Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Busy times

School is back and so is the routine of the school week.  This year my days are a little more complicated as both my parents need help with transport - to get to various medical appointments.  My father will go in for his second knee replacement surgery on 2 March, so there are a few medical appointments to attend to between now and then.

Swimming is back on in force and rehearsals have started for the new play our local theatre company is doing.  So costumes need to be started.

Last Sunday was our Swim Club's annual carnival.  We were involved in the organising of the carnival, so life was a bit hectic.

Son No. 4 is one of our swimmers and his first event was the 200 metre Individual medley.  I could see that things were not right for him as he swam, but he did continue to swim.  When he got out of the pool he could not move his shoulder.  An ambulance ride to the hospital and an x-ray and they believe that he has dislocated it, but that it did right itself.  He's still in a lot of pain and has pins and needles down his arm.  These could be from the swelling and bruising in his shoulder or could be something more sinister - in that his shoulder has not popped back ok.

We spent yesterday getting our own doctor to look at it and he referred us to our main children's hospital to get them to look at it.

We go back again in a day or two.  I think his swimming will be over for a little while.  His shoulder needs to heal and heal properly.  Not much a swimmer can do without his shoulders working properly.  Unfortunately, its the peak of the swimming season here - with State championships and National Championships coming up very soon.  He was also hoping to make the State Team for Swimming this year.  Oh, well, I think we have to work towards next year.

Sewing takes a back seat at this time of year.  But I have a photo of the stitchery I have completed of Michelle Ridgeway's Calendar Bears.  Really looking forward to the next installment.  They are being published each month in Country Threads Magazine.  They are beautiful little bears.

Michelle is a very talented designer and does some beautiful work.

I'm trying to do more work on my EPP project of 1/2 inch hexagons.  I've been working on it for so long and it is growing - would love to see the main section of the quilt finished this year.  Such small pieces means its quite challenging, but I'm loving the way it looks.

Every piece of the quilt is a half inch hexagon.  Just amazing what you can do with EPP.