Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dad Update & Quilty Mail & School Hols...

g'day petals

well my dad is doing much better, thank you for all your kind emails and comments! He has had several blood transfusions and this has helped with his blood pressure, its still very low, but not 78/45 like it was the other night! My brother is doing OK, he still has chest pain but its not his heart, I dont think I could deal with another patient this week/month/year!

On Friday, I was feeling a bit sooky and had a pity party by myself (forgot to send out invites) and I checked the mail box and lookit what come!!!!



I swapped a friend in NZ some flannel she NEEDED and she asked 'what do you want in return' so I of course said 'repros if you got any'.. and this come from her stash!

Now I have to admit, when I was cutting out the 5" charm squares of flannel I was moaning the WHOLE time, thinking why o why do I do swaps???? so much work, blah blah blah.. and then this lot arrives! I suddenly remember why I LOVE swapping fabric.. its like getting fabric for free! (well almost)

How FREAKING cool is this fabric??? 101 (yep I counted them) pieces of reproductions, some William Morris, Shellbourne Museum and civil wars! I loved them so much I was rubbing them on my face (am I the only person who does this??) talking to the fabric.. *sigh* I particularly love the fabric thats on top, I never seen it before, actually tehre were a lot of fabrics in there I never seen before! *sigh*

And you know what?? that pity party I had come to a screaming HALT and turned into the 'Fat Tart I got Mail Happy Dance'...

I am wondering what the postman brings me today...

I just had to share this pic of my middle one, Morgan... School Holidays started Thursday afternoon.. I was up at the hospital quickly come home, grabbed the washing in (not folded, excuse that) and chucked it on the back lounge waiting for the folding fairy to visit...



I asked Dags where Morgy was and he said out the back somewhere, had a squiz couldn't find him, had a closer look and here he was, snoring his head off sleeping on the clean washing pile.. Thursday was the last day of term here in Newcastle, the kids got an extra day 'cause of the Newcastle Show.. It looks like he needs holidays, this is where he was from 4.30pm.. he gets home from school at 3.30pm.. he doesn't look comfortable.. he'll die of embaressment if he knew I put this pic on the net, but hey, thats what mums are for... You know you have lived long enough as a parent if you are an embaressment to your children!



take care and have a wonderful week!

8 comments:

Carol Van Rooy said...

Wow, what a haul. Glad everything turned out with your father/brother.

Deb said...

Glad your dad is better, hope he continues to improve.

Bernadette said...

Great news Dad is improving and I hope your brother gets better soon too. Wow, I am totally envious of all those repros!!! vbg Now you will have to start Dear Jane in civil wars as well as the civil war quilts.

Carin said...

Your new fabric looks yummy! Glad your dad and brother are feeling better.
LOVE the pic of your son!

Jodie said...

Lissa, that photo is priceless - glad your dad is looking up.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Great news about your dad and brother - and that fabric haul was enough to cheer up anyone's mood! Love that photo of your son too! Lucy x

Rachelmp said...

Hi Lissa - nice addition to the stash and pleased to see your dad and brother are getting better. Nice pic of your son! I'll have to show my 14yo how kind blogging mums are :) Rachel

amandajean said...

you know you've lived long enough as a parent if you are an embarassment to your children....HA! that sentiment needs to be stitched onto something!