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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

WOYWW.....we survived :-)

As most of you will know 2011 was a real challenge for us.  We seemed to go from one emergency to another.  We thought Christmas with little Lexi in hospital would be the last emergency of the year but her daddy managed to squeeze in one more!  He was rushed to hospital New Year's Eve morning in an ambulance with severe kidney pain [and those that have suffered it will know just how painful it is].  We had an early morning call to help with twin care and another day was spent feeling anxious worrying about another loved one.  He was given an injection to relieve the pain, blood tests, xrays etc and then sent back home with more pain tablets and antibiotics with instructions that if it got worse he would need to see the urologist after the holiday break!!! [Do people really not get proper care during the holidays?].  Thankfully his pain seems to have settled down now and he returned to work yesterday so we are all hoping that the new year has arrived with better health and rather less emergencies.

So, on my desk today you can see a pile of Christmas cards....yes we have taken down all our decorations [have a feeling we were both just glad to have survived it all].  I will be cutting up my cards to make labels ready for next year's pressies when I have a spare few minutes.

Also you can see the progress with the latest baby blanket.  I've just had them all out to count how many more I need to knit...20 made and just 10 more to go now  :-)  It's been a real God send to me cos I have had something to grab when shooting out the door on emergency call out.....I don't need a pattern now cos I have knit so many that I can almost knit them in my sleep.....and have been really glad to have something to keep me busy.

So folks it's a really Happy New Year to you all.  Thanks you for your wonderful support over the last twelve months.  Life just wouldn't be the same without each and every one of you.  Special thanks must of course go to Julia who holds us all together [she's like the Wednesday super glue  :-)  ]

Hope you all have a really creative year ahead of you.  I will enjoy popping in to see what you're all up to so do 'show and tell' all the wonderful things you're making. Having shut up 'Sewing by Annie' for the festive celebrations I had a steady flow of customers yesterday but also had little twinny visitors with their Mummy for the day so my 'to do' rail is now full.  I promise I will call in on as many as I can in between my sewing jobs.

Love and hugs to you all,
Annie x


Kate said...

Wishing you a happy and uneventful new year!!

** Kate **

Sue said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Annie..do hope it's a healthy one for you and yours!
Good the here 'Daddy' is getting better, didn't want to be left out on all the fuss hey? lol
Poor love kidney pain is no fun at all
Hugs Sue x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Lets hope that 2012 is a happy and healthy year for you all. You so deserve it. Very best wishes
Jenny x

inkypinkycraft said...

Lets hope the new year brings better news and health for all of you!happy new year and happy woyww, our little girl had that when she was a few weeks old and it Is so scary so hope she is better now, hugs trace x

jude said...

Well hopefully 2012 will be the start of happy healthy new year for you all.I know how kidney pain is sounds as though he may have had a stone the tiny of tiny ones can cause so much pain.My daughter is suffering with kidney pain at the moment bless not nice.Have fab creative day
hugs judex10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your family had over and above its fair share of health scares last year, let's hope and pray that 2012 is kinder to you all. The photo of Lexi in your previous blog was a sight to gladden the heart :)
Happy New Year!
Hugs, LLJ #34 xx


Blimey it is hard enough in that first year with one, let alone twins and all the other repercussions. Thank goodness they have such a supportive person in you. I always find a mass feeling of deflation as the decorations come down and need to search hard to get going again in the New Year. Still waiting for presents from Scotland, due to arrive on Friday so there is still something. Normality resumes for me next :)Happy New Year x

Helen said...

Just been catching up - so sorry to hear you had troubles over Christmas - sending belated love to you all - glad the invalids are on the mend. Oh, and I think I will have enough sorting of my own, sorry about that!!!
Happy New Year - may it be peaceful AND healthy! and happy WOYWW.

ScrappnBee said...

Cursed rail! Goodness you have had one heck of a holiday!...I think you may need a holiday from your holiday to recover! Glad to know that everyone seems to be on the mend. Will keep you in our prayers though..just to keep safe :) The blanket looks like it is coming along fine! Happy WOYWW! -Amanda 28

Tuire Flemming said...

What a year you have had! Hope this year is only a happy one to your whole family!

Tuire #44

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous blanket colours. Hope your rail isn't too full - shout if you need a hand.

Anesha said...

Hope that this new year will bring better health to all your family. :)

sandra de said...

Good to see the little one is looking so much happier. You all deserve a well earned break for the rest of year. The baby blanket is coming out a treat.

Helen T said...

Kidney pain is not nice, my DH had a kidney stone shattered yesterday. Big Hugs for 'Daddy'.

Neet said...

Oh dear, poor Daddy, he suffered a lot didn't he as I remember you saying he was ill when Lexi came out of hospital. In fact they all were. Hope it is resolved now and he does not need an operation. And yes, it is painful (VERY).
Lovely pastel knitting on show - thanks for sharing.
May I wish you all a much better 2012 - a happy and healthy one where you watch the twins grow and delight in their growing up - Hugs, Neet #1

May said...

Glad to hear he is on the mend, I hope 2012 is a better year for you all, Hugs May x x x x

mountainear said...

Happy New Year Annie - it's just got to get better for you and I'm sure it will.

All the very best. x

Love the colours you have chosen for the little blanket. Wish my offspring would decide to present me with a baby or two - I'd love to be making something like that.

Di said...

Here's to a much better year on the health front Annie! You sure seem to been through the mill in recent times - but still you keep your sense of humour :) Happy WOYWW! Di xx

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh hun, what an end to the year!!!

hope everything improves this year, and dont throw the cards away some of those would make a lovely wall hanging!



Angie said...

