Friday 30 September 2016

I've Made Friday Week 200

Good Morning everyone!

Wow the end of September already!
I can't believe how fast this month has gone.
How have you found September?

Autumn has finally arrived to the UK.
The temperature has dropped and
the rain and winds are here.

It's been a busy week this week.
We've had a funeral.
My husband's Great Uncle passed away.
He lived well into his 90's and was
married to his wife for 68 years.
It was a beautiful funeral.

Then I was off to the doctors and they
are now saying that my deteriorating health
and brain issues maybe due to my medication.
So I am now in the process of reducing it so that
I can come off it.
I am booked in for my flu jab on Saturday morning.

I haven't finished anything this week
so I have a couple of things my mum has made.
She is a brilliant card maker.
I am hoping she'll send over some pictures
of her Christmas ones in the coming weeks
so you can see more of her work.


Wednesday 28 September 2016

What You Doing Wednesday Week 201

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope your week is going well!

Wow what a couple of weeks.
I decided to only post when I am well enough.
It's worked out well as it means I have
time to do other things as well.

I booked a reflexology appointment.
The therapist came to my home
so I didn't have to travel anywhere.
Michelle was brilliant.
She has other Fibromyalgia and M.E. patients
so is very knowledgeable.

My feet were very sore for a couple of days
but I think it's worth it if it helps my body
to heal itself.
It was funny because I told her all my conditions
that then one part of my foot was very sensitive.
I asked what that area was and she said it was
my esophagus. 
She then asked if I suffered from heartburn
and I realized I forgot to tell her I suffer from
acid re-flux.
It was amazing that I hadn't told her but she could
tell from my foot.

I mistakenly did too much and my CFS was playing up.
I misjudged where my foot was to my rocking chair.
I kicked it and broke my little toe.

It doesn't look too bad on this picture
but there is a break just where it's a bit redder.
It hurts but as it's my bad side and I usually have
pain anyway I have been able to deal with it.

Benji has made a new friend.

 He now looks for her every morning to say hello.
She lives at a house we walk past.
It's beautiful to see.

We went to Martin Mere this week
as they had an animal day.

Red Monster had so much fun!
Every other time we've been the swinging chair
has been taken but this time it was free.
He loves it. Relaxing and fun.

Red Monster is used to feeding the geese by
hand but this time the duck decided to join in.

The otters were out and playing.

This barn owl was rescued from being held
in a box.
She is beautiful and so timid.
It was a privilege to meet her. 

The Alpacas were there :-).
They make such funny noises.

Granny and Red Monster's favorite
were there as well.
They love meerkats and it was even
more special with a baby meerkat being there.

One thing I don't have a picture of is my special moment.
I was feeding the fish in the garden and 
when I turned around there was a little greenfinch
eating the seed on the ground.
I bowed my head and he decided to stay.
I stayed watching him for 10 mins
with him less than a meter from me.
Then a little mouse came out and joined him.
It was so special.

I have a couple of makes this week.
I'm afraid I haven't worked on my shawl
this week.

I am making a hat at the moment.
The weather has changed and I fancied a new
hat for this year.

My Cross-stitch is coming along.
I don't know how much longer I'll be able
to show you how it's going
as it's a Christmas Present.

Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
is perfect.
Please add the pin to your post & check out a couple
of other people that are sharing their work 
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Alan Anderson's Quilty Pencils ~ C & T Publishing ~ Product Review

ISBN: 9781617452192
Publisher: C & T Publishing
Publication Date: 09 August 2016
RRP: £11.99

Available direct from Search Press.


Great Fun!
These make brilliant presents.

This is such a fun idea and the pencils
look brilliant.
As a quilter I love little quirky things
that show off what I love.

Each of the pencils comes with a beautiful
quilt pattern and then a fun message:

  • Sew Bee It
  • I itch to stitch
  • Scrap Happy
  • I'm Sew Happy
  • Full bobbins are a girl's best friend
  • Sew fabulous
  • Sew on and sew forth
  • Time to quilt
  • Chocolate first

The pencils each come with a different
design and a different message
so you can choose which is your favorite.

Available direct from Search Press.


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Sew Illustrated ~ Stash Books ~ Book Review

By Minki Kim & Kristin Esser

ISBN: 9781617451782
Publisher: Stash Books
Publication Date: 29 July 2016
RRP: £17.99

Available direct from Search Press.


I love this book!
It's such fun and so informative that not
only will you be making the things in this book
you'll be using the techniques for your own projects.

Each of the projects are so charming, beautiful
and useful.
They are designs that will make you smile.

The book takes you all through the basic techniques
so even if you haven't sewn using a sewing machine
before you will be able to follow the instructions
to complete the projects.

The instruction are clear, easy to follow
and there are clear photos to support
you through the process.

There are good hints and tips throughout the
book that will support you in the making process.
They make things a lot more understandable.

The projects are fun, interesting and practical
at the same time.
All the designs are supplied in the book
so that you can create the projects yourself.
You can also use them to create your own projects.

I have so many favorite projects in this book.
They would make brilliant gifts as well as items
for yourself.

I love the fact that you can make everything
and bring the cute and beautiful designs
throughout your house.
The theme run throughout.
You can also add your own touches to match
your own decor.

I love this book.
The projects are such fun and the book
supports you in making all of the projects.

Available direct from Search Press.


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

Friday 16 September 2016

I've Made Friday Week 199

Good Morning everyone!

Unfortunately I don't have a finish this week.
The house was turned upside down
for the house to be pointed.
We don't have access to the back garden
from the outside so everything had to go
through the back hallway.
Everything had to be moved out
and then moved back again.

This was the state of our dinning room table.

Whilst Red Monster was off we took him to
a petting farm.

As you can see we had a fantastic time.
It's the best petting farm we've been
as the animals were so friendly and really wanted patting.
The bottom sheep couldn't get to an itch due to his horn
so he loved it being scratched.

I hope to have something finished
for you next week.

Now it's time for linky love.
Please feel free to share anything you've made.
  • Please visit other people to see what they have made.
  • Add the link to here on your blog so we can share the linky love.
  • I will try and visit as many people as possible.
  • I will reply to all comments as soon as I can
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