Mum has been very ill again, yet another chest infection and as they have still not been able to clear her lungs of fluid when xrays etc look clear, they are concerned about underlying problems so even more tests are staring us in the face. The trouble is some of these stretch out until August and I assume (as usually seems to happen) they will then refer for different tests so it looks like we are going to be pretty firmly grounded for a while. Well at least until our holidays in October and we were so hoping to get some time away this year seeing more of our own countryside. The annoying part is we have such beautiful weather at the moment and it would be perfect for getting the tent out and going at short notice - oh well maybe one day.
I rather lost my stitching bug too, I looked everywhere but couldn't find it so I decided that a nice big happy dance was needed to see if that would bring it out of the woodwork. With this in mind i fished out Ink Circles "Blackwork Fantasy Garden" and started a slow nightly plod, sometimes only a few stitched but little by little the end came into site and at last the longed for happy dance arrived. It did the trick too - well that and a new start lol. I know I said I was not going to have any new starts for a while but this is a long planned Sal that I am doing with my friend Moll who lives in Norway. We are going Jingle Bells Xmas Tree Farm at the weekends and after two weekends I can tell you I am really enjoying this.
Where are the pictures I can hear you shouting, ok ok they are here.
BLACKWORK FANTASY GARDEN - INK CIRCLES
JINGLE BELLS XMAS TREE FARM
I have had to adjust this one as it is an American chart and they have neighbors whilst we in the UK have neighbours and with an eight year old grandson always ready to point out if granny spells things wrong its the easiest option lol. Yes my darling boy was 8 last week, how the years have flown.
I have been taking lots of pictures in the garden which though slightly neglegted is looking rather lovely with all the sunshine. I will try and get on again in a day or so and post some for you to see.
Thank you to those who have taken their time and trouble to once again reading my meanderings. Bless you all.
May your frogs stay in their ponds.