A year on ?????

Wow it's been a year since I last posted,reason I had no computer and as our library is closing couldn't use theirs, anyway lots has happened during the year, moved house again, last move no matter where my OH gets work, he can move on his own lol, I have moved nearer my gran children they live just 5mins away now which is brilliant, which means I get to see them everyday and they have stop overs at mine too which they love.

The other great news is that my son and his partner have a baby girl and they named her Danni Leigh, which is a lovely name, she was born in June this year, and is growing really well, love the stage she is at now cos she is starting to notice things and faces oh she is beautiful!!!!!

Me with new grandaughter and other grandaughter/granson
Dannii leigh and she is on blanket i crochet for her.

a few weeks ago

Mammy and Daddy are gone crazy buying for baby for Xmas, aw well she is their first baby and her first Xmas.......

I also had a surprise birthday in September, my OH arranged for us to go to dinner at the Pastures hotel in north Yorkshire, which I have never been before, which is a beautiful place.
As we arrived my OH lead me into foyer, which is pictured below and do you see where the suite of furniture is well as I walked in, there were people sitting there,

 I saw them but just carried on and then I heard my name been called and looked around, and those people sitting there where my 3 younger brothers and my sister, and I just stood there looking gobsmacked, my youngest brother I haven't seen since I moved over to the UK in 2000, so as you can imagine there were alot of happy tears and plenty hugging, it was brilliant!!!!

From left at the back, are Paul, Pierce,Terry
Myself and Ann

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.......


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