Sunday, 29 May 2011

A busy weekend

I thought being retired meant more time to do what I want but I think I got it wrong somewhere. I seem busier than ever with the garden to look after, knitting for the grandchildren and of course, visiting them all. My cross stitching has taken a back seat for the past few weeks mainly due to the fact that I've not been able to get comfy with my hip hurting so much, but I found that if I did my knitting I could do a couple of rows, get up and have a potter round and then get back to it. Now I don't know about anyone else, but when I cross stitch I've got my lamp, magnifier, chart and threads all close at hand and once I settle down to stitch I don't want to move again for a while. Thankfully the hip is on the mend and I'm back to stitching again. I've put a few more stitches into CCN Summer Garden and hope to get a bit more done this week.

I've also put a few more stitches in my Beatrix Potter sampler and I'm doing a SAL with my daughter Rachel. I wish she'd have a blog because she does some lovely stitching and she's much faster than me. Years ago I was bought a Lilliput Lane cottage by the children at the playgroup that I used to run, I got more and more of the cottages bought for birthdays and Christmas and in a mad fit I decided that I wanted to stitch a cottage to go with the ornament. Rachel sewed one for our 25th anniversary but my kits lay in the drawer for some time so when she said that she was going to stitch another I thought I might as well have a go too. I was going to change the fabric to evenweave but then decided to stay with the aida in the kit. It's strange working with aida again after using evenweave for so long but I thought it would match the other that I already have. I shall have to see how I get on with it.

We've had the grandchildren here this weekend so it's been a little chaotic but lovely at the same time, it must have been so quiet before they came along because it's certainly noisy now, lol.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend,

love and hugs,

Monday, 9 May 2011

Time keeps flying by

I honestly don't know where my time goes these days, it's not as though I've been doing a lot, a creaky hip and a stinking cold aren't the best things to have when there are things to be done.

We've had a couple of visits to Chester to see my new granddaughter; she arrived  on the 13th of April and I've been waiting to get a good photo of her to put on the blog but the ones that Sharon took of me and DH were not up to public inspection, lol.

Sharon is supposed to be emailing some through to me but I think she's a bit too busy at the moment to think of getting anywhere near a computer so for now this is the best one that I have of her. She weighed in at 7lb 6oz and they have named her Rebecca Elizabeth.

Josh decided that he wanted to get into the photos too but wouldn't come out of his chair where he'd been eating chocolate buttons. He still doesn't know what to make of Rebecca and is wanting lots of cuddles at the moment, he'll be two on the 22nd of this month and is such a giggler.

Not a lot else has been happening apart from the usual day to day things like cooking, cleaning, washing and more cleaning. I even gave the living room carpet a good clean last week and couldn't believe the dirty water that the cleaner sucked up, still it's lovely and clean now, or I should say it was until Lily spilt her drink and Callum decided to wee all over the place when his nappy was taken off. Ah well, accidents happen and I'd rather have a messy carpet than not have the cuddles and kisses from my grandchildