Saturday, 26 January 2008

Keeping the patient happy!!!

Well, this weekend has been all about keeping the little patient happy...Once we eventually had the temperature under control and the sickness had worn off, my little chap was left feeling like he had been in a boxing ring (not that I know what that feels like)...So what's a Mommy supposed to do? Get a craft table going...what would you expect from this household? Well thanks to Simple Sparrow, I read her post about her origami lights...I had forgotten about all the origami the kids and I had done in the summer...so I pulled out all those prefect squares and we got busy, although I think I enjoyed making them the most. So once we had a huge pile of these little beauties we went through the craft box and pulled out the pirate ship kit, this was such good value it was only £2.50, I wish I had bought a few more...anyway we had great fun, painting and putting it together...it now lives on display in the living room.
I have to admit that this past week has been rather emotional, watching your little ones in pain is such a hard thing to do, I am fairly laid back about the kids being poorly, I am not a fan of sitting in the Dr's waiting room...but I did have a few hours when I was torn about what to do especially when a few friends asked if had I taken him to the Dr. which made me feel worse, not that I could have moved my poppet...some friends helped out with the my youngest, which was such a blessing so I could concentrate on the patient. Eventually the fever broke and it was just a case of waiting and nurturing until it passed. I found it hard to sit and do anything, I spent most of my time just watching my babe. At night he slept with me and I was unable to settle or sleep, every cough or move I was up checking him...I was feeling a little low myself...so when the postman knocked on the door on Saturday morning with a parcel..my spirits lifted somewhat...
Just look at all those goodies...once again I say 'How lucky am I?' Two great magazines to read, a whole heap of beautiful fabric, some great felt to top up my box after all the felty things I have been making lately and some zippers...you never know when your going to need zippers!
Just have a closer look at these, gorgeous cool pink elephants and this adorable dog print...
Who sent me these goodies...well the wonderful Lin of Queen of the Froggers fame this girl's knitting is amazing!!! She emailed me to say she had a few bits she is not using and thought I would like them...How is that for perfect timing? I thank you Lin, such a kind thing to do, I really am overwhelmed by the generosity of this crafting community of ours.

I wish you a good weekend and I will catch up next week...

10 comments:

French Knots said...

How sweet is that Sausage Dog fabric?!
How the patient continues to improve, it's so stressful when they are ill. x

Queen of the froggers said...

Isn't that pirate ship great?! Glad it all arrived safely and that little one is getting better.

Kitty said...

I'm so pleased the little one is on the mend. I share your dislike of doctor's waiting rooms - and can recommend NHS Direct for those times when you're just not sure. I called them at midnight when No.1 was very poorly - but they helped put my mind at rest that it was viral and would pass.

Your bumper bundle is fabulous - I'm off to check out Lin's site now.

Take care. x

Sarah said...

Looks like the perfect medicine to me - for both patient and worn out carer.

Lin is a lovely lady and can't wait to see what these pretty things become in your creative hands.

dottycookie said...

Oh poor baby - I'm glad he's feeling a bit better now though. This winter has seen some very vicious bugs going round.

And such wonderful cheery fabric - I LOVE those sausage dogs!

julie said...

I'm so glad that his fever has gone - hopefully his strength will return quickly - little ones usually amaze us with their ability to spring back. Looks like you've had the perfect antidote to hand though - a little crafting is certainly a great way to lift the spirits!

driftwood said...

what a lovely parcel !

hope the patient continues to improve, sounds like you've been having a really tough time.

Caroline said...

So glad that your son is on the mend - that pirate ship must have helped! What a fab parcel - love that elephant print - although your postie must really dislike you - you must create so much extra work for him!

Lesley said...

Being a Mom is so hard when your little ones are poorly - especially when lack of sleep hits! I hope you are all well soon and I'm sure your beautiful parcel will perk you up :)

Lesley xx

bettyninja said...

That dog fabric is to die for.