Tuesday 22 April 2014

FNSI Winner

Thank you to everyone for their wonderful words of encouragement and well-wishes….it has meant the world to us and dad’s progress is onward and upward!  Just know I’ve read  every comment and I appreciate each and every one of them….please excuse me if I haven’t responded…..I will try to, but know my heart is bursting with the love you’re sending us!!!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, just doesn’t seem enough!

Dad has two drains in his abscess which wont go until the cavity of the abscess shrinks, and a scar about 12 inches long around his torso.  But he’s off his red button for self administered pain relief now and only has tablets when he needs it.  The number of tubes going in and out of him is reducing and he’s actually up and out of bed for his meals and even walking a short distance every day.  The doctor tells us he will remain in hospital for 2 weeks to a month depending on his progress.

Hubby’s sisters have arrived from down south and have given us a few days to return home to make sure the house hasn’t burnt down and to see our boy…..we’d almost forgotten what he looked like!!   He’s been sick with the flu too, so couldn’t come up to see his Nonno!!!!!

It has been difficult without good computer access……it’s amazing how much you DONT realise how much you rely on technology and although the IPhone is good, and the tablet is good…….it just doesn’t cut the mustard when it comes to writing a post so excuse me if I’m babbling but at the moment I feel like I’ve just been let loose in a candy store!!!!!!!

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Well, I better show you what I’ve been up to since I’ve been stuck at the hospital for the past 3 weeks…..

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….I’ve been working on a new project I’ve designed for Patchwork and Stitching, involving quite a few hexies and some stitchery on linen….

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some more blocks in my Quilty Sampler Stitch Along

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I finished the stitchery part of Vicki’s Autumn Rose Table Runner

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and did some more stitching on my ‘The Street’ by Smee Designs

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I really like the foils in her hair in this block!!!

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and funnily enough, it’s at Jenny’s hairdressing store!!!!! lol

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Grandma, in her pink fluffy slippers and fashionably matching pink handbag, is finished too….

but there’s still lots to do………without a machine for 3 weeks, I’ve been in withdrawal….guess what I’ve been doing!!!! LOL

So sorry about the late posting of our FNSI winner…..I was a little distracted!!!!!!   

We had 48 of us sewing together on Friday night…….. I was working on my Quilty Stitches cross stitch sampler at the hospital and if you visit my last post, you can visit all the links to everyone who joined in to see what they got up to!

Mr RNG helped out again in drawing the winner (he’s so good at being ‘random’!) and he picked…..

14.04.18 winner

who is……..

Vicki from the UK

and the prize is even a surprise to me! Congratulations Vicki………I’m sure you’ll love it, whatever it is!!!!!

I know that sounds weird, but my wonderful friend Marilyn has offered to host the prize for this month whilst I’ve been away……she is just adorable and such a sweety……make sure you pop on over to her blog and look at all her lovelies.  She’s a new designer too……I’ve showed you my sewing bag that I got that she designed and her patterns have been selling like hotcakes. 

photo courtesy of:  http://mardimeanderings.blogspot.com.au/

here she is with the bigger version.  You can link to her and buy the pattern too…..I absolutely LOOOOVE mine and use it all the time!  there’s mine, on the left in the picture below!

photo courtesy of:  http://mardimeanderings.blogspot.com.au/

Babbling enough……I’m off to do something with those hexies…….I’m on a deadline!!!!! 

Sugary hugs :o) xox

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Sandra said...

What fabulous news about Dad, lots of healing vibes heading his way.

Teresa said...

Hi Wendy... I'm sorry to hear about you FIL and I hope he continues to improve every day. Sending you both and your families lots of love and hugs. You must be exhausted xxx

Cheryll said...

Congrats to Vicki... and yes Marilyn's bag is wonderful!
So pleased to hear the patient is on the mend... :)

Jo said...

Congrats Vicki
You did achieve a lot of stitching, considering.
Well done

Anonymous said...

such good news Wendy and boy you have been busy with your stitching and congrats to the winner and i am making another one of Marilyn's bags at the moment,love them.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Thank you for the update, it is good news.....Congrats to Vicki..and how generous of Marilyn

Noela said...

Glad your Dad is getting better each day. Congrats to Vicki on her win. I must find time to start Marilyn's bag, she assures me I will get over my zip phobia. Thanks for hosting Wendy. Hugs......

Farm Gate Creations Incorporating Hummingbird Quilting said...

That's great news about your dad....and boy have you been busy stitching, everything looks wonderful.

Maria said...

Oh how good that Dad is slowly on the mend and the sisters arrived to give you a break......
I know what your mean about doing posts on the BIG computer. I prefer to use it too.
You have kept busy doing some lovely stitching and nice hexies too.
Congratulations to Vicki and sew nice of Marilyn for organizing the gift.

Marilyn said...

Aww. you are such a sweet friend too, Wendy. I have emailed Vicki and when I hear back from her the gift will be in the mail. So pleased to do this little thing for you. I was looking for the random thingy today in case you didnt have time for the draw.
Big hugs xxxxx

Denise SA said...

So pleased to hear that your dad is doing well. Hope his recovery is speedy.

Tammy said...

SO nice to hear all the positive news. Sounds like he is definitely on the road to recovery. And yea you got to go home for a bit. I know you were so happy to see your house and boy.

e said...

So glad to hear that Dad is on the mend and you have a few days at home. Get some rest, Sweetness :)

Farm Quilter said...

It is so wonderful to hear the great news about Dad!!! I'm glad you get some time at home and hope your son gets well very soon. You have been busy creating so much loveliness!! Have fun with your machine while you are home.

Anonymous said...

I love your stitching! I can hardly wait to see what the new project looks like, since the sneak peek is so enticing. I'm so glad to hear the news about your FIL. It sounds better each time you write!

Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear about your Dad. You've certainly been productive while you've been at his bedside.


Kay said...

Such a lot of beautiful stitching, you have been so busy. I really love the pretty hexies. Hope all is well with your family soon. x

Anthea said...

My goodness Wendy, such stress for you! Glad to see that FIL is doing better and you are clever to have managed such cute stitching while all that has been going on!
I couldn't take anything like that with me last week to Canberra to be with mr13 - with only carry-on luggage, they confiscate anything with a sharp point!!

Susan said...

Good news about Dad - love the fabrics of the hexies...another magazine to hunt out!

Shari said...

Glad things are improving for your FIL! Love your stitching...my sympathies for being without a sewing machine, but you've certainly accomplished a lot without it, and you couldn't bring it with you to the hospital anyway *grin*...your x-stitch sampler is just wonderful and I sew love Jennie's Hairdressers too!

Lin said...

So pleased to hear that Dad is now doing well. What a lot you have done! xx