Sunday, September 22, 2013

The sun has returned!

Hello lovely ladies, thank you for popping in, it's so nice to see the sunshine again, today is so beautiful outside and warm. I've put the two Eiderdowns that live in my summer house over to the garden swing so they can share in the sunshine and be refreshed.
I wanted to show you the beautiful flowers my eldest grandson Mark and partner Sarah sent me with a get well card that had beautiful verses in. He's a very quiet, keep your emotions to yourself person which made it all the more special.
Aren't they just darling, I was totally blown away by the blue ones, I'm not good at taking photos so can't share the intricate petal details these have.
I've been really tired today and in quite a lot of pain the nurse told me I could remove the delightfully classy surgical stockings, they were doing more harm than good. Such a relief to get them off but they are necessary to stop DVT after surgery. I take aspirin daily so that will help and as long as I take regular walks around the house it should be ok.

Mr B has been very productive over the past 2 weeks stocking the freezer with meals, pies, chillies, currys, baking etc. It will mean when he goes back to work tomorrow it will just mean getting his evening meal from the freezer to thaw. He's been absolutely brilliant, I told him he'll go back to work for a rest! lol.
I've been catching up on blogs and watching youtube quilting videos, I've discovered new blogs, well new to me, I saw a tutorial on one for making a 16 block of squares, cut it diagonally, put it back together and you have great triangle blocks, going to try that one as soon as I can.
I managed to crochet a few more blocks last night and managed a necessary rest, it's surprising what you can do when politicians are on the box lol.
I love baskets and a few years ago I found this lovely picnic basket on our local flea market, it's lined so without replacing the inner fabric it couldn't be washed so I gave it a maximum spray of good quality flea spray, just in case. It lives in the sun room with it's lid firmly closed because if Nemo saw what's inside he would have a field day!
The last time I left a basket open he very kindly measured the amount of wool I had by wrapping several balls around furniture, the stair posts etc.

Now this little man is our grand-dog Teddy Edward he was adopted from our rescue by my eldest son and family after coming in as a stray at approximately 12-14wks old. At a show he recently won the category of Best Rescue Dog and came first in the Dog the judges would most like to take home. He's the most delightful little man who loves everyone and enjoys meeting people big and small. He loves his family there's nothing negative you could say about the Tedster and best of all he loves cuddles.

I totally love my Accuquilt Go cutter and had some brought downstairs so I could do some cutting recently these are a few of the dies I have collected. They're not cheap but are a life saver for me because I'm not having to hurt my hands using my rotary cutter. It easily slices through fabric.

The one thing I would love them to put out is a 10" finished square die it would be invaluable, it took me quite some time to hand cut my way to getting these sorted. I just need to decide how I'm going to make the blocks up.
This month has been significant in more ways than one, the most momentous was it was the month our youngest grandson Jacob, started senior school. He's our youngest sons youngest son.
He's 12 in December and growing so fast, here is the photo his Dad sent me the morning of his first day.
Doesn't it just make you want to cry, he looks so grown up it doesn't seem long since we were waiting for his birth. He looks so much like his Daddy and Mr B when he was young except Mr B had curly hair.

This gorgeous young lady is our youngest granddaughter Molly on her prom night. She is such a lovely girl in looks and character, she's 17 in December the day after Jacob and is attending college in Sheffield for baking. She makes the most amazing cakes. Her exam results were amazing and reflected the hard work she put into them. Molly is our eldest sons youngest daughter.
I think that's it for today I'm off to study the insides of my eyelids for while ;O)

Take care and I wish you all a great week ahead in whatever it has in store for you,

Peg xx

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