Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sampler Garden Accessories

The next parts of the Sampler Garden chart were released this week, well actually it is the final part, we received the chart for all of the accessories. Here's the first pics, I have stitched two of the accessories, just one more to go, and then next month we will receive the finishing instructions, and there's a finishing weekend planned. I'm looking forward to that.

For those who read and commented about my wall, your good wishes worked. The weather yesterday was changeable, but dh and bil got a good start, there was one really heavy downpour, but thankfully it didn't last long, and they managed to work through the small showers. Today, it's bright sunshine, although only 3C first thing, but hopefully they'll finish. Dh expects the rain by this afternoon. We've been lucky. The wall nearly didn't go ahead, when I received a phone call, on Friday lunch, from the care home, where my mil lives. They had been unable to wake her for lunch, and had called her GP. He came straight away, and she was grey and unresponsive, he diagnosed a massive stroke, and said to just put her in her bed, and if she was still alive by Monday, to call him again. (His exact words). I rang dh at work, and rang around the family, then tried to establish times for my building materials, and the mixer I had hired, asking them if they could hurry as I had to go out. The next thing, just over a hour since the first call, it's the home, and mil is awake and trying to get out of bed, so they were going to get her up, and for me not to rush there. After deliveries had arrived, I picked dh up from work, and we went to see her. There she was, back to normal, and had been walking around the home for nearly two hours! (She has dementia, and spends most of her days walking). As you can imagine this was a very Up and Down day, but a good ending, and I was completely drained by the evening. Doctors - what do they know?

For those of you who I have failed to email, a big sorry, and I will catch up soon.


Sally said...

This looks gorgeous Chris. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Hope we can get together again soon.

What a going on with MIL. I wonder sometimes if doctors really know what they're doing.

Julie said...

These are lovely, looking forward to seeing this all made up soon.

Stitchingranny said...

sounds like a heartless sort of doctor - lol and they call it the caring profession.

Very pretty accessories, looking forward to seeing them all done.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Your stitching is always gorgeous.

Sorry to hear about MIL - you certainly have a lot on your plate ((hugs))

Wendy said...

You have been busy stitching, getting these done up so quickly!

I'm so glad to hear your MIL had that doctor fooled, but tell her not to play that trick again!

Karan said...

Can't say I care for that GP's bedside manner! You must have felt like an emotional yo-yo (((((hugs)))))
Beautiful stitching Chris - looking forward to seeing everyhting made up. :0)

Barbara said...

I'm just speechless by the comment made by your MILs GP. They should be fined or something for saying things like that. I know that to them, it's just a job ... but good heavens!

Michelle said...

Wow - what a crazy day. I'm glad it all worked out for the best. Love your sampler!