Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hello .....

Hello lovely friends
I made it ..... I'm here
and it's SO good to be back
I've missed you

Although, admittedly I'm not here to stay just yet
 it's just that I've had so many lovely messages
enquiring about me
and I didn't want you to be worrying .....

I am fine and SO relieved ..... all went to plan
it's two weeks on today
and yesterday was the first day that I felt a proper improvement
I'm still quite painful and sore
and if I am to be honest, a little low
I think that's all the worry, fear and drugs catching up with me
 I'm here all the same.

I've spent lots of time cosied up under my Peaceful quilt
and it really has been comforting
and I've been VERY well looked after by my sweethearts.
I've kept myself occupied with hours upon hours of hand sewing hexies
so much so that I have worn a hole in my finger
so now I have to sew with a plaster on it!

this will become a quilt for a sweet vintage doll bed

I shall be taking it easy a while longer
I don't feel jolly enough to be happy on here just yet
and ..... we have a holiday planned!
Up till now I've not really thought about it too much
didn't want to tempt fate, I guess
I haven't been 100% sure that I'd be well enough to go
(this is a special holiday that has been planned forEVER
..... I would cry a LOT if I couldn't go)

I'll probably be back here proper by the end of September.

Thank you so much for being so sweet and caring
sending your love, healing thoughts and prayers
and for all the wonderful tips
lavender oil on a pretty hankie was most soothing
thank you Sally
you really are all SO wonderful

..... and just take a look at this

this absolutely beautiful and perfect work of quilty art
was a surprise gift made especially for me
(I mean how sweet and thoughtful is that?)
from my dear new friend Sarah
I was so very touched that I cried ..... happy tears
what a truly lovely LOVELY thing to do

this will become a rainbow baby quilt

Before I go
can I just say

I LOVE nurses

they must be the loveliest people on the planet

with all my love
x Jooles x


  1. So glad to hear you are safe home again Jooles, you must be feeling so relieved to be out the other side of it all.
    Have just been catching up with your older posts and am just loving the beautiful peaceful quilt, how did I miss that!? Belated congratulations too, to your clever daughter!
    I hope you recover quickly and can then feel well enough to enjoy your holiday - how lovely to have a holiday to look forward too! In the meantime take care, and enjoy sewing your latest beautiful quilt - its lovely!
    Gill xx

  2. So, so glad to hear about your successful surgery & continuing recovery. Your hexies are beautiful <3 I'm sure they will always have a nostalgic place in your heart as the ones you worked on during this time. Take special care of yourself & just keep looking forward to your vacation :) We'll all be here when you get back :)
    Smiles, DianeM <3
    *and thank you so much for visiting my blog*

  3. Welcome back xx
    Stunned you are still gorgeously creative even when poorly :) Glad the lavender oil helped a little. See you soon!

  4. Lovely to read that you're home and the healing process has started. Take care of you, rest well and enjoy your well-deserved holiday, and I look forward to your return in Sept. Love & hugs xx

  5. Hello, I am so pleased to hear that you are well and that your recovering is going well. I hope that you just keep on getting better and better every day now. Your gift is beautiful, and so are your quilts that you are working on. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing you back again in due course when you are all yourself again and relaxed and happy from your holiday. Keep taking care of yourself my dear. xx

  6. So pleased you are recovering well - we have missed you too xx

  7. So glad to hear you are coming through and beginning to feel better. I really hope you get to go on your holiday and have an absolutely wonderful time. Glad you've been keeping productive with the hexies- beautiful. Look forward to seeing you back here regularly when you are feeling more like your old-self. Much love xx

  8. I'm so happy to hear from you. I checked the blog everyday to see if there was any news. Thank God that all went well. Take your time and rest so you will be as good as new. We love you and wish the very best for you. Your wips are lovely. I love the baby quilt. Take care and God Bless,

    Aunt Bea

  9. Hello Jooles, lovely to see you back and to hear you're well on the way to recovery. Your latest hexie quilt projects are beautiful, I love the red. Enjoy your holiday and see you back in blog land in September. Take care.
    Jane xx

  10. Lovely to hear from you Jooles and good to know you're on the road to recovery!
    Rest up and enjoy that holiday.
    Thank you too for visiting me and for your kind comment, it was much appreciated.
    V x

  11. So pleased to read it is behind you ((hugs)) take it slow and let the emotions roll you have been through a lot.
    Rest up so you can go on your trip - all the hexi making would be very soothing for the soul.
    Love Leanne

  12. I'm glad to hear you're doing well and that your operation was successful. The little quilt is beautiful and I am sure you're finding happiness in working on it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, take care and be well.

