Tuesday 12 August 2014


This morning we are on our way to the hospital for Dad (FIL) to have his surgery tomorrow.

We’re quite positive about things going well…..the doctor assures us it’s going to be fine, but Dad is 86 and has been through a lot this year already so all prayers and thoughts will be gratefully accepted.

So, to keep occupied, I’ve prepared a few new little designs to stitch whilst I’m there…..six little Christmas designs….

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…you didn’t think I’d show you yet, did you?….(terrible aren’t I?), but during the course of the week, I may show you some sneaky progress shots.  If you look closely, you’ll see some Cottage Garden Threads hiding in there too!  And some essential reading material that arrived in the mail today!

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…which just happens to feature my Love Life bag on the cover!  I think it’s a sign….

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Remember, I designed this bag whilst sitting beside Dad at his last surgery?  Reminding us to love every blessed minute of our lives and those people who hold special places in it.

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If you’re not able to get your hands on a copy, you can purchase a PDF pattern on my Craftsy store.  Just follow the link on my sidebar.

I think we’re absolutely prepared this time….(in no particular order)….

stitching – check

essential reading – check

loving family – check

skilled doctors – check

a faith that rocks - check

friends who care – check…..

yes……I think we’re ready! 

Sugary hugs xox  :o)

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Christine M said...

I'll be thinking of you Wendy. I hope all goes well. Hugs, Christine

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great big congrats Wendy the bag is gorgeous...I will pick up a copy today...Hope all goes well Wendy, great big hugs....thinking of you all xxx

Tammy said...

Wendy sounds like you are prepared. I hope all goes well with his sugery. And that he will be able to be released soon and all can get back to normal. Hugs

Simone Harding said...

Great preparation there Wendy. Love the bag.

Simone Harding said...

Prayers to your father in law and hope the operation is a success.

Fiona said...

hoping all goes well...xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Sending healing thoughts Wendy. Congrats on your lovely design too! Aren't we blessed to have stitching to help us through difficult times. All the best xxx

e said...

Loving thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. God rest His healing hand on Dad. Can't wait to see the sneaky peaks :)
Love and hugs always.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy i wish all the best for your FIL and congrats on your new design in the mag,i think it is a sign,safe travels my friend.xx

Farm Quilter said...

Will be praying for all of you! Love your bag...perfect that it arrived at your doorstep in time for this hospital visit.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Praying and praising, gorgeous girl! xxx

Cheryll said...

Absolutely... the very best of luck to your Dad...for a speedy recovery! Hugs xox

Cath said...

My thoughts are with you Wendy and hoping for a speedy recovery as well.

Lyn said...

Thinking of you

Kim said...

Best wishes for you all tomorrow. Hugs Kim

Pinnylea Creations said...

Thoughts are with you all; keep those hands busy xxx

Shari said...

Hugs and kisses, and a hand to hold when you need a break from stitching!

Maria said...

Looks like you are well and true.y prepared.
Sending lots of hugs and prayers.