Bit of a catch up this week! First welcome to you if you have just joined me and come from Sandra’s blog Wild Daffodil. Feel free to browse and join in!
Question: do you wear an apron? Creative ones I mean, not the cooking type. I have several and have noticed once I put one on I tend to get on with things!! It’s like having a uniform that defines the creative part of my day. They also have pockets and I love a pocket.
I have been taking part in the Faby Reilly Jacquie Stitch A Long and it had only just started when I last wrote. I’m now up to part 4 finished. I’m totally using stash and happy that this is part of my #useupthecraftstuff. Probably not the best of photos but next time I will put it in the tent with proper lights.
The other SAL is by Cathy Reavy of Threads Workshops and it’s the Bug Box. She does have kits of this but again I’m using stash. The free videos are released weekly on Youtube.
I’ve done a fair amount of yarn work including finishing the Spice of Life blanket in Rico Creative Soft Wool cream, navy and turquoise. It’s finished a lovely lap size so this one is staying put for my own use!
I have some other little projects under way but they’re not quite ready for showing yet.
Another wreath has been put together. This one is Autumn. I know I’ve totally missed out summer but it will be done one day!!
I have really slowed down as the pain in my joints is sometimes just too much. I have seen a rheumatology doctor and she confirms I have body wide Osteoarthritis. She also tells me I have two curves developing in my spine which came as a surprise. They’re not front to back, as I would have thought with bending over work all the time, but side to side. Physiotherapy on the cards for that to try and check it before it becomes a real problem. I hate getting older.
Speaking of which I had another birthday and lots of lovely flowers.
We’ve been having a visitor to the front garden several times lately.
Our back garden which has fields around it has dog proof fencing but I watch the hares a lot. This is the front garden which leads down to the village road. He’s obviously found his way into the village and can’t get back to the fields. He gets through the mesh that is for the dogs safety (the grey strip is our drive) quite easily. We feel very honoured, I hope he finds his way through to the fields again.
Ellie is doing well on the medication for her Spondylosis. She enjoyed a day out on the Plain with friends the other day. She forgets she has pain for a while but it catches up with her later in the day.
The trick is to find the balance between her having a good life and being pain free as possible. We could have her totally on the tablets but she’d spend the whole time asleep. She tells us when she needs a bit more help and it’s working well at the moment.
They do sometimes have entertainment while we’re having lunch though!
He was such a show off! Have a lovely week.