  13. My dear Jooles, I am SO glad to hear all went well!
    The hexies are amazing *_* Your friend Sarah wins the prize for best friend of the year, that bee is the sweetest thing!
    We'll be all here waiting for you :-) Take care and enjoy your holiday!
    Ginormous hugs x x

  14. Dear Jooles, I am so glad that all went well. Taking time to heal and recuperate is so important. Don't come back until you feel like you are ready. We will miss you, but know that you are making life beautiful wherever you are. Love your hexies.

  15. Hi Jooles - I am glad you are beginning to heal. I have been checking in every day to see if you are 'back'. I hope you enjoy your special holiday and please show us some photos when you get back. xxx

  16. I'm happy to hear you're on the mend. Enjoy the long-awaited and much-deserved holiday! ♥

  17. So glad you are on the mend Jooles. Have a lovely, lovely holiday and rest. Xxx

  18. So happy to read this post and to hear you are on the mend! Your hexies are so beautiful and colourful, and I'm glad that making them has been helping you while you recover. The gift from Sarah is so sweet and thoughtful! Take care, dear Jooles, and get well soon.
    Sending love.
    Helen xox

  19. Hello Jooles, so glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery, look after yourself.
    Kate x

  20. Oh dear Jooles!!!! I didn't know about your surgery!!!! I wish you all the best and take care,
    hugs and xxxxxx Ale

  21. it is good to read you and thank you for your nice comment on my post.
    Take time for you, we all think of you.
    So great pics in this post.
    Hearts... we love to read you so take care of you.
    Sincerely from Heart.

  22. So relieved that you are getting there .. And I so hope you will be recovered enough to enjoy your holiday, the hexies are beautiful, I especially love the heart shaped cross stitch. Take care.

  23. Hi Jooles, it's lovely to hear from you. I'm really glad your operation has gone well, I hope you continue recovering nicely and have lots of lovely hexagons to keep sewing. It's completely normal to be feeling low, your body has gone through a traumatic ordeal (even if the op went well!), I'm sure you'll start to feel more yourself soon but in the meantime just take it easy :)

    Your quilts are so beautiful too, very excited to see more when you're up to it xx

  24. Hello Jooles, SO happy to hear some news from you this week. May you continue to heal.......beautiful baby quilt. You are in my thoughts...
    Anne xxoo

  25. It's good to see you back here Jooles, even if it's only a brief visit. Carry on resting and healing and look after yourself. We'll all still be here in September, or October, or whenever. Your quilt is utterly gorgeous. xxx

  26. Hi Jooles,

    I'm so sorry to read that you've been unwell. I hope you'll continue to get better with each day that passes. Sending hugs from Germany.....

    I thought you might like to know that our baby boy was born just over two months ago. It’s all been VERY exciting around here – and VERY busy too!!! I just wanted to say that I haven’t abandoned the blogging world altogether – it’s just that some things have been ‘on hold’ for a while.

    I’m looking forward to finding some time (soon, hopefully) to catch up on all of your posts that I’ve missed.....



  27. Yey, so glad you are feeling a little better and that you are able to sew , sewing is indeed good for the soul :-) Aren't nurses just fab, I work in a hospital on Sundays and love chatting away to the patients etc but couldn't be a nurse , they are made of gold!

  28. Beautiful quilts! So glad you are starting to feel better. Best wishes, Pj x

  29. So, so glad it all went well for you Jooles. I have been thinking about you. I hope that rest and relaxation is doing just the trick......and that you are getting plenty of quilt snuggles!

    Take care my friend xxxxxx

  30. Dear Jooles,

    Just a few lines to say hello and let you know that I'm thinking of you and I hope you are feeling better. Please take good care of yourself. God Bless.

    Aunt Bea

  31. Jooles I do hope you are continuing to get better , it sounds like you have been very very brave.
    I had no idea you had been so ill until I read this....please take very good care of yourself and enjoy your holiday....get back to us soon when you are ready
    fondest love
    Daisy j x

  32. So glad to hear you are feeling better and since it is now Mid September and you wrote this Mid August I hope you are on your planned vacation and having a wonderful time! God bless you and good health!


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