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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

FROM TEARS TO SMILES . . .


Today has been staring at me on the Calendar for the past couple of weeks and I've been sooooo looking forward to it ~ NOT!
  A fun-filled 24 hours attached to a blood pressure monitor which tortures my left arm every 15 minutes by squeezing it to death to take a reading with the thrill of knowing that tonight it will extend to every 30 minutes and go on the whole night long ~ umm! not much sleep I'm guessing!
Good job the next instalment of the Virginia Andrews 'Flowers in the Attic' novel is sitting by my bed (Book 4) ~ although as they are all such tear-jerkers it probably won't help!!!

So whilst I've spent this morning full of indulgent self-pity, Mr. Postie delivered an unexpected package on the doormat . . . .

My dear blogging friend Lesleyanne  http://lesleyanneslifeinstitches.blogspot.com sent me a birthday parcel.  Lesleyanne and I chat often through email and I am so pleased to have met her through Blogging and I guess I must have said my birthday was fast approaching and just look at what she sent especially for me . . .



Oh! it's just gorgeous ~ bunnies and strawberries in my favourite shades of colour and backed with red gingham fabric ~ PERFECT!
The design is LHN 'Strawberries' and Lesleyanne has stitched it on 28~count Mushroom fabric with Crescent Colours floss.
I'm truly touched Lesleyanne by your kindness, it means so much to me and from my miserable start to the day ~ look at me now . . .


Wish me luck tonight ~ what a strange coincidence DH has a big important business dinner tonight and as it won't finish until the early hours has decided to stay overnight in the Big City ~ he'll miss out on all the excitement!!!

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

15 comments:

krystaline said...

awww i feel your pain i had to spend 24 hours attached to a bp monitor one day and a heart rate monitor the next day. i hated it!
Hugs x

Mouse said...

ohhh dear been there seen n done that ... hope they get you sorted out and just think of the extra stitching coz you can't sleep ..lol ... and what a lovely gift from Lesleyanne too :) at least you won't have to listen to DH snoring (if he does) while you can't sleep hahahaha :) love mouse xxxx

Kate said...

Oh that doesn't sound very nice at all - hopefully it will pass quickly for you.
Lovely gift from Lesleyanne.

butterfly said...

Hope you will soon be pain free." Happy Birthday "

Love your gifts its so nice to be pampered.

Carol said...

Oh, I feel so bad for you, Jane--hope you get through the day (and night!) without too much discomfort. I can't imagine sleeping with that thing squeezing your arm all night...

How wonderful of Lesleyanne to surprise you with that darling pillow... It really is sweet--and just perfect for a bunny-lover like you :)

Good luck with everything!

Vicky L said...

I missed a few posts. The Cherrywood Halloween pillow looks wonderful. I love it. The Tree of Life is coming along. You are a fast stitcher. Sorry to hear your hubby is staying in the big city. You got a lovely present. I love those strawberries.

Lesleyanne said...

Good luck with tonight Jane. Hope it isn't too bad. I was able to share my 24 hr with my hubby lol. Glad you liked your birthday gift.

RuthB said...

Oh my --- here's hoping the night goes fast. Meditate on your beautiful strawberries which will always be in season. :)

Lisa V said...

I know that feeling well. I was attached to one overnight that was supposed to go off every hour, well just my luck it decided to malfunction on me and went off whenever it pleased, making for a rather restless night. Good luck with yours!

Lynn said...

Sorry to hear you have to go through all that discomfort. Such a sweet little gift though to cheer you!

Rowyn said...

Oh my, that doesn't sound like a fun 24 hours ahead for you. I imagine it will hinder your stitching a bit too. :-)

I love the little pillow with the bunnies from Lesleyanne.

Barb said...

Well my dear it will be all over now, hope the night was not too long and all will be well. Love the gift from Lesleyanne its just so right for you. Happy birthday wishes for whenever.
Hugs

Sally said...

I hope last night wasn't as bad for you and that you managed to get some sleep {{{{hugs}}}}

What a lovely gift from Lesleyanne. She is such a sweetheart. Happy Birthday to you:)

Lei said...

I hope everything went well and that you were able to get some rest thoughout the night.

Love your birthday surprise. It is lovely. Have a great weekend!

Catherine said...

I hope your day and night passed quickly and without too much discomfort.
What a lovely gift!