too!

    Take care of yourselves dear.

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  58. So glad to hear your dad's OK! My heart was in my mouth reading your posts. Sending lots of warm thoughts to your fam. x

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  59. Yay for your dad, so happy for you all that he came through with great success. You can all breath again.

    My wip is a crochet 'box' to put my wip in!!
    xx Sandi

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  60. Hello
    My next project started yesterday, my sister asked me to make her two grandchildren aprons for helping their Dad make pizza, BUT the lovely thing is I am making them out of entire scrap material from our other dear sisters material stash - sadly she passed away a month ago from cancer, I received two boxes of material and I am making aprons, cushions, etc to give away as presents for the people she loved to remember her. I will blog the aprons in the next couple of days as I am onto the second one now. These little children can now have a part of their Great Aunty although she is no longer here. It makes me so happy to see the items made into something to remember. cheers Jude :) have a nice day

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  61. And I forgot to say God bless your Dad, I hope he gets better very very soon :)

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  62. my next project (after i finish a hat for a friend, a jumper i've dubbed as the 'epic knit' and bunting i started 2 years ago)was going to be a biq squishy winter cowl for myself, but due to a change in circumstances i've just chosen some lovely wool to make a baby blanket for my bub-to-be.

    i think i'm going to be busy!!

    cheers!

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  63. glad your Dad got through the op...hope things continue well for him.

    Mmmm, these tees look like a wardrobe must - gonna get me a tee!

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  64. Glad it went well for your dad! I hope he heals quickly!

    My next crafty adventure would be needle felting. I've been buying the tools and fiber for 2 years, but have yet to sit down and actually do it! Hopefully this summer!

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  65. Next project - finishing Hazel's darn knitted hoodie, progress is slow, weather is cold, child needs warm wears made by Mama!

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  66. Oh such wonderful news about your Dad. And the tee is oh so cute. Hope I win (although it probably won't fit for a few months ;) )

    x

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  67. Such great news that your dad pulled through his operation ok. Onwards and upwards for him now! May he spend many more years across the road from you. :)

    My next project is Janelle Wind's Bluebirds quilt that I started three years ago not realising just how much needleturn applique was involved. I'm not a hand sewer!!!!

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  68. so happy dad is well. i'm a bit sad too..my dad is now unwell and i'm way too far away to help. :(
    i love the shirt.
    my new project is the african flower hot pot on crochet with raymond!

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  69. Yay! That's wonderful news! Today has been a fantastic day! x

    I just signed up for Susie's Brooch swap so that's my next crafty gig…
    Gulp! Wish me and my recipient luck! ; )

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  70. Glad to hear that your dad is ok, that's a huge wieght off your sholders!
    I have a gazillion projects to finish, but I always seem to find a new one to start................
    in saying that I really want to make a single bed ripple blanket for when my poppit moves from her cot into her big girls bed, which will be sometime in the next few months( she has just turned two)
    The actual TOO DO list is mammoth! I will be very busy until at least 2022!

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  71. Hi Kate, I'm so so so glad to hear that your Dad is through the op! Hope he is mending well today; surrounded by love and light.
    xx

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  72. He's out! Yay!

    I would like to learn how to crochet so I can make a rag rug.

    Awesome tshirts - hadn't seen them before, thanks for sharing.

    Bree

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  73. Oh Kate, tough times - so glad to hear that the op went well. Thinking of you all as he recovers.

    On a more cheery note - what cute tshirts!

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  74. Hi Kate,
    I am glad that you have received good news about your Dad and have been able to go and see him.(My Dad has heart issues and we have done alot of sitting and waiting).
    The next thing on my to-do-list is to finish knitting a long long scarf for my Dr Who fan son - and I have just stopped on the freeway today and picked up a cool vintage bedspread that must have blown off someone's trailer - so I have a cushion project in mind.
    Take care.

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  75. I am so glad you Dad's surgery was a success!! My 3 year old had major heart surgery in 2009 and is due to have another any time now, there is nothing more daunting then waiting for the good news to come!! (and time goes sooooo slow!!)

    My next craft project is a little crocheted cardigan for my 7 month old daughter, I am using some stitch nation bamboo yarn in magenta, I hope it turns out :)!!
    xo Pippa

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  76. Really glad your Dad's surgery was a success. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

    My next craft project is a library bag for my daughter...a simple project, but one that has been on the 'to-do' list for quite some time, and my little one has been waiting very patiently :)

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  77. Hi there, I love reading your blog, looking at your gorgeous handmade goodies and photos!!! I hope your Dad will be ok.
    My next crafty project is to nuno felt myself a skirt on tissue silk.....I am new to felting and am now addicted!!! I have mainly made scarves, but am going to challenge myself with a bigger project. xo

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  78. I am glad to hear your Dad is on the mend. I think your next project Kate should be to take some time to breathe and give yourself a little TLC. You must be feeling fragile after the past few weeks.
    My next project is a quilt for a friends baby...boy or girl? Not sure yet so I am waiting to stick it together with extra green or pink bits yet. Crochet dolly clothes are also on the list. Apparently the little sparkly purple number was wrong for Bunny, she wanted a blue one!

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  79. THe next thing on my 'To do' list is to write my to do list. I never got around to it last week even though I blogged that I would....there might be a little bit of stitchery til I get to that or just more washing, nappy chaning and sweets little-man hugs.
    Very cool t's!!!
    Ab xx

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  80. Just stumbled upon your blog and read this little post.
    I wish your dad and your family all the very best, keep strong and positive. I wish him a speedy recovery.
    my next craft job is making more vintage fabric & button bracelets.
    All the best x

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  81. Yay, old Farmdoc is gonna be feeling better in no time!

