Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dottie

Today I have  been blogging exactly 10 years! Hard to believe I have been blogging for this amount of time. I had intended to write something well a bit more than usual, but my week went completely pearshaped. 

Firstly my father went into hospital on the weekend with mystery severe internal bleeding and at 81, well that is always a worry, but today after a colonscopy and gastroscopy the news is positive- and abraded oesophagus so he can go home again.Also my father has a partner who is high care ( he is her carer) so we had to call in respite, as she would not budge, but the relief in home respite worked well thankfully, so that is good to know.  
Then  today my mother went into a hospital ( my parents have been separated for a long time) with  intestinal infection and they have decided to move her to a big hospital that is better at caring for these conditions. My mother lives about  3 hours form where I live , so it all gets a bit complicated. The infection has been ongoing, she said she was clear on Monday night but said she still had some pain, so I asked her to please go and get another blood test, and the results were that the infection was not better.. Even so I feel a bit frazzled, as my daughter starts her end of high school/university entry exams next week. So all of this  could not have happened at a worse time. Anyway I suppose dottie might be a good word for it somehow.

I have been making samples for a workshop I am teaching  on Saturday and they wanted to do the  travellers blanket but it can't be done in one day so I ran up some dottie samples.

 The humble dot can have lots of interpretations!

On my mantel piece in the late afternoon sun- it looks a bit outlandish....

And thank you thank you all my followers and readers- for all your comments, for all your support, for all your positive thoughts and all your putting up with me.... if you leave a comment , I will put all your names in a hat and one lucky commenter will receive a bag  of  goodies ( I am too dottied at the moment to say what it will be  but it will be a nice surprise)

111 comments:

Gill said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum and Dad - hopefully they will be on the mend soon. It must such a stressful time for you with so much going on - take care!
BTW I love the dots!

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Merran Jellie said...

Loving the dots Dijanne's. Best wishes to your parents.

Lee said...

I am really enjoying your blog and love your work. Have seriously thought of doing your travellers blanket workshop. Maybe next time you run it on-line. Good luck with your mum and dad and hope your daughter does well with her exams. Was really impressed with your work when I saw it at the Berry Retreat with Elizabeth. Take care and try not to stress too much!!

Penny said...

Hang in there. Thinking of you.

dini said...

veel sterkte Dijanne!!!

Emmy said...

heel veel sterkte en hoop je nog lang te volgen op het net
liefs Emmy

lemonade sandwich said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! I love seeing your work!

Jennifer S. said...

By the way, do you have any open or upcoming online courses? Jennifer

Amanda said...

My goodness that's a lot going on! Don't forget to breathe not and then too.

Fiona Jellie said...

I love your dots....they are cool as.

Parents and illness...I can relate to that at the moment Dijanne.

Oh and can I be added to the travellers blanket fb group please...

Fiona J

Lyn Weeks said...

10 years of blogging - congrats. I love reading your stories and I love your dotties, particularly how you make something simple(e.g. circles) into something that look so vibrant and interesting.

Firefly said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm so glad to discover your work. It's beautiful! Hope things settle down for you soon.

The Idaho Beauty said...

I have already been the lucky winner of one of your blog giveaways so my name needn't go into the hat. But I wanted to add my congrats and appreciation for your 10 years of blogging and your perseverance through all the many ups and downs of life. You are an inspiration!

ann vanherle said...

Dijanne, hopelijk komt alles in orde met je ouders. Op naar de volgende 10 jaar en blijf genieten van alles in textielland!!

Jane Monk said...

Congrats on ten years of blogging ... I have been following you since around 2005 ... I love your work and am happy to be able to take some of your online workshops this year. Hope all goes well with your parents, it is a difficult time as they age .. For both you and them. Take care Dijanne and make time for yourself and your daughter xx

Marlis said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

I'm sorry to hear about your parents. Unfortunately, that's what happens in our age when parents are 80+ years old (similar problems here in my family...). Take care!

taiqi said...

Love the dots and the idea of the Travelers Blanket. Keep up the good work. Janet Wright tai chi@rockisland.com

Meg Fowler said...

Hoping that your parents are on the mend, and that you do take the time to breath. Caring for my parents for 13 years taught me that time for yourself is the most important thing you can do. Sending hugs!

Patricia Coors said...

Sterkte met je ouders. Gefeliciteerd met het blog-jubileum. Succes!

quilter501 said...

I have followed your blog for years, taken your online classes, purchased some of your textiles and works, bought your books etc. You are an amazing talent. I just wish you didn't have to struggle so....but perhaps that is what makes you the artist you are! I hope life gets easier. Best wishes always

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on ten years of
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taiqi said...

Love your dots. I love doing embroidery and want to make a Traveler's blanket. Janet Wright
taichi@rockisland.com

smarcoux said...

Wow , is it really ten years already girl .... doesnt seem like it. Hope to see you next year while your over ... lets make a point of it hunny.
Hugs
keep well
Sandy

Eefke van der Haar-Warffemius said...

Anderhalf jaar van de tien volg ik je weblog en ik heb er al zoveel inspiratie uitgehaald! Ik hoop van harte dat je er nog jaren mee door zult gaan.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful that you have been blogging. I find your blog very inspirational. Best to your parents. Take a deep breath and carry on. Love the dots!
Diane

marjolijn said...

I hope everything will be ok with your parents.
And congrats with 10 years of blogging. Nice to get a chance to win a goodie bag. That will be a big surprise.

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queenstef said...

Sorry to hear about your parents. It is a tough time for you all. I love your dots-your freedom in embroidery is inspiring. Steph

Anonymous said...

I fully understand you're going a bit dotty as 2 parents to worry is quite enough but you sort of have 3. I hope that you had a great workshop. Chris x

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Orange is your best signature colour in my view, love it when you use it with some of your great blues, Congratulations Dijanne, number one blog for me. I think it is partly because I have met you and attended a couple of your workshops which makes your blog personally remarkable from the rest. Chris Beardsley

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