Tuesday 29 November 2011

A new scarf

The colours are not as dark as this photo shows.
It took just four evenings to crochet and I varied the stitches to make it more interesting.. so it has a twisted double and  twisted treble stitches as well as treble  'V' shapes, single and double in the different rows.
The colours are to go with my new browns, fawns, mustard and cream clothes that I bought as I had dropped a dress size! It has been a struggle to lose those 15pounds and I am carrying on to lose some more!
 If anyone else has struggled to lose weight you will know it is hard work!

                     Chris xx

Tuesday 22 November 2011


Hi All, especially those who leave comments, they are such encouragement.

I do visit the blogs of those who follow me to leave a comment as I know what a boost it is to receive comments... however some of you have your blog settings so that I am unable to leave a comment, even ones that I follow.. Carol I have tried several times.

I can't remember how I altered my settings when I had that bother, but I am sure there will be some of you clever ladies out there who can say how to get around this problem.

Hopefully I will be able to leave a comment for you toooooo!!
Chris xx

Monday 21 November 2011

A happy dance!

This was an easy design, a Bothy Thread 'Poppies,' that I fancied doing with my other more intricate WIPs.. Now finished I have decided to finish one of my other WIPs to get it finished before Christmas.

This was all part of my Autumn promises to finish something and so I am well on the way to keeping those promises..
The garden promises were completed right away, I also completed 8 Christmas ornies for friends.. to be shown when they have all been received and of course the applique book cover for my friend's birthday. I didn't buy anything to extend my already too big a stash but I am afraid I did give in and bought some books..although some were crochet books from 'The Works,' a publishers outlet so quite cheap and in fact cheaper than magazines.
Our home has been very christmassy this last week, with yet another cake cooked, two puddings steamed in the slow cooker (had to buy a new one,  my other went phut!) and me playing Christmas carols for my church's Christmas Carol Service. I must be mad to take on yet something else!! Still it has been a very Christmasy here.

Happy days all

Chris  xx

Tuesday 15 November 2011


I have just discovered that my blog has been hacked into!!! A friend emailed me when she was looking at the blogs she was following, only  to see one that she didn't recognise. Then she remembered we had done a sal together... looked for it in my blog and when she clicked on the link I had put,  up came..... not the sal but......

Celebrity Magazine!!  I have edited that post and taken out the link... so be aware..

This has really shocked me and I will be especially careful as to what I write.. In future when I put a link for something I will check back that it hasn't been altered...

                So bloggers take care!


Sunday 13 November 2011

Lest we Forget

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Fourth stanza of 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)

Saturday 12 November 2011

I think he loves me!

Every day mid morning we have a coffee together ( my Dh works from home)  We always stop to drink it together, sometimes when it is warm we sit outside in the garden or in the conservatory. Dh always makes it and I often have this chocolate heart on the top of the frothy milk.
It is has become a thing and I say 'I heart you too!' Corny? Not at all we love each other.
The lovely heart was something he bought for me the other week and gave it to me with the comment, 'something you don't need.' Ooooh I love that man!
We are  very happy together, we live a very blessed life. Every morning and through  every day I say a silent thank you to God for everything.

Chris xx

Monday 7 November 2011

Goodbye.... to number 24 in Coventry

We are so pleased that the house in Coventry has been sold. we spent all last week there packing up the remaining furniture, ornaments, books, Cds, Kitchen pans, other stuff and cuddly toys!!
All belonging to my step daughers. It has been a nightmare, getting it all packed into crates and boxes in two days to be ready for the van booked to take it all into storage. They had just sorted out their old games and then it was up to us to get it all sorted.
The girls did feel a bit emotional after all it was their home for close on 22 years.. me?? It never felt like home although I faithfully cleaned and polished in that house for the 4 1/2 years I lived there. Such relief to say a permanent Good Bye!! It fact bliss!
DH did 8 trips to the dump and a car load of stuff went to the local charity shop. It was such relief that they agreed to take it all as they distribute it to other shops. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned! The house looked spectacular and we were very pleased. It was worth decorating the hall, stairs and landing and having a light new carpet laid as it made the entrance into the house bright and inviting.
It took us two days to recover we were so exhausted.
My poor DH had his birthday on the 1st, so we did go to Stratford, but we were too tired to do much there except have a meal in our favourite Italian restaurant.
But here we are  now back in lovely home here in Essex.
While we were away the leaves had changed colour on the silver birch trees and the fallen leaves look like jewels on the lawn.

It is wonderfully wonderful to be home!
Chris xx