Thank you so much for all your comments and anniversary wishes. We had a lovely day of reflection and a little time spent planning for the future. For those of you that don't know Gerard had a heart attack earlier in the year (March). It has been quite the journey getting his quality of life back, due to the quantity and mix of medication due to other conditions. It has been a long journey but on Thursday after a couple of weeks of monitoring and testing he is back on track. The doctors have surpassed theirselves and have found the right mix of medication. His blood pressure and heart beat are now back in rhythm and normal, no longer requiring a further operation or pacemaker. We are now able to once again look forward and start planning for the future. We are so thankful for your support and prayers over the past months for those who have been on this journey with us. He will need monitoring but for now we are rejoicing and feel blessed.
We are now excited and making plans to visit the family during December and have booked a log cabin at Effteling in Holland for the Christmas period. Exciting times.
In the meantime, the preparations for Christmas and our trip continue. I have made a start on soap savers and washcloths to go with the soap already made.
Hair bows have been made for the girls.
Some simple fabric tags that can be added to the tree.
A start has been made on Harris Tweed stockings which I am hoping to embellish with a stag. Progress on these are slow due to intermittent power cuts, but it wouldn't be the end of the world if I didn't finish them.
We have had some beautiful red skies that my photos do not do justice, they are breathtaking.
Finally, I haven't shared a photo of the sheep for awhile.
Once again I thank you for your friendship and support, we have been humbled by your concern.
See you soon.
It's lovely to hear that Gerard is on the mend at last. Now you can breathe in and go on with enjoying life in that beautiful bit of the UK. I am really enjoying seeing the things that you are making. Those little hair bows are sweet.ReplyDelete
Men are a constant worry, glad to hear hes back to something like his normal healthReplyDelete
That's such good news, I'm sure it's been terrible worry for you all for the most part of the year, I'm so glad the medication is now sorted out and working well. Time to get on with your plans now, your Christmas arrangements sound wonderful.ReplyDelete
Well done to all of you. Always very scary when health takes a serious knock.ReplyDelete
how exciting hearing your plans.. i love this blog open but positive .. all your makes are really lovely.. put my work rate to shame xReplyDelete
That's such wonderful new!. And so much to look forward to over the next few months. Best wishes, Jane :) xReplyDelete
Glad that everything is alright !ReplyDelete
Life is worth living ! With positive attitude, enjoying every moment of life !
Great pics of gifts and visitors ;) Nice sunset too !
Have a quiet weekend !
Glad your hubby is doing better xReplyDelete
That is wonderful news for you both. The Lord is looking after you.ReplyDelete
I am glad your husband's health is more stable and you can breathe out a little. Pretty crafts, especially the little hair bows.ReplyDelete
Oh that is fabulous news. It’s been quite the journey I know. Congrats to the drs for getting it right and all the best to Gerard. His patience and yours has been rewarded. Oh, my, a log cabin in Holland for Christmas sounds so romantical. *Swoon* Happy preparations for your Christmas journey and the gathering of loved ones.ReplyDelete
That is good news, how wonderful that you can now make plans, a log cabin in Holland for Christmas sounds wonderful:)ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary to your both, so glad your husband is feeling better and you can make plans for trips and all the wonderful things you want to do. Love your Christmas projects.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I love your gifts. And again, beautiful photosReplyDelete
So excited for you and Gerard that he is on the right road and you can make the trip to Holland for the holidays. Your gifts are so creative!ReplyDelete
Overjoyed to hear the news about Gerard.ReplyDelete
The holiday sounds lovely. We will be at home but are hoping that Ruby and family will join us either Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
Love all your crafting as always.
That's such wonderful news. We're home for Christmas, but our daughter will be coming from Japan.ReplyDelete
I'm glad that you had a lovely, quiet anniversary and that Gerard is so much better. Your Christmas plans sound very exciting.ReplyDelete
A belated Happy Anniversary to you both. I'm so glad that Gerard is on the mend, it must be such a relief. I just wish that the hospital appointment comes through for my hubby soon so he can feel a little better at Christmas. No sign yet though :(ReplyDelete
I am so glad that hubby is on the road to stability health wise. A cabin in Holland sounds lovely. I do love Holland. Wishing you both the best.ReplyDelete
So pleased to hear how things are going with the heart stuff and you have lovely plans for family and ChristmasReplyDelete
Great news on Gerard. Loving all your crafting. Looks as if you will be enjoying Christmas.ReplyDelete
It is wonderful to hear that your hubby is feeling better and now you can exhale and turn your thoughts and creative hands to Christmas. I love seeing all your pretty things and love that photo of the sheep. So pretty:)ReplyDelete
That's great to read good news of Gerard's overall health improvement! A blessing for sure. I've been buying gift items lately for Christmas and close to finish except for my calendar making. Way behind on it. That hairy looking cow looks cold in the wind! Happy anniversary..I think I missed that post. God continue bless you both in your live journey together. 💘ReplyDelete
The Christmas decors are so cute.. :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful, wonderful news, about your husband! Simply wonderful! Getting meds situated, can be a chore. I'm going through some of this myself, right now. -sigh-ReplyDelete
So wonderful to have his health back on track again. Always monitor, but it is such a load off of your mind. Both of you!
