Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another update....

What a wonderful surprise it was to receive these flowers yesterday from Tom who is still in Florida helping out his parents! They certainly brightened my day as do your lovely notes. Thank you!

Each day brings good reports on Tom's father's progress since his brain surgery. He is slowly getting back to normal, but we still don't know how much longer Tom will remain down there.

The other good news that we got yesterday was that my father, who will be 89 later this year, does not need the hip replacement surgery that he was told he needed a couple of months ago. Of course, we are all very relieved!

If the baby cooperates, we'll learn tomorrow whether our new grandbaby will be a girl or boy. Then I can start seriously thinking about a baby sampler.

Meanwhile, I'm staying busy with the L. Haworth sampler. I'm nearly 2/3s done. I've found that I'm not a very good rotation stitcher....I'm better off focusing on one or two projects.

Next month will mark the 11th anniversary of when I started designing. Also next month, 13 days to be exact, will mark the lst anniversary of this blog. I'm wondering if I'll hit 700 WMN Facebook fans (now at 682), 200 blog followers (now at 191), finish L. Haworth, or if Tom will be home by then. I guess time will tell. Regardless maybe I need to think of a give-away to celebrate and to thank you for your support!

15 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful flowers! Glad to hear the news regarding your parents. Congrats on all the anniversaries!

Industrioushead said...

What beautiful flowers and a thoughtful husband!

Vaida said...

Great flowers - so nice of your husband! And nice to hear that your FIL is getting better, and that your father is not going to surgery. The good news about the health of those we love are always the best, aren't they :)

Jules said...

Great news that things are turning around for your family. And so thought a husband you have.

I, too, am in the early stages of thinking about a baby sampler. My eldest nephew and his fiancee are expecting a son in July. They already have a daughter (also a July baby) and she has a son from a previous relationship. I have completed a baby bib (generic) for him, but want to do a sampler and have a few in mind (from Donna Kooler's designs). The only problem is, I have to work with the materials already in my stash. Yikes!

Margaret said...

Tom is so sweet to send you flowers from FL! I'm glad to hear all the news is good on his father and yours both. Can't wait to hear about your future grandchild too! And 11 years of designing -- wow! Congratulations!

Jean said...

Wonderful news Ellen all the way around. I'm still toying as well with a birth sampler, my niece had a boy this past November and now my nephew and is wife are having a girl, soon.

Lovely Flowers too.

Nancy said...

Gorgeous flowers, and what a sweet gesture from your husband! Glad to hear your FIL's recuperation is going well.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Flowers from a DH is a very good thing! I'm so happy to hear your FIL is doing better. We'll be waiting to hear about your grandchild to be!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The flowers are lovely. Tom is a very thoughtful husband. I'm so glad to hear that the news has been positive for both your FIL and your father.

Colleen said...

Great News Ellen and the flowers are beautiful. You have a real sweetheart in Tom. Strange how life can give you such joy and sadness at the same time, yet stitching always seems to help. 11 years of great stitching projects for you and us.

Sherry said...

Your flowers are great and Tom is so thoughtful. Glad health is improving for all. Keep stitching, it certainly helps me when I have my mind on other things...best drug in the world!! Congrats on your anniverary coming up. After having a blog for only a couple months, that seems to be a long way off.

Sandra said...

Glad all the news is good regarding the family. Love the flowers, but love the little boxes better, you do tease us with these gorgeous little treasures dotted about your house.

marylin & poussy said...

Oh your flowers are magnificent! And we see limp very country all that I like
Best regards of France

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I won't be 700, but someplace in between! Glad for the good fathers' news! Stitch away, friend!

Karan said...

What beautiful flowers & gesture. So glad it's good news all round. :0)