Thursday, 30 April 2015


Hello everybody!

Han here again, I just wanted to take over a little slot on mums blog to shamlessly self promote my own brand new blog!

I have changed the link down the side of mums blog where she had my old one, I wanted a fresh start and to make it look a tad more professional so I got myself a new camera and template with help from the carer group I attend and here we are :)

As well as that though, my granddad took Jon and I up to see mum today in her new ward, where she is much more comfortable than she was before, so comfortable infact she has asked us to get her wifi, so you may be seeing posts off her soon if she is up to it!

That's all from me, but if you fancy a read, I will be mainly posting beauty related bits and bobs but of course if I go out anywhere my camera never leaves my side so expect to see pretty pictures off location too haha

Thanks in advance and hope you're all well :)

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Oh dear.

Hello all!

Unfortunately it's Hannah again, mum went back into hospital er, yesterday? Monday afternoon due to a bug which we assume she caught from the hospital, damn.

So she asked me to pop up a little post up again, I want to apologise on her behalf to the people who have been sending messages or emails to her, in the hospital you have to pay for the wifi and we never know how long she is going to be in there for so we don't commit to it haha

But when she comes out again and is hopefully a bit better to use her ipad or laptop she will get round to replying to all your wonderful messages and comments which have been keeping her sane!

So thank you everyone for being so patient with us while we try to help mum to get better and thank you again for all your well wishes and lovely comments :)

Hannah :) x

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Hello Blog Land...

Oh my I have been on a road trip and a half!!

Firstly so so sorry that my blog ceased to be for a little while...ha ha unlike me still hanging in there!  I cannot believe I have been gone 3 weeks...
Oh I am not fully back...just popped in whilst I had Internet just to let you all know I am still here!! And thank you so so much for all those out there thinking about me.

As I am here I wanted you to know that I have been keeping in touch with a very special lady...Nancy ... A lot of you out there already know her well from HERE.  I really found out by chance with just a simple email to Nancy that we shared an injury!! See she too has being having bother with a knee!!  I just want to say if your reading this dearest Nancy...your wonderful!! You really did and are helping to keep my sanity!! Thank You :)

Like I say just a short visit.... I am still not very well but took advantage of this internet time!!

I really am missing cross stitching....and please don't think I have forgotten about any of you, i have not! I assure you!! I need a little more time then I hope to come back again...hope you are all fine with that?

I cannot wait to catch up on what you have all been doing... And OMG!! When I am better I still have to tackle my first HAED !! Thanks to another lovely lady!! ;)

Ok I am going now.... It was lovely to pop in.. I will be back soon :)

Smiles and happiness to you all :)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Hottest day of the year!

Hey all!

It's still Hannah :)

I just wanted to share some of the photos I took today while I was out in Brighton with the Shine group, which is for young carers in the area I live in.

We went to this lovely little vegan cafe which I probably would never have looked twice at, but the whole place was really nice! I had an iced caramel latte, oh my, probably the best one I've ever had.

We then wandered down to the beach where a man was making massive bubbles, although this photo came out blurry I still really like it! 

I thought this was interesting too. There was a film crew down on the beach with police actors and a detective, no idea what they were filming for but it looked cool!

On to mum, she is still on the cardiac ward but doing really well, she send me some texts to put up because she wanted to say something haha.

So that's all for now!
No doubt be back later in the week.

Thanks again for all your comments :)

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Han here!

Hey all!

Have you missed me updating the blog, but by me being back it can only mean that mum has gone back into hospital, oh dear.

Thursday evening she was complaining of having chest pains, dizziness and shortness of breath so we called 111 and they sent some paramedics out to see her.
They were a bit reluctant to take her to A&E straight away but the out of hours doctor called and recommended her to go down straight away.

Being in over night she was moved to the emergency ward where they did tests and gave her some medication, the doctors did a scan on her, mri, ct,?? she said but I don't remember! and they discovered that she has between 4-8 blood clots in her lung/s, so not very good at all, although what is annoying is this would have never have happened if the doctor had done something about her knee before as the clots occur when you have been sitting for extended periods of time!

So that is what is going on here, she wanted me to post an update as she can't have the internet in the hospital due to all of the heart monitors she is hooked up to haha

Thanks in advance for the well wishes and she will be reading them in hospital, I think she has 3G on her phone :)

So that's all from me, I will write more when I know what is going on :)

Han :) x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

I am just so darn busy!

Hello wonderful friends, I notice I have a few more love,y happy people have joined our merry band!  Feel free to comment as and when you like...oh I love to read comments....