    My next craft project is a homecraft project- making my own tofu.

    Here is a really simple recipe. Well, it looks simple, but I will only know for sure after I've tried.

    xx

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  82. So glad your Dad came through the surgery well. Must be such a relief for you.
    My next craft project is either to finish one of many ufo's, or to start crocheting a scarf to keep me warm on cold Saturday football mornings. I think I'll go with the scarf.
    And as for the phone for Indi- I bought a phone for my daughter when she turned 10 because she really wanted an mp3 player (which the phone has), and I wanted her to be able to contact me when she might finish rehearsals or training early, or so I could contact her if I was running late for a pick-up. I guess it depends a bit on your circumstances. She has minimal credit (prepaid), and we are happy with our decision. So is she!!

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  83. Hey so relieved that your family can breathe a little easier tonight....
    My next project is a custom satchel for a friend...must get a move on and get it off my to-do list.

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  84. So glad all is well with your Dad Kate - great news.

    My next crafty project - I will toss a coin and it will be one of these, finish the kinder reading corner cushions, finish the princess dresses I started ages ago or to make a skirt for me!!

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  85. Glad to hear your Dad came through it well, the waiitng is awful.
    Have only recently found your blog, it is lovely full of inspiring photos and wonderful honest words about mothering three children, working, life and trying to fit it all in.x

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  86. Have been thinking of you. Projects AHhh. I have a few that I have to do, but would like to get something for my little man on the needles. Thinking a new Milo, have yarn here waiting. Hope that your dad continues to do well.

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  87. so glad to read everything came out well. It's so scarey seeing loved ones go through thing like this.

    Ilove your giveaway, how totally awesome! I NEED a tee like this. I am craft obsessed. My next project will be a few more long legged polly and ollie dolly's. Making softies makes me very happy. But the thing is I keep coming across all these beautiful crochet rugs and they are calling out for me to make them! So maybe it will be one of them. Or maybe a new doona cover from vintage sheets, or some new dresses for my girls... Way too many ideas and just not enough time.
    Here's to your dad's health and a super recovery!

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  88. Hi Kate - no doubt your dad is enjoying some warm & therapeutic hugs from some seriously relieved women...

    On the 'next project' question - My husband is approaching the big 40 in a few weeks and i wanted to knit something for him. Doubting my ability to produce something he would actually wear, I have decided on a nice cozy for his tea mug - fingers crossed i can make it 'manly' enough!

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  89. so glad to hear all is okay - what a relief. hope the road to recovery is quick :)
    l
    xx

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  90. Kate, I've not had a moment to comment but you are all in my thoughts big time. x

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  91. My next crafty project? Some winter jackets for myself - because Melbourne has suddenly become freezing cold!
    I hope that all your family is doing okay.
    thornberrylara @ optusnet dot com dot au

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  92. a crochet rabbit mainly because I can stuff the wool and hook in my pocket where ever I go! and hey - who doesn't need a rabbit?
    x

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  93. HI Kate,
    My next crafty project on my to do list is to make some more felted bead crochet necklaces for my etsy store!!
    Love the blog
    Kate at CreativeWorld

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  94. I hope you Dad makes a safe recovery.

    The next craft project...... so hard to choose (plus doesnt help I have too many UFO's)
    Anyway I really want to try screen printing

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  95. oh how lovely! I better become a "technical"follower then! :) My next craft project is a cushion cover for a swap! :) and then an album for my 27th year of life! what a lovely lady to offer this to you! and thanks for having the giveaway! xx

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  96. I wondered where your post had disappeared to! I had an e-mail notification but no post, glad it got put back!
    Hugs to you and your family, best wishes for your dad and wow, I would so love to win one of these! my classmates would think it hilarious if I showed up to tech in one with my knitting, love it!
    XXX

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  97. I think I'm finally getting craft now. I did a little bit before, but now I really get it!

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  98. What a rough time you have been going through, happy to here your dad is doing well.

    My next crafty project is a crochet blanket for my youngest daughter, she has been nagging me for some time now.
    xx

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  99. I'm so glad your daddy is ok enough for you to head home. I completely understand how you said part of your heart is still there with him. Take care x.
    I'm knitting an Acacia for a friend's little girl's birthday. It's tomorrow and I need to get cracking!
    I'm sewing a navy corduory skirt for me with dark red cord strips in the seams.
    That's on hold today though as I'm sewing a Dharma bag for a friend's birthday.
    And, I'm decorating luggage tags with lines of decorative stitching.

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  100. I hope your Dad is feeling better in no time.
    My next crafty project is to quilt 2 quilts I have pinned. One is for charity & one is for my Mum - but she doesn't know about it! The only problem is it is too cold to go into my sewing room, so I am spending all of my time snuggled up under a quilt in the family room reading books! Must stop snuggling & get productive. I would love to win one of those wonderful shirts as I just LOVE craft!

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  101. Hi Kate,
    Family members in hospital is never much fun... unless for a new baby of course. You summed it up so well about "the bubble" I know that feeling exactly, life, and particularly anyone whinging or complaining is just far too much to take. Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery.

    I ahve always wanted a genki "i love" tee, but could never decide on one. I love craft is perfect. my next project is a white knitted scarf... I am not a great knitter tho, yet.

    Another Kate :)

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