Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 27 July 2015

I found a batik fabric shop!!!,


Today has seemed to be a lot longer than  24 hours. I  woke before 4 a.m., knew I had to be up at 5 a.m. breakfast finished by 6 a.m. and over the road at 10.30 a.m.

We have just visited Hugh, at 7.15 p.m.  he has  finally been transferred to the ward, from PACU, ( Post anaesthesia care unit)  there might have been an emergency, so not sure if his theatre time was delayed. The staff are wonderful, superb care, and I hope to know more tomorrow.

Your thoughts, prayers, caring wishes and more have stayed close to me all day. Thank you so much.

Between inquiring phone calls, a cafe lunch, a wee rest, we found a fabric shop. Batiks galore, in Kilburnie. But tomorrow there is another one to visit, in Lower Hutt, and now today is over, June, I will call you tomorrow, and hope we get to meet.

This wasn’t the shop ( photo  courtesy of internet), but as wonderful.


Batik fabrics

Quotation of the day, author unknown,

“True friends are with you always,  beyond distances, beyond words, beyond time”

Greetings from Jean


Out To Pasture said...

Thinking of you and Hugh and wishing him a speedy recovery and successful outcome. I'm glad you found your idea of a candy shop in the material store. 'Fill yer boots'!
All the best, Florence.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good news, Jean. Take good care! xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, I am glad you were able to visit Hugh in the evening. I will still keep him in my prayers and wish him a complete recovery. The fabric shop looks awesome. I love the quote, take care and have a happy day!

Barb said...

Glad to see your update. I'm keeping you both in my thoughts. You might be in trouble in those fabric shops!

Carol Mattingly said...

Prayers go out to you both. Good luck and take care. Carol

Jenny said...

Pleased things are going well with Hugh!

Can you please post the address of Batiks Galore - can't find it so far. I've done a Google search and it sent me to Texas! This sounds like my kind of shop.

TexWisGirl said...

really hope all will be well!

The Furry Gnome said...

Still thinking of you. But a batik fabric shop! How neat is that!

Fundy Blue said...

I'm thankful to hear that Hugh's operation is behind him, Jean! Back on the ward is a good thing! I've been thinking of you both throughout the day, even though my Monday is out of sync with yours. I hope that by now you've heard more about how the operation went. Stay out of trouble in those batik stores! Hugs!

Nancy J said...

Thank you all so much, today everything I s OK, Hugh has been walking, pain level good, so maybe discharged tomorrow!!! There goes my 5 day holiday and shopping spree. Jenny,I meant the shop had a huge selection of batiks, it is " Wellington Sewing Services" Kilburnie Plaza, I found one border at Nancy's, the other at this shop. Lovely helpful lady, and lots more goodies there to feast your eyes on. But maybe a trip to Texas would be good too, and why not??

Hannah said...

It's great you could visit the batik store to take your mind off the surgery progress, and how wonderful to hear good news of Hugh's recovery, too! Your quilts seem to be coming along amazingly well too.

Julie Fukuda said...

While waiting for news, I will be thinking about those beautiful batiks. Are they produced in the area? There is such a wonderful variety of color and design.