Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, March 22, 2015

That was the week that was …. (WARNING rather wordy)

…….in our son's words "the week from hell".
It sure was! If you can bear with me do read to the bottom for 2 quilty pics!!
 Saturday last week Daughter-in-law 'phoned us at 7.00am
been very ill all night, a 2yr old and 4yr to care for and husband
away in Australia, could we help?
 We brought the children over to our place so that
she could sleep and they went home mid afternoon.

Sunday - spent most of the day tying down & putting away in readiness
for the cyclone which was due with winds up to 160km per hour.
We had a little windy weather and rain here in Auckland so
Monday spent putting everything back again!

Tuesday evening - husband became very ill, 
briefly unconscious and vomiting and I had to put him
in the recovery position on the floor and call an ambulance.
Fluid inhaled into lungs so taken to hospital, (sorry for graphics) and  passed out
again in the emergency so had to stay there. Back home Wednesday after much thorough testing.

Early Wednesday  called our two sons and daughter to tell them about their Dad. Eldest son
telling me that our grandson had been terribly ill with migraine etc until
the early hours of the morning. His cat was let out out the house at 6.00am 
and at 7.00am they found her on the drive having been hit by
a car. Off to the vet and in overnight to ascertain
full extent of injuries. Too bad to do anything to save her and sadly they
had to euthanise her. Horribly sad experience.

Wednesday night daughter had issues with eldest grand-daughter  but won't go into that
in any detail!

Thursday chest x-rays for me and more blood tests!!

So - no quilting - but taking a cue from Sally T I rummaged around in my
bits and pieces box and found this

bought many years ago and popped in the drawer to "do something with one day"
a beautiful pukeko - to see more of these colourful characters go
and now working on an idea!

Also I came across the photo below from years ago,  just a quick mock up of
a block, my intention was to make 20 blocks, I made 2 and realised
I could not make a whole quilt with just a handful of colours - the whole lot was given away!

The more fabrics in my quilts, the merrier I am!
Long live bright and beautiful.

Praying for a happier week ahead.


Leeanne said...

What a week!!!! Here's hoping the next one is uneventful.

Ann said...

I hope everyone fully recovers this week. You and your family are in my prayers.
Isn't it odd how much stuff keeps appearing in our drawers? I'm truly not trying to hide it, think I've cleared it all and still find more. Love the name of this bird.

Julierose said...

Oh Maureen--what a time of it you've had! so sorry to hear all that has descended upon you and family. Hope your husband is better and you, too.
Hang in there--it's bound to get better....hugs and warm thoughts, Julierose

Sally T said...

You were definitely a port in the storm last week! Please take good care of yourself and try and have a very uneventful week.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sending hugs and well wishes for all - including YOU!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Oh golly you weren't kidding ere you!
Hope everybody is recovering now
Thank goodness for sewing therapy!

Kaja said...

What a week! Hoping everyone has recovered now and wishing you a happy, peaceful and healthy week with time for some sewing.

Charlotte Scott said...

The week that was! And hopefully, the week that never is again! Sounds truly awful. Best wishes for a peaceful, productive and healthy week this week.

Raewyn said...

I'm almost a little late to wish you all the best for this week! Hopefully nothing like last week and everyone is well again? Nice to have fabric to play with to escape into another world for a while :-) Take care.

Emma said...

wow, as your son said, 'the week from hell' - here's to a great one next week! Lovely pieces of fabric.

Debra said...

Oh Maureen.. what a week!!! I think the 'week from hell' is pretty accurate! Hope things settle down, good health returns to your family and you are able to get back to your sewing. Sorry to hear about the kitty though. :-(

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow Maureen!!!! I'm sure hoping your family got all its troubles done for the year last week, and now it will be smooth sailing for you all!!! So glad everyone but the poor little kitty seems to be recovering well :*)

PaulaB quilts said...

Praying that you and your family will have rest, peace and recovery. So sorry about your cat. We almost lost ours a bit ago at age 18, doing okay now. Your bird panel is so bright and perky. Hope you can find the right setting for him.