How the jolly heck are you all? Good and spiffing tip-top I hope.
Oh, I have been naughty this week letting myself loose around the shops! Obviously, ( no, really! Obviously!) it was necessary to buy some items with which to dress the house. Well thats my excuse and I am sticking to it! It is all part of the makeover George! Wink wink!
I couldn't resist these little birdies! Now could I?!!!
And I couldn't resist this ever so cute set of hooks!
The picture doesn't do this candle holder justice, I can't wait to see the lovely warm red glow!
Finally, this gorgeous natural heart... I love hearts! I was actually going to put this one away for my friend Susan for Christmas, but when I went around to her house for a coffee I saw that she already has two!
Another expense , this one very necessary indeed, was a trip to the opticians to finally have an eye test, and be fitted with some much needed new glasses. Well, I have been very fretful about going to the opticians since the optician last time (over 2 1/2 years ago) told me that the reason why he was taking an awfully long time looking at the back of my eyes, was because I had had cancer, and you can sometimes see things! Oh dear! The absolutely worst thing he could have said. I am supposed to go quite often as the chemotherapy has made eyes deteriorate quicker, but I haven't been because of what he said!
Anyhow, I was a bit nervous, and hated the back of the eye photographs etc! You can imagine what I felt like then when she told me that one of the bits at the back of my eyes (can't remember what it was called!) was bigger than the other and I needed further tests! Yikes! I actually felt like leaving! Errrr no, running! Anyway, it was all fine, and I now await my glasses so that I can actually see to sew and draw properly again! Phew!
On a lighter note, the lady behind the counter asked George if we were together, to which George replied... "yes,..... unfortunately!" Ha ha ha! Funny man!
I have spent another busy bee week with paint brushes a painting! The stable door has had numerous coats, and yet still remains, well frankly, not so good. I think I need to go and get some more paint! I got a cheaper make you see, which has now turned into a more expensive one!
My invisible horse was not impressed at all, as he couldn't look out of his door whilst I was heavily armed with wet paint brush! He did offer to help by using his tail, but it would have been far too messy to have been of any real help. :o) Sooooo.... we stopped for a bite to eat instead. By the way, I'm the one with the moustache!
No sewing done, no art work either.... just too darn busy I am afraid. At night I have found, as the light fails, so does my eyesight, and I can no longer (maybe I will be able to when my new glasses arrive) enjoy the delights of embroidery or cross-stitch of an evening watching TV, as I used to do. However, I can knit! I can actually knit without my glasses on, and only really need them on to read the pattern, so I have been making a cardie in the evenings!
I can do basic knitting really, and so far have done the back, and front sides, and half a sleeve, but I couldn't say at all if I will manage the collar, edges and button holes! I have never actually knitted anything like this before! So wish me luck!
Do you want to hear something funny? Well, you may remember a while ago, me telling you that post cancer, I have been trying to find insurance. Do you remember? Well, not being one to give up easily, I had yet another shot at it. I recieved my quote the other day.... ho ho ha hee ha ho hee ha ha hee haw hee haw! Are they mad???? £230 a month just for moi! Not a chance on earth! George's is about £25, or something like that! I shall therefore continue to remain just as useless dead, as I am alive! Huh-hum, moneywise that is! Shhhh -shhhhush George! No one asked for you opinion!!
This week I received these beautiful felts which I won in a giveaway from Annie at The Felt Fairy. They are in such soft gorgeous pastels, and I had been hoping to show Annie, and you, something which I had made with them, but no... nothing at all to show yet! Sorry, maybe soon though! Thank you so much Annie!
Next week the ever suffering George is off work and we should at last (!) be having the kitchen installed. So over the weekend we will be tearing out cupboards, pulling up the flooring and ripping off the tiles. It will be all go here for quite some time to come, so I may or may not be taking a blog break for a short while. If I do, I will still try to find some time to catch up on your blogs! If I am not a round for a couple of weeks you won't forget all about little old me will you?!! Promise?
Love to you all, goodbye for now.... won't be away long I hope!