Wednesday, 3 February 2010


This week has been stressful to say the least and I'm left feeling like a saggy balloon.

On Wednesday my dad had a heart operation. He was told by the consultant that at 83 it was a high risk operation so it was his choice whether to have it done. All through christmas we waited on his decision, knowing he would go ahead in the end. We didn't want him to take the risk, but we also wanted him to feel better. He's made of very strong stuff is my dad, so he went ahead with it.

It all went really well and he's now back home busy planning how he might get back to playing golf. Irrepressible man.

My life of late has been a round of working and then when I'm at home tending to sick children; being at the hospital and today mass excitement the vets and then the dentist for my hurting tooth.

Where's the time for being colourful and creative? It's gone somewhere and I can't find it. I really want it back NOW. So tomorrow I think I'll take over the table, step out of mummy mode and start cutting and stitching as I know my fingers are itching to do.

Hope you all have fun and just so weekends too.


  1. What a worrying time you've had.So pleased the operation went well.
    Hope your trip to the dentist won't be too traumatic for you,and that you will be able to enjoy your weekend of crafting,and have a relaxing time.

    Bellaboo :)

  2. Lisa, what fantastic news! How wonderful.

    Lisa xo

  3. Ahhh I'm glad your dad is doing well.
    I know what you mean about loosing the time to do nice things, I seemed to spend all of January doing my tax return yuck! This weekend I'm making vintage styled Valentines cards for my stall & sewing kits in funky 80's polka dots cake tins, I can't wait!!
    Claire x

  4. I hate those kind of weeks; it's wonderful your dad pulled thru the operation so well. No matter how old they get you still want your parents around.
    I hope time finds you to do something creative: I get to feeling so "snakey" when I can't play with my threads/yarns/fabrics/beads.
    I love your little crocheted squares!

  5. You simply must pick up the pinking shears, that's an order!

    So sorry you have had a bobbins week. Glad your Dad is on the mend though, that is great news.

    Have alovely weekend, you never know the sun might just come out!

    Sarah x

  6. Oh Lisa, so glad your Dad is ok. It must have been such a worry for you all over Christmas.

    Your creative time will come back x

  7. Glad your Dad came through his operation okay. What a worry it has been for you. Hope you have a lovely time crafting.

  8. What's that saying - "it never rains ...". I know how anxious times like these are and I can't tell you how pleased I am for you that your father pulled through. It just goes to show, you can still be made of strong stuff, even at 83. Get sewing, and the stress will ease away .. x

  9. Oh Lisa, what a hectic, worrying time. Glad to hear the good news on your dad's progress. Hope you really had chance for some decent me time. Fingers crossed that the sun is shining in Norfolk for you.

    Relax. Have a super weekend.

  10. Phew, so pleased the op went well for your dad!
    Love your wrist warmers and granny squares in the last post!
    Rachel x

  11. An anxious time for you. Hope you and your Dad are feeling better now.

  12. Hello to you too!
    I do like your blog.
    Hopefully Spring is round the corner, bringing brighter days for you.
    I am posting a colour inspired ditty tomorrow, maybe you will find your colour mojo!

    Clare x

  13. Oh Mrs Bun, I do hope you have had the time to do some well earned therapeutic crafting. What a week you've had. I'm so glad to hear your Dad is recovering and things went so well. I'm sending soothing thoughts up East Anglia xx

  14. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery - and you some lovely, creative time for yourself very soon!

    Jo x


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