Hand warmers/socks

Just a few new knits I have done this week,
 well it is getting colder now
so gloves and chunky socks are in order,
 actually my daughter clocked these and has claimed them for herself,

 then she spotted the  hand warmers to go with the socks and claimed those as well and then she said she would have preferred gloves (cheeky)  so I knit these extra covers to go with them making them gloves/hand warmers so she could wear them either way plus I crochet a frilly bit on end

these hand warmers are for myself they will be great when I'm doing some cross-stitching or knitting or crocheting or whatever I'm doing  for  keeping  my hands lovely and warm.....

Camera shy

 Took these photos of my dogs, thought I would share .....

NO NO NO not looking

Still not looking!!!!!

Ha Ha Ha still not looking
take the hint!!!!!


Ha Ha not posing for ya

Still not posing....

The Morphine happy cloud ???

Well what a start to the week (last week) I woke up early in pain, not unusual but difference this morning I couldn't get my breath and the pain in my chest was painful, just as well I had an appointment to see the doctor, never said anything to hubby cos he would panic, so off we set to doctors just 5Min's walk away literally, got to see on time too which was great, explained wat was wrong and he decided that an ambulance was called for to take me to hospital that I might be having a heart attack, so as you can imagine panic set in, thoughts  flooded my head,( ie hubby,kids, did I turn off oven, oh the washing in the machine needs taking out, have the dogs been fed, thank God!!! I put my good bra on this morning and matching knickers etc ) I felt so embarrassed been put in the wheel chair and brought through the doctors reception  mind ya I had a mask on so no-one knew me anyway in the back of ambulance and they kept asking was I in pain did I want morphine and I refused, well I didn't feel in that much pain plus I take loads of painkiller for my back, to cut a long story short I was strapped to heart mointer and needle in arm xrays taken doctor poking and prodding asking when and where the pain was when did it start how did it start etc, after hours of all of this and eventually having to have the morphine and they decided to keep me in hospital for some more poking and prodding and feeling happy on happy cloud of morphine they (the heart doctors) I was not having a heart attack(Thank God) I pulled a muscle in my chest and they gave me a prescription of painkillers and sent home to rest.  Now I did feel embarrassed and so so stupid after that revelation  a pulled  muscle all that worry over a pulled muscle, now that could only happen to me......

Charmed me...... never!!!!

What a miserable day it was today, rain and more rain, and its to last for a few day's,there is  football on TV tonight so I thought I would use the time wisely and visit my favourite blogs and see what everyone is up to, and wow what a surprise alot of  my blog friends have been really busy little bee's in their crafts projects, it took me ages to visit my blog friends but worth the trip.

I was watching one of my favorite  programmes on TV today, late afternoon really from 4/6pm on living channel it was CHARMED.

Charmed is an American television series it  follows the lives of  four Halliwell sisters — Prue, Piper, Phoebe and, later, Paige. The sisters are known as  The Charmed Ones in the magical community, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives against evil beings, plus they each possess  unique magical powers, anyway( there is a point to this story) today's series was about luck and leprechaun's,
  I was just thinking wouldn't it be great to have some of their powers especial Pipers where she is able to freeze things and to have some luck from a leprechaun because all my luck gone and I could really do with some, now back to reality  

Not a winner

Looks like I didn't win the giveaway of that lovely lace ,but well done  the winner Connie Eyberg  her blogs are http://ceostudiosolutions.blogspot.com/    or here        http://ceoriginals.blogspot.com/   beautiful work on connie's blog, worth a look........

Anyway I haven't been busy doing sewing or knitting this week, haven't been feeling myself, a bit under the weather, but I have crosstitched these which I think are so cute .

I have started my knitting my socks today, on circular needles two at the same time, and they are turning out lovely, I'm knitting them with James Brett Marble chunky wool , I bought the wool ages ago it's a 200g ball for £3.99 a ball and it is very easy to knit with, the needles I'm working with are the wooden ones and the wool glides over the needles very smoothly because it is lovely and soft its pink and purple in colour

the red ribbon are my stitch markers, cos I can't find my proper ones, the ribbon does the job though

A giveaway??????

