Saturday, 30 May 2009

Home at last

We went to see baby Joshua last Sunday and while we were visiting at the hospital Sharon was told that they could go home. Unfortunately Joshua didn't settle, he wouldn't feed and never stopped screaming which he had done a lot of in the ward but everyone thought that he just had wind. By 3. am Monday morning Sharon and Carl had to take him back to the hospital as he was still screaming and since then it's been one long round of tests until he could come home again. Poor little mite had canulas in both hands and a feeding tube up his nose; he had to have a lumbar puncture and heel pricks and lost a pound off his birth weight which was very worrying.

Hopefully now that he is home he will be able to settle down with his mum and dad and enjoy his new home. I'm longing to go and visit but we've said we'll leave it until next weekend so that they can have some time together without constant visitors. This is the only photo I have of him and it's not a very good one but I can keep having a look at it until I can cuddle him again.


Friday, 22 May 2009

I'm a grandma again

My daughter Sharon has finally given birth to a gorgeous baby boy named Joshua. He was born around 1.00pm this afternoon , not quite sure of the exact time, but he weighed in at 8 pounds 3 ounces. He was eleven days overdue and yesterday they found out that he was breech so she had to have a c-section as the hospital thought that trying to turn the baby at such a late stage would probably upset both babe and mum.

They are both doing fine as is Sharon's partner Carl who is over the moon that his first baby is a son. I can't wait to get up to Chester to see them all but especially to have a cuddle with their new arrival.

It's been a lovely sunny day for most of the day though we did have the occasional drop of rain and I had my friend call round with her grandaughter who is only ten weeks old, so all in all it's been a rather lovely day.....

And finally, my lovely granddaughter lily with my old gardening hat on, I love her to bits.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Thunder and lightening

There's not been a lot of stitching going on apart from the exchanges that I've done but I can't show those as I've not even posted them yet! I really want to get out in the garden but with the rain and storms that we've had today it's easier to stay indoors and put another few stitches into Beatrix.
Tony is still remodelling the greenhouse but he's not having much luck getting the glass back in with the rain, it's a bit of a delicate operation trying to fit big sheets of glass with wet hands. Anyway I thought I'd share a few photos of the garden that I've found on my camera from last week.

The first is a rhodedendron called Grumpy, how something so pretty can be called that I don't know, but I had to buy it for Tony because that's a name I call him sometimes, not always to his face, lol. The second is of my lovely potato plant that goes mad every year growing over my pergola, it's a lovely sight from the bedroom window.

This is one of the many aquilegia plants that grow so well in my garden, I love how they keep
coming back year after year, and a lovely iris that used to grow in my Mum and Dad's garden.

Just a few of the little plants that are coming up and a view of my greenhouse when everything had been taken out ready to extend it. The aluminium greenhouse has gone now and the wooden one is extended where it stood. I hope that it's up and running for the weekend because there's so much that needs to go back.


Sunday, 10 May 2009

Another exchange received

I am so behind with posting that I nearly forgot to show my exchange from Michelle on Exchange Heaven. This months theme is a scissor fob and Michelle made me this and sent me a little pair of scissors to go with it. Thank you Michelle, I love it.
I am still in the process of finishing mine, it won't take long but I'm making the most of the sun while it shines this weekend.
Tony has a week off work which means that he'll either be taking things apart or building something, why can't he want to go on holiday like anyone else. I enjoy these weeks together though, as with him working permanent night shift I don't always see a lot of him. All that will change when he goes back after his week off as, after working the night shift for over thirtyfive years, he's had to go on afternoons due to cut backs. I've still not worked out when we're going to eat as we've always had an evening meal before he went off to work. I'm sure we'll fit it in somewhere.....


Two more exchanges done

I think that I've finally got my camera going again though I still can't get it to focus properly, where's the instruction manual when you need it?
My first exchange is from Chris M on the xstitch monthly group. The exchange was a lavender bag but with a hobbies theme.Isn't it lovely, and I love the little pair of scissors added to the ribbon. This was my exchange to Chris. I think that she liked it.

I also heard from Lucy on Exchange Heaven that she had received my colour exchange to her, this is what I stitched.Lucy's colour choice was purple or black so I stitched her initial for her.