Friday, 10 October 2014

What ever next??

Hello friends...

I posted my wonderful finished stitch called "Acorns and Owls" from Blue Ribbon Designs at the top of this post as it makes me happy and instantly smile.  I have not had a chance to 'finish' it as yet, but will do soon.

Today has been a very strange day and I am wondering what else is going to happen...

See this morning just after 10 am I received a phone call from my mum saying to go round quickly as dad was being taken to hospital by ambulance.

This for me is a normal procedure but it is usually mum in the ambulance... so it just felt odd.  I drove over to my parents home to find that it was looking like dad had a heart attack.  I made my way to the hospital and met up with dad in A&E. Oh they did the usual things and well dad was looking kind of better... until they moved him.. and he went white as a ghost and something was happening with him.  They ran a lot more tests and admitted him for observation.  
As its now the weekend.. well nothing is likely to be done until Monday now.  Unfortunately for my dad if he does have another blockage they cannot repair it with another stent as he already has two fitted.  They have said if they do find a blockage then he will most probably have a heart by pass operation.  But we will have to wait and see if it comes to this.

I am the one that has been in the hospital all day with my dad, rushed back to take Han to work and then to my parents to collect essentials for my dad.  Back to the hospital and drop the things off... then collect Han from work.  So its only now sitting down in the evening I can reflect on what has actually happened today.  And I bet your all wondering where my mum is?  Oh well ill at home too... she has a crumbling spine and is in a lot of pain unable to walk far and on top of that has a cold... so she is rather under the weather. 

I write this on my blog as I fins it helps... helps me.  As I have lots of things flying around my head and putting it on paper or in my blog helps me organize myself.  Oh I am not looking for prayers or anything like that... see we are not really a religious family (sorry).  I do know there are some who follow my blog that are religious.. I respect your views and beliefs :)

Well tomorrow is another day as they say!

I have started to stitch something this evening... I needed to do something to keep busy and calm myself so started a little project...

Here is where I am now..

This is some aida (yes that I was kindly gifted) ... I cut a piece and dyed it (it was white) and I dyed it this tan/fawn... colour.  I did it with herbal tea!  Its not a bad colour I think!  I hope it suits the colours I have chosen for this little project :)


Sorry to of rambled.. 

Happy stitching ..



  1. I hope things go well for your Father and Mother, keep yopurself in good health, you are a very good caregiver for your Family.


  2. So sorry to hear that your parents are 'under the weather' right now. I hope they, and you, improve very soon! Catherine is right--you are the caregiver and have to take care of yourself, too. Please keep us posted on everyone.

  3. Hello, Jacquie.
    Just stopping by to say - I hope it all works out with your parents - and with you. Take care of yourself, don't forget your own needs.. Beautiful stitching, as always!

  4. hope your father is doing ok. looking forward to seeing this stitching grow ♥

  5. sending ((Hugs))) to you all ... and hope that they mange to get things sorted out for your dad quick ... take care of yourself as well ... and love your new start ... be warned though ... fabric dying gets addictive love mouse xxxx

  6. Hope your father is feeling ok
    Sending you hugs x

  7. Your Dad is in the best place for the weekend, they will look after him now and your Mum can focus on herself. It's so very stressful for you though. Good job you have your stitching to help you!
    Tea dyeing is fun, I recommend fruit tear, you get some lovely soft pinks

  8. Oh Jacquie, what a stressful day you had. You have so much on your shoulder, I hope today will be a better day for you. Sorry for your dad, but as Jo says he will be taken best care of at the hospital.
    I hope you find the time to relax and to stitch a bit.

  9. Jacquie, I am hoping(and praying) everything goes very well for your dear father.

  10. Don't forget to take a few minutes here and there when you can for yourself Jackie. I hope your mom and dad are both doing better. Lovely finish by the way. LindaLee

  11. Sending big hugs and prayers to all of you, I do hope your parnets get well soon. love Lynda Ruth

  12. Jacquie, I keep my fingers your father and mother, I wish healing !!!
    Are you full of love! Do not forget about your health!
    Your new cross stitch is beautiful, look forward to the end:-)

  13. Take care, love your stitcheries and the colour of your piece of Aida is very nice.Hugs Shirley N.Z.

  14. Dearest Jacquie - take care - I will be thinking of you and your family. P.S. I love the tea-dyed Aida!

  15. so sorry to hear this about your father. Praying that all will addressed tomorrow and he will be on the way to full recovery quickly! Also for your mom--is that spine condition final, or can it be helped? I find stitching to be VERY soothing to me always! Hope the same for you! Hugs!

  16. Sending you lots of love and you know we are all here for you. If you need to chat then I'm just an email away for you, make sure you are being kind to yourself and taking care as you are obviously so strong for your family. Big hugs lady xxx

  17. I love the colour of the fabric. I didnt realise your dad was in hospital! You should have said when I pmd you. We might not send prayers but we can send positive wishes and support and love..which to me is all the same xx Fingers crossed it is something which is easily fixable and hugs from Ireland.

  18. Oh gosh, what a trying time you've been having. I hope things start looking up very soon. So glad you're finding comfort in your stitching.
    Best wishes.

  19. Oh dear, I hope your dad is better and wishing him a speedy recovery!! This must be so scary, I really feel for you sweetie xox
    Love your finish and can't wait to see what you're working on next, it is a great start already :)


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