So what has been happening in the last (gulp)few months well .....
I do feel a lot better now but Kate called the paramedics out the following week as she didnt like the look of me IS there an answer to thatS!!!!, I had felt woozy at slimming world(that is dedication for you) and apparently was grey so she brought me home and got them out again. This time although Blood Pressure was very high they did not think it warranted a visit to hospital.Between then and now I have been seen by so many doctors I have a season ticket and I have to see a consultant about my heart next month. The fourth lot of bloods taken yesterday. I really do not think there is anything serious wrong. So there you are I should have told you to skip this bit shouldn't I.
I think the vinegar and brown paper would have done the trick.
You would think with all this resting I am supposed (wink) to have been doing ,I would have been stitching etc and getting lot done. Nope My mojo has gone missing and although I have done a few things no where near as many as I should. My parlour stitching has gone missing too Perhaps that was in the missing part of my head,, I had June lady half done and when I thought about picking it up on Wednesday last , no note to say it was leaving ,or anything . So unless I find it mean time I am having a new start this week.
I shall show you a few bits though and we have had an exhibition so a few pics of that for you to see . This maybe and epic post , but then again I have done it once and deleted it all somehow. I am not good with this confuser,and as for all the other technology ,well I am just back in the dark ages.
So without more ado here are some pics.
A little parlour night finish,by The Sampler girl. It sits nicely with my other tea inspired littles.If you see any let me know.
As you may know it is a Jane Austen quote,whose quotes I am quite fond of. I have taken a picture of a rose to show you too , It is called Pride and Prejudice which of course I had to have.
Another Jane item I have acquired this week is a new book ,which although not fiction it looks very interesting,
If by chance you are a fan of Barbara Erskine , it is worth trying Pamela Hartshorne I have just read House of Shadows and could not put it down. I have read her latest last and so have just ordered her other 3. I am not very good at resisting books, I believe one can never have too many books ,just not enough room. Same goes for stitching stash too.
Martin bought me these two as he thought I might like reading her story.
Amanda has been on several tv documentaries. I think I may have to buy a crook next.
At the moment the book in the summer house is Goats and Sheep and I am really liking that one ,set in the summer of '76 and so much I can relate too.
I am not forgetting the finishes here is another few. The sal ornament with Sally is still going , well I do a bit then lose interest but here are this years finishes up to now. Of course I am way behind Sally as usual but she doesn't mind and if she doesn't mind it doesn't matter.
These are to be for my daughters tree this year so I have to get a move on. I have finished a Halloween exchange piece for My witchy friend Tina. I cannot show that as the exchange is not until the first of October. I really would like to show it you but she reads my blog so I cannot. I am really really pleased with it and I hope she really really likes it too. I have at last finished Martins jumper ,and here it is hanging on the tree.
A new arrival was expected by a lady down the road and so I managed to knit her a little blanket for her little one. I saw her pushing a pram the other day so it has arrived but I do not know what she was having so went for these colours.
As I mentioned earlier we had an exhibition at our Arts and Craft Community R.M.W. the theme of Royalty was the outcome of some of the groups work . Martin did this in fused glass.
I put in my Quaker Diamonds.
Some of the work on show ,,,,
Rag Rug group
Aren't these little mice so cute,and I just adored these Morris Mice.
Not sure what the two people on the ground were doing.
Glass group and the top of my cross stitch crown.Which is another of the christmas ornaments for Kate. So I can now count 5 as done,still got last months and this .
Last of these is from our art group and a local photography group. The photgraphy group supply the photos and the art group interpret them into paintings.
Another ,there are far too many to show ,but the work was incredible.
A little taster of our summer exhibition , some very talented people about. Sam our second grandson has joined the glass group and has done some stunning abstract pieces. He whilst talking of him has just passed out from his fire cadet course. They had to do a "live" demonstration for all the parents families and friends that attended the presentation of their certificates. He was in charge of the ladders at the smoking tower where he had to rescue a person trapped in the building . There was quite a lot of smoke.
He was not keen on heights when he started but thought nothing of going up to the top of this tower.As you can guess a few lumps in throats from the family. So proud of him. They all received a B tec certificate which shows they completed a course and will help on their C.V. later, I think Sam will be lost on Monday evenings now. He really enjoyed it and being part of a team,I have a lovely photo of him and the chief fire officer from Dorset and Wiltshire fire service. I cannot show it you this time as Martin has it on his phone..
Talking of family, the header on the top is Ella and our much loved Ollie. Graeme Sue and Ella got back from a 10 day cruise of the med yesterday which they thoroughly enjoyed. I also have photos of Ellas prom night and again have to be transferred ,they are all looking so grown up now.
I am almost there folks ,if you are still with me. I have been taking some photos of our jungle and a few new plants that have flowered.
I loved these when they came out ,shall have to get more I think. Taken a few weeks ago now as the forget me nots were still out.
Taken a little nearer to the house ,forgive the hose it was all in desperate need of water last evening.The hot border has certainly lived up to its name this week.
On the decking is this wonderful lily and the scent is gorgeous if a little overpowering.
Right at the top looking down , summer house is about a third of the way down..
So that is back garden , the front is for next time. So for this time that is almost it ,except to say I do hope you are all keeping well, if I have forgotten anyones birthdays You may get an unbirthday gift at some point. Take care and it was good of you to come back after I have been missing for so long. Last but not least. If you find this anywhere please send it home.
I have a wip I have to show as its my sheepie friday piece with Sally a bit more was done last evening until I thought I had miscounted and so I threw it on the table in disgust. I have looked at it again this afternoon and it was just the fabric distorted in the frame. Phew.
So have a happy summer now it has arrived and I shall see you next month if not before.
Much love and many hugs to all.