Saturday, 12 December 2009
Well I am really sorry that I just have not had the time to blog recently. We had a fantastic holiday which exceeded all our expectations and we have bought back so many wonderful memories to add to our collection. Unfortunately a few days after our return my Mum had a really bad fall and split her nose open from top to bottom requiring 15 internal and 8 external stitches. She was also very badly bruised and shaken and it has taken a while for her to recover. Her nose is now fine and the bruises have all disappeared but her confidence is going to take a while longer. In the last month I have taken her out several times, just to shop or to the local garden centre, but she has not yet had the confidence to go out alone, and I think that will take a while. We are going to try catching the bus into Derby sometime next week, so that is another step in the right direction.
We have also had a lot of computer problems, well not the computer but the server we were with. Downloading or uploading anything was a complete nightmare and there were occassions when even a simple email could take 15 - 20 minutes to download. Somedays we could not connect to anything though the internet connection itself was strong. Enough was enough, every time we complained it would work again for a couple of days and then it was back to square one so we ended up completely changing the server and we are now back with good old BT and things (everything crossed) have been fine this last week.
I have also had my daughter very poorly as she contracted the dreaded Swine Flu virus and has been really ill with it. Both her and mum live about 10 miles away from us but unfortunately in opposite directions lol. Oh well thats life and we at least have been fit enough to cope, though there have been a number of times that I have sat down to relax in the evening and fell asleep in the chair.
I really will try and get back to my blog over the next couple of weeks and share with you some of my holiday pictures and anicdotes and also some updates on the stitching front.
I do hope everyone out there is blog land it fit and well, and for those who are not I send lots of hugs.
Take care dear friends until next time.
May your frogs stay in their ponds.
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
Cards - I have sent out quite a few but as a lot of them were made at the last minute I didnt take pictures. Having said that here are a few that I did take pictures of -
card making things
I have not unfortunately had any time to read blogs and I am quite lost as to what is happenening to everyone but you are in my thoughts often. I have made so many wonderful friends both from stitching and blogging and though I have not been to visit does not mean that you never pop your heads into the corner of my mind. Once my holiday is over I am going to clear my bloglines and start again with it. When I first started I just seemed to pop anything and everything into it and it has become unmanagable - well if i wish to do anything else with my life it has lol.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
I am working him 1 over 2 on 32 count but decided to try the eye in 2 over 2 to give it more intensity and I am really pleased with the results. I had intended trying to do the eye with a rayon thread to make it shine but there was just too many colours in it for me to try altering them, but maybe it would not have turned out right and it does look so life like as it is.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
I am sorry that my photographic skillare are not very good but at least you can tell its growing lol.
What else have I been up to - well with the beautiful weather comes time in the garden and we have spend a lot of time out there, Earlier in the year I shared some pictures of my spring garden so I hope you will be indulgent and allow me to show some of my summer garden now.
These last two pictures were taken of the yard at the side this morning and I have been intending to sit out there and stitch - you might be able to see my stitching ready on the table - unfortunately 15 minutes later we had a small thunderstorm and it is still raining heavily so guess I will either have to stitch inside or find something else to do - lol like catching up with my blog. Catching up with the blogs I follow seems almost impossible, my blog reader is telling me I have 172 blogs with new postings and as fast as i seem to read one another two pop up, so please forgive me I am doing my best - even if my best aint good enough.