Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, May 19, 2013

My life as a pinball...

Or at least, how a pinball must feel!
Bounced around at a whim, never knowing which direction I will take next.
Sounds exciting? Not really, but at least life is full of surprises!
This past week was always going to be a busy one...I had something on every night, a two day work conference as well as the usual work over commitments.
 It was one of those weeks that you have organised like a military operation.
But it also ended up being one of those weeks that you are so glad that you were able to be there for some people that are very dear to you.
My dear friend Bron's son fell from a water tank stand at his farm and was flown to the hospital just minutes up the road from my home during the week. Fortunately the injuries will incapacitate him for a while, but he will recover. Chez Cardy became a defacto home for his wife and young sons so they could be nearby.
And Cardy had some granny practice (eeek!). The most beautiful boys had me walking to the park, spinning them on the equipment and then having a bit of a swing myself...fun!
Fortunately surgery has gone well and he is recovering...time will be the best medicine.
A little progress was made last night on these pinwheels...spinning crazily like me!
I was quite particular about matching my centres (they are matching beautifully!), then realised they have an applique circle over them...oh well- it is all about technique?
But the lessons of this week have been that it is good to be there to support dear friends, little boys are fun and veeeeery busy (!), and that I am no where near being in granny mode yet!
Cardy xx

26 comments:

Lurline said...

How very fortunate that friend is, whew! What a relief. Told you I would bring your blog up, lol!
Hugs - Lurline.

Julia said...

Life can get a bit like that at times!
So glad your friend will be Ok, and that you were able to help out.
Love your blocks!
Julia ♥

suzitee said...

Oh dear...what a week you've had! I am often in pinball mode, but it's self inflicted...I pinball from one project to the next, never staying for too long on one before I shoot off to the next :) Glad you found some time to fit some stitching in....it's looking gorgeous!

shez said...

so glad the young boy will be okay and what a lovely friend you are to help them out,yes its great to be a nana but its good to be able to hand them back,lol.xx

Susan said...

Good news that your friend will be okay, and wonderful that you could support his family. It was good nanny practice for you......I hope you get a chance to rest and recover this week. Your centres do look very exact, shame you have to cover them.

Janet said...

What a week! I'm glad to hear that all will be wll and you got to play on the swings.
I have to laugh at your perfect centers, are you sure you want to cover them up, lol.

Lorraine said...

Good work Granny Cardy! Are you hand piecing or machine piecing the Bring me Flowers blocks?

Noela said...

Glad you were able to help your friends family. Your blocks look great. Hugs......

sunny said...

How fortunate that you were able to help out in your friend's time of need. And it's always good to get Granny time in small doses before the 'real' event. LOL!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

OH NO thats terrible! I presume its Gavin. Hope He'll be OK. fingers x'ed for a quieter week for you. Xx

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt coming along! So sorry you had such a challenging week but so good that this will have a happy ending.

Nedra said...

What a good friend you are! So glad the young man is going to be OK. And trust me, being a grandma is the BEST!

Heather said...

So nice of you to be able to help out and what fun to play with some little boys. In about 4 weeks I am watching my grandson for a few days. Hope my knee is better by then cause he too is a busy guy!

Too many eggs said...

Wow that was a busy week, how wonderful that they had such a warm and welcoming home to stay.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Wow what a week. How lovely that you were there to help them out. hugs

Shay said...

So glad the young fella is going to be OK. Thank goodness you were able to lend a hand when your friend needed you!

Lynda said...

What a week for you and your friend's son and family. It's wonderful that you are able to help (and have some fun with the littlies). Love your pinwheels.

Maree: said...

My points didn't quite match up thank God for the Circe lol
Glad you were there too lend a Helping Hand even if the kidlets turned you off Nanna Duties ...for Now!
Take Care

Stephanie said...

How kind of you to help out. I know it takes great stress off of the family. A park is a great place for the little one to spend their energy!
Have fun.

Debbie said...

My blocks are all finished and I am eagerly awaiting the postman's next visit. We missed you on Saturday but I hope this week is a little less busy

Deb R said...

Lovely you were able to help friends out!!! Little boys are always full of beans, great blocks too!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

the emergency care house.........perfect that you can help out.........hope he is going well.......

Sue SA said...

Stop, dont put the circles on! They look great without, just saying, but of course its up to you.
Glad you got some practise Granny time, its nice to be able to do something to help a friend in need, rather then just saying something appropriate. Yep boys are busy, but they are so much fun!

debz in knots said...

Wonderful post Cardy, thanks. I simply LOVE that chair - lucky you!
from Deb at CV

Carole said...

Oh dear! Here's a hug ((((hug))))! Pinball, I like that expression. Ya know, you're dating yourself? lol Not sure today's kids know what a pinball is! Ah.. wonderful memories! Hoping all will calm soon! Hugs!

Cheryll said...

It's good to hear that he will be OK. Hugs to all still... :)