Monday, March 10, 2008

A bit of this, a bit of that!!

It's been a while since I've posted, and not sure when my next post will be - but I'm going to sneak this one in.

Thanks to the lovely ladies who have nominated me for the "Make My Day Award"- I'm rapt - and with spare time at a minimum at the moment I would just like to pass this award onto everyone whose blogs I read routinely as they all make my day!!!

Phil is doing well and doing just what the Doctor ordered - not much, and wanting to do much more. Nurse Dianne is also coping, but very tired!!!! Lots of driving, cooking, nursing, cleaning, working, etc, etc....... and not much creating. BUT - there is a light at the end of the tunnel, so I can't complain - Phil will heal and life will go back to normal.

I received some more lovely mail. An ATC from Anne (who doesn't have a blog). Thanks so much Anne, it's wonderful - I especially like the frayed and beaded edging.

My March Calendar Girl postcard was from Joanna. Joanna is so sweet!! She knows how much I love faeries, so her postcard to me is a "Flower Fairy" postcard. It's beautiful - I love it. Thanks Joanna!!!

Okay, I haven't been completely uncreative. I joined a Laurel Burch tile swap which is on the Surface Design Yahoo Group. We each make 9 tiles each - which should make up a lovely wall hanging consisiting of different parts of a Laurel Burch design.

Also, for the Take it Further Challenge for February I chose to portray something that I remember. My Mum knitting!! She was always knitting for her family - click, clack of the knitting needles - great memories!!!! I decided my challenge was to finish the rug I started knitting, and now I only have 2 blocks left to knit, plus putting it all together.......


Vicki W said...

Given your full time nursing job, you have been quite productive! I love your knitted rug. It's going to be very cool! Glad your patient is doing so well too.

Doreen G said...

I was thinking of you yesterday.
Glad phil is on the mend and that you are coping.
I miss your chit chat but I can wait.

verobirdie said...

Glad Phil is doing better, and that you are coping...
Your idea for TIF is brillant, two shots with one shot (is that correct), and the rug looks beautiful already.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Glad to know that Phil is on the mend. Take care of yourself.
Your gifties are lovely.

Janet said...

So very good to hear from you and to learn that Phil is doing better. I know how nursing can make you tired! I hope you're holding up ok. I think you've been pretty creative what with everything else you've been doing.

PS - JD has been asking about you!

Colorfuldayz said...

So glad to read that you and hubby both are surviving recuperation! Your Laurel Burch swap looks like it is going to be a fabulous one.

Pat said...

So glad that the patient is responding to, what I am sure is, excellent treament. That rung is going to be gorgeous, look forward to seeing it finished.

Waltraud said...

Nice to see you again, hope you and your family feel good.

Kim said...

Cool - love your knitted rug idea. Happy to hear your husband's on the mend and your still thriving.

Purple Missus said...

Very nice to see you back. Glad you can see the light and DH is on the mend.
If you had changed the photo of your knitting to black & white we would still have been able to guess the colours you are using *LOL*
You've got to finish it.

Cyber Fyber said...

For the past month I've been so busy with CYBER FYBER that I haven't read many blogs. Yet, this week I've been organizing the trades and creating labels...which require me to "copy and paste" blog addresses...which, in turn, has allowed me to peek into several blogs along the way. I'm so terribly sorry to hear about your husband's accident. I really do hope he's better very, very soon. Your work, in the meantime, looks great! Thanks for being my "arranged" trade and continue to spread the word about CYBER FYBER as I'm planning another round of trading this May for fiber artists who haven't yet participated! I promise to look in soon to hear how Phil is doing! Thanks again!
Now...back to work!

Maureen said...

Sorry I'm so behind on catching up with your doings Dianne.....I hope Phil is improving and not driving you nuts! :-)
Make certain you have some "you" time,or you'll end up with carer's burnout!

Nikki said...

I love the colors! What a beautiful tribute to your mom. I can't wait to see it finished.