Thursday, 7 March 2013

Haven't Stood Still!!

Since the end of January life has been a bit of a whirl.

First I had my lovely week at Meadow Gate and then my dear Mummy was taken ill with a heart attack, she was found to have blocked arteries and so had to have triple bypass surgery.

This meant we have been back and forth to hospital to keep her company (and sane!!) - having spent a lot of time in hospital myself during my last pregnancy I know that visitors are one of the few things to look forward to when you are in for any length of time.

Mum came out of Southampton hospital just five days after her surgery (and just the day after leaving HDU) and spent a week at home, but has been very poorly and this Monday had to go back in :0(

After much umming and ahhing on the doctors part, treatment for pulmonary oedema and anaemia it transpires that she has a clot in her chest and has to stay in now until they have got rid of it.

Fortunately she is in the local hospital now, which is nearer (and much nicer!!) to us. We're hoping she will be out in time for Mother's Day on Sunday....

Despite all of this I have managed to squeeze in a bit of crafting!!

On my nieces request I made her an owl cushion:

Which she was very pleased with:

And I started the quilt I am making for our king size bed:

I am making it using the quilt-as-you-go method as I know I won't be able to manage quilting such a large quilt once its finished and full size.

Mr G put up my latest vintage mirror and has declared No More!!:

Personally, I think there is space for at least one or two more!!

I've been after a pressed glass dressing table set and found one in a charity shop for the bargain price of £3.75:

As well as all this I have managed to do a hideous blonde bodge job on my hair, but I think that is a tale for another time....


Sarah x



  1. glad your mums in good hands, hope shes out for mothering sunday x
    love the owl cushion and great start to your still working on one i started four years ago!!! im slowww x

  2. sending love to you and especially your Mum! fee x
    (cute owl)
    (cure niece!)

  3. Glad that you're mum is more local to you now. I do hope that she's out soon. Love the owl cushion and I agree, there's DEFINITELY more room for a vintage mirror or three. xx

  4. Sending lots of get well vibes to your mum and hoping you manage to keep strong and healthy through it all. Chilling out with some craft (or at least a distraction) is probably a good idea - I love that owl cushion! Take care, J9 x

  5. It's lovely to hear from you Sarah especially the news on your Mum. I'm glad she is closer to you now so visiting is easier for you.
    You have been very busy with crafty things and I love the owl cushion. Tell Mr G. that there is room for at least five more vintage mirrors. He'll be saving on light bills with all the light reflecting around. :)
    Quilt as you go...that sounds very interesting. Must have a look see.
    Take care and love and best wishes to you and your Mum.
    Anne xx

  6. Lovely to see you back! Hope your mum is home for mothers' day xxx

  7. I was in hospital for 2 1/2 weeks when pregnant with a blood clot. I had to inject heparin twice a day when I came out. I hope she gets better soon, like you say you need the visitors to break those long days up.

  8. Ohhh your owl is lovely! I hope your mum is doing better :)


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