Friday, 20 February 2015

WE HAVE A.......

...... TV programme here in the UK about a grocer called Arkwright ... it is called Open All Hours .. and at the end of each episode he is closing the shop and reviewing what has happened. He ALWAYS says .. "its been a funny old day...." WELL I have to say ..."its been a funny old WEEK!!"

Last Saturday (Valentines Day) my dad .. 85 never ill and taking NO medication .. decided to shake us all up and had a stroke!! In one week he has had a CT scan, an MRI scan, a Doppler scan, a Cardio Echogram.... and an Ultra sound !!!! Multiple blood tests and seen just about every member of the Stroke multidisciplinary team!...

I have to say as a romantic gesture for Valentines it leaves a lot to be desired!

He is now home .. with a stick that (somehow) makes him walk in an .. almost .. straight line rather than sideways... some physical weakness and some personality changes that my mum is finding difficult to cope with .... BUT he is with us xx Taking medication for the first time in his life .. and NOT doing as he is told to!!

So the week has been a mixture of rushing around .. sorting out .. and supporting my mother .. interspersed with moments of stillness and ... TO KEEP ME SANE... occasional sewing xx

PHEW!... oh! And occasional visits from the Postman x

The postman brought me 2 more Bee blocks...


and I made 2 more of the little dogs ... one for Sally (daughter)..


and one for James (grandson)...


Quite a pack is forming ...


I have one more requested x

I also made the next 4 mini foundation pieced blocks ... (just looking at the picture I realise the heart is not finished on the upper right corner ... what WAS I thinking !!!)


in case you are wondering THIS..


is a lop eared rabbit!! It will look better with some embellishments!!... I hope xx lol x

I DO hope your Valentines day .. and week have been considerably better x

Diane x

14 comments:

Mad about Craft said...

I hope your Dad is going to be OK!

Maria said...

Your Dad did give you all a fright.. Pleased he is getting better and home. Your poor Mum, sick men are hard to cope with.

Love those dogs, sew cute and lots of nice blocks.
The bunny one looks like fun.

Janice Smith said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, but I'm glad he is home. I'm sending both your mom and dad positive thoughts from across the pond.

JoZquilts said...

What a shock for you all, but glad to hear that your Dad is home and on the mend. A friend of ours went through similar a couple of weeks ago and it's amazing how well he has recovered. Treatment seems to be so much better these days and your Dad seems to be on the right road.
Sewing is great therapy!
Jo x

Just Sew Sue said...

Hugs Diane. It's good to have sewing to keep us sane.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, Diane, it comes as such a shock when a parent has been well for so long! Hope he recovers well though. I think that your "flop eared rabbit" looks like a dog head! Just saying!! What do I have to do to get a little doggie of my own??

Maggi said...

So sorry to hear about your dad but glad he is back home and hopefully he will learn to do as he's told.

kiwikid said...

Oh Diane so sorry to hear about your Dad....his timing is questionable isn't it!!! I hope he is improving and your Mum is able to cope.
Love the scotty dogs, and your blocks look wonderful....yay for the postman visits!! I hope this week is a little less stressful for you!
xx

Michele said...

I too am sorry to hear about your dad but am glad that he is still with you. It is hard because it happens to all of our parents eventually.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love the animals and the blocks (the rabbit is rather wonderful!). Sorry to hear about Dad, we had 8 years of F-I-L unable to walk or talk after his stroke - a dribbling idiot to all intents and purposes unless you knew the person that was hiding inside, so glad you dad is doing better! Xxxxx

Pinnylea Creations said...

It shows his strength of character that he's not doing as he's told lol (but I so understand how frustrating it must be for mum and you) x

Gisela Suski said...

I am sure you must have had such a scare - I am glad he is home.

Lorraine said...

Oh Dianne what a time you have been having with your poorly Dad, I do hope he regains full health really soon. Will be thinking about you all.
Happy stitching.
Lorraine

Josie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about you dads stroke but glad that he's home even though he is being a 'man' and not doing what he's supposed to. Very frustrating for you. Hope your mum is holding up.. it'll be really tough for her. Good job she has you...:o) Remember... take those stitching breaks and take care of yourself too....:o) xx