Wednesday, 25 April 2012

So today its another dark and rainy day here in Essex.The first photo doesnt give justice to how wet and dark it is.My dear boy has gone to Walton on the Naze with his class to have a trip for the day for his Georgraphy project,so they have to drive for approx and hour and a half in the dismal weather for a day aat the beach.He has taken his welly boots for when he on the beach.Yuck I am so glad I am not him, although it is nice just to see the sea.
Next picture is my current stitching, a Christmas Wreath ,for an exchange, as you can see only have a small amount left to do.
The next picture is my crochet,I am making a poncho(my first) in red white and blue to wear for the Olympics/queens jubilee celebrations.Its so easy to do, to curl up and get the wool out in front of the tv and just let those fingers do their work.This is a result from 2 nights crochet,so its really easy and a quick make, just have to do another panel and sew them up.
Next up is that mischievous little moggy,Prince.. he would rather be out in this awful weather than in with me in the warm..and dry.Fine, I am not upset about it, I am not, I understand you are a cat that sometimes 'needs to be alone',I know you will be back when the hunger hits you!
Lastly a video, from when I was away in March, this is 'Showmaddymaddy' a kind of tribute band to Showaddywaddy.. they werent that bad,I just thought Id share it.
So what plans for me today?Just to catch up on the stitching, a bit of crochet then a pile of paperwork.After having my MRI scan on Monday I feel I need a few wind down days to get over the trauma while I await the result.Have a nice day.Whatever you are doing..xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

this is what I am currently stitching.I have been stitching on this all day on and off as it is late for an exchange..Its a Christmas wreath from the magazine Cross Stitch Crazy.It has been photographed sideways .I mark the bottomof the frame by using an elastic band should I forget 'which way is up'.What ways do you mark this?I had lost my cross stitching mojo and stitching on this has given it back to me.I remember why i love cross stitch,its so nice and relaxing to do..
Today I feel slightly better just very weak and tired from having had the flu.I havent done much, as trying to get myself back to normal after feeling so ill.Hopefully tomorrow I will feel more myself.I have so much to do in the house, I have literally left everything, so there is lots of jobs to catch up with.
I didnt go out for a meal tonight I had been invited to as dont want to spread any lingering germs and dont feel strong enough to go out.
Alex is home from his school field trip to Sussex.he looks worn out, He shared a room with 3
other boys and I dont think he got much sleep.So tonight he has gone to bed early.He thoroughly enjoyed his time away.(I worry for honestly its just cos I do care.. so much).
Here is a picture of Emma my daughter and her fiance Mike.Dont they make a lovely couple all dressed up,they were on their way to a birthday party a few weekends ago.

Monday, 16 April 2012

been busy but back now.

I have been busy and my blogging had gone by the wayside.hoping to pick up where i left off.
I have been sick with flu for past few days and just been in bed.
Alex has been at his dads ,giving me a chance to rest and Emma at her boyfriend Mike's house for the weekend.
Since I last blogged Emma has decided that in September she will be going to Greenwich university so my daughter has decided that she will leave home, and me and start life independently.I am in two minds about this, yes I want her to go but oh I will miss her(but not her mess) and her company.Since the break up of the family we had forged a little 3some family and well seems that life changes however and whatever happens,but at 21 she is old enough to stand on her two feet all I can hope is that I have equipped her for life without me beside her.
Alex continues to grow, he is almost as tall as me now, with his deep voice and manlike mannerisms.
I have been busy knitting.I am currently working on my first knitted doll.I got a book from amazon and have knitted the body and am now knitting the clothes.I also am stitching for a exchange, and have decided on a poinesetta Christmas wreath picture, so that is 3/4 way done.My local embroidery group,well we are making Lavender dolls, so I have had a chance to do some stitching with my new birthday present which is a sewing machine, that is half finished.With Easter school holidays and my flu illness everything has had to stop for a while while I rest and recover.
We also have two new additions to the family,some fishes, called 'The doctor' and 'Riversong' after the Dr who characters, they are alexs birthday present ,now he is 14.So more pets to the fold, and more responsibility.
Tomorrow will take some pictures and share them with you.Back to shool tomorrow for alex, work for emma and recovering for me.