Friday, 29 April 2011

An Anniversary, Good News and Progress

Where do I start? Lol! Well let's start with my stitching progress first and foremost seen as this blog is what it's all about!

First of all my Monday evening on Shepherd's Bush Emmanuel's Song. I haven't finished the big row that I started last week as yet as I got a bit fed-up of it and wanted to do something different for a bit. There are some speciality stitches to pop in it so I'll probably do that this next Monday but then it's the sheep row! Yay! I have really enjoyed this piece as it is so pretty. I'm aiming for an end of May finish at the latest then I need to decide what to stitch next as I really want to carry on with the SAL with Barb and Colleen.

No stitching Tuesday ( I wonder why!!) but Wednesday night was SAL night with Lisa on My Bog Toe Designs A New Day. I managed a flower and a few more words. This is quite soothing to stitch and I love how it is looking.

Nothing else to show as the only other stitching I've done is on a birthday gift which I'm hoping to get made up later today. I think I must be the only person in the country who has not watched the Royal Wedding as I only popped the TV on for a few minutes to see Kate's dress and I must say she looks absolutely stunning.

Thank you for all your anniversary wishes and for your good thoughts and hugs on my( then) impending appointment at the breast clinic. I won't go into huge detail about my appointment as I'm sure you don't want to hear it but they did think they'd found something during my ultrasound scan and I could feel the panic rising and it got worse the minute they said they were going to scan my armpit to look at my lymph nodes. I don't think I have ever been so damned scared in my life and I just thought right this is it; I've got a fight on my hands. She fetched a doctor in to re-scan me and, thankfully, she thought it was just glandular tissue and fatty tissue possibly from my previous surgery 26 odd years ago. Strange how it was wasn't there before! I know those of you who have found lumps and been through this will know how relieved I felt and by the time I got home I just felt like bursting into tears!

So my DH and I went off in the afternoon for our night away with nothing to worry about, totally relaxed and happy although it felt very strange leaving the girls at home. If you'd like to see where we stayed you can do so here :) We had the Tudor room and the reason we chose that one is I've always wanted to sleep in a 4 poster bed lol! So I got my wish :) The room was gorgeous, the meal was absolutely delicious ( we chose butterfly chicken which was served with fresh vegatables, chips and salad and for dessert I had Bailey's cheescake and DH had Lemon Heaven), and breakfast the day was lovely. We never eat a huge breakfast so after that we didn't eat until about 6pm that day! Anyway here's a photo of us from 25 years ago!

And here's one from Tuesday taken on the 4 poster bed. Dh had a little tripod in his camera bag so was able to set his camera up!
I wish I was still as thin and pretty!

Well that is all from me for today. I'm off to catch on some blog reading just for a while then make up this gift :)

Take care everyone and thanks for reading my ramblings! I hope you are all safe in the south of the USA from the storms. I was watching the news last night and it was just awful. Stay safe {{{{hugs}}}}

Love & hugs

Sally
xxxx





28 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I'm so glad it was nothing to worry about!! Whew! I have a place with glandular and fatty tissue too -- stays the same every year, knock on wood. :D Happy anniversary to you and your DH! Love your stitchy WIPs too!

Mouse said...

OHHH what wonderful news :) and ooo lovely photo of you both now ;0 ...there doesn't seem much change since then and now :) glad you had a fab time :) love mouse xxxx

Sue said...

Great news Sally, glad everything was ok. Lovely photo of your wedding day and as you are now, both such happy photos......x

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Happy belated Anniversary!
Pictures are lovely and I can see your happiness in both of them.
Take care my Dear,
Bisxxx

Shari said...

wow, I have not seen this My Big Toe design....I am in love!! Yours is gorgeous!!!
So good to see your doctor appt. wasn't what it could have been....
Happy belated anniversary!!!

Gillie said...

Maybe not quite so thin but just as pretty and such lovely smiles! Glad the news was good.

