Thursday 24 February 2011

What a week

It's half term and instead of having a holiday I've been so busy - some good, some not so good.

Firstly DH and I went to Blenheim Palace for the day on Monday. My Dad had won some tickets and as he's too unwell to go we went instead.Once there you can convert your ticket into a yearly pass for no extra charge so we can now visit all year. The weather was horrid so we only did the house (stunning, absolutely stunning) and will go back in the summer to enjoy the gardens which were landscaped by Capability Brown.

On the way home we picked up DH's mum as she was staying with us a few days. No problem but it meant sorting out beds and stuff. Tuesday all the family went out for a meal for DD's birthday. We were 10 altogether with the grandparents - my Dad managed but was noticeably slow. In the morning I took MIL and DD into town while DH waited at home for the carpet fitter (new bathroom is now finished ).

Wednesday was a rush everywhere. Ruby has been loosing weight so I took her to the vets Friday and they sent off some blood samples. The vet was worried that she had Addison's disease so Wednesday I had to take her back so she could have a few tests. She stayed there just over an hour and was really good.

DD also had the docs and has had to have a blood test this morning (I think she's copying Ruby).The vet rang last night to say she hasn't got it and hopefully the weight will be just a low B12 probelm - this means weekly injections for 6 weeks and she's on a high sensitive commercial food to see if that helps (no more cooking dog food I hope) She seems ok in herself so hopefully this will sort her out. We get DD's results next week. MIL went home lunchtime Wednesday.

I have completed Tina's RR - from Needlecraft Haven, I stitched the panel on the right (sorry about the wonky photo). I can now spend sometime on my Prairie Sampler.

 I am thinking of joining the Sampler au Bouquet SAL but only if the designis the right size for my curtain at the caravan.
Sampler au Bouquets
So my half term has been quite a busy one - I'm hoping to have a day at home today doing ...... nothing LOL well blogging, forum visiting and stitching maybe :)

Thanks for popping by - take care x x


Christine said...

Sounds like a busy week. Good wishes for the results of DDs blood test.
Tina's RR is gorgeous, and the SAL is breathtaking, I'm not joining in as I know I wouldn't keep up, but I'll watch everyones progress with great interest

Sally said...

You've been busy Clare. I hope all goes well for your DD and Ruby.

Tina's RR is lovely.

I'm very tempted by the sampler too. In fact I probably will do it if I have some suitable fabric!

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Hope Ruby improves and that your DD's blood test is fine. You have had a busy half term, have a restful weekend.

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Hope Ruby improves and that your DD's blood test is fine. You have had a busy half term, have a restful weekend.

Lesleyanne said...

You have definitely been busy this half term. Hope everyone's health picks up soon. Love your RR stitching.

Julie said...

Wow is does sound busy when you list it all down doesn't it, i hope you had a fun time too.

Good luck to Philly for the blooc tests.

I'm not doing the SAL, with Shores on the frame for this year i wouldn't get anything else stitched