Wednesday, 24 June 2009

What a nightmare!

What a nightmare this last week has been. My 94 year old Mother in Law (who lives in the Midlands and we live down here in Hampshire) fell last Wednesday and fractured her femur close to the connecting hip joint and we were told she would need an operation to correct it. She was admitted to Hospital but they couldn't operate straight away as MiL had a chesty cough which they had to try and improve before she could have an anaesthetic. As the week progressed she was scheduled to go to theatre each day but each day her chest hadn't improved enough, then Monday her blood count dropped so she had to have a small transfusion. Yesterday however her blood count had improved, as had her chest so she was scheduled to have her operation yesterday afternoon. We duly rang the Hospital yesterday evening to be told that all operations yesterday had been cancelled!!

Today is another day though and she went down to theatre this morning, it is fingers crossed now that everything went well and she can begin the road to recovery.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Well it's been a busy few days, Thursday wasn't too good for Bonnie, when I took her for her walk she started carrying her front paw and before we had even got half way across the first meadow she wasn't putting it down at all ... walk aborted and a visit to the Vet which Bonnie hates. The Vet couldn't find anything in or between her pads but felt a lump on the top of her paw so that area was shaved for a better look and sure enough there was a lump that began swelling almost visibly. The Vet said the lump needed to "pop" but didn't want to do it because of distressing Bonnie even more so I was given antibiotics and anti-inflamatories which I was to give her along with hot salt baths for the infected paw and if the lump hadn't popped by Saturday I was to take her back to have it lanced. To cut a long story short the lump did pop that evening and she is now well on the way to recovery.

Over the weekend we went up to my Brother's in Wantage near Oxford for my Nephew's 21st Birthday bash, we had a lovely time and the weather was lovely, really hot and sunny, which was just as well as it was held in the garden. I made a never ending card for my Nephew which he thought was fantastic, so although it took ages to make it was worth the effort.

I come from a large family but as we are now scattered all around the Country we don't manage to get together very often, however another of my Brother's arrived with his teenage daughter but she was on crutches, she is at College doing an equestrian management course and she fell of her horse and fractured her pelvis in three places!! Ouch! But she is young and very fit so she is progressing very quickly and can't wait to get back to college and her beloved horses.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Well after a bright start it has turned into a very wet Sunday afternoon, but what better excuse for a crafting session?! I have a few birthdays and anniversaries coming up so I have been busy, here we have a card for my Nephew's 19th birthday next week, one for my Son's birthday and one for my Grandson's Prom next month, I have also made one for my eldest Son and Daughter in Law's wedding anniversary but I can't show you that yet as Deb reads my blog.

The Prom and 19th birthday card are made using card from my new Glittered Alphabet Stack and my Son's birthday card is made using Distress inks and Perfect Pearls and the stamps are Elusive Images.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Phew what a scorcher again! Another wonderful weekend with hot sunny weather, long may it continue. Last weekend Rachel (my young Granddaughter) was taking part in a Biathlon .... in that heat! Despite the heat she did very well, we are very proud of her, she even managed to beat her own personal best in the running part but I bet she was glad when that was over and she could go in the pool for the swimming part.

This Saturday we had friends over for dinner which was very nice, even better as we were able to sit in the garden to have a pre dinner drink, that would have been unheard of with last year's weather. Sunday Rob and I went into Town to buy some things for our holiday and to get a 21st birthday present for my nephew who's party we have been invited to the weekend after next. We got our holiday things but completely forgot about the present!!!

Crafting wise I have been busy making stitched cards and have tried my hand at bead embroidery. Here are two cards I have made, a bi-plane and some beaded flowers. I have also just finished a medallion which has over 500 beads! I'll show that to you later when I have taken a photograph.

My other exciting news is that Rachel and I had our names and one of our cards featured in the June edition of Card Making and Papercraft AND I have had my letter and two cards appear in Making Cards ..... how exciting is that!!