♥marylin♥ said...

Joyeux anniversaire de France ....

bisous bisous

Cath said...

Fantastic news , and you both look lovely in both pictures. X

Rachael xxx said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.Great photo of you both.

Glad the results were clear(in the end)**Hugs**

I watched the wedding pomp and ceremony, I loved every bit of it.LOL

Carolyn said...

Sally,
I am so glad that your scan is a good one! Yay!

Your SB is looking good and your almost there.

BTD is coming along.

Your not the only person who didn't watch the wedding. That is all they have talked about here.

Sounds like you and your husband had a wonderful getaway! Your such a cute couple. It was meant to be.(((Hugs)))

jane said...

Sounds like you had a lovely anniversary Sally, so glad you had all your worries set aside beforehand.
Your stitching loooks great, I like that MBT design.

Carol said...

I'm so glad you could celebrate your 25th anniversary free of worry, Sally. And you look lovely today as well--I don't think there are any of us married 25 years or longer who weigh the same as on their wedding day!! And with the changes that childbirth brings that is truly impossible...

Nancy in IL said...

Sally, I'm so happy that your scare was just that - a scare! I had one like that not too long ago so I know how that can be!

Your getaway sounds heavenly, but you don't give yourself enough credit - you're still a beauty!

I've been watching accounts of the royal wedding - fascinating and rich in history - a ocmpletely different system from ours here.

On the stitch front, everything is fabulous, as always. It's always a joy to visit!

Joy said...

What wonderful news. I am very happy for you and your family that it was nothing. Congratulations on your anniversary and I hope you have many more to come.

Beth said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOO!!! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY! I am so glad for you - congratulations!

Lesleyanne said...

So pleased you were able to enjoy your anniversary with nothing to worry about. Both pictures are gorgeous - you both look lovely in both of them. Great progress on your wips.

TeresaB said...

I'm so excited about your good news! And your beautiful stitching is coming along so nicely. I'm glad you had a great anniversary and got to sleep in a 4 poster bed! What fun.

valerie said...

How wonderful that your results came clear and it's nothing to worry about! What a relief. Sounds like you and your DH spent a lovely anniv away. And you look as lovely today as you did 25 years ago!

Ellen said...

Glad to hear the good news!
Love your wips, My Big Toe Design is progressing beautifully.

Hugs,

Michelle said...

Oh Sally I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled I am for you - such wonderful news and what lovely photos of the two of you. I am so glad that all is well xx

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, Sally, you're just as pretty now as you were then. You both look so happy!! Grats on the anniversary. And I"m so glad your little "excitement" turned into a big fizzle. The good news must have made you weak!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I'm so glad you got great news! Your stitching is looking great - anything SB is always wonderful if you ask me.

What great pics - I really love the most recent one of you and your DH. He (and you too) really look so happy and you're just as beautiful today as back then - just a bit more mature, but still very pretty!

Lois said...

So glad to hear that things are fine Sally. I've been through a similar thing and know how worrying it is. Lovely pics of you and your DH and what a nice place to celebrate your anniversary. Nice progress on your stitching too!

KarenV said...

I'm so glad your appointment went OK Sally :) That must be a huge load off your mind. It sounds like you had a lovely anniversary celebration with your DH - great photos!

Suzanne said...

I am glad that your appointment went fine and you didn't have anything to worry about. What a relief!

Good to hear that you had a great anniversary!

Elisa said...

Great news Sally, glad you had a lovely Anniversary, Elisa xx

Lisa said...

Glad you had such a lovely anniversary after your initial scary morning, you both deserve it.
Your start on AND is gorgeous.

Sharon said...

So glad Sally everything is okay. I know what a relief that was. I love the new picture of you and your DH. I think you are beautiful and as we all get older we tend to get less thin-LOL I know from first hand experience. I look at my daughter now and think I used to be that size! Happy belated Anniversary!