These were taken the same evening , I was really pleased with these too.I wish I could paint. So after causing much merriment in certain quarters this week, I took the dogs medication for epilepsy as well as my own. Don't ask me why , I think senile dementia is setting in, I did not know if to call the vets or the drs. No one home with me so not able to get through to drs I called the NHS helpline who after finding out what was wrong connected me to a clinician. She was quite concerned as Ollie is on quite a high dosage ,so she had to phone the Poisons unit in Cardiff and would call me back . Ok Now I start to panic, perfectly calm before she said that. Anyway not long to wait before she called and said I was below the toxic level. Phew!! But I may feel sleepy. I had phoned Martin to tell him and hmmm I could almost hear him sniggering.
He then told Kate dd, so then it began. Kate texted him at work and asked if he wanted her to come and let me out at lunchtime. Lots of other comments as you can imagine. They are now out of my reach.
Tests at drs are no different than last time but she is still needing me to have a scan. So I wait and she will see me in 6 weeks for more blood and hopefully results of the scan. Still having pain in that area so I am needing to get it sorted. Thanks for all your good wishes and I am sure I will be fine.
Well I have a few bits of stitching etc to show you. Today was reveal day over at the Christmas Challenge held by Christine at Needlecraft Haven. She had chosen The Little Stitcher Design a freebie . Here is mine.
I made mine into a needle cushion with a Kelmscott Needleminder ,I did enjoy this one and hope to get Februarys done too. I have managed to get Quaker Diamonds framed too and here it is sitting on the mantle shelf.
I also have finished Kindness the Little Sheep Virtues and here it is.
I finished the Jardin piece and backed it with pink fabric ,here it is on the wall.
On Wednesdays in the Parlour I have been stitching In the Meadow and here is how far I have got in building my snowman.
Then my ufo with Miss Julie and Mr Stick was practically non existent , I am going to frog the letters I have done (another one of those ,why did I do that moments)as they are totally the wrong colour (dark). Here is Rosie anyway and next time I hope to get a little more done to show you.
Also hope for a better picture next time. I have stitched a little on my man in red but he is so small it is not noticeable yet, so save that for next time too.
I have started Gillian the tortoise for Caitlin grandaughter who is 16 but loves tortoises and turtles. Ours is not to question why? So the colours I have chosen are.
I think she looks rather sweet. Caitlin said I had made her day when I showed it to her. Alfie saw a scarf he wants me to knit him from the same magazine. Katy Jacks girlfriend wants a penguin ,so I am on the look out for a pattern. Why do these things snowball.
The tribe came over for dinner this week so we were 9 and it looks like 9again on Tuesday next and then 7 on Thursday. It is so lovely being a nanny.
On the book front it gets no better I am afraid it is a weakness of mine. I have read 4 books this year and at the moment I am reading one that came this last week.
The Storyteller. I think this one may take a little longer to read. I have just put in a request to Martin for my birthday which I saw on Jacquis blog Bunny Mummy. It is A Fine Romance by Susan Branch. Will show it you when it arrives. Bit early but it may be hidden.
Now in the voice of Cyril Fletcher (who remembers him) Pin back your lugholes . This is the Squirrel Ode by my daughter Kate that I have been promising to show you for ages and this last week she found it.
The Lament of a Squirrel.
My name is Cyril Squirrel Esquire,and this is my tale of woe,
For I have been evicted,left with no place to go.
I'm a very well trained animal , (rodent is such a nasty phrase),
and I am looking for a nice new home in which to spend my days.
I was living in a lovely place,kept me warm and dry at night,
then evicted without notice ,what happened to squatters rights?
I'd been a model house guest,no wild parties ,music always low,
To find myself out on the streets it really was a blow.
The couple I lived with are humans Graeme and Sue,
I loved them both so dearly,I thought they loved me too.
Graeme fed me every morning,breakfast delivered without fail
I knew that I could count on him ,come rain or wind or hail.
THEN one morning I had a shock , my breakfast wasn't there ,
Graeme hadn't served it , had he ceased to care?
I don't know what I did for the situation to turn grave,
It seemed to stem from the day I popped my head out of the loft and gave a little wave.
My fears were soon to be confirmed a man came to get me out,
Please do not evict me ,was all that I could shout
I didn't get time to pack my stuff-had to leave a lot behind
Perhaps one day I shall return, perhaps they'll change their minds.
I've thought of how I could persuade them,perhaps to let me stay,
Maybe part time work at Sainsburys so I could pay my way?
If this is not to be though,whatever shall I do?
Have you got a nice warm loft,could I come and live with you?
I'm not worried about insulation,if its dry its fine with me,
After all ,its got to be better than going back to a bloody tree!!
written by Kate for her brother Graeme who was having problems with a squirrel.
Hope it made you smile. Something from me to you .For staying with me this far.
Some pretties that are on my window sill. Take care have a wonderful week and I will try and stay off the dog biscuits and out of his medicine cupboard .
Much love Barb.x