Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shirley

For those of you who read my blog and are also friends with Shirley from Shirley's Twisted Threads it is time to give you a heads up on her whereabouts.

(SHIRLEY RELAXING IN HER NEW ABODE)

Shirley is currently in an Intensive Care Unit in hospital.  We managed to get her settled into her new home, did a bit of fun shopping as she showed on her blog and then - Whammy! - last Friday she suffered a heart attack (atrial fibrillation).  Fortunately, her new unit is just a short distance to the hospital and she received emergency life saving treatment and was discharged on the following Monday.  Alas her 'freedom' was short lived, and she was back into hospital with an infection early hours of Tuesday morning, treated with antibiotic and released once more.  Then.....it doesn't stop there......she was called up by the hospital next day to come back for further tests as she had 'bacteria in her blood'.  So, she has today been transferred to a private hospital and will be there for approx 2 weeks to clear this very bad infection.  Bad luck seems to be following Shirley at the moment, but her spirits are high and she still has her wonderful sense of humour!  Pray she will be well soon and back doing her wonderful stitching.

 
(SHIRLEY IN HER GARAGE WITH OUR LITTLE LILIAN)

 This is the scrap quilt I made for the Flood Relief community quilting at Toowoomba Quilters Club. There was a whole bunch of 4" squares which had been donated to our fabric cupboard so I just joined them up in a nine patch in various colourways. The scrap quilts the ladies are making are just amazing.  Pop over to their blog and have a goosey gander.  www.toowoombaquiltersclub.blogspot.com

21 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di,

Thanks for updating us all on our Shirley's where abouts. I hope our dear Shirley will be back with us soon, totally well and stitching again. Please give Shirley a big hug from me and let her know I am thinking of her and sending good vibes her way.

DI your quilt is very colorful and lovely. Hugs Judy

Thendral said...

My prayers are for her. Hope she get well soon. Convey my regards to her. Thank you.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear all that Shirley has been through! :(
Please let her know I am praying for her and also sending her, a healing hug!

Radka said...

Hi Di, I have just received an email from Linda, telling me about Shirley! I am so sorry to hear that, just when it looked like she will be settled at last. Please give her my love and good wishes, I hope she will be back in her lovely new home soon:)) She is lucky to have you around.

Marg said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Shirley, please pass on my love and well wishes. I hope everything improves for her and she will back home soon.

Anneliese said...

Thank you again, Dianne, to inform us about Shirley. We live so much with her. I wish her fast recovery and she will do the Studio Journal of Sharonb afterwards. Hugs for her and for you also.

Lakshmi said...

Oh! so sorry to hear about Shirley..she is such a nice, friendly lady always ready to lend her helping hands..
My prayers to her speedy recovery..
love you Shirley..
Hugs
Lakshmi

RuthAnn said...

Thank you for this info...I had been concerned with no new posts on her blog...she sure has had some challenges...sending prayers that this physical set back will soon be behind her & she'll be sitting out in her sun room & stitching away real soon!

Catherine said...

I am a follower of Shirley`s blog. Thank you for the update. If possible please let her know that Cathy in Arizona is praying for her and wishes her a fast recovery.

Your quilt in this post is lovely.

Thank you,
Catherine

Julie said...

Thankyou for the info on Shirley!!! Poor gal...what a mess, eh? She will be good as new though after the antibiotics and royal treatment there! Hahaha!
Your quilt is so pretty!!!!!

sew susie said...

Please tell Shirley, that I send healing wishes her way. It is wonderful that you are there taking good care of her. Looking forward to seeing more of Shirley's beautiful embroidery when she is well.
Di, the quilt is wonderful, such happy colours. I know the person who receives this will have comfort knowing that others care about the traumatic event they have lived through.

Suztats said...

Thank you for letting us know about Shirley. Please do let her know that I'm sending my best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. I shall keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Blessings and hugs

uma srinivasan said...

Thanks for updating Shirleys whereabouts.I am praying for her speedy recovery and hope she will be back home soon.
Your quilt is preety,nice colours

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

My prayers are with Shirley, she sounds like she is being one tough cookie about it all!

Annet said...

Thanks for the update about Shirley, I already missed her in Sharon’s class.
Shirley, I hope you will be home soon. Hugs, Annet

annie said...

Sorry to hear the news about Shirley, I had missed her on stitchin fingers. Please give her my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Love Anne Tyrrell

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

Thank you so much for letting us in on Shirley's situation. Please let her know she's very much missed by her fellow stitchers and bloggers and we look forward to her return. I'm sending 2 big ol' hugs from Kentucky, one for Shirls and one for you for being such a good friend.

Nancilyn (Fiberdabbler) said...

Di, I forgot to mention how much I love your 9 patch scrap quilt. Beautifully scrappy.

Cynthia L. said...

Oh my gosh, I have not been on the internet for a few days and just now saw the sad news about Shirley. Please keep us updated and give her my love. I will say prayers for her. She is such a light in the world.

neki desu said...

Di,
thanks for the update. please give shirley a big hug from me.sending over all the best wishes in the european continet.

N. Maria said...

Thank you, Di, for keeping us all informed of what Shirley has been up to! I've been missing her very much and send her hugs and well wishes!
I would love to write her. I'm at knackfulknitter(at)q.com
Maria