Saturday 30 December 2017

A bit of a sad craft year for me.

A couple of pairs of socks, one pr in black which was difficult to see in artificial light. I kept going wrong and then blow me, my #1 son and Gf split and it was she who asked for black socks!! And a blue pair for my youngest GS, who took off a pair I had knitted for him and put on the new ones right away!

 These look blue here but they were black!

And I managed to machine the rest of my tulip quilt.
The hardest bits were the tulips, which I had done 2 plus
years ago.. #2 son and Dil has asked for it. If you want to
hear about my life in the last year you will find it here.

To all my blogging friends...

Thursday 28 December 2017


For the first time for months, today I have been able to wear knickers!! I wasn't able to pull them up before, because it was too painful, but today I could.
And today I've bought a Crochet Mag as it had a block for blocking out granny squares and I have a pattern in mind. My arm is feeling that good!

Yesterday I was supposed to go to London for physio, but because of the weather, we cancelled. We were eight  hours doing a two and a half journey home from Coventry 9th December and no way were we going to risk doing that again; it was horrible!!
We still have our Christmas decs up, we always leave them till 12th Night. We enjoyed our Christmas and our weight shows it! But we have started today, we're back on the Slimming World plan.
What about you, do you need to lose your Christmas weight

I did this a few years ago and could have done with a block then.

Thursday 14 December 2017

I feel I could fly!!

I saw the senior registrar at the hospital on Tuesday. I used to think that this meant the Consultant couldn't be bothered to see me, but no... she had already looked at my x-rays and my shoulder replacement is ok, my bone transplant is good too, I am healing, I am going to have a working arm in 2018!! Yeah!! I can't believe it after all this time, 2 years and 9 months! And I have just an ordinary sling, the wedge sling was binned.

But after my good news,  I didn't sleep all that well that night, neither did DH, we were reading in bed at 2:00 am. Then my lovely man helped me get comfortable with my four pillows and one under my arm and I slept till gone 8..
I had a wonderful shower in the morning, first in 6 weeks, actually 6 1/2 weeks as I didn't have a shower in hospital! I still have a slight arrow mark on my arm after two showers; this morning I stood under that shower for a long, long time, bliss. I am excited but worried that my arm will still be awkward.. physio starts 27th Dec.. until then only passive exercise, so using my left hand to lift my right to bend at the elbow. He did say  I could try to eat with it in a week's time if I could, but I 'll try to clean my teeth first using my left hand to lift my right.  I can try to crochet, get back to that Sunshine and Showers CAL...And on the basis that I can use my arm I have bought a book with knitted little Christmas people!

But still the strict instructions, no extreme movements and no pulling, lifting, no arm behind my back, or using my arm to get up from a seat..but I feel ok and not too much pain and I feel like flying! 


Sunday 10 December 2017

A Weekend Away, but Hairy Scary Journey Home.

We have had a good weekend, lovely to see DH's girls, they were 16 when we married, so we had some air clearing moments at first, but now young women. #2 twin's bump is a nice round shape and she looked well. Looking forward to finishing work in two weeks.  The baby is due January.. #1 Twin's engagement ring is very pretty and they have been looking for wedding venues in 2019. Some are booked up already! She loved the picture we gave them as an engagement present, it was a print of a Sarah Reilly water colour, two cute little rabbits sitting heads together staring at the stars, I liked it myself! Sarah Reilly is a Suffolk artist and I bought it from a shop in Halesworth called, ' Pretty Things' (It does have some very pretty things) We'd all met up for a family get together, planned and organised by twin 2.. nice to see everyone, we were 11 altogether. The meal was so so, we've had better. The veg wasn't al dente, it was raw! I complained and they brought us more, but just as bad. It was nice to chat to everyone. 
But our journey home was horrendous; we woke to a winter wonderland.. left at 8 and then inched our way in second gear to the M6, only 5 miles, but it  took us 40 mins.. then we sat on the A14 for hours.. we got to the new McDonalds where we had planned coffee and a shared wrap for breakfast, but as it was gone 1:00pm we had a burger and chips, under these circumstances the diet went out the window, would you blame us?.. very slippery in the car park, there were people pushing cars and lorries parked in the driveway and stuck, quite hairy scary!! We were very glad we had bought the more expensive all season tyres last year, as the grip was great.. DH helped push a couple of cars with other men, one just stuck and it was a BMW, but our trusty Clio was there out in front.
It took us just over 8 hours to get home.. we were so relieved. No snow here but bitterly cold.
How is the weather where you live?