A New Year Begins

January 2, 2015  |  Featured Posts

I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from my blog and also from commenting on other blogs. Life has a way of taking a turn that you don’t expect and that’s what happened.

It all started on Halloween when I had to rush my husband to hospital with appendicitis. His appendix perforated and the surgery wasn’t straightforward. He had multiple emergency admissions with subsequent infections. This took up most of November so you can imagine that little crafting or blogging took place.

We spent most of December going to hospital whilst he underwent more tests as they found some issues during the surgery.

I won’t go into too many details but things were found to be not as straightforward as we hoped once the infection was cleared and he’s having to have major surgery this coming week. It’s been a very stressful time for all of us and I wasn’t sure how much to share here but wanted to let you know why I have suddenly disappeared.

I’m hoping to get back to a little blogging and crafting very soon as I’ve missed it so much. I did take some knitting with me each time he was in hospital and found it quite therapeutic as it gave me something to focus on.

We had a relaxing and quiet Christmas – I really just wanted time to catch up on some rest and relaxation – I took the chance to tidy some needlework and knitting. I have stitched a tiny amount of a frog just for fun but not enough to share.

I hope this coming year brings good things for everyone – thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh my! I am so sorry. What a stressful time for you all. Your husband and his surgery are in my prayers.
    Your pictures were a delight.

  2. Oh Ann! I’m so sorry to hear about your poor husband and his ordeal! I will be sending lots of prayers and good thoughts for a good outcome from his surgery and a quick and easy recovery. Hope you aren’t too stressed out. Lots of hugs for you. (Love all the cat pictures.)

  3. It’s nice to see your post. Hope it all goes well with Alan (and you!) next week.

    Is that naughty Rosa attacking the curtains? 😉

  4. Sending good wishes to your hubby and to you and hope things get better for you both.

  5. Oh Anne, I’m so sorry to read this post. How very stressful as I know you have your hands full with your mum as well. You and your DH will be in my thoughts and I hope all goes well with the surgery and subsequent recovery. Happy New Year! *hugs*

  6. So good to see your post , I was thinking about you last week , and didn’t know if I should email you.
    I am so sorry and I am sure all will go well, I had the same Op some years ago mine had burst , the Op went very well but it took me time to recover .
    I will be thinking and praying for you both , and Ann I have missed you.

  7. Happy New Year Ann. I hope and pray for a successful surgery for your husband. Lovely photos.

  8. Hi Ann, so sorry to hear that your husband has not been too well. I am sure the surgery will be really successful. Put your faith in the doctors and surgeons – it’s what they do! Lovely to read your blog again. Very best wishes to you both. Irene xxx

  9. I’ve been thinking about you Ann as the year came to a close having realized that you’d been absent from the world of blogging. Such a trying time you’ve had. I hope having a couple of lovely furry girls in your life helped during this stressful time. I am wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2015. Thinking of you.

  10. Oh Ann, I’m so sorry to hear all this. What a stressful time you must have had these past months. I wish your husband all the very very best for his surgery. I’ll be thinking of both of you.

  11. Ann,
    Thanks for the update. I have been thinking of you. I will keep your DH in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that the surgery goes well and his recovery is easy.
    Lovely pics of the girls. Hugs!

  12. So sorry to read about your DH’s health issues, and how they escalated – it must have been very worrying. I hope the surgery goes well and that he recovers soon. Hugs for a better 2015.

  13. Oh, what a difficult time for your family, Ann… How scary to know how things can change so quickly–especially when it comes to one’s health. I do hope 2015 brings better, more carefree, days your way and I hope and pray the surgery goes well and you will be able to relax again…

    Lovely photos, as always, and your cats are so beautiful. Know I’m thinking of you and your husband. Take care now…

  14. Oh my dear Ann, what a stressful and worrying time for you both. I’ll be thinking of you this week as you enter another hospital round of visiting and wish your husband a full recovery.
    Love and (hugest of hugs) xxxx

  15. Good to see you posting though I am sorry to hear about the health issues for your DH. Here’s to a much brighter year. x

  16. I am so sorry, Ann, do hope the surgery sorts everything. Sending hugs to you both from Michigan where it’s snowing, windy and downright brrrrrrr…….!

  17. Oh my dear Ann. What a lot of stress for the both of you to go through. I’m so sorry to hear about this. I hope that this surgery will go well and he will be on the road to recovery. Sending you prayers and hugs. Anne

  18. So sorry to hear about your DH’s health woes, I hope the latest surgery is successful and life gets back to normal soon. {{{Hugs}}}

    Lovely photos of the cats 🙂

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