Monday, 13 May 2013

Almost time

I'm clock watching - I have to ring the hospital at noon to confirm they have a bed for me.  My surgery is planned for tomorrow and over the past week I've undergone a battery of tests and scans.  Now all is in place, my bag is packed and Keith and I are hovering.  God I hate this waiting period.
So to take my mind off things I'm going to show you the swap postcards I've received recently.

First the 'Cake Swap'  there were only 3 of us in this swap I showed you my version previously now here is Jacquie and Valerie's versions.

Valerie;s card has some wonderful fancy cakes on it.  Could just do with one right now but got to watch the old glucose levels.

I love Jacquie's unique take on the swap theme and might even try out the recipe.
There were 7 of us in the Doodle swap and so far I've got five cards, I'm sure the sixth one will be waiting for me when I get home but here are the ones so far.

Top card is Jacquies and the bottom one is from Alice.  Jacquie has used free motion stitching and ribbon on her card whilst Jacquie has explored the stitches available on her machine.


This pair of cards is from (top) Jan and (bottom) Marian.  Both have doodled beautifully Jan looks as though she may have done the whole thing without stopping.  Love the colours on Marian's card they zing.
Lastly this card is from Sue and was actually the first to arrive.  I love what Sue has done with this card and it demonstrates just how effective you can be without having complicated stitches.

Now back to the present and I've just remembered I haven't packed my Kindle, also want to pack an Ipod so I can listen to a book when I can't sleep at night.  I find hospital beds so uncomfortable and usually there is a light on somewhere, I'm used to sleeping in the dark.  At the moment I'm listening to Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series, got to the "Lord of the Silent" so far.  I just love the whole Emmerson family sometimes Amelia sounds just like my mum.   Reading on the Kindle one of Paul Doherty's 'Sorrowful Tales of Brother Athelstan' series.

Better go and make a cuppa and a sandwich before I phone the hospital and I have to be in by 2:30pm and the traffic can be heavy at this time of the day.   Speak soon.


Plum Cox said...

Thanks for sharing the cards. The waiting time is always a bit nerve wracking, isn't it? I sympathise. Hope that the planned hospital trip goes well and that you recover quickly.

McIrish Annie said...

Annette, I have a terrible time sleeping in the hospital as well.

Last time I brought an eye mask and some ear plugs. Slept much better. believe the nurses will wake you if they have to!

good luck! thinking of you.

Julie said...

Good luck Annette. I hope everything goes well for you. x

Penny said...

Hope all goes well.