Saturday, 7 July 2012

We have a loyalty card at the hospital!

Yes!   Yet again the HDHBEM and I have spent hours in the Emergency Department and I have begun the regular commute of visiting hours.  The HDHBEM is now flat on her back in a room with this view.  She is being pumped full of antibiotics (and I think all employees of the Health Board are aware of her allergies if my efforts have been successful) and is looking a lot more cheerful but is still not very well.
So far I am happy with the care she is getting and thankful that the hospital is so close to home.   Although cold it was fine and clear today so I walked over -  35 minutes each way - and felt better for the exercise.  
I have had a busy day though.   Washing the car, washing the windows, weeding the garden, doing the shopping, visiting the hospital, cooking for dinner guests tomorrow...... and in between times I found I had run out of DMC 930 so a quick trip to the LNS as well.   Now I am ready to settle down in front of the TV with my linen, floss and needle.
 The hardanger UFO is finished.   I can now rename the UFO box as it is empty and I do not intend that it shall ever be populated again.
 Ah happy dance here - but I have no energy left! Now, in tribute to my Scots ancestry, I am using the linen around the edge to stitch Prairie Sampler Christmas Alphabet letters for ornaments for the nieces and nephews. It seems prudent to leave the cutting of the buttonhole edge for a less stressful time.

  Tonight I need to complete five rows of knitting for the HDHBEM then I hope to stitch an L, a T and a G and possibly the outlines for an A and an N.   And I have found my chart for hardanger bookmarks so may try and start one of those on another corner of the linen.   I feel quite restless so some stitching will help quieten me down I think.


  1. Oh Margaret, I'm sorry to hear that your mum is back in hospital. I hope she does well and gets home soon. It's not much fun for her or for you. I know what it's like to organise my routine around twice daily hospital visits and it can be very draining. Stitching can be very therapeutic if you choose the design that suits your state of mind.

  2. Hugs to you both and please find time for stitching, Margaret. Love the Hardsnger.

  3. The Hardanger table runner is beautiful. I hope your mom gets better very soon. Hang in there.

  4. Best wishes to your Mum for a speedy recovery.

  5. I hope your mother is better very soon. I'll be thinking of you both.