Sunday, 25 October 2015

Is it Christmas yet?

Hello friends thought I would I pop in and show you all what I am doing :)

I have been blog hopping and even on Facebook there are a lot of people doing Christmas things.... So I jumped on the band wagon! Was feeling left out so decided to make something Christmassy! 

I think Christmas will be here before we know it..... So..... Eeeeeek!! 

I simply love Gaynor French's designs... She is the lovely lady behind Stitchers Anon designs.  Naturally I am stitching her design right now! Lol

It's called "Primitive Heart -Joy".... I decided to stitch it on 32 count antique linen with DMC threads.  Well that was until I got side tracked!! Ha ha oh yes!! I got side tracked again! 

I stayed with the same design, as you will see from the photos shortly.... I made a mini one!! Lol I was experimenting again! 

Here are the photos...

Oooh yes the start, with my 'special' glasses (tinted for my SpLD's) and the clip on lens as I am so blind and old now lol! 

I actually finished the ' normal' sized one!! Decided not to complete the finish yet as I have more in the same series to do! Will finish it off when completed the rest in the set.. More of those in next post! 

Then I got side tracked...
Stitched the smaller one....

Cut them out, at this point thinking what have I done!! Lol

Then onto the best part for me... The fun stuffing :)

I love making a mess!!

It turned out ok!! 

I am pretty pleased with the way it went.

Ooooh.... I have to say, the little thread attached to the mini heart Han braided for me.... Lol got to give her credit! :)

Now onto stitching the rest in the set, lol normal sized I think! Was fun side track! 

I want to share with you all my yummy dinner... Yesterday, but it was so good and tasty I felt it deserved a spot in my blog! Mmm lol and for me putting it here it's acting as a reminder, lol to eat it again! 

Being a veggie I love all veg, this has... Courgette (zucchini), mange tout and sugar snap peas, mushrooms, baby corn, carrot, peppers, noodles and sweet chilli sauce...

As I am still not up and about a lot, I managed to chop all of this up whilst sitting on the sofa and then hobbled with crutches into the kitchen where I sat on a perching stool a very short while whilst giving directions to Han and jon.  I went back to the living room! Lol... It's like musical chairs in our kitchen... Jon and Han then took turns on the perching stool whilst stirring the mixture.  Bless them, meal times is hard in our home with all of us having one issue or another.  Something quick and simple is what usual what goes! 

Yes if your wondering why I am still on crutches and why my mobility is still no better... Well.... My left knee has had it!! Can't use it really, just grinds and grinds with pain all day! I use crutches to get about in my home but it's hard as with my SpLD's my balance is bad, fallen off the crutches a few times already! I am just getting on with things now... Plodding on.  See nothing is going to change until the NHS (national health service here in England) give me a new knee!! I am on the waiting lists of a few specialists, these things take time! So I have to wait!! And wait!! 

My doctor has agreed to give me funded self propelling wheelchair, from the wheelchair service... Ha ha but again I have to wait, and wait! It takes time!! Getting out the house would be easier with my own wheelchair.  Walking if you call it that with my crutches exhausts me, does not help with my breathing.  My lungs are still affected from all the multiple blood clots and pneumonia I had recently.  

I literally have stopped dwelling on all of the above and just do what I have to each day, to get me through.  It's been a while since I have chatted about it, I probably won't mention it again unless I get an appointment or my wheelchair arrives.  Life is difficult right now, thank goodness for stitching and me having side track moments! Lol

Ok... Thank you so much for popping in..
Happy smiles to you all :)


  1. At least you're making some progress and can get up and around! That's much better than not being able to get out of bed :). I hope your chair and new knee come soon. Your stitching is lovely congrats on the finish!

  2. Lovely new finish - I hate making messes and hate making up finishes! Hope your knee situation improves soon.

  3. Glad you are getting about a little bit. Be gentle with yourself and yes, live today. Tomorrow will deal with itself. I love what you have done with the hearts..absolutely thrilled you are enjoying them.

  4. A beautiful ornament my friend!
    I am happy to read you can at least hobble about. What happened to the Red Cross lady?

  5. I love your mini ornament! It is so sweet.

    Glad that you are managing to get about a little. Hope your new knee and wheelchair come soon x

  6. Oh so Christmassy (is that a real word????? , don't care I love it) keep smiling and hoping you get better very soon

  7. Very clever you to make a smaller version of your stitchery..looks lovely. Thank goodness you have your stitching for a distraction.....I hope the NHS get their act together for you sooner rather than later.

  8. Beautiful stitching, Jacquie. And your mobility - well, you have the right attitude - take care, be patient - I think of you often - love and hugs

  9. Nice ornament, beautiful finish.


  10. Superb finish on the little heart Gaynor designed, well done.

  11. Lovely ornies. I particularly like the small one. If you look at the two together you'll be able to see the difference between over one and over two stitching much better than I can explain LOL

  12. I wish you all the best for your health! A big big big hug!
    This ornament is really nice!


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