Not my givaway. I came across this wonderful blog
Marie has this great giveaway of LACE  here is a small example the pic is from marie blog.

So if you like LACE or winning why not have a go....

Some more Biscornu's

What a terrible day it is today Sunday, wet and miserable now is the season to start on my knitting again get my needles singing to turn out some socks, scarfs and hats , maybe some gloves too, well I will need them for the winter and I dare say the family will want some too.

I have been working on some biscornu's I have odds and ends of Aida so I have looked back through my collection of cross-stitch magazines and decided that I also will be sewing bookmarks, and more biscornu's just to use up the Aida cos I hate waste like alot of crafters do I assume.We save every scrap of items never throw anything away, well I do ????

<<<<< this is my favorite one


Well it's hard to believe it is September already  how times flies, didn't get to go on a Holiday this year, hubby lost his job due to cut backs etc, it seems this year that I must have done something terrible in my past life to have so much very bad luck and big financial problems this year, finding it hard to cope but will keep on struggling on, I 'm in   good health  so shouldn't complain .

I have been doing some stitching to keep sane,  I seem to have small pieces of Aida and didn't know what to do with them so while I was browsing the Internet I came across Biscornu's and if you don't know what a biscornu is well here is some information :

A biscornu is a small, 8-sided, stuffed ornamental pincushion, usually made out of Aida cloth or linen. Embroidery or cross-stitch is used to decorate the top and bottom of the cushion. A button is typically secured in the center of the cushion to give a small depression on the top. Beads, tassels and other objects can decorate the biscornu. They are typically able to fit in the palm of your hand. The name is derived from a French adjective, meaning skewed, quirky or irregular.
I found this blog   http://basketofbiscornu.blogspot.com/  and the biscornus are so beautiful.

So I had a go and this is the result and I'm very proud of it

This is the front side

and the back

I still doing the Oriental fans and they are coming on a treat

A letter of Help...

On one of the new groups I have joined there was a plea for help, so I copyied and pasted the letter for you all to read here it is :

My mom is turning 54 in November and her blog is 1 year old then. Therefor she is doing a giveway each month untill her birthday. The name of her blog is mrs ongeduld, which means in English mrs Impatient. And trust me, she is impatient. But I can understand why, she didn't have a lot off luck in life and with being ill constantly it isn't easy

She is constantly asking why people aren't signing up on her giveaway. I know, her blog is partially English, but it's isn't our mother language, I'm must younger and she tries to learn English, but again, patience.
What is she giving away, you ask... She is giving (each month) a piece off handmade - by herself- lace. So please, if you would like to win this stunning piece, go to her blog, become a follower and leave a message on the giveaway post.
Also, ask your friends please, post wherever you like. She loves to read blogs and meet new people. And maybe finally her English will be better ;-)

I forgot to add her blog: http://ongeduld.blogspot.com/

I went and had  a look and her work is amazing!!!! I didn't understand the language but the work spoke for itself, so go on have a look.......

Finished at last

As I have been doing alot of stitching the last couple of weeks, (birthday gifts) well they are finished so here they are : My daughter's Tatty Teddy
My daughter was delighted with her birth sampler.

This is for my Friend :I'm not happy with how the pic turned out cos I stitched Ed the hedgehog on a yellow aida and the date's were done with multi-coloured thread, but happy with the finished project,

 I also stitched this for a card and as you see it turned out beautiful...

