Surprise #1 was having Rhiannon and Wade come to visit me last Friday evening........Surprise #2 was the reason for their visit......to deliver a parcel from my online stitching group FIS which contained this amazing quilt made by the group just for me!
I can't lie, there were tears!
Before I went into hospital I suggested that Cathy "friend" Rhiannon on FB so she could check on my progress......so there have apparently been lots of conversations between them about the quilt and Rhi even had pics which she kept to herself :)
Here is the co-conspirator with the quilt....
Cathy knew I had enjoyed my visit to the States in 2012 so the theme was decided...I have many fond memories of the trip thanks to Alison ...my gorgeous travelling companion! The quilt on the lounge behind Rhiannon is an antique quilt I purchased in Portland in the first couple of days of the trip - definitely want to revisit Portland one day!
The quilting (stars/hearts/stripes) was done by Sarah who is also a member of the FIS group - a very talented bunch indeed!
Thanks girls for a fantastic gift which really lifted my spirits! ....and thank you to everyone for their support during this time...having never had surgery before I had no idea what a toll it took on the body!
In other breaking news........Miss Rose has arrived home after spending some time with her mother while I recovered. She was very excited to see me on Monday after three weeks - I have to say the feeling was mutual, it is lovely to have her home and in her rightful spot on the lounge (which is whichever one she chooses!)
Back to work on Monday (with the option of shorter hours if needed) so I won't be overdoing it - I think I need to go back - the combination of telemarketers and daytime TV is lethal! Thank goodness for being able to concentrate for longer periods this past week so I could stitch or read!
'Til next time.........................Lorraine