Wednesday 26 November 2008

Weekend in London

We had a wonderful weekend, the show The Jersey Boys was wow, and of course being our era we just loved and knew all the songs! Why don't they write them like that today!

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Check up

Well I have been and returned from my hospital check up and I had a blood test and I was in and out in less than 30 minutes!! The longest I was, was getting there as the 10 min journey at that time of the morning is queuing for half an hour as all the staff are trying to get in the one road entrance!
So don’t have to go again till June 2009, which I was surprised about as I thought this was to be my last appointment but he said they like to keep track of their knee patients!
He showed me my x-rays again which I hate looking at as you can see the joint they have inserted into my bones!
A mild day here and our new coffee table and set of three tables in light oak arrived when I was out and they are gorgeous! Our lounge looks really nice we are so pleased and have sat in there for a moment to admire it all and then Mike reminded me that it should look nice as we have spent an awful lot of money in that one room alone! I feel like saying...'eat your heart out Laura Ashley!' as we wanted a coffee table from there and it was a three months wait for delivery so I found this on the net and it is more or less the same!
We are thinking of going to the allotment this afternoon!

Monday 17 November 2008

ummm........ Smell that cake!

I have been feeding my Christmas cake and the smell is delicious! The little Santa will be set on the top in the middle once its iced! Today I used Crofts Original Sherry and I was very tempted to have a sip, but I am back on my strict food plan so I resisted, but omgosh it smelt wonderful.
I am into the Christmas mood now!!

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Christmas is coming!

I have been busy getting my christmas stitching done, this is a card for Bec in the TOF group as evidently she is mad on Scotty dogs and when I saw this on ebay months ago I thought of her.
The two little ornies were lovely to stitch as they were small and each done in an evening; the blue star and red christmas tree are for my Reading Group friends, I am making those up into cards. Only three more to go!! So a busy stitching evening ahead of me!

A gift

When Su stood up in church a couple of sundays ago and through tears said she had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, I knew I had to make her something, and here it is made up into a hanging.
The mauve ribbon is for any type of cancer.
I hope she'll like it and won't mind me stitching this as she doesn't know me personally but I have said a prayer with every stitch.

I am including a hand made little notelet with it and posting it off today. Progress reports say she is tired from the chemo after her op, so God's Blessings for her and strength to face the rest of her treatments.

Sunday 9 November 2008

Remembrance Sunday

We watchedThe British Legion Service of Remembrance last evening and it had some so sad bits in it as they interviewed a mother of a 20 year soldier killed this year, I had tears in my eyes and I suspect so did Mike as he was very quiet. His nephew Matthew was killed in Iraq three years ago, he used to visit and play with Mike’s son George, so he knew him growing up.
I was struck by the beauty of the whole service and how it was so moving, say what you like about Britain one thing we know is how to produce such a programme.
Today the Baptist church I attend is joining with a C of E church at 11 to stand outside at the Cenotaph. I shall have to take my walking stick to walk the short distance

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.

Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep,though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

Monday 3 November 2008


I entered a PIF on Hazel's blog and I am one for the lucky people to be drawn as a member of her PIF.
*** This is how it works ***
If you would like to receive something handmade by me within the next 365 days, please comment on this post to say that you are interested. I will then ask my DH to draw 3 names out of a hat on Monday 10th November (GMT). It has to be then as we have weekend visitors. If you are one of the chosen three then in return, please post the same offer on your blog.
This is a simple and a lovely way of spreading joy in the stitching world. I hope that you will join in and possibly become one of my PIF members!
This PIF is open for everyone!