Yes, make lovely plans!!!! Yesssss!!!!!!
Happy anniversary and so pleased Gerard is on the mend and you can start making plans again. Holland will be lovely and one of my favourite places.ReplyDelete
I am so happy to read that your husband is getting along so well. And, a cabin in Holland for the holidays! That's a dream come true. Wonderful gifts, red skies, Harris Tweed...just when it can't get any better, here comes my favorite...a Highland Cow. I can almost feel the wind as I look at her long coat being tossed about, and the swaying of the tall grasses!ReplyDelete
That's great news. It must come as a huge relief. Your Christmas plans sound very exciting. XReplyDelete
So good to hear your great news. I'm sure you will have a wonderful Christmas and can't wait to see pictures from Holland!ReplyDelete
I join you in thanking the Lord for Gerard's good health report! May your plans go well for a lovely time with your family, and thanks for sharing your latest clever crafting and for the update on the creatures around you. I appreciated seeing red skies here on several mornings last week and enjoyed seeing some of your beautiful red skies in this post. xxReplyDelete
Praise God that Gerard has had such a good report on his health. You both have many friends out here and blogland. Isn’t it funny how we feel we know each other so well and yet never even met? I love all of the crafts that you’re making and how fun to be planning such an adventurous Christmas trip with family. That shaggy cow! Oh my goodness it looks like it needs a haircut. :-)ReplyDelete
Much love, and blessings, Betsy
I'm so happy to hear that Gerard is doing so well. I know that must be a wonderful feeling for both of you! How wonderful to be spending time in Holland. And always I'm admiring your handiwork. Thanks for including the puffy sheep and Highland cow! They all look like they are wearing their winter clothing. ♥ReplyDelete
I am so happy to hear that the Gerard's doctors have come up with just the right meds to make him feel better!! I love all the things you are making for the holidays. You really inspire me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
So happy to hear Gerard's health has improved and you can make plans for Christmas. A log cabin in Holland sounds interesting and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
That's wonderful news. 😊ReplyDelete
I am so glad that Gerard's meds have been stablilized. It is hard to get the mix right sometime. You have been very busy. Those gifts are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wonderful news on the meds finally stabilised for Gerard. What a great trip you have planned. Love your Christmas crafting, you are so prolific. Have a safe trip. XXXXXReplyDelete
so glad you got good health news! Just so you know, Gerard is STAYING on my prayer list :) So you don't need to worry about him :)ReplyDelete
Such good news about Gerard. I'm sure you must feel a sense of relief. All your Christmas makes are lovely and they must give you great satisfaction. Enjoy the making season!ReplyDelete
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I'm so glad Gerard is doing better. What a blessing.ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that Gerald's health concerns have been resolved. They certainly have a way of standing in the way of OUR plans. Kind of going through the same thing with me right now and regard our move. God knows all about it though and He's got it all taken care of! Lovely photos of your beautiful country side sunset and wonderful livestock!ReplyDelete
Wonderful news! An early Christmas gift. So happy for you both. xReplyDelete
So very happy to hear your husband's recovery has been going so well! That is wonderful :-) Your trip sounds like it will be amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures. All your crafts are so delightful and make such wonderful gifts! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!ReplyDelete
Wow. You are very crafty. I used to do a lot of sewing and needlework when I was a teen but have lost it in my adult life.ReplyDelete
Good news about your husband; that’s wonderful! I love your gift making too 😊ReplyDelete
What fabulous news about Gerald! Your Christmas plans sound wonderful and just what you need after a stressful year. Once again, I am so inspired by your handwork.ReplyDelete
I'm so proud of you, the way you have rallied after this difficult year. You deserve every happiness. Love all your Christmas makes!ReplyDelete
Thank God for the great news concerning Gerard's health. Your Christmas handmade gifts are so pretty. It is going to be a beautiful Christmas for you and family members.ReplyDelete
Good to hear your husband is doing better. What a relief for you both. Enjoy the preparations for Christmas, it looks like you are on your way. Loved seeing the animals too.ReplyDelete
I’m so pleased to hear the good news of Gerard’s recovery, it has been a trying time for you both, what a tremendous relief for you. Holland sounds exciting. Your crafts are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Now you can relax a little and really enjoy the festive season with your family. You really are a very creative woman, busy busy fingers. Lucky family.ReplyDelete
You really made wonderful things ! You could open a shop on the island ! Love the sheep and the cow, such nice neighbors !ReplyDelete
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Your crochet creations are wonderful as alway.Hope you,hubby and all your beautiful family have a lovely Christmas time xReplyDelete