Sunday, 30 October 2011

This has been a much better week and I have all the lovely people around me to thank for their love and support. My friends from The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-day Saints all made an evening meal for us. By not means an easy task as there are seven of us. We go in for industrial style catering these days. The meal was delicious with my all time favourite pudding - Apple pie. At work my girl friend and workmate  has been a brick  keeping me busy and generally just being there.

My scan has come back clear and so have all the blood tests. Next week  I'll be having a lumber puncture. Not looking forward to that but I'm sure it's nothing serious now.

I got my sewing out again this week. I made a picture of a puffin using Stained Glass Window techniques.  This was made for a class I was teaching on Saturday. They was a lovely group of ladies and I hope they enjoyed the class as much as I did.

I have also been working on my elf boot table runner.  I have appliqu├ęd on the boots and I am now embroidering on the red strings. Time is fast running out so I'd bet get a wriggle on.

So that's this week. The sun is shinning after the storm ... both literally and figuratively ... and life is good again. To day I am going back to the Methodist church after a few months absence it will be good to see every one again.
This picture was created by one of my daughters.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

This week seems to have been going on for ever. My forgetfulness is getting worse and the pins and needles in my hands has stopped being a tingle and is now darn right painful. On a morning when I get out of bed it's like walking on hedgehogs. Yesterday was a bit of a first as I had pins and needles in my face. I have a scan on Monday. Hopefully that will show up what the problem is.

All this means my sewing has eased up a bit. The Christmas runner is coming a long just much slower than the others in the group. Gee whizz the other ladies in the group are talented.

Yesterday our Daisy had her 9th birthday. She has grown up so fast I can hardly believe it. She was allowed anything she wanted for her tea, so we celebrated with Fish and chips, home made birthday cake and the Despicable Me dvd.

Today we took the girls shopping to spend their birthday money. They were let loose in M and Co. They were so sweet choosing their own clothes and trying them on then paying with their own money. Daisy felt very grown up. Mind she chose some lovely dresses.

Oh just remembered the rugby is on tomorrow so I shall away to me bed.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

This week has seen a few ups and downs.

I started the week with a trip to the hospital. Umpteen blood tests and awaiting a scan. The upshot is I'm not allowed to drive until they have some results.

On Saturday we had a class in the shop learning to make ruched roses from ribbons. The ladies produced some lovely roses using different weights of ribbons.  

On Saturday evening I hosted a social evening at Islesburgh Community Centre. Two ladies from the Shetland to Romania Project gave an illuminating talk about their trip and highlighted some of the problems the orphans face and what a change their trip had made to the lives of these amazing children. It was quite moving.
 This is Tony our Quiz  Master
   There also a quiz, which I lost in spectacular style, and a raffle. 

 Ladies from the winning team.   

I was really dissapointed we ran out of time for the show and tell as the ladies had brought some truly wonderful projects for us to see.
I thourghly enjoyed the evening and I hope the ladies who came did too.
This is me relaxing with a cuppa at home afterwards.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

I have been in my bed for most of the day as I I fear I have man flu. 
From where I am though, I have an excellent view out of the window and I have been watching the birds. Sparrows, blackbirds, starlings , a male black-cap and a brightly coloured red-wing. 

At lunch time we went in to the hospital to see Granny and had a picnic in the day room. The bairns thought it was great fun. Not too sure what the nurses made of it all though especially when I opened a small bottle of white wine for the old girl. 

I have finally got a design for my Christmas table runner. 
Elf shoes. 
Of all things I was inspired by a pair of mittens hanging up.
I have drawn out a plan, made a template and chosen the fabrics. 

This morning I cut out the paper templates and started to sew the fabrics on to them. One shoe done, three to go.

I am also making a small felt Christmas decoration in the shape of an elf shoe.
 I'm really enjoying making this. I have started to embroider this now and if I have time I'll make a little soul to go inside to neaten it all off.

Whilst with Granny I showed her the quilt I'm making for her and got her to choose a Baltimore pattern to go in the middle. She has chosen a lovely vase picture with mixed flowers. The main flower she wanted was a purple Iris. 

The rest of the week has been quite uneventful. Work, visits to granny, youth club. You know how it is. Oh I remember .. on Friday we had a new member of staff start. Gosh she is good, and such a lovely lady. I am so lucky having such nice people to work with.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

I have had a lovely week.

On Monday I got my fabrics for my Flickr Table runner swap.

I have started to make plans. Oooh I can't wait to start.

Friday was my Birthday and I had a lovely day.
My gift was a trip to a Scrap-booking course on Saturday.
                                                     This is the first page we made .

Jenny our tutor is amazing.
 It was such fun.
  It opened my eyes to a whole new way of scrap-booking.