Easter is over....was it good for you?  Did you manage some stitching or were you too busy eating chocolate eggs?! Ha ha 

Oooh I think this year is passing by so you think?? It will soon be Halloween!! Ha ha

So yes been stitching...something that has been in my stash since last year, jon secretly bought the set of three of the series.  They are designed by Little House Needleworks.....So I started the "Over the Moon"... First one in the set....oh it stitched up pretty quickly really... I did a bit here and a bit there... Before I knew it, it was finished!!

Here is my journey....

I think I stitched this on the recommended 30 count linen as it come all in ...used the Classic Colorworks threads. Omg I just love the names they call their threads... Pea Pod!! Cherry Cobbler!! Hazelnut!! Cocoa Bean!! Eggshell!! But stitched really lovely too!! Fantastic!!!

Such a happy design to stitch.....not sure when I am going to stitch the next mind is kind of wandering, I feel the need to stitch pumpkins! No idea why, just do!!

Ooooh wanted to show you something, a little gem I found! Whilst standing yesterday and hopping to my commode I thought I would look out the window.  Well it's right by me, but I have nets up so don't really look out...

I looked out onto the ground and found some pretty flowers growing, daffodils and bluebells I think?  But oh for me such a treat being stuck in bed I don't see anything like that!! So naturally I took a few photos!!

What I saw....

Oh my photos are really naff!! A lot of the outside window sill..... But hey!! You can see the little flowers...ha ha and the odd reflection!  Pretty though and a treat for me!

Oh I have to show you all something rather silly.... I poked my finger with the needle and yes it bled a little so Han wanted to put one of her plasters on....hmmmmm well I just could not have one could I!!


Yes they are "Hello Kitty" ones!! Han is obsessed with the darn cat!! She has lots of things all around her bedroom... 

Something amazing now to show you all..... Han bought me a lovely balloon for Mother's Day here....well she bought it the week before!! We are all amazed that it's still up!!  Mothering Sunday was 15 th March...she must of bought it around 7 th or 8 th March....incredible that it's still up!! I love it!!

Pretty ingenious really why she bought was because previous years she bought plants or flowers they would die..ha ha she said I killed them!! Ha ha so she saw this...can you all see its flowers in a pot!! And we are amazed like I say that it's still up...ha ha and that I have not killed it yet!! Ha ha

So I think I may of bored you all enough?? Yes maybe!!
Hope your all well, making, stitching and creating?
Feel free to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you :)

Oh remember to smile, it's good to........ Go,on!! 


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

AWOL, me???..............

Oh I am so so sorry for not posting an up date since Saturday :(

To be totally honest with you all the days after Saturday have been a total blur!  Today I woke and felt ok, not back to being totally ok but ok! Ha ha hope that makes some sense??

Being the Easter weekend, Thursday we relied on the pharmacy delivering my gabapentin pain medication.  Unfortunately they did not deliver it and the whole weekend for me was torture.  My own supply of gabapentin run out Friday so I knew I was in for a rough ride. I managed to get through Saturday, ......... Sunday and Monday are a blur.

Apparently I was drifting in and out of sleep.  Jon had managed to get hold of an emergency doctor, he prescribed some gabapentin and thankfully han's friend shiv...she drives.  So Han and shiv went to collect the meds and since then I have been slowly increasing my dosage.  

Oh it's terrible, I must of been in a state of withdrawal and then getting the meds a flood of intake!  Oh my I never ever want to go through that again.  

Today jon called the pharmacy and I am disgusted with what he found out,.... The delivery driver did not deliver it on Thursday due to him wanting to finish early to go away for the bank holiday!  OMG!! Do these people not understand they are relied on??? That they are needed?? 

Lesson learned here..... Although my medications are on automatic delivery, I think I will get jon to chase up my meds for the next bank holiday!  I cannot go through that again.

Sorry there is no stitching.... Ha ha I have been asleep!! 

Just wanted you all to know that I am still here and not gone AWOL!! 

So now I am back.... I hope you all had a lovely happy Easter?  And ate lots of chocolate eggs?  I did not have any chocolate!  Wished for some though!!! There is always next year!

Smiles you you all.....and I will either do an update on some stitching later or tomorrow....take care xx

Smiles :)


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Is it now working????......

Oh my goodness after the dreadful post I last did, I am surprised to see you all here again.  I had so much colour and lots of Easter bunnies planned...darn blogger played up and I could not do anything on my iPad then :(. It stopped my from publishing my post with pictures or photos...and as its the most basic form of upload I cannot change font or colours either!  So it's only natural I feel sad about the content I could of had...

By all accounts a lot of you liked what I had done.... I am pleased you all saw the funny side!!  

I hope blogger is finished having a major hiccup as I would like to put my photos in!! Ha ha what have I been doing...

I would like to firstly show you the stitch I had done that a lot of you thought was an Easter egg or an igloo! Ha ha 

This is what it was.... What you remember...

And this is what it turned into...

Then I stitched this.....

