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Monday, 12 December 2011

Catching up and some thank yous

Hi everyone , I've been meaning to post for the last couple of weeks, but time is getting the better of me .
My hubby has had a positive diagnosis of Genetic Haemochromatosis ,and has started treatment at the hospital. He has to have a unit of blood removed every two weeks at the moment , and we are hoping that it will start to bring his iron levels down. It is very early days , so no real change with his symptoms as yet .
I will have to be tested to see if I'm a carrier of it as the kids will have automatically inherited one faulty gene from their Dad , so they at the least will be a carrier. If I am clear then it won't have any effect on the kids, but they will have to be aware that it could be passed on to their children should they have any .
I have been stitching a bit , done a tiny bit more on the snails ,
and started a new project but I will show that next time when hopefully I will have done a bit more .
I have also been knitting , and have a plan for these .
I made this, basically to see if I could and now I'm not sure what to do with it . I've had an offer of a good home , so we will see , lol. she just needs a nice scarf of some sort.
On to the Thank yous .
First to Becky who very generously sent me a bag full of tins and boxes to aid my finishing . I am looking forward to finding some smalls to add to these. Thanks again Becky .Then to Chris who passes on her charts when she has finished with them , and very kindly sent me this happy little snowman , again something to look forward to . Thanks Chris , I love him. And , last but not least thanks to the lovely Nia who sent me this lovely Christmas card and bunch of everlasting mistletoe . Nia , you brought a smile to my heart , thank you sweetie.

If you haven't visited any of these lovely ladies blogs , please do so .

I am seriously hoping to get back into the swing of crafting and blogging , but probably not until after Christmas now. The presents are bought , but not wrapped , most of the cards are written , but not sent , one nativity done , the other on Wednesday, then discos and parties . I am not joking , the kids have a better social life than me , at five and seven ,lol.

There are a couple of lovely giveaways listed on my sidebar , please have a look .

Thanks for dropping by ,

Cath

15 comments:

Hazel said...

Goodness Cath. I am so sorry to hear the diagnoses and hope you are okay. You have got some lovely gifts through and your knits and stitching are wonderful as ever. I'll be interesting in what you are going to do with those strips. x

Lesleyanne said...

Hope your husband's symptoms improve soon. Lovely gifts received. Great stitching and knitting.

stitcheranon said...

~Sorry to hear about hubby's condition but glad it is treatable. Fingers crossed that you are clear of the genes. Looking forward to seeing your new craftiness as you find your mojo..no pressure rofl xxxx

Mad about Craft said...

Put that mistletoe to good use once hubby is feeling better!

I'm intriged by the knitting, can't wait to see what it is.

Chris said...

Hi Cath!
You are very welcome to the chart.
I hope that your husband's health improves daily!
Hugs!
Chris

Mouse said...

sorry to hear about the diagnosis but at least you know what you are dealing with and can get some proper treatment now :0
love your presents of becky can't wait to see what you do with them ,, the everlasting mistletoe is fab ... and mmmmmm what have you got planed with that knitting ..lol ??? love mouse xxxx

♥ Nia said...

Sweetie, sorry to hear about your family health news =/ I hope your husband will get better soon and also that you'll receive a good return form your tests! Wish you the best!!

ohhhh your words made my heart smile!!! =) That's all I wanted, to make my friends smile, small gesture but from my heart :)
Hugs to you my friend!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

sorry to hear about your dh, it's not something I have heard about?

Love the snails,

Gill in Canada

Sally said...

Sorry to hear about your DH but glad he has finally got a diagnosis and hope the treatment goes well {{{hugs}}}

Lovely progress on your snails and love that little teddy! So cute!

How lovely of Becky to send those tins. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Lovely chart from Chris too.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis and certainly hope that your testing shows you don't carry the gene as well... It must be a very trying time for your family, Cath.

Such lovely gifts from your stitching friends--I look forward to seeing what you make with your new tin collection.

Beth said...

Hope life gets better soon - you do have some thoughtful and fun gifts to help in this distressing time.

Michele B. said...

What a stressful time for you and your family - I hope your tests come back fine and your husband feels better from his treatments. I love your little bear, scarf or no scarf! Take good care.

Siobhan said...

Cath, you and your family are in my prayers.

Lovely work and gifts!

Thinking of you and wishing you a very blessed Christmas.

Julie said...

I hope the treatment goes well or DH and you can move into 2012 with a happy heart.

Have a lovely Christmastime with your family.

The knitted strips look interesting...

♥ Nia said...

Jingle the bells and play the music loud, for Santa Claus is coming to town! :D
*゚¨゚゚・ ♫*:..。♡*゚¨゚゚・ Merry Christmas! ♫*:..。♡*゚¨゚゚・ ♫*:..。