Thursday 24 December 2020

A Merry Christmas Wave!!!

 I have been away a lot longer than I planned to be and really I am not quite ready to be back just now but I couldn't let Christmas go by without wishing you the very best Christmas you can the circumstances....and hopes for a better year to come.

Peace, Joy and Love to you all.


Friday 4 September 2020


Another Friday and another new month.....I honestly can't believe how the time is passing.

The girls are back at school thank goodness....Ruby back to the school she started last September and Marlowe into reception class at a new school which she has been super excited about. I catch up with them this weekend and see how they have gone on.

Andy has been very busy in the garden for the last few weeks. He has moved a shed out of the main garden to the side of a shed at the bottom of the garden and painted them both the same colour....they look very smart.
He's creosoted all of the fence, painted the trim and handrails on the steps and added a large piece of trellis at the end of the oil tank to disguise it a bit.
What an absolute star he's been.

I've been mainly inside thankful for the slightly cooler weather to be able to get on with some scrubbing jobs in the kitchen.

This weekend Andy is helping his brother to move some furniture so DD and I have decided to have a morning out at Trentham.....depending on the weather.
We are so desperate for a change of scenery and to do something different to just going out to the supermarket.

How will you be spending your weekend?


Tuesday 25 August 2020

Bad Blogger!!!

I don't seem to be able to get back into blogging (nearly)  everyday as I used to before my stroke. A lot of it is down to the fact that I have to correct so many typing errors that it takes me twice as long to write a post as it used to and it puts me off. I hope it gets better.

Last week we had a wonderful week with Ruby here for sleepover. We had a ride up to the garden centre for a few crafty bits for her and then spent most of the rest of week at home. It really cheered me up and I was sad when she went home on Friday.
She'll be here for tea tomorrow and I will have to get my cooking head on as she wants Cottage Pie.

I must thank you all for your lovely comments on my finished cross stitch pieces.

This is a new Christmas craft I have finished over the weekend

I bought the glass dome last year from a charity shop for £2.59 which I thought was a bargain.
The tree has been decorated with beads and a star,the tiny sledge has had some logs added and some lights have been placed in the little tin house and they have all been placed on top of some nice freshly fallen snow made of wood filler, acrylic paint and glitter.
It will be a lovely addition to the decorations on the dresser this year.

Well it's wet, a little windy and chilly here which is bliss after being so warm for so long. Tonight will be a simple tea of filled baguettes with some fruit, Line Of Duty on dvd and if it's still chilly....a snuggle under a blanket. My favourite kind of evening.

What are you all up to?


Thursday 13 August 2020

Crafty Things At Last!!!

It feels so good to sharing some crafty things at last and I have started by doing finishes on some cross stitch pieces I did right at the start of my renewed love of it last year.

This was my first attempt at finishing in this style. It's wobbly in places but I love it.
Just need some little spiders to hang from the twigs when Poundland get their spooky stuff in.
The frame is twelve and a half inches square and a bargain from Poundland. It's sold as an album frame for framing album covers.

Two small Christmas pieces.
Joy was a pattern from Just Cross Stitch magazine and is embellished with a metal charm from my stash and some tiny pom pom trim. Ribbons and foliage are from stash.
Jingle Bells was a free pattern from the internet and is mounted on a little clipboard from The Range with more ribbon and foliage from stash.

I really have to thank Priscilla for the finishing inspiration.
Take a look at her blog......she is brilliant.

Well finally we had a storm last night and it seems to have cleared the air for a while at least. It is much cooler today and no blazing sun beating down. I am very happy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday 11 August 2020

The Week That Was!!!

Honestly....I can't believe it's over a week since I posted.
Thank you for comments on my last post. I had fully intended to come back and reply to them but the week just slipped away.

OMG....hasn't it been hot? 
The fans are on nearly all day just to keep us comfortable and I have got a cold drink in my hand permanently at the moment. 
There are certainly no meals that involve a cooker unless I just boil eggs to have with some cold meat and salad.

On the crafty front I have been finishing some cross stitch pieces into decorative objects for the house at Christmas and I am really pleased with them so when I get the camera charged up I'll take some pics to share.

Until then...stay safe.
Lots of hugs to you all.