Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Bobbing here and there

Hi peeps :) well it has been a strange couple of weeks to say the least .... I went over to Blackpool to visit my dad (if you remember was in hospital) for the weekend and ended up staying the week ....to put it in a nut shell he isn't very well and won't improve to be honest, they have asked permission to put DNR on his records  due to the complications that have arisen since he has gone in ... 
I took some stitching with me as usual ..lol and my dad helped me pick out the colours for an exchange piece I am doing and I have almost finished it and know how I am going to finish it off ... had a discussion with dad about that too ... he does like to be involved in my stitching :) 
The nurses were interested in what I was doing as they were closet stitchers ..lol and .....I also managed to teach some one how to start a granny blanket ... go me !!
One of the evenings after visiting, Jennifer and I went for a walk around Stanley Park and I got some wonderful shots including a cute shot of a squibble .....and the ducks and the swans  ..lol
I even managed to get some photos of my dad wearing my sun shades looking like the blues brothers when we went down to the peace gardens which is wrongly named you know .... those pesky seagulls are anything but peaceful ..lol 
I have been coming home during the weeks and have been travelling back at the weekends to spend time with my dad ... after three weeks he is still in the hospital and since I started this post they have found another tumour in his bowels and we now await to see what they are going to do or not as the case may be ... this waiting game is pants !!!!
I would like to say thank you to every one who has sent their love and prayers and kind thoughts ... it means a lot to me and my dad ... I do tell him :) 
I have managed some stitching and sent of Gillies RR off to her which should be on route to her very soon via her sister ... and loved it ... Jardin Prive  and can't wait to see it finished and what she does with it ...could be waiting a while ...lol 
I have almost finished my exchange piece and should have it made up for next week so I can then show you once Christine has received it :) as well as getting there on the birth announcement after having a wee technical hiccup of leaving my thread at Christine's one stitching night and wondering where it was ..lol 
OOOO yes when I got back the first time there was some lovely goodies awaiting me from Jackie and Butterfly .. I had won on their giveaways  and it was a nice cheererupera to get them :)
bottoms up

waling into stanley park

with star filter on

and again in sepia

how cute is this squibbel




all together now awwwww

heron

whoops just had to sneak this in 

and this .... carrot cake was yummmmmm

my dad in my glasses in the peace garden

the noisy critters in the peace garden .....

goodies from butterfly


goodies from Jackie :)

Gillies RR :)
 sooo there you have it .... sorry about the ice cream and cake ....lol ...I just had to take a photo while we were at Marsh Mill having some lunch before visiting on the Sunday ..... thought you might enjoy ;0)
ok I had better scoot off and make another brew before this mouses snooze time ....hopefully I will sleep better tonight ... take care one and all and I will do my best to stop by and say hello to you all .... happy stitching :) love mouse xxxxxx

30 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I'm so sorry about your dad. Cancer sucks. Love your pictures.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I'm so sorry about your dad. Cancer sucks. Love your pictures.

marly said...

Cute photos - love the squibbel. I'm so sorry to hear this about your dad. Hoping for peace and comfort for you all.

CalamityJr said...

What lovely photos. Praying for comfort for your dad and all of you who love him.

Margaret said...

Lots of prayers and hugs for you and your family and your father. It's so wonderful that your dad likes to be involved with your stitching. I'm glad you are getting time with him. All the pics were fun to look through. Take care.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad not doing any better. That is a great picture of him, though, and what wonderful memories you are making with him right now. Lots of hugs and prayers for you all!!

Heather said...

I'm so very sorry about your dad! Will definitely be praying for you! Your photos are amazing! I love the one of your dad! Enjoy every minute with him!
Hugs!

Beth said...

It is extremely difficult to both help and helplessly watch as a loved one goes through difficult medical issues. I am thinking of you and your father Michelle.

Denise SA said...

Lovely photos was nice to talk to you yesterday keeping you and you family in my prayers and thoughts

butterfly said...

