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Monday, December 23, 2013

Catch up time

Hello lovely ladies out there, thank you for dropping by. I'm sorry I've not kept up to date it's been a pretty awful few weeks with infections, my skin cracking and infected, feeling totally exhausted and sick. Mr B bless his big heart has been absolutely amazing in all that he's done. We haven't gone without a meal, he's kept up with the cleaning and washing, the only thing he doesn't like doing is bed making, he'll change the covers for me but not make it lol. He's shattered now and ready for his climbing break with his friends where all he needs to do is keep himself safe.
I've finished all radiotherapy now but as I mentioned above there's still problems I'm now coating myself in Flamazine antibiotic cream 4 times pr day and I'm so pleased to say it's helping. I've still got to have the fluid drained off again. We'll get there eventually I think I've tried to rush things a little but have had my telling off at the hospital and Mr B so have promised to obey order from now on. My next appointment is with the oncologist in January.

Now onto something happier, I am now the proud owner of a vintage Singer 201K complete with her table. Her name is Betsy and she works! The only problem I am having with her is the underneath thread is ruffling up pretty bad. Mr B has tried to strip down the bobbin for me to clean it but there is one screw who has decided it want's to remain where it is so until he can spare the time I can't use her. She is cleaning up extremely well, I took the advise of  some expert stripper downers of vintage machines that they had shared on their blogs. When I tried her out she was so quiet when running which really surprised me. He'll have more time to have a look at her after Christmas.
I'm really looking forward to sewing on her flat bed it'll be easier when quilting. This was the photo that I fell in love with on Ebay, the contents of the draw included the original booklet plus a few vintage pin tins, Table and machine all for £44.

We went out of Saturday evening for the first time in months, it was my eldest son's wife's 50th birthday party. I couldn't say I was definately going until the day but had plenty of rest during the day so we set off just after 6pm with my daughter, her 3 sons, hubby wasn't well. My youngest son, wife and their youngest followed later. We arrived at the venue to very low lighting, because of the weather there was a major power cut throughout the valley. It didn't spoil anything though they managed to keep the food hot on the gas cookers. it was a really pleasant evening I managed a couple of hours before hitting the brick wall of tiredness but I did so enjoy the change and the evening. Sunday was a complete rest day but it was worth it.

We don't have the worry of cooking Christmas lunch this year we'll be going to my daughters again, brilliant cook, delicious food and good company  and it doesn't matter if I fall asleep :o). I'll be so pleased when I can get back to sewing again, I have so much to catch up on. Plus I miss it major time.

I hope you all have a great Christmas with your families and friends.

Take care

Peg xx

Things to be grateful for
1) still being here with my family who are as valuable as gold to me

2) a husband who's a best friend, a supporter, who keeps me grounded but in a good way

3) I'm thankful to those who have gone before and been the pioneers in searching for cures for the many diseases that attack we humans

4) for those who gave their lives so we could be free and speak our minds and for those who are still giving their lives for us to remain free

5) For those who will give up their time to make sure those who are down on their luck at least have a warm meal. 

3 comments:

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Merry Christmas!!

hazel said...

Good to see you are on the road to recovery Peg my sister is on the same road.

Hope you had a nice Christmas and I love Betsy reminds me of the one my Mum had. Happy sewing with it.

Take care and all good wishes for 2014

Hazel

Peg Botham said...

Thanks Debra the same back to you sweetie.
Hi Hazel, some days it seems as if the road is never ending but I'm thankful for each and everyday. There are so many going through a lot worse than I.
So glad to hear your sister is doing well please pass on my best wishes.

Peg xx

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