Monday, 29 March 2010

Shopping and Blog Break and Happy Easter!

I have been thwarted in my attempts to blog tonight by recalcitrant Blogger and a grumpy laptop that decided to go on a go-slow!  As a result I shall keep this post short as I'm away to my bed soon.


This is the piece of Afghanistan embroidery that I bought at the NEC on Thursday.  I think Sebajan is the name of the person who made the embroidery.  There were so many designs I was spoilt for choice but I chose this one because of its colours and shapes.  I shall have to think about how I shall incorporate this into a larger piece, maybe a bookwrap.


I have to admit to some shopping at the Show on Thursday.  I thought I would have a go at indigo dyeing in the summer and I am led to believe that this kit from Art Van Go makes the procedure much simpler.  We shall see!  I got a bargain with the various stamps so I have forgiven myself for having a spend and I couldn't resist the threads.

We got all excited today because we thought Mum was going to have the pacemaker fitted, in fact she rang me at 12 to say she was about to go to theatre for the procedure.  Four hours later I rang to see how she had got on and they had failed to complete the insertion of the pacemaker so she has got to go through it all again, probably tomorrow.  We are hoping that their next attempt will be successful cos my Mum has been through enough.  She is very sore tonight and has stitches so she will have another lot tomorrow when they try again.  On the plus side we will be seeing her tomorrow - at last! - assuming she is not in theatre when we get there!


I leave you with a picture of celandines that should really be blooming all over our lawn by now but the cold winter is holding them back.

If I don't get to blog again for a few days I wish you all a very Happy Easter.  Thank you for all your lovely comments as ever and for the support you have been sending us all the while Mum has been in hospital.  I hope the Easter Bunny is good to you!

21 comments:

sweetypie said...

dear julies mum, get better soon, mums are very precious people and you are needed alao, bio oil really is good for scars.

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

I hope that your Mother's op is successful tomorrow.
Have a safe journey down.

sandra wyman said...

Thinking of you - and your mum - Julie

Nicc79 said...

I hope you mum recovers quickly from her op!

Nikki
xx

Val said...

Hi Julie - I've just been enjoying a walk around the fab embroidery Show with you. Thanks for sharing all the lovely pix. Hope your Mum's op. is successful and she's back home soon.

Heather said...

Thinking of you and your long suffering Mum, and hoping all goes well this time. Love your goodies and the little embroidery. My laptop has the same behavioural problems as yours by the sound of it, and yesterday I couldn't see any of the pics from your visit to the Show. Will try again in a minute.

JP said...

glad you had a good time at the show - hope your mum is ok - thinking of you

Gina said...

I hope all goes well with your Mum tomorrow, have a lovely break and take care X
p.s. Ive used that indigo kit before and it's quite easy.

Jan said...

I do hope the procedure is a success tomorrow ,A Very Blessed Easter to you and yours ..love Jan xx

Gail P said...

Prayers sent for you and your mum.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your purchases. The nautilus shell is one I've been looking for. XOXO

Jackie said...

Hope all goes well for Mum and that you enjoy your break.

Emma said...

best of luck babes, lovely goodies!

KindredSpirit said...

best wishes to your mum.

silverpebble said...

Hello Julie, sorry to hear of your Mum's trials - how awful that she has to go through it again! Have a lovely rest over the next few days and Happy Easter x

Guzzisue said...

((((hugs))) hope your mum is ok. I missed the show at the NEC for the first time in years so thanks for posting the photos :-)

MargaretR said...

I'm sorry your mum has problems with her op. Wish her the best from me. With some hugs to keep you going.

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

All the best and happy easter to you too ♡

Angela said...

Hi Julie I hope you enjoyed your easter break and youir mum is nicely on the mend now.
Your piece of Afghanistan embroidery looks very nice.

Angela said...

Hi Julie I hope you enjoyed your easter break and youir mum is nicely on the mend now.
Your piece of Afghanistan embroidery looks very nice.

pam said...

Julie I hope your Mum is now on the mend and your Easter Hols were peaceful. The embroidery looked lovely and isn't it nice to finally see flowers after this long cold winter. Take care

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Have emailed xoxo