Well, hello lovely bloggers :0)
I hope you've all had a splendiferous, happy week :0)
The hospital stay is all over now. I can't say and done with, cos' we still have to moniter the medication, but at least her body didn't react to the new medication in a bad way (yet! ) I know, I know. I should be more positive, and I was quite positive 'till one consultant said to me " Well, you know how it is, we can't expect miracles!"
This is my daughters 14th anti-epileptic drug in nearly 6 years, and quite honestly with the side effects this drug carries, I don't think we would have tried it if the hospital hadn't been so confident it would help. So to hear him then say that, was a bit deflating to say the least :(
Still, we can only try :0)
I managed to get quite a lot of crafting done during my stay which was the one bonus of being in hospital:0)
The downside was I put on one and a half pound during my few days which I'm a bit gutted about, as I've lost almost a stone since 3rd January, so I must work harder to make up for it!
This is what our room (well my side of the room!) looked like most of the time while we were there..
As well as this crafty stuff, I had several bags in the boot of the car! Unfortunately I know what hospitals are like, and I didn't want us to run out of things to do!
See my new wavy stripe crochet blanket in my basket? I bought the pattern from Lucy who has the most colourful blog you can imagine!
I'm making it candy colours as it's for my youngest daughter :0)
Now, see the 'check' blue and red thing in the lower middle of the picture? That's a new design I'm working on for my Etsy shop which I'll show you next week (I forgot to photograph it this morning!)
And what the blue/red thing is laying on is one of my new Needle cases that I have been beavering away on!
(I think that a certain Rosey person may like those! -'cept I know she doesn't sew! :0)
They will start going in my Etsy shop next week too, so I will show you the photo's when I've set them up!
(But if you look at the first photo of Souffle down below, you can see the top of my first needlecase -which is mine)
The photo below is of 'Souffle' the duck from the Popcorn range. D'you know him?
When I tell you the story of this duck, please don't leave me comments telling me what a mean Mother I am! I do feel really guilty if that helps!
This duck came in a kit that I bought from the home shopping channel QVC 5years ago. (almost exactly!) we got it to give to my youngest daughter on her 7th birthday in the middle of march 2006.
So, we gave her the kit, and I duly knitted the pieces of the duck. ( by duly, I mean it took me two years to finish knitting the bits)
Then, it has taken me a further THREE YEARS to make the feet, beak and little tag, stuff it, and sew it up!
I presented it to her at dinner last night!
She said 'At last!'
I know, that's really mean, especially as I spend most my evenings and nights crafting!
He was worth waiting for though yes? LOL
Have any of you ever taken a long time to finish a crafty project?
Below is a picture of one of my daughters dinners that she had in hospital..
Just had to show you the food at Poole Hospital, as my daughter really likes it! We had a choice of two hospitals, and she chose that one to go into as she likes the food!
This meal was vegetable chow-mein, salad, orange juice, stewed apple and ice-cream!
A little while ago, I entered a pif with Clara.
Last week, i was lucky enough to recieve my gift of a beautiful sky blue crocheted scarf.
But not only did I receive my scarf, but she also sent me lots of extra little gifts which were so gorgeous!
I received fabrics, crochet patterns, lace, a beautiful chrysanth card.
And the most gorgeous scrummy buttons!
OOOooo look at that crochet goodness.....
I so appreciate them, and they couldn't have arrived at a more timely moment to give me a lift :0)
I shall be forwarding the Pay-It-Forward goodness at the end of this month when I've decided exactly what to pay forward.
I have to pick three pif people, so when it comes up, don't forget to enter!
Well, that's it for now folks. I'll try and post more often so that my posts are shorter lol.
Thankyou all for reading to the end of this ramble.
And a big thankyou to all of you who've left your lovely supportive comments for me :0)
They do help tremendously you know. Thankyou. :0)
Have a great weekend everyone.
Love Donna xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx