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Aren't we all quiet?

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  • Started 6 years ago by Annie Hawksley
  • Latest reply from 140559
  1. Are you ladies all busy stitching? I have just managed to arrange myself some guilt-free extra stitching time by being rushed into hospital on Monday evening. They sent me home yesterday with drugs and instructions to rest, behave and not thrash about. So for once in my life I shall do as I'm told and get on with the Diamond Wedding sampler that I'm doing for my in-laws. No rush for it, but it's been a pain so far and I want to get it out of the way because I have a pile of things that I have chosen for myself, rather than having He Who Thinks He Must Be Obeyed picking out a kit and dumping it in my lap.
    Also just paid for my annual outing to Harrogate in November. I'll be there on the Saturday. Is anyone else going? I'd like to start putting faces to names

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. Barbara Stone
    Member

    I was actually thinking that we'd all gone a bit quiet. Poor you being rushed into hospital. Hop you're feeling a lot better now, and you can stitch without feeling guilty. Won't be going to Harrogate as its too far away for me, but I hope you enjoy yourself, and enjoy buying lots more kits.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    Annie - you poor thing! The only way to look at it is as a guilt-free stitching opportunity.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Thanks for the good wishes, I'm feeling better when I am in the middle of a dose of painkillers but when they're wearing off (like now) it's still a bit rough. I saw an on-call consultant who thinks I've just got a bad back, but as I was leaving last night to come home I saw another doctor who told me he is forwarding a report to my own specialist because he thinks there is something internal but his boss wasn't receptive to his opinion. So we shall see what my beloved Prof has to say!! I've been his patient for seventeen years now and he knows me, so I shall be happier when I've heard from him. Don't know what anyone else thinks, but some doctors seem to have such big egos that they won't get a second opinion.....
    Anyway, have made a little progress with the wedding sampler....but it's on Aida, which I have gone off a bit after doing some work on evenweave. (Is it just me, or do fractional stitches always look a bit cockeyed on Aida?) And the whole sampler is done in shades of grey - it looks like the shades of a miserable day if you can picture such a thing. Anyway, He Who Thinks He Must be Obeyed likes it, and it's for his parents after all, so I suppose I should stop whinging. I just keep looking at it and thinking that it's not exactly my finest hour!
    Right, I'm off to feed the dog and take some more pills. And then start ANOTHER grey rose......ah me!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. Thanks for the good wishes, I'm feeling better when I am in the middle of a dose of painkillers but when they're wearing off (like now) it's still a bit rough. I saw an on-call consultant who thinks I've just got a bad back, but as I was leaving last night to come home I saw another doctor who told me he is forwarding a report to my own specialist because he thinks there is something internal but his boss wasn't receptive to his opinion. So we shall see what my beloved Prof has to say!! I've been his patient for seventeen years now and he knows me, so I shall be happier when I've heard from him. Don't know what anyone else thinks, but some doctors seem to have such big egos that they won't get a second opinion.....
    Anyway, have made a little progress with the wedding sampler....but it's on Aida, which I have gone off a bit after doing some work on evenweave. (Is it just me, or do fractional stitches always look a bit cockeyed on Aida?) And the whole sampler is done in shades of grey - it looks like the shades of a miserable day if you can picture such a thing. Anyway, He Who Thinks He Must be Obeyed likes it, and it's for his parents after all, so I suppose I should stop whinging. I just keep looking at it and thinking that it's not exactly my finest hour!
    Right, I'm off to feed the dog and take some more pills. And then start ANOTHER grey rose......ah me!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Whoops!! Please Christine, can you take it away?? My hands must be shaky

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    Your wish is my command...

