Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Friends are so lovely

When some one sends you these you have to get stitching.
  I love love them.. I have a large sunflower picture, from my #1 DS in my kitchen and a sunflower teapot and plate from my DD.
And this would look lovely in my conservatory on the wall opposite to where I sit so I can be reminded daily of how blessed I am.
Thank you Sue of As if by Magic..
When I sent my Christmas cards this last Christmas, I popped in a typed note to say sorry no letter this year, because I had broken my arm and I have had wonderful note lets back wishing me well. It is so good to have friends.
And a big thank you to all my blogger friends too, it is wonderful to know people are thinking of me.
Very, very happy days!

Monday, 8 February 2016

A prayer from WENDY BLIGHT

Lord, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You  are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower.

Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and  choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your Truth and not my feelings.

Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You
at work and as an opportunity to point others to You.

Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if
I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning.

That is truly amazing, Lord.
Thank You for meeting with me today and wake me again tomorrow with the
same sweet whisper of Your love. I can’t wait to meet with You again. I ask all
this in the powerful and majestic Name of Your Son, Jesus! Amen.

You, sweet friend, are now armed and ready, feet
grounded firm upon the Rock, to start your new day.

From my heart to yours, 
Wendy Blight
If you receive a daily post from Proverbs 31 you will know of Wendy, an amazing Christian. This daily post from the team of Proverbs 31 keep reminding me that hope is always there.. and I thank them daily.

Chris xx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

I still have a useless arm but still trying to do crafty work.

I have had my hospital appointment to check how my arm is after the 3 months ultra-sound treatment and my bone still hasn't healed! I am very down about it. I will now have to have surgery, which I am not looking forward to, in fact I am terrified of going in and having a general aesthetic. The date has been fixed on March 10th; while it's nice to have a date, it is another 6 weeks to have this useless arm. So I am full of dread.. but I am keeping myself busy. I should be trying to lose weight, but my resolve seems to have gone out of the window, so not good.
Anyone any tips how to get back on the slimming wagon???
But look what I've done and while my hands are busy they can't put food in my mouth!!LOL
These mitred squares have grown, but I then wondered what would I do with them? I am going to knit some now and then,  as they are nice to do and I like them!

And I have done some stitching too, so this is growing but only slowly.......
....... because I started this knitted shawl in this beautiful variegated pastel coloured yarn.
It's to wear in bed over my shoulders when I am reading!
Yes I am old enough to want some sort of shawl/ jacket in bed!!
There are some wonderful signs that spring is on its way, so isn't that wonderful!
Happy days

Sunday, 10 January 2016

What are you going to do in 2016?

I really fancied using up all this yarn I have from various projects and saw these mitred squares on Ravelry. I thought I 'd just knit a few now and then, but they are very addictive so before I knew it I had knitted 16!
But I am definitely going to stitch this, it is my favourite cross stitch.

But I love this too, which was a present from  Ingrid

And of course my lovely Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden, the chart was gifted me from Cath  who searched through all her magazines to find it for me.

I haven't tried to cross stitch for a week or two, but I am going to have a jolly good go! A broken arm is NOT going to stop me! I think I will also go through my charts and find something else I'd like to stitch, it's always nice to have several projects on the go!!
Happy New Year all and hope you have something waiting for you with those little xxx's I feel  quite excited and can't wait to get started.. 2016 here I come!


Saturday, 2 January 2016

I did quite a lot in 2015 in spite of my arm!

I didn't do myself justice considering everything, I did quite a lot in 2015I

Two knitted rabbits and two knitted mice, all with different style dresses.

I stitched this little sampler, which I loved doing. I shall stitch a lot more in 2016( DV)
  A crochet shawl for DD, she chose the colour,  and a colourful poncho for me, I chose the colours!!

Four pairs of socks for my grand children, the 2 pairs of blue for #3 GS
A sewn pair of cushions for #1 son's GF's son, a very lovely little boy

And this little stitched sampler for my dear friend Iris who had a stroke, I had such wonderful holidays with her.
 But here I am beginning of 2016 and I WILL stitch and sew. We have carried out the exogen treatment each day, so hopefully it will have an effect and my bone will show healing.
My weight has sored, because even when I am out walking I walk carefully and slowly. I have compensated myself with creamy cakes, and since Christmas with chocs and fudge, which is my favourite. But I am back to weighing each week with some friends, so that will be my check to keep to a sensible eating plan.
I want a join a SAL to finish my WIPs, does anyone know of any please?
I hope everyone has started 2016 with hope in your hearts and love all around you. Today I could have slumped into despair when I struggled with a jumper sleeve, but I got myself together and DH helped, so I decided to make the effort and be happy, it wasn't easy, the pain continues. Our mild winter has ended and today it was cold rain and a 'brisk' breeze, very unpleasant, BUT we are not flooded like hundreds of poor people up north.
So I am almost back to being a happy, almost back to my always smiling 'Pollyanna' self.