Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Siggie Blocks and Up date on Lorraines health

Just prior to Christmas I joined a siggie swap and have started receiving blocks from all over the world
Each siggie has been accompanied with a lovely letter Also pictured is the block Iam making to exchange
It's a lot of fun never knowing when and where the next block will come from
If any one is interested in joining in ,email Annelies at annelies van den berg@planet.nl
I was thinking how nice it would be to have a block from my Blogging friends included in the quilt and was wondering if any one of you would like to make me a block even if you don't join the swap
I'm sure we could arrange for me to send a little something in return
Iam feeling pretty miserable at the moment
Lorraine is so unwell and in Hospital in Melbourne
We went to see her today
Jim is staying down there with her
Tests, yesterday showed there is now some cancer on the liver
She has had large amounts of fluid drained from her lung twice in the last two weeks and of course they wont operate for the gallstones while her lung is in this state
So still vomiting and has had no effective treatment for the past six months
Hopefully they can get something sorted while she is in Hospital
Not a happy girl Hates being in Hospital
As today was a public holiday nothing was being done for her , so she was able to come with us to the park to see some Australia day celebrations We watched some Aboriginal dancing and aeroplanes doing acrobatics
The Grandchildren enjoyed it

14 comments:

Loralynn said...

I am so sorry that Lorraine is feeling so bad. It's such a hard thing to go through, seeing your child so unwell and not being able to fix it. My heart goes out to you.

Laurie said...

I too am so sorry about Lorraine - I can't imagine the feelings you must be going through :( I will say prayers for your family - especially that you have the courage and strength to deal with all of this!

I would love to send you a siggie block for your quilt (without being part of the swap). You are keeping the quilt right? If you email me the requirements for the block - I'll put one together for you. It would be neat to be included as one of your friends!
Thanks Illene!!
Laurie

Jules said...

Just to echo the thoughts, prayers and wishes of the above comments.

What a lovely thing to do - take Lorraine out to enjoy and share your love of family and country.

The quilt idea is fantastic - I will ask someone-who-can to include me somehow.....

Heartfelt love for these days to pass into something more tolerable for you all. xxxxx

Anita said...

Lots of hard work gone into those blocks, it will be lovely when the project is finished. Best wishes beamed out to Lorraine. Kind regards, Anita.

Lindi said...

I'm so sorry to hear Lorraine's news. Praying for better, for her.

What are the sizes for the blocks? I'll do one for you.

Dawn said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this trying time...I do pray Lorraine gets some releif from those nasty gallstones soon... your siggy block looks fab and so do the ones you've received - great idea....Hugs Dawn x x x

Vickie said...

oh Illene, please send me the details for the block it would be my pleasure to make one for you..what a worry for you all with Lorraine being back in hospital-but how lovely that you could take her out for Australia day-big hugs to you all,cheers Vickie

teresa said...

Count me in Illene... I would love to make you a block..I think it's a great idea. I am sending you and Lorraine lots of love and best wishes. xx

bluebird-lyn said...

Dear Illene, I too am sorry to hear Lorraine is in hospital...my thoughts and prayers are with you all....I would like to make a siggie block for you....hugs lyn

Jill said...

Dear Illene,
I always read your blog and seeing as you were my first swap recipient, I would love to make you a block. I am so sorry your family is going through such a terrible time with your daughter's illness. Jill x

Barbara said...

Illene - I am so sorry to hear that you daughter is so ill. I am praying for her daily as she is on my prayer list and you and your family also that you will find the strength to make it through. As one of your swap partners I would love to make a block for you. Send me the sizes and is there anything special for the block in the middle.

Khris said...

Illene I am so sorry to hear of your daughters illness. Please know there are people out here in blogland who will be praying for her full recovery. Stay strong...hugs Khris

Khris said...

Oh please send me the details and I will send a siggie block too. Hugs Khris

joanne lendaro said...

Sorry to hear about the illness, would love to send block! Please just let me know the requirements and address.