Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Picking Up the Threads

There's no denying that the last couple of months have been a difficult time but thankfully we are now starting to see our way out of gloom and into some sunlight in many ways.

DH has been getting better bit by bit over the last 2-3 weeks and seems to have stablised and is almost back to his usual self, thanks to lots & lots of rest and his new  medication.

The very scary days seem to be ages away now, but I still have bad dreams about being in the Emergency Dept when DH stopped breathing and had no pulse for a few very, very long minutes - not an experience I want to repeat!

But enough of that - Spring has arrived, the daffodils have bloomed at last and the banks are starting to come alive with cushions of primroses - today I even spotted some violets and a couple of  forget-me-knots peeping out from under a bush.

 I only wish our weather was as cheerful as these little flowers as the year so far  has been nothing but days on end of  extreme weather conditions.  We started with the snow falls and then sub zero temperatures albeit that it was actually dry.  Then the rain arrived and stayed and stayed bringing flooding to many areas and not content with that, we were then hit by by high winds registering over 120 miles an hour in some parts of France.  Brittany only caught the edge of the storm this time and that was bad enough but further south more than 50  lives were lost and the devastation to property runs into millions. At the moment it is fairly calm, wind speeds are only 30-40 mph this week, but it is dry again!!

Got some quiltie bits to talk about that I'll keep for another post as I don't want to bore you too much,and so's not to have a photo-less post,  I'll leave you with a couple taken when we visited Monet's garden at Giverney a while ago. Springtime indeed !

Just one more thing and that's to say 'Thank You' once again to everyone for the continued messages of
concern and support throughout these weeks and I can't tell you how good it feels to be back again!!!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

'Inter'National Quilt Day

This*  is  is how I spent my afternoon

What did you do ?

* Moda Bake Shop Recipe

Monday, 1 March 2010

Dydd Gwyl Dewi

St David's Day

A quick message to say 'Thank You' for all the messages of support after my last post, each and every one of them was a great comfort to me.  DH is thankfully on the mend but we still have a way to go before he is over it all.