Friday, 19 March 2010

Better News and Cute Fabric (again)

We've had a couple of worrying days chez Mixed Media but I think it is safe to say now that things are improving.  Wednesday teatime I had a phone call to say that my Mum had been rushed to hospital in an ambulance and was in the cardiac care unit.  Apparently she had gone to the doctor's in the morning about something unconnected with her heart and he had remarked that she was puffing a bit.  He did an ECG and promptly called an ambulance.  By the time she got round to letting my brother and I know, she was much more comfortable and on medication to bring the heart rate under control.  Our first instinct was to rush down to Essex to see her but the ward is closed to visitors and Mum insisted that she was fine!  The news today is that she is much better and probably going home tomorrow.  She already has an evening out lined up!  What can you do with her?    We will be seeing her soon but she still insists that she is feeling much better than she has felt over the last few weeks and we are not to make the journey.  

You may remember a few weeks ago I blogged here about some fabric my friend's daughter had designed for Makower?  Well, I've had a chance to see some of the actual fabrics today and they are even more lovely in real life than on the computer.


Makower give the various fabrics different names and I think this is the 'borders'.  The pattern is Farm Corner.
This particular fabric above is 'patchwork'.

This is 'Labels' (Excuse the differing light and shadows, I was photographing these in a conservatory).



These two above are all over patterns and are presumably for backings.  There are also several pastel polka dot designs to co-ordinate and the sheep above come in several colourways.  The dog that features here and there is an echo of the family pet Brecon, a border collie cross who sadly is with us no more but who was a favourite of mine and a great character.  Somewhere on the fabrics there is an image of him in a tractor.  

I am going to use some of this fabric to make a cot quilt for my friend's daughter who is having a baby in June, I just need to sort out a design!  There are now lots of stockists coming up on Google so it shouldn't be too hard to obtain the fabric.  Trouble is I'm spoilt for choice.  

We had a very quiet Wedding anniversary yesterday as much of the day was taken up with phone calls so DH and I are going to have a day out tomorrow to make up for it, once we know Mum is ok.  

Enjoy your weekend!

PS I may just have to make myself a bag with this fabric because it makes me laugh!

14 comments:

sandra wyman said...

Fun fabrics Julie.

Hope your Mum continues to improve - hadn't realised it was such a worrying time for you.

Have a good weekend

Love S

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I hope that your mother is soon feeling better and back home. Is she in Broomfield hopital? I know that it has been closed for several weeks to visiters.

Julie said...

Thank you Sharne. She's in Southend Hospital and the Cardiac Care Unit has norovirus so they can't take visitors. The hospital was supposed to be free of it but evidently it's flared up again. We're hoping Mum won't pick it up, it's very virulent.

sweetypie said...

thats good news and I love the sheep fabric baa baa...

Susan D said...

I'm so glad to hear your Mum is OK, I know through my own recent experience what a worrying time it can be. Our Mum's are so precious aren't they.

Odile said...

I wish a speedy recovery to your mom.
Have a nice day.

Heather said...

So glad your Mum is better - such a worry for you. The fabrics are delightful and will be very popular I'm sure. Have a lovely day out.

Angela said...

I'm glad your mum is okay.
That fabric looks lovely and I think you should make yourself a bag. Enjoy your day out.

maggi said...

Good news that your mother is improving Julie, hope she is able to get out of hospital soon.

Cute fabrics.

PeggyR said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing better, hope it continues.

Julie said...

Thank you Heather and Susan. Mum had a dizzy spell yesterday and her heart went erratic again so she is still in hospital. It's the best place while they sort out her medication but I feel very sorry for her as she's usually so active. I spoke to her this morning and she is ok although her speech was a bit laboured. I think that's probably the medication slowing her down.

Amelia said...

I have a love of fabrics too, and today I went with my mum to a quilting regional day - it was most inspiring. I'm not trained in textiles but do love to 'play' and it has become part of my art work!

Happy making and I do hope things improve with your own mum.

Amelia.x

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Hello Julie: I'm just catching up with my blogs, so sorry I haven't commented before. So sorry to hear about your mum and I hope she feels better soon. She's in the best place of course. Try not to worry too much; I'm sure she'll be home soon. x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

The fabric is gorgeous. I do hope you Mum is ok. Thinking of you Julie