Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Celebration time 🎉

Not a stitching post or a stitching happy dance ... yesterday I had my mammogram scan results. This is the first scan since my breast cancer diagnosis in December 2019. Although I had many treatments, an operation and many consultations with various doctors there was never really what felt like a closure; that came yesterday as the letter stated ...

no abnormality seen 

I cannot begin to tell you how much joy those three words brought. I screamed, I cried, I whooped and cried again. 

Hubby and I celebrated with a glass of English sparkling wine sitting the garden in the spring sunshine. 

I am so so grateful to all the amazing doctors, nurses and other medical staff at both George Eliot Hospital and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, they do amazing work made even harder  with all the restrictions and changes that Covid brought. 

I am also very grateful to all my online friends, in blog land, at Needlecraft Haven and on social media. The messages you have sent over the last 18months have meant so much and really did help me through a yuk yuk yuk time. 

Hubby and I are going away for a week, a self catering holiday for a change of scene as apart from hospital visits and recently a few shopping trips we have been at home for over a year. We're looking forward to walking new streets as we know every inch of our local area haha. 

I'm not taking a charted project away, I'm taking some flowers that I received late and could not be included in last year's Bouquet of Flowers. 


I am really hoping the beautiful flowers everyone stitched will be in church this year, fingers crossed the restrictions will be lifted by then. If you would like to know more about my Bouquet of Flowers here are my blog posts from last year telling the story.


Bouquet of Flowers - St. Laurence's Church Christmas Tree Festival

If you would like to make a flower, or another flower, to add to the tree for Christmas 2021 please email me aimetu.clare@googlemail.com and I will send you the details. 

I will be mounting and lacing the flowers I have whilst on holiday then finishing them on the coloured backing once home. It seems quite apt to be doing these as life begins to resume and I can finally feel relaxed after such great news yesterday. 


8 comments:

  1. Clare I am so very, very glad! Thanks be to God! Enjoy your time away.

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  2. That is just fabulous news, much needed too.
    I hope you enjoy your break and share all the beautiful finishes with us when you get back.

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  3. Clare: What a beautiful post, it is so good to hear all your prayers from family friends and of course the blogland prayers.
    It is also good you had a wonderful medical staff.
    You both have earned a holiday after the last year it has been hard for all to stay home, enjoy your holiday and whoop it up.

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  4. So happy for you and what a relief that must be. Big Praise!!

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  5. So very happy that you got good news Claire, I bet that is such a huge relief for you.
    Enjoy your break, you deserve a change of scenery, have fun. xx

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  6. Very happy to hear such good news. Lot of hugs to you and DH, have a great time during your holidays. Bisous. xxx

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  7. "Congratulations" on your clean bill of health! Something that really deserves a celebration! The flower tree is gorgeous. It will give everyone so much joy when they finally get to see it!

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  8. Congratulations on your great news!! Hoping Christmas will be better this year.

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