    (this will make no sense at all to anyone who hasn't seen the duplicate posting!)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. Thank you so much, you really are a lifesaver. Or a reputation saver......you know what I mean. Think the drugs are making me a bit dopey (or dopier)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. Jean Strange
    Member

    Yes I thought we were all a bit quiet too. I won't be going to Harrogate either, too far for me too. Sorry to hear you are not well Annie. I know all about back problems they are the reason I am about to sign a compromise agreement and "retire" from teaching. If there is something else as well it would probably make it much more painful.
    As for things like managing to post things twice do what I do blame dyslexic fingers!! As I said on a different strand I have to read everything twice before I push send and I still someimes get it wrong.
    Hope you get better answer from your Prof.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. Know what you mean, Jean. I read things through, and then through again, then go and have a coffee and then read them again - just in case..... I blame the drugs!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. Hi All
    I'm sorry to hear you're not well Annie, hope it sorts itself out soon

    I've just returned from Svalbard (top of Norway in the Arctic Circle) and am trying to catch up on myself. Don't know if I'm going to Harrogate or not this year. Will be at Leicester though.

    Helen

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. Jean Strange
    Member

    Just had a stitching day with Fiona (Dunbar) she arrived before 10 this morning and left about 30 mins ago. Fiona is off for another elbow op tomorrow so won't be able to do much stitching for a couple of weeks. We are looking forward to Ali Pally and Leicester. Have found a way to get to Leicester without crossing London and the cost is only a few pounds more. Are you feeling any better Annie?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. Hi Jean, I like you have also managed to find a way to get to Leicester without crossing London. I found it a bit of a nightmare last time so am now going via Bristol and Birmingham New Street. If anyone is going to be at Leicester at approx. 2.50 pm perhaps we can meet up and share a taxi. We did this last time and it worked out at a reasonable price. I will be at Ally Pally on the Thursday so hope to catch up with a few familiar faces there. Sally

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. Auntie Beryl
    Member

    Hi ! Sally ,I can arrive in Leicester at 14-53 , so I will lookout for you as I would be happy to share a taxi .Is anyone else arriving about that time ?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. Hi Beryl, I look forward to meeting you there. Won't be too long now. Sally

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. Christine Berrett
    Administrator

    Monday 10th September is 53 sleeps to go!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. Brigitte Gant
    Member

    I am glad I never booked any stitching meetings as I would have had to cancel them. Tomorrow I have to take DH to High Wycombe hospital to have his much needed additiona stents fitted. We had to cancel the original appointment because the silly man got himself into hospital with pneumonia and pleurisy. I hope it all goes well and I can bring him home again in the afternoon.
    I shall not have to suffer on the hard chair in the cafeteria as Janet Nicholl has very kindly offered to rescue me for a few hours to do some stitching in comfort.
    I hope you all have a brill time at Leicester.
    I am keeping my fingers crossed to use my Ally Pally ticket as my eldest daughter has been told that she will need a big op and it could all kick off around that time. It will be near Christmas before she will be fully operational and take care of her two boys and household without my help. Thankfully s-i-l is going to be a great support and not going to be a third child to take care of. This year cannot be over soon enough for me.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. Jean Strange
    Member

    Oh Brigitte you really are having a dreadful time at the moment.
    Fiona and I will be going to Leicester via Reading and Birmingham New Street. Haven't worked out times yet as it will depend on Fiona and sorting out her family. The price I was quoted is leave any time after 9.30am on Friday and same for coming back on Monday.
    Going to Ally Pally on Saturday.
    My daughter is expecting and due in Mid November just hope Leicester will be OK told husband if it comes that weekend he can collect me on way north (they live in Stockton-on-Tees) not going to miss Hardwick Hall if I can help it!!!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. Hi Brigitte
    Hopefully this is the last of your problems for the year. You WILL come to France!!!
    Monica

    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. Barbara Stone
    Member

    Hi Brigitte, just keeping my fingers crossed for you, that everything will go right for you and your other half. you've had an awful year, and I think everybody is keeping everything crossed that you'll all be okay and you'll be with us when we head under the channel next year. All love to you.
    As for getting to Leicester, I'm going to have to leave the slave at home and drive up, hopefully going to see my sister on the way, cos she only lives about three miles from the hotel. Hopefully my boss will let me have the days off, so I can get there before midnight!

    Posted 6 years ago #

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