Thursday, June 04, 2015

Life sure does have it's ups and downs..... a big blog catch up too.

Just when everything seems to be going along swimmingly life throws you a curve ball.

In 1996 Gavan had a massive heart attack followed by quadruple bypass surgery, stomach bypass and Kidney problems but since that time all has been really good until now.

On Monday 27th April Gavan had a Doctors appointment for a skin check and as he hadn't been feeling very well he asked  the Doctor to check him over and then she said "I have called an ambulance as I think you have had a heart attack" so to the hospital he went.... lots of tests of course and yes she was right.... it was a minor heart attack so after a couple of days and lots more tests and medication changes they let him go home on the Thursday 30th.

So Gav seemed to be going along OK until  Thursday 21st May.... I needed to call an ambulance from home so off we went again..... tests showed another hit to the heart, more changes of medication and home he went on Sunday 24th...... 

Well yes it happened again on Tuesday 26th another call to the ambulance service with chest pain and another minor heart attack....he stayed in till Friday 29th with more changes to his medication and so far he seems to be going alright.... fingers crossed...... we have an appointment to see the Doctor tomorrow so maybe we will have a long chat to see what the future will hold for him.

As you can imagine my sewing has taken a back seat to all of this but hopefully I will get a bit more done soon. Gavan can't drive for a month and I'm a bit scared to leave him on his own so for the time being we feel as though we are joined at the hip..... lol....

He was told to rest so he is doing as he was told.....
Pippa is soooo pleased to have him home too.

A picture no artist could paint.....



I will start quilting Gavan's quilt this week or next.

Today I had a small finish "Hatched and Patched" Tuffet in a Tin.
I did change the height of my pin cushion by half and I'm quite pleased with it.


It has joined my pin cushion corner.
I've got a bit of a pin cushion fetish I think.



I did have a Tuesday stitch with the girls this week at my house and it was such a really really fun day..... we laughed so much and I would love to tell you what caused the fun but that's not going to happen.... trust me......,

We had such a lovely surprise on Tuesday... Teresa brought gifts, the lovely Shez had sent pressies for us all.... how very thoughtful you are Shez.


Thank you Shez it was a lovely surprise to brighten my day.
That is an awful photo ... sorry about that.


I worked on my felt ornies but not a lot of progress was made this week.


Last Sunday was our "Sunday Stitchers" get together bu I wasn't able to go this time 
so I made a coffee and had a snack while stitching so I felt like I was there.... between visitors of course ( family and Gav's mate Don)

It was a shame to miss this day as it was our "Biggest Morning Tea" for cancer research.


I did get a pen from the day that I got the girls to get for me.


I have had secret sewing for swaps so I will reveal those later.

To finish I have this photo of June g/daughter.

She partnered a friend for his year 12 formal and she really looked sooooo beautiful.

A lovely photo of June and Heather (mum)





9 comments:

Susan said...

A trying time for you Helen - yes, we have heard about the Tuesday "hardly any stitching" day!!
Think you need a hug ..{...}..

Michelle Ridgway said...

Very stressful for you Helen. I hope you get some good news from the doctor this appointment. Adore your pincushion obsession!!! Lovely stitching and nice to have gifties to keep you in the loop. Beautiful photo of your sweet Granddaughter. Sending hugs for brighter days ahead for you xxx

shez said...

Hi Helen ,fingers crossed that Gav is okay now,love your sewing you are amazing with the things you make,glad I made you smile,keep warm and take care my friend xx

Chookyblue...... said...

the pincushion is lovely.........
I hope that Gavs health is sorted very soon...............

Dolores said...

I do hope that things go well with your Gavan. Having some stitching to do will keep your hands and mind occupied.

Maria said...

Both of you have had a worrying time lately, hope hubby is now on the right meds and well on the mend..

You have been working on some lovely projects. Love the felted Santa.

Fiona said...

not easy when a loved one does that.... thinking of you.... how fun to have the girls around and your granddaughter looks amazing...
Hugz

Lynda said...

Fantastic pincushion corner. I hope Gavan continues to improve. June looked so beautiful.

Jen said...

Hope all us going better with Gav. Lovely pin cushion and the collection looks great. June looks beautiful I can't get my head around how she is suddenly this young lady.