Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Another horrible day here in somerset, all its done today is rain, I hope the sun will shine soon and we have not lost our summer so soon because it will be a very long winter.
Today I am bring you a pattern which Suzanne found when looking for something else. The designs are by Darlene Polachic and called Sunbonnet Sue motif, but I would like to call them Tatted Ladies.
The picture above was done in no 20 merchandised cotton in pale yellow and white.
This one is also done in merchandised cotton no 2o in white and ramdon colour thread, this thread I brought when I was learning to tat in Woolworth's for only a couple of shillings. Thats showing my age! I did not really like the thread and don't use it but I thought I would give it a try and see how it would work out. I can't find any ramdon threads and I only wish I could find a supplier as it would be to tat in some lovely threads instead of always using single colours.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog today and I must thank Suzanne for finding such a lovely pattern.
I look forward to seeing you again in blog land soon.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I am not going to say good because it is raining and has been for many hours, the roads are flooding up and standing water in many parts, not a day to do anything outside. Today is market day in Frome but to be honest there is no way I would be standing in a market selling today.
Unfortunately my mojo is coming and going at the moment and with the pain I am still waiting for the Royal United Hospital Bath to do something. I have a surgeon with a plan only at the moment I don't know quite what his plan is. So for now I go on in pain taking pain killer like sweets and just hope, I cant drink coffee don't like tea so at the moment I drink mostly water. Our holiday is getting nearer and nearer and with a big question mark if we should go although the surgeon has said he has no reason why I cant go, I have been in touch with the insurance company so I am now covered. Roll on Turkey.
My first cards in the picture above are from the new squeeze collection CDrom which I brought a couple of months ago now and I found them easy to make, they are going on my table on Saturday its a try out before I make any more and see how they sell.These are a selection of cards I made for my table using some lovely images I have been sent and given, from fellow do crafts members.
This card was made from a stamp that I brought from Suzanne, I thought is was a lovely stamp and I hope she likes what I did with it,
Monday, 23 August 2010
After a night of heavy rain, we have had some really heavy showers and sunshine today with Strong winds, after yesterday which we lovely, my husband and I went to Weston Super mare yesterday for a few hours shopping.Today Janette gave me this wonderful award, I am so pleased that I have won this and she gave it to me, now all I have to do is pick 7 wonderful blogs to pass it on to. so here goes.
A Man alone
As I do Rodos,
The little Land of me
Tatting and not a lot else
I hope all of you will accept this award and collect it for your blog.
Friday, 20 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
A card at last you cry, well my mojo is not working very well at the moment and I am still in pain, sorry to keep on but now awaiting the surgeon who has a plan, yes a man with a plan, I don't know if it will work as well as the A Team and come together, He has said I can go on holiday to Turkey, I am just hoping I can go.
Today I am bring you my husbands wedding anniversary card, its our 8th wedding anniversary on Monday 16th August. We were married at the Mendip Lodge Motel which was pulled down a few years ago for housing, but the site is still in a mess and as yet no houses have been built. It was a real shame as it was a lovely place to have a wedding with view over the Somerset country side.
Unlike the weather we have had this year, August in 2002 was very wet, until the day of the wedding, it was cloudy when I went to the hairdresser, when I came out the sun was shinning and it was hot. The sun stayed out for the rest of the day and it was the best day in the whole of August.
These are pictures of my bouquet, I had white Orchids, Lilly of the Valley and pink Tiger Lilies, with American white and pink lace ribbon.
Monday, 9 August 2010
Look what walked across the patio yesterday, my husband Vernon was cooking lunch, (he likes cooking Sunday lunch so I leave him to it). He looked out of the open kitchen door onto the patio and was amazed to see this Toad or Frog just walking across without a care in the world.
He called me just to have a look so I grabbed my camera to take this photo. So is there anyone out there in blog land can tell me is he/she a Toad or a Frog. We don't have a pond, we have a large tray on the patio which the blackbird and sparrows love to have a bath in so he might make his home in there, it would be lovely if he stays.
Last year we had a green frog living in the empty flower pots but unfortunately we lost him during the hard winter as he went into the tray and froze in the shallow water, as the tray was frozen for weeks, as was the bird bath and bird dish around the garden. Hopefully we will not have such a hard winter this year.
Hope you enjoyed reading about my new visitor to our garden and look forward to seeing you again in blog land.
Thursday, 5 August 2010
I have nothing to show you today, I have not felt like doing any craft over the last week. I have spent the last two days in hospital, to get the scan done quickly they made me an in patient but let me go home, and then yesterday I went back and had the scan.
I have been in pain for some time, but just keep working and trying to carry on with life, but the pain at times has been severe. the pain killers really dont work and I hate taking them. Anyway I had the scan and it showed no stones which upset me, I was told on Monday that scans don't always show the stones, if they are small. I felt upset yesterday how can anyone be in so much pain and nothing shows up.
I meet the surgeon yesterday and he has a plan, he feels that the gall bladder may not be working properly so I have some more tests to go though, One test is to put something into the gall bladder, not sure what that will involve. At the moment don't know when these are going to be done, so in the meantime its pain killers and carry on. On our way home Vernon my husband and I both agreed he sounded like the A team........ I only hope his plan come together and it works. My father had gall bladder problems and had his removed when I was a child and apparently it can run in families.
We go to Turkey in September and he is happy for me to go so its another holiday in pain. hopefully by then something might have happen.
Thank you for all your wishes and thank you for visiting my blog today hope to see you again in blog land.