I wish you a wonderfully happy 2012. You made me feel guilty that I dont cut up my cards like I used to ....but then I did pick up 40 nice fun tags for £1 ...in the sale. Cant wait to see the finished blanket ...you are so clever with your hands xx

Christals Creations said...

Heres to a stress free non emergency 2012.
We have taken our cards down too though not the decs and I have them piled ready to sort for tags or bin.
:o) xx

April said...

Happy New Year! Hope all is well for everyone this year! Wow the latest blanket is comming along great! April #82 x

SueH said...

What is it with your family Annie, you would think after all you went through last year they would give you a little break, wouldn’t you. Hopefully it’s all behind you now and you can concentrate on a bit of ‘me’ time for a while.

Your little blanket is coming along nicely.
I usually have some cross stitch on the go that I can take with me in a hurry but when I was in Germany for what I thought was just going to be a weekend I didn’t take any with me……lesson learned….always take some stitching with me even if I don’t think I’ll have time to do any of it.

Happy Sewing !
And a Happy New Year.

The Log Cabin said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. You seem to have had an eventful year last year, hopefully this year will be a lot quieter.
Love, Emma xxx xxx

Anne said...

So sorry to read about your familys health problems. You must be going out of your mind with worry. Lets hope 2012 is a much better year for you all, Love Anne

Ann B said...

You have certainly had a rough time you poor things, lets hope 2012 is uneventful and all stay healthy. My decorations came down on Monday - can't wait to get back to normal and I only put them up on 17 December.
Happy 2012
Ann B

MaggieC said...

Glad to know that your various family members are steadily recovering from a rather traumatic Christmas. Your blanket will be beautiful when finished, the stitches looks so even. Good luck for the rest of the year. xx Maggie #73

Anonymous said...

Let's hope everyone has put the eventful year behind them and that 2012 is really good for you all.

Brenda 76

JoZart said...

Hoping all is peaceful and calm at your's at last and with luck B might have passed those dratted stones during the severe bout of pain he endured. Take it easy after all your traumas and enjoy a chill out with your lovely family. Will email as I have 2 dies suitable for gerberas.
love Jo x

Doone said...

Happy New Year Annie,

Until the government gets the taxpayers money back from the Banks there is no money for healthcare...oh, hang on, we just gave one of the banks back and didn't get the tax payers money back for it...

silly me,,,

just make sure his GP checks his renal function. Oh sorry GP's closed for christmas didn't they?


Hazel said...

All our cards and decs came down by Monday - good idea to sort through the cards straight away. Well done on all the knitting (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

lisa said...

Ohh Annie, you have been through the mill. I've just been having a catch up with all that's happened not having been in blogland for a week or so and I'm so sorry that little Lexi spent her first Christmas in hospital. How awful for you all but I'm glad she's made a good recovery.
I'm sending you lots if wishes for a very Happy 2012 you all certainly deserve it.
Our decs came down on New Years Day, yes I know!!! and the cards are all cut up and put away ready for tags next year.... great minds!!!!
Hugs Lisx #112

505whimsygirl said...

So, I guess the twins were getting all the attention and dad had a kidney attack. All joking aside, I hope your family has a very healthy 2012. You've been in my thoughts and prayers.

I have two friends that are having babies (one in May and one in June) so two baby blankets are in order. I need to find an easy knit pattern. Although I do like the idea of the squares, which are easily transportable.



Sam said...

Here's hoping for a quiet month and that photo of Lexi below is absolutely gorgeous!
PS I will leave you some fingers out next week!!

Jensters said...

So glad Dad is on the mend Annie and so hope things will be somewhat calmer for 2012 xx

jennyflower said...

I sincerely wish you a very very boring year! (in the nicest possible way). Hugs to all. xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Wooh no Annie, you're the glue...holding all your lovelies together, it's been a shocking few months, I genuinely wish you all nothing but better health and restful progress this year.

Jumbleberries said...

Happy New Year - hoping 2012 is a good one for you and your family.

Jumbleberries xx

Carol said...

What a time you had, hope that 2012is one of health and happiness for all the family.
Carol xx

Enfys said...

A great first crafty peek of the year - I hope the new year brings you and your family peace and good health

Tina Gilmore said...

Blimey Annie,what a mad year you've had!!! Hope you and all your lovely family are on the mend now, a happy and healthy new year to you all! xx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my you have had a go of it! Glad to read they are all feeling much better. So scary! Your sweet blankey is starting to take shape!

Katie said...

I'm glad everyone is feeling better now. I hope the rest of your year is uneventful in that regard! I love the baby blanket, it looks so soft and lovely and perfect for a baby :)

Katie #81

Anne said...

Oh gosh Annie what a time you have been having. I hope that 2012 will bring you all good health and much happiness. Thanks for visiting my blog. Anne x

mckinkle said...

Hello Annie,

Well this new year is doing well already - no emergencies so thats a great start for everyone! Long may it continue!

Cant wait to see your beautiful rainbow blanket all finished! Its brought back many memories of making the same design when my girls where young! It was always the seams to join them that got me baffled!!

Have a super weekend,
Keryn x

Caro said...

Sorry to hear about all your emergencies. I am praying that 2012 is so much better for you all healthwise. thanks for sharing!

karen said...

I wish for you and all your loved ones a happy and Healthy New Year! I do think it is your turn now :)
The colours on your baby blanket are lovely and it looks so soft!
xoxo Karen

Macpurp said...

wishing you all a healthy happy 2012. lets hope it is much calmer than last year,

love teen x

Carmen said...

Yes indeed. I'll join you in hoping for a happier, healthier New Year.

Thanks for the welcome back :)

Carmen x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

indeed, i wish for you a blessed new year ahead! hoping for no more of those emergencies!
peggy aplSEEDS