Wednesday 24 April 2013

What You Doing Wednesday Week 55

I hope everyone's week is going well!

Number one son had to go for his first
blood tests yesterday :-(
He has been having quite a lot of nosebleeds
and they just want to double check his blood counts.
I had low platelets when I was a toddler 
so they just want to make sure.
It didn't go very well.
They used the new plastic needles
and it kept popping out of his vein.
He'd had "magic cream" to make the 
area numb but it didn't help due to them having
to keep putting the needle in.
We are buying him a treat after school to make up for it.

On a brighter note we have a family project 
going on.
All 3 of us are working on this one.
Little Red is learning about nocturnal animals at school.
He wanted to make something for the theme.
We have decided to make a automata.
The idea is as you turn the handle the background 
will change from day to night.
When it's at night the badger and the hedgehog 
will pop out of their holes and then
when it changes to day they will disappear back into the holes.
Here is how far we've got so far:
As you can see it needs painting and the hedgehog & badger making.
The big thing is it works.
It's been great working on this all together.
Little Red is so excited.
As usual he is being very exact about what he wants.

I'm also making a square:
This may look finished but there
are quite a few rows of the flower
before I've finished.

I'm also making another square from 
Rowan's Learn to Crochet
Sampler Afghan

I'm still listening to:
Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.

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  1. Hello Susan,
    First my best wishes to your son! You are such an active family and I am curious to how large your square with the flower is going to be.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. Elisabeth,
      It's approx 7", I enjoyed visiting

  2. Good morning! Please give your son a hug from me! Poor fellow! Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! I am co hosting a linky party today and would love for you to join us. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Marci,
      Thanks, he has bounced back so well. Don't think he'll agree to have it done again :-)
      Sorry i got behind on my comments. I'm only just catching up.

  3. I might call the square done, it's quite pretty as it is, love the colors too, very springy looking. Hope things improve for your son. My older brother had lots of nose bleeds as a kid, but they really never did anything; basically they said he would grow out of it, and he did.


    1. Thank you, it's a really good square to make. I'm sure he'll be fine. I just don't want him to end up like me. I spent most of my childhood having anything from 2-4 nosebleeds a day. I ended up having to have treatment as I lost over a pint of blood and they decided it had gotten dangerous so I had to be treated.

  4. aww poor guy! hope all is ok xo

    1. He'll be fine, just not sure he'll agree to another blood test :-)


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