And you guessed it...I joined them together,,.....see for the Halloween ornie blog (organized by Jo) March was owl, and April is tombstone.  So I thought I would kill the bird with the same stone....I think that is the saying?? Ha ha

Yes this....

I think it cute.....the place I found it from hmmm what seems a while ago now, is no longer running.  I checked the links and none work, so sorry :(. It did not take me long to stitch... 

Ooooooh must share an Easter treat my parents got me.....I must explain first.  Well I don't like dried fruit, none of it....sultana, currents, mixed peel....EWE!!! Yuck!!  And every year I miss out on the hot cross buns... I love the smell but don't like them due to the fruit.  This year my parents found something TOTALLY amazing....and I mean AMAZING!! 

Chocolate hot cross buns....

Look!! So exciting....

Not a piece of dried fruit in sight!! Ha ha 

I tasted them.....hmmmmm Han tasted them...ha ha she did not like them!  I tried them and it felt like something was missing.... Just not right....

Then I had a thought.....

Your right....I put cheese on each half and mmmmmm so so so yummy!!! Ha ah a

Whilst we are talking about Easter....this is what my parents brought Han....

That is it for about Easter! Ha ha 

Oh yes.... I wanted to share something else rather awesome with you all.... Ha ha I think this is brilliant!! Well even though I am just laying in my bed my darn sewing scissors keep going missing.... So I came up ith this....

That's right....a scissor holder! Ha ha I know my bionic leg and it's harness seems a little excessive.....oh but totally viable!

I belong to The Random Acts of Kindness blog and group..... A wonderful group of people.  A shot while ago I popped in there and the love,y ingrid...Mii was holding a giveaway.  It was for something that she bought, new, still in package..... And as she was already stitching on black fabric already could not bring herself to stitch the design she was giving away.  I did offer if I won to stitch it and send it her back as its part of a set, but the love,y Mii could not dream of it.  So I added my name to the list, hoping to stitch the stunning design.  And as she explained it cost over £40 when she bought it.....a design way out of my price bracket!! So it would be a real treat ....

Guess what.......I WAS CHOSEN!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!!!

Thank you so so much ingrid, Mii :)

Here is the package that arrived today...

A special treat.... A wonderful stitched pillow, adorable.

Back... So pretty....

And inside the large tissue...... The design....

All the colours come pre-sorted.....but I have to do it my way!! Ha ha

Then I started to stitch...... Well I could not wait to start....

Not that you can see it, but it is black fabric....

Here is where I finished this evening.... I think if you look closer, or with a squint eye it looks like a bunny..... Smile, nose, eye....and ears... Even a tail! Ha ha  I know I am crazy right!!??

Oh yes..... I think Han got these when she went out with the Red Cross Lady.... How adorable are they?! Super cute!!

It's a big carrot..

With tiny tiny carrots inside!! Adorable.... The only thing, they tasted like orange!! Yuck! Yes that's right I dislike orates too! Ha ha 

Posted them as they are so adorable, even if I don't like them!! Jon ate them!! 

Well that about wraps things up for now....I am going to try and publish this post now....

If you get this post and it has no photos then OMG!! Not sure what I am going to do.

Hope you all enjoyed the Easter blog hop.... I like hop hop hopping about .... It's fun!

Happy stitching or creating to you all....

Smiles for your day...



Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter blog hop hop hopping time......

Jo's Easter blog hop picture would of gone here....blogger and my iPad were just not allowing me to upload certain sorry...

This blog post is for Friday 3rd April..... Oh my APRIL already!!! Gosh!!

Hello wonderful friends..... Welcome to the Easter blog hop ....organized by the wonderful Jo :)

Oooh so what have I stitched for Easter....hmmmm tough question!! This year my Easter stitching is erm...none existent!  So here is something I stitched last year that I love...

 Here would of been my lovely Easter stitched project....  :(

Ha ha it's up all year in our home, just because I love it!!

When you have my letter ......hop over toooo..... sorry it's not a link I cannot do that on my iPad....please cut and paste for the next hop.So sorry :(

Part of the Easter blog hop hop hopping I have to give you a letter.....oooooh eggciting!! Ha ha

Which letter do I have???

                                             M d o f g w r t h k p z s a y q

Do you want to choose one!!! Ha ha I would actually love to know, ok if your popping in for the letter...out of these I am curious....what letter would you choose???.....

                                               Maybe f
                                               Maybe q
                                               Maybe k
Ha ha .....
Ok....I should stop teasing you all and give you the letter...... Ha ha

This is the letter.....

                                  G.   G.   G.   G.   G.   G.   G.   G.   G.   G.   G.  
Yes it's the letter G!!
Ooooh off you go hop hop hopping.....

Or you can stay and read the rest of my blog?! If you like!!

Oooh what have I been stitching?? I left you all wondering about this...

