Sunday, 18 May 2008

(40)

I can't believe I've reached 40 posts already. It's been such fun to write - much more fun that writing a diary ever was - and I've met so many kind and friendly people through blogging. It takes quite a bit of time, but since I wake at about 5.15 every morning I spend a happy hour or two reading through all the blogs and writing my own then.

Yesterday DH had to spend most of the day visiting hospital. His mother was taken in unexpectedly with heart problems. She has been unwell with various cancers over the last few years so we just have to wait for test results to see if it's rearing its ugly head again. She has had several operations and now is unable to walk, but has never been anything other than cheerful and gritty, so I just hope that she improves soon. DH ended up driving his father to the hospital since his car was out of action, and he stayed with him whilst all the tests were done. There wasn't much point me going with him today, but will go with him to visit next week.

I ended up watching a film in the afternoon!! Most unusual for me to watch television during the day, but I was fidgety and couldn't settle. I did do some embroidery while watching though. The film was 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' which I have never seen. So dated, but Marilyn Monroe was electric. Poor Jane Russell, she didn't stand a chance when she was on screen with Marilyn. 


I finished my little primitive embroidery and got it 'framed'; I'm really pleased with it and think it will look good with the other two when I get them done. I didn't touch my black and white quilt, but will make an effort today. I was going to cut the corners out, so that it hangs on the bed better, but think that will be a bridge too far, so will just finish the quilting, get it bound and washed on ON THE BED!! Then I can think about my next big project.

6 comments:

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on 40 posts. It is amazing how much more motivated we all are to keep track of everyone when we know other people are following along. I love the cat stitchery, it will look lovely as part of a set.

Sew Prim Khris said...

ohhh I love your prim stitchery Amanda...love redwork...hugs Khris

Candace said...

Congratulations, on 40 posts. It is more fun than writing a diary isn't it. I hope your MIL's tests come out ok. There was something about Marilyn Monroe, she did monopolize the screen. Your little embroidery is really cute. I like the "frame". Good luck with your quilting.

Tanya said...

For some reason writing a blog and writing a diary seems different. Maybe it's because we can express ourselves artistically, maybe because we can post pictures at the touch of a finger, maybe because it is so much fun to get comments and make friends...

Musings said...

Your first paragraph could have been written by me. I am really enjoying getting to know other people and seeing what's happening in other parts of the world/country, etc.

I'm so sorry for the worry that Christopher's family is going through. I'm wishing him and all who are worried about his mother a more comfortable day with happy results.

Your embroidery is beautiful! It will look gorgeous on the wall.

Phyl said...

I am praying for Christopher and his mother...all of you:).

Congrats on 40 posts~~~Funny, tho, I just posted my 300th...guess which one of us yaks the most...lol.

Hugs..