Thursday, February 19, 2009

So this is me...

Ok, so this is my first effort at blogging. I have been reading so many amazing blogs and pinching so many wonderful ideas :) that I thought it was about time that I gave a little back to the blog world.

This is my story.
My name is Paula, wife of Tom and Mum to Molly 4, Chloe 2 and Jack nearly 5 months. I started out my working life as a radio announcer in outback Queensland (Longreach) I worked for my Dad. It was his dream to own a radio station and being a major daddy's girl I followed him into that career so I could be with hime everyday. It was in Longreach that I met my husband, decided to start a family, fell pregnant, moved to Melbourne (to once again be closer to Dad after he sold up and moved), had Molly, got Married, then decided a change in career was needed. I studied a cert III in Beauty at Frankston Tafe and became a Nail Technician. I wanted another baby so fell pregnant and had Chloe in 2006. I started my own business in 2007 and rented a space at Surreal Beauty in Cranbourne, I worked away very happily for nearly 12 months when my life was changed forever.

A simple spilt drink was all it took for me to slip and totally destroy my knee. When footy players hurt their knees they usually tear the ACL (arterial cruciate ligament). I did that one and the PCL and LCL as well. I also fractured 3 bones and dislocated my knee. Needless to say, this was extremely painful and 12 months later I have now been put on a disability pension.

This is both the worst and one of the best things that has happened to me. It meant that I have now found my passion. Lots of time sitting in a wheel chair or hospital bed, you find that anything you can do with your hands is a welcome distraction. This is also the reason for the name of my blog... Lots of time sitting around to sew, but you can never have enough fabric.

So here we are, I have just had my 3rd child, whom I was just pregnant with at the time of my accident, and I loooove anything crafty. I have stolen Jacks bedroom (he sleeps next to me anyway) and designated it as my sewing room, and my lounge is full of UFO's.

So thats me, I hope you will come back occasionally as this will be my little window to the world.


  1. Welcome to blogland Paula, you'll love it. I knew you had one baby, had no idea there were two more. I remember noticing your knee, what a simple fall to cause so much damage, sewing must be great therapy for you now that you can't be as active as you would like. I hope you find blogging as much fun as I have, it opens up a whole world of friendship and sharing ideas.

  2. Wow! I had no idea. Yes, life can deliver us trials. The Bible says the righteous will suffer many trial, but God will deliver them from them ALL. Have you ever heard of Joni Eareckson Tada? You can find her story on AMAZON and I highly recommend it (link below).

    Your embroidery is beautiful. I am trying to find a place to learn this stateside. I have some beautifully embroidered items my grandmother did that I really cherish. I look forward to seeing all of your new creations. I really like the heart on that quilt too. God bless you! izazbz at yahoo dot com