Friday, August 12, 2011

It's All Good!

Oh, boy - what a change! Firstly, Ed's operation went very well - he's still in hospital and will be home next Monday. He has been so brave and is now talking about the day when he can play bowls again. It is hard to believe life will have some sort of normality again - well maybe in a few weeks - I'm so tired, but it is a good sort of tiredness, lol! Lots to chat about and a lot of excitement - I have been able to stock up on beautiful 4-ply wool - that is one of the good things about driving to the city each day! It will be nice not to be so sidetracked in the evenings and to get down to crochet and applique. See my circle to the right - a few dear bloggers have admired it and asked about a pattern - seeing I have modified the original so much, I feel it is my own, with inspiration coming from the original - so, I hope to be able to help you out as soon as I complete my own design and make sure it works!

My hardanger piece - it was in one of my pics and a few have been interested, so here is a better view - oh, it must be 20 years since I made this and it is still crisp and lovely after so much use!

I can't wait to unpack my gorgeous new friend - I am so excited! This afternoon I will road test it!

These are the fabrics ...
and this is the pattern I will use - I have quite a stash of of gorgeous Kaffe's, mainly 20 - 30cm small cuts, so it should make a nice quilt, fingers crossed! If you have the same, I would love to hear your thoughts on it! I hope to hospital visit tomorrow and then spend a few hours with Girlfriends! I am so looking forward to a little freedom and relaxation, very self-centred I know but it has all just been so long! Happy weekend all!

23 Lovely People said ...:

Nedra said...

I'm so glad your husband's surgery went well.
and how fun to have a new machine to play with!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Ed's op went well, have fun playing with your new machine.

lots of love

Browndirtcottage said...

Wishing you and hubby well!!!

Deidre said...

Glad that all is well with Ed. Enjoy your sewing machine. I have one and love it...especially the accu-feed.


Miriam said...

I am glad Ed's operation went well. I hope he makes a swift recovery.

Have fun with your new sewing machine and all that delicious fabric!

Unknown said...

So Glad to hear Ed's Op went well...Love your New Toy have Fun Playing won't You..
Enjoy your Time with the Girl's You Deserve it..

Sue said...

Great news that your bloke's op went well.
Lucky you with a new much to be thrilled about. Good for you.

ria vogelzang said...

Good to hear your DH's operation went so well! Now it is time to have some rest for yourself....!!!
And that is not self-centred-thinking...... ;)
Hope you have a great time with your new sewing-friend!! :))
And enjoy your Girlfriends today!!
Have a great weekend!!

Barb said...

So glad about your husband...yes...glad too that life is getting almost back to normal for you. Love your new machine and fabrics...

Mistea said...

Looks like you're all ready for when you have some proper 'me time'. Hope you had fun playing and you get to visit with the girlfriends.
Glad things look like returning to normal soon.
Wishing Ed the speediest recovery and back to bowls soon.

JudyCinNC said...

Thank you so much for updating - I have been thinking about you and glad to see your projects are starting to come alive again for you. Happy stitching from Judy C

Margaret said...

I'm so glad to hear Ed is doing well! Yay! You deserve some fun times with friends for sure! I love that yarn -- such pretty colors! And the Kaffes -- yum! Hope you love your new machine! As for that circle game block, I just love it over and over!

Andi said...

So glad the op went well.
Your crafting plans look wonderful.
And Ed's plans to get back to bowls .... also wonderful!!

Heather said...

So happy to hear that your husband's surgery went well. My son was in a near fatal car accident 1 1/2 years ago and we spent many months in hospital and rehab. Such a relief when things finally started getting back to normal and I could take time for myself. It is not selfish, remember you need to recharge your batteries and feed your soul!

Elaine Adair said...

Great news all way round!!!

Hey, that's MY sewing machine - what I like best about it is, the knee lift and auto thread cutter are great help for paper piecing, and needle down and auto threader and ... I do my MQ'ing with it and so far, have NEVER had a problem with tension. Enjoy!

Julia said...

Lurline, So glad "it's all good" and Ed's op went well, here's to Ed getting back to playing bowls real soon.
Love that pattern...and the new sewing machine!
have fun with it!
Julia ♥

Dawn said...

Thanks for another picture of the hardanger. Lovely piece.
Glad things are good on the homefront. Enjoy your time with friends.

Kim said...

Love my 6600 and know you'll love yours too.

So glad to hear all is well with Ed.....goodness its been long few months for you! Spring is coming Lurline, more sunshine and happier days ahead. You certainly have enough to keep busy!

Happy sewing

Candace said...

I'm so happy that your husband's surgery went well. I know that as you said you are tired, but it's a good tired, I'm sure due to your mind being somewhat eased. I read so many blogs where people have the 6600 and they always love it. I hope that you love yours, too.

Jan said...

Hi Lurline,
Great News about Ed!!!Your lives should hopefully get back to normal now. Lots of Hugs
See you soon
Love Jan

Shari said...

It's really good to hear that Ed's op went so well. And glad to hear his spirits are picking up too. It was such a lovely day today - hope you got home before the rain!

Lovely machine - hope you have a lot of fun with it!

If you're up Tuesday we'll catch up, although I'll have to go to work just after lunch. I didn't want to miss the anniversary day and told them I'd be a little late.

Soggibottom said...

Lots of love for a speedy recovery for Ed.
Lurline, enjoy your new playmate. :-) What ever you make with it, I know it will be special.

Jen said...

Your hardanger is lovely in white.Hope you get to enjoy some relaxation. How exciting to have a new sewing machine.