Thursday, 27 August 2009

oh hello wood grain vinyl.

Well hello there you lovely wood grain vinyl, you look so losh there on that album. This is how i feel when i see my lovely wood grain vinyl adhering to my paperchase albums, poor things have been sat on a shelf waiting for the perfect covering, project.Thanks to SJ and Emma i found some wgv, and had a fab half hour covering my three albums.Now to think of a project to fill them with. I also need another trip to Canterbury as that is where my nearest paperchase is, as i need some of the photo pockets to go in these babies.
Well my holiday is nearly over and i have also been buying new clothes for work, will blog again about that soon.

Me and my sewing machine are friends after all !!

Well today i have sewed my Oh Cherry Oh quilt pack together, as i have been putting it off for so long. I have to say that i really enjoyed sewing it together, and seeing it come to together slowly as a quilt top. I love the colours and patterns. Now all i ned is some quilt batting and a piece of material for the back, i think blue would look nice.
I have also fallen in love with wood grain vinyl, after some advice from SJ and Emma i visited my local b and q and purchased a roll for about six pounds, woohoo, i began to cover my paperchase albums in it straight away. I love how they look, and am waiting for my order of the new cosmo, earth loveand joly by golly for my shimelle christmas journal.oooooooooooh christmas!!!!!!!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

The reason for a NON- holiday

Well this is my son kieran- sorry couldn't turn pic.
Last sunday he fell off a climbing frame and broke his wrist, we went to a and e and they x-rayed it then said it needed an operation to put a plate and screws in to hold it together, this photo shows kieran after having his arm manipulated back into place and put in a half cast. I admit to having to leave the room while they did this, kieran was on gas and air, and had had an injection to numb the wrist, also two nurses and a dr to do procedure, so i was getting in the way being a typical mother, worrying, scared and had signs of shock- shaking hands etc, one nurse kindly asked if i'd like to wait outside, i quickly agreed and left.
On my return kierans arm had been put in a half cast and we went off for another x-ray, they had managed to regain some of the length, his wrist bone had broken and slipped over onto his hand bones. The dr said that kieran still needed the operation , so we waited for a bed on a ward. We didnt have to wait too long, and i settled kieran in for the night and went home.
I wasnt allowed onto the ward to see kieran- who turned 17 in june- until 3pm, he had been put on an adults ward. So i phoned the ward throughout the day to check on his operation, he was due to have it done at 12.30, well they took him down to do op but his heart rate went very low, so dr not happy, he was returned to ward, to have tests done, he coped well with this, i was later told. He had a scan on his heart and dr was happy, he was taken down for op just as i arrived at hospital. He returned to ward asleep, nurse informed me that they did not do the operation as they had managed to manipulate his wrist into a good position and that it was quite stable-apparenty. So kieran stayed in that night and came home the following day. I had informed the hospital of our impending holiday-saturday 1st august, they put kieranon a fracture clinic for last friday.
Well we went to fracture clinic, x-rayed wrist and saw dr who promptly told us that his wrist bone has slipped back over his hand, and he was quite shocked at how much it has slipped, he said that after 8 to 10 days it usually slips a little but this was only four days later. So no leaving for Cornwall on saturday as we have to go back to fracture clinic on monday and have another x-ray to see if its slipped anymore, and for dr to make decision whether or not to do the operation that should have been done last week.
Now i am not cross at my son , it was an accident , i am not cross about not going on holiday, my sons health comes first everytime, what i do feel a little cross about is the fact that i feel the hospital should have done this operation at the time of the accident. My son is in full time work as a yardsman and fork lift driver so his hands are his career. I am hopefull that he will have the operation next week to repair his wrist and make a full recovery, but am sad that this week of him having his wrist in plaster could have been a week of him recovering from the operation on his wrist.
Sorry to rant about this, i haven't felt the need to rant on here before but this is quite a major thing in our house at the moment.
We are hopefull that we can go on our holiday for the last week, to cornwall with our trailer tent. The campsite have been very good and have kept our pitch open as we could be there by friday- its all paid for- for the last week.
Well if you got this far, well done and thankyou for reading

A jolly good read

These books were bought for me as a leaving present from the staff in my class as i will not be with them in september. They are similiar to Twilight as they are about vampires and Harry Potter as they go to a school specifically for vampires. It follows the story of Zoe Redbird who gets marked to become a vampire and follows her story of how she handles the changes to her life.
I wasnt hooked instantly i have to admit, but i'm not one to give up, so i stuck in there and carried on reading. Well all i can say is they are a very good read, i enjoyed them. I am waiting to order the last book in the series, as it's not realised till october.