Saturday, 12 April 2014

It's been a while...I have missed you all....


Well the last time I looked it was November and here we are in April! 

Seems I took a longer break than anticipated.  

I have missed blogging and missed catching up on all of your blogs too.  

A quick round-up of what's been happening round here...

Went into Nottingham Hospital beginning of December for Arthroscopy (a fiddle about with my jaw) results not so good.  Turns out my joints on both sides of my weary face are severely damaged and the bones have fused together.  No other option but to have new ones. Which is good news but very scary.  Both sides will be replaced with these Titanium joints...


I am having a 'patch test' in May to see if I am allergic to the product first and then surgery will be 3-4 months after. (Takes that long to make them as they are bespoke and made in the USA) Should have had surgery in June but the waiting list for patch testing is unbelievably long, so probably looking August/September.

Anyhow,  aside from look like the bride of Frankenstein for a while it will fantastic to chew food again! Yey!

Have been feeling pretty rubbish to be honest and struggle to 'do' much.  Pain in my head /neck & jaw is sometimes too much.

I have tried to keep busy with a few makes...

These are for my Grandson's bedroom, having just had a pirate theme makeover.


and...




There will be a third hoop that I am currently cross stitching from this pattern...



Captain Jack’s Pirate Ship

Tried my hand at had dying some Doilies...



The blue is much more vibrant than the photo shows.  I have also dyed them Olive Green and Grey too.  In fact I got a bit carried away and have pretty much dyed tons of the things....  what to do with them.....hmrph!

Do you remember the old flying ducks?  Hilda Ogden (going back some years) from Coronation Street had some on her wall.  
Well I have always liked the idea and so decided to 'do a version'..  I am really pleased with them and will be putting them up today.



I have hung this on the landing...

I made a pair of these.


For Christmas prezzies


 For my daughter on Mother's day

For my Mum

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Retro Style Wooden Heart Hanging / Door Hanger Mustard and Grey
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I was super lucky to win a giveaway...



They are gorgeous...here is a link to Blackbird Alley's Etsy & Facebook page...


Beautiful earrings.  Had to fight off my daughter for these.  Give her shop a look.  Beautiful items.


Finally not so many cupcakes been made, but here are a few...





and to finish...


My girls.


Bye for now....Sue x










Tuesday, 12 November 2013

And into November we go...

All I can say is bah humbug to the fireworks!!

Not a problem on the 'actual day'  I'm not a party pooper!  but even last night the bombs were still going off.  If you own an animal you know how it affects the poor things.

Would you like to see Mya modelling  her fancy new jumper that my mum knitted?




What you didn't see was the battle I had when I initially put it on her.  There is a small hole near her leg - oops!  She was fine after a while and  when she went out after she appreciated it's warmth I can tell you!

Had to put this pic of her up too!  (Mad dog lady)


I do take pics of people too you know!!

My Grandson...


Yes he is holding a cable, patiently waiting for me to set up a Thomas the Tank thingy on the TV.  (Which I couldn't - so tears followed)  Whenever I take a photo of him he is always missing an item of clothing.  Normally his pants!

I have been sewing...







I'm in love with the little fella above.  He is part of an Woodland sampler I purchased  from



Love Love Love their patterns.  I have signed up for the Gingerbread Lane Sampler - haven't a clue what it will be.  It is sent out over 3 weeks and you don't know what it looks like until you get it.  You are thinking I must be mad buying it without knowing what I will be getting, but check out their other patterns and you will see why I am so excited!

Here is a sneak peek of what is to come...


Some more of my makes...







Some cupcakes for you to peruse...







I have finally got my appointment through to see a surgeon about  my Jaw problem.  I was referred back in May to Nottingham Hospital (I'm about 2 hours drive away) to see this particular Consultant as my usual chappie has done all he can for me.  I had to wait as this man was off work and only came back to work the end  October.  He is apparently one of the best so was recommended to wait for him.  I am going to be having my both of my Jaw Joints replaced.  Not a pleasant surgery but a necessary one.  Why is it though when you have to travel quite a distance you always end up with the earliest appointment ever!!  (not that I am complaining as I am grateful that things are moving forward).

I am also very excited to have been partnered up with Craftyfatcat for the Cracker swap I am taking part in.


So my seasonal cracker will soon be winging it's way across the sea's to South Africa.  I'm very excited!

Well I'm off to watch one of the many Christmas films I have recorded.  Pepsi and a tub of Ben & Jerrys (Baked Alaska) Ice cream - thank you very muchly...

NIght

Sue x