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.