Here would of been the photo from yesterday ....

Some great suggestions .....and erm well only one person oh...sorry two people got it right!! I should show you what the stitching turned it's finished!!! Ha ha 

I am a member of the Halloween ornie blog and try to join in when I can...
March was for me a owl and April was a tombstone....
So I stitched this....

Well difficult here!! Hmmm ok so this would of been the design finished that I started!! 

Then I stitched this....

Another bit of the design I stitched!

And you got it I added them together!!

Here is the finished design!! Ha ha sorry :(. If you want to see it then please go to the Halloween ornie blog to see! I am so so sorry...the quick route there would be via the link in my's near the bottom... Thank you.

That is on the Halloween ornie blog now thanks to Jo again :). I was having bother up loading it on my iPad so she very kindly did it for me :) thank you xx

I finished that and though hmmmm what else shall I do....

I started this... Ha ha do you know what it is?? You can have a guess if you like...

oh my!! How am I to explain a new stitch?? Ha ha ....guess it will be a surprise when I can upload photos!

I will tell you all bout this next time!

And ooooh I wanted to show you all what I had for dinner today as it was extremely yummy....could make another egg joke there! Hee hee

It's made up so has no name...just mmmmm!!

Oh my's yummy food, green veg with spaghetti and mushrooms and garlic...

Lots and lots.... So left some....:(

It's true a photo showing I had to leave some!

Oh but it was really really yummy!!!

Thank you so so much for popping in or blog hop hop hopping in!  Lovely to see you all.....please leave a comment as I love to read them :)
Thank you x

Happy stitching, creating and hopping!!

Smiles :)

I did have many lovely bunny Easter photos and pictures  and all my photos too that I wanted to add on today's post....but for some unknown reason my iPad was having none of it... So sorry for the lack of Easter, bunny hop hop hopping pictures :(

Thursday, 2 April 2015

April fools day.......hmmmmm

Hello my lovely happy friends...

Do you know I really had no clue it was the 1 St April today....Han come up to me and did that old thing where you get a pinch and a little punch and Han said 'pinch punch first day of the month, no returns!' Hmmmm ok!!  Can you hear my mind ticking over trying to think of another way to get her back??! Ha ha


Yes well today our house was really busy... Bit like a train station during rush hour a few times throughout the day!  

First was my own carer that sorts me out in the morning...ha ha I think her mind was somewhere else as she kept looking at her phone.  I had to ask for things a few times and well the care just was not there today, it was rushed.  I was pleased when she left.

Next was the assessment from the care to to see about my long term care.  It's to see how and what they can do moving forward with my care.  So that was interesting but drained me as I was constantly thinking and talking.

Next was my physiotherapist visit.... She did nothing, we did not exercises.  I thought she was playing a April fools prank on me at first!! But terns out she had been thinking and says that the physio sessions were just making me worse... And she did not want to cause me more pain.  She was going to talk to my gp (doctor) and what is know as the po-active care team...well they know all about me! Ha ha. She was going to have a meeting and suggest my gp refers me back to the there are no signs of improvement and there should of been by now.  So ho hum....may be in for another hospital admission!! 

Then I had my dad dropping in and out....apparently we needed things, loo roll first then oh he was passing as mum had him out on an errand!  He is not in good shape, waiting for the heart test results.  We all know from what has been said he will have a heart by pass.  It will be in a hospital not near here, so not sure how my mum who does not drive, not sure how she will visit?  Anyway...worry about that when it happens. So everyone is just keeping an eye on him for now!!

Oh yes then the last person to visit was the lovely Red Cross lady...she helped Han organize the kitchen cupboards.  All the tins and jars of food were in the bottom cupboard and Han and jon could not reach them! So the nice lady moved everything ....and helped re-organize things in the kitchen.

So told you!! A right busy day!! 
Oh but in between all that I have managed to do some stitching today... I would squeeze stitching even if I old had 10 minutes free!! 

Here is what I did today...any ideas??

What do you think???
Ha ha this one is something I had not planned on stitching at just kind of happened.  See if I get an impulse or urge to stitch something I have to go with it!  Never stitched anything like this before so it was rather odd of me to even think of it!!

Please, if you like for a little fun....have a guess, what am I stitching?? 

Did I get bored with the grey and stop, or is there something else going there?  If so what?  Is it upside down? Maybe?! Hee hee I would love to know what you think!!

Do you know I have nothing else to share with you all...terrible!! 

Oh I am feeling fine now...I see the other day as a hiccup and I can and will with help get over it...your all wonderful giving me support.  I guess it's only natural that I will have up and down days stuck in this bed.

I want to Thank You all for sticking with me, and helping me through this tough time... I really appreciate it.

I hope your April fools day was not too bad... 

Happy smiling and creating/stitching...