Friday was a day of jobs and stitching.
Saturday was my DH's birthday and he said he didn't mind taking me over to the new stitching show at Doncaster Racecourse Exhibition Centre but I didn't think it was fair to drag him round that, so decided not to bother. He put my new wall pot up on the front wall of the house instead and I told him it was a strange way to spend a birthday but he said he'd rather get on and do something. I think the fact he's on the downhill slope after 50 may be why he wasn't so keen on any fuss or celebrations. We had a quiet night in with an Indian takeaway while DS was out on the razzle round town on his belated birthday bash - a fancy dress night and he went dressed as a Pimp, of all things (where did I go wrong with that child? ;0) ). If I can get my hands on some photos I shall post a pic. :0)
Sunday I took one look at the wild, wet and windy weather and decided I couldn't face going out, not even to a stitch show. DH wasn't feeling too great and kept sneezing, so we stayed in the warm: the boiler just needed a tweak of the water tap to bring it back up to pressure the other day, so it's working fine now. We did a few jobs and I had another stitching session - not only did I complete the design for the card exchange but also finished it into a card. Yay! Unfortunately I can't post a pic until after the exchange has been completed, so here are pics of the two papercraft Christmas cards I made yesterday instead:
Hopefully that will help put me in the right mood to make the rest but..........
I got a phone call from my DSis Sunday evening: my cousin's wife had been rushed into hospital a little earlier. She was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and a brain tumour secondary (and further patches in her bones and neck and who knows where else) just two weeks after my Dad's funeral service: up until then she was being treated for vertigo!!! It's suspected that the brain tumour secondary burst last night. When the paramedics arrived they resuscitated her. OK, I know that's their job but come on, for goodness sake: the poor woman is riddled with cancer and has already gone through hell and they bring her back to brain damage and further pain and suffering....... I feel it would have been so much kinder to leave her be and let her cross over to the Otherworld. My cousin and two of his brothers went to the hospital with her. I haven't heard anything else since. I lit a candle for them all last night and would be grateful for prayers and blessings for Norma and her family, thank you.
Today is another wet and miserable day and I'm doing my regular jobs, as Alex is due for a visit later. What a lifeline her visit will be today.
I've got behind with Blog visits but hope to catch up in the next day or so. Sally: I've bought from HollieStitch on several occasions and have always found them to give a fast and efficient service, so am happy to recommend them. :0)
Hope you all had a good weekend and the weather is better where you are.