Sorry your father is not well , and so happy you are getting to spend lots of time with him .
He looks so good in those glasses , tell him a real good looker .
Lovely photos and R/R .
Can you send me some details about your qulit for your 50th when you have some free time.
Hugs to you and your family.

Annie said...

Sending prayers to you, your dad, and your family. I'm so sorry you're all having to go through this. You will remember and treasure every second you spend with him, and I'm sure you being there is such a comfort to him. He looks like a cutie!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely post with great pictures.
Love the Sepia style one & the wonderful picture of your dad :)
Sending you hugs in this difficult time. I've lived through similar situation and you're right: waiting is pants.
Keep strong x

Vickie said...

Oh Michelle, I am so truly sorry. God bless you and your father. How absolutely perfect for you to spend as much time as possible with him.

gracie said...

Sorry to read about your dad...not easy to stand by. Oh I love the pictures.....

KimM said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I know how helpless you must feel. Treasure the moments you still have him with you.
love and hugs from over the pond from me to you -
xxx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh dear Mouse, if only there weren't a big pond separating us. I would surely come make you tea and bring an Indiana sugar cream pie to lift you up. I know it's hard dealing with this sort of stuff. I loved seeing his picture and that smile. These times together are special. Hang in there friend! Hugs!

Gillie said...

Excuse me? Waiting a while? For me to finish something? Nonsense, you've got the wrong person...oh dear, what did I just say.......?

Hugs, my pe, t to all three of you x

Anna van Schurman said...

Sorry to hear about your father. I wish you all peace.

Julie said...

Blessings to you both at this difficult time.
Your Mr Squirrel pic made me smile, he does looks a little startled that his picture was taken.... he seems to be saying 'how dare you' lol.
Lovely photo of your dad and great cake and ice cream... yummy.. the stitching good too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

So sorry your dad is still having a difficult time... Really hoping he improves! Beautiful stitching, and enjoy your goodies! :D

Maggee said...

Praying for your Dad, that there IS something they can do to stop the cancerous parts. I love my "M" from Jardin Prive! It is right beside me here in my office! Despite the pesky birds, go visit that garden often--I am sure it is a calming place! All gardens are! Big Hugs!

Sally said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Glad you are getting to spend some time with him. Love the photo of him. He looks very cool in his sunglasses!

Lots of lovely photos and stitching. Of course I love the swans and the squibble ( lol ) looks so funny!Lovely goodies from June and Jackie.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope they can at least keep him pain free even if they can't treat him. I am sure it does him good just having you there.
Always nice to come home to gifts too.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad Mouse, such a difficult time for you and your family, sending hugs and positive thoughts your way x.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sending my love and good thoughts your way for you and your Dad.

The RR is lovely.

Anne said...

Aw my dear Mouse. I'm so sad to hear about your dear papa. He looks quite good and chipper despite everything. Sending you my love and prayers. Beautiful photos and when you mentioned Stanley park I thought you were here in Vancouver and got very excited but realized you weren't and became sad again. Hugs xozoxoxo

Anne said...

Aw my dear Mouse. I'm so sad to hear about your dear papa. He looks quite good and chipper despite everything. Sending you my love and prayers. Beautiful photos and when you mentioned Stanley park I thought you were here in Vancouver and got very excited but realized you weren't and became sad again. Hugs xozoxoxo

Southpaw Stitcher said...

So sorry to hear your dad is not doing well. Love all your photos, especially the one of your dad. Take care of yourself. You'll be in my thoughts.

stitchersanon said...

Gorgeous photos...tell your dad I couldn't tell the difference between him and the Blues Brothers lol. I know this is a tough time for you all: try to just concentrate on today: enjoy your time today and let tomorrow deal with itself and know we are all sending you hugs.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I'm sorry to read about your dad's health but it's good to know that you are getting to spend time with him. It must be some comfort to both of you.