If ya can't beat em

Went out to-day with OH for a drive well I say a drive, he was driving cos he was working  on his delivering pea's to various markets, like Manchester, Sheffield,Leeds, Barnsley, and I went along for the ride and took my camera with me to take some pic off the wood head pass between Barnsley/Manchester over the Pennines, the scenery is beautiful, even though I hate that squiggly road, cos it makes me car sick yuk,

Anyway as we were driving alone we were nattering about the Formula 1 race today, cos I saw it all and OH only got to see up to about 45 laps of the 67,

 so I was able to tell him who won, and all the controversial on the one-two result at the German Grand Prix, and my OH was grinning at me, and I asked why? he said" Do you know your blog the one I haven't read yet, well I think you should change the name, from The Sportswidow to the Sportswoman, cos he said " your very much into sports now, like formula 1, /Moto GP/ Golf / Cricket/ even down to Football," Well I said do ya know that saying : If ya can't beat em, then join em, and even better I even know the off-side rule in football is, just don't ask me to explain it, cos I can't, so now I will be part of the sporty crowd hee hee.

But won't be changing my blogs name,  

Busy Busy Busy

I have been really busy lately, my hands and sewing needles have been rather busy, I have 2 birthdays coming up,1 on the 26th which is my eldest daughter and she will be 28yrs old and then on the 29th is my other friends birthday and she will be 46 so I am sewing some birth samples for each of them and I hope they will like them, anyway when my needles are not sewing I am reading, at the moment I am reading a book by J.Randy Taraborrellli and its called Michael Jackson, the magic,the madness,the whole story.

It is very riveting and very thick it has 745 pages and its from the beginning of Michael's life to the end, I have read most books on Michael Jackson, but this one is the best I have ever read about him, its one of those books that when your reading it impossible to believe and believe all at the same time, and also how sad/lonely his life really was, there is a great quote at the beginning of the book which sums Michael Jackson to a tee.

Michael Jackson to J.Randy Taraborrelli on September 1995:

Why not just tell people I'm an alien from mars,Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight, They will believe anything you say because you are a reporter, but if I, Michael Jackson were to say, ' I'm an alien from mars and I eat live chickens and I do a voodoo dance at midnight' people would say, Oh man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up, You can't believe a dame word that comes out of his mouth.....

 Do you think he was right?????

newbie to blogging

I thought I would share this with you all, My youngest daughter has decided to start her own blog, and is looking for other bloggers to follow and followers ect, so I will post her blog address for you all please  drop by and have a look and leave a comment to say hello...


Oh and thanks for looking

Oriental Fans

I love anything oriental, hence the reason I love to cross-stitch oriental themes, here is what I am working on at the moment and its called Fans of the Far East....

There will be three Fans when finished and they will have three differant flowers, the Siberian iris is the flower of faith and hope, The exquisite Japanese poney brings to mind opulence and luxury and the creamy -yellow Magnolia represents tenderness and love of nature and there will also be a boarder so this is a big project and here is a pic of what it will look like when finished.

Oh nearly forgot here is finished laptop bag, I crochet this with 2 strands of wool together a pink and cream just left over wool .

Finished bag.

Not been Idle been busy

Well I'm back at last, my computer broke and it would have cost too much to repair so I had to save up for a laptop, so I went shopping for one 3 weeks ago,I was  delighted that I got one and then discovered while I was not on a computer someone decided to play games with my passwords on all my favorite sites, blogs,and even down to my e-mail accounts, (but luckily who ever it was could not get into pay pal account) so it took me awhile to get back my e-mails accounts and blogs etc and lots of phone calls later I'm back , Ya can't knock a good Irish woman down like me lol lol,   it was annoying but as I always say, what goes around comes around.

So now back to what I was working on some crochet and knitting and here are the pictures  of the baby cardigans,blankets, hats, and a pram-suit,


This was crochet in squares and then put together plus I lined the back of it to make it softer on babies skin, my friend was delighted with them all, and so was the expecting mother that makes me happy too...

 Iam working on a cross-stitch project at the moment of 3 oriental fans and will post pic's on the progress of the fans, also the finishing touches to my crochet lap-top cover or bag,just t sew it all together.....


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