Sunday, 14 November 2010

Round Robin update

I have completed the wording on one side of my Round Robin and nearly completed the other :) I'm ready then to start adding the hardanger, although I'm not sure yet as to the design (I need to count the spaces out).
One side of the lettering is done
 
I have nearly finished this side too
I can then start planning out my next Round Robin which is a private one (although we're showing our progress on Stitch and Stash) between myself, Julie, Hazel and Tina. I have all my charts now so just need to find some fabric and start plotting :) I like to use the RRs to make things I need - in previous years I have used RRs and exchanges to have the centres for all my cushions at the caravan :) and the last two RRs I did have been tablecloths. This new RR will be another useful item - but I'm not saying what just yet ;) 

I'll take some close ups when we go next year - but these are my caravan cushions

I have been doing some reading this month - I've finally finished reading Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris - it was ok but not my favourite of hers. I have also read All Balls and Glitter by Craig Revel Horwood - such a laugh and a real eye opener into how he got where he is - quite a risk taker at times too.


My next read is The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse - I liked her other books so I'm hoping this will be as good.

DH and I have been listening to Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier on audio book when we go on our long journeys. It's lasted a trip to the caravan and back, and the two trips to Stoke for the car. It's lovely travelling along with the story  to my iPod touch so we'll be able to listen to more audio books on our journeys. Burming Bright was a good story and very well read - lots of voice change for the characters which adds to the story.

Dad is doing really well - he's home and has a carer calling 4 times a day.It was a bit hectic getting him home and the first night. The hospital stuff was ridiculous ending up with me fetching dad, no care assessment but carer turned up at 7 after I'd done tea. That was last call but too early for him to go to bed, so we said we'd go back at 9.30 and help him to bed. We did and found him on the floor, tumbled using his frame and been there hour and a half.

999 again, it took four of us to get the frame from under him and get him off the floor. Paramedics checked him over and we helped him to bed. Since then he's been ok, I've had to pop up a few mornings and evenings because until today he's been slotted in on the care rota -after today he'll have a set plan - phew.#

In himself he's really perky and insisted that last night Nick and I gofor a meal out as a thank you. Everyday he isdoing a little more for himself - the biggest thing is his strength and walking around.

We're off to MIL's for dinner today and I'm hoping to get some of my stitching done or I might take my knitting - I need to keep my left arm moving as it's stiffening up a little so the knitting would be best if it's not too painful to do.



God bless on Remembrance Day -
prayers to everyone who has given their life,
prayers for all those who have been injured in conflict,
prayers for all their families and
prayers for us all to find peace.

7 comments:

Hazel said...

Your RR looks great. I love how you have mad ethem all into cushions. I was thinking of doing that. I just hope I have chosen an okay design. Glad to hear your dad is getting better although that fall must have frightened you all. Have a nice day. I'll be chilling at home with the kids. x

Lesleyanne said...

I love your cushions in the caravan. Lovely progress with your RR. Glad your Dad is okay and hope he gets settled soon.

Christine said...

I'm glad your Dad is doing so much better.
Your RR looks really good. Using RRs to make your cushions is a wonderful idea

Julie said...

The cushions look great at the caravan

So lovely to read dad is doing better

This times RR looks wonderful, looking forward to seeing the hardanger middle to it

Always smiling said...

Hi Clare,

Glad your Dad is so much better..and I too have the writing to do on my RR... But I thought I had signed up for the next RR I can't always get on to the S&S site, don't know why but it just won't let me..
Could you let me know via email about the RR please?
Chris x

Sally said...

Your RR looks lovely Clare.

Glad your Dad is doing much better now and his care package has been sorted. Just wondering has anyone suggested that he have lifeline put in? When my Dad had his fall last year the intermediate care team got the ball rolling for him to have it and it was free for 6 weeks and even now he doesn't pay for it.

Karan said...

Enjoying watching your RR develop & can't wait to see what you'll be doing next. The cushions look great. :0)
Glad the care package is sorted out & that your Dad is improving. Hope the resting up is helping & that your mobility starts to improve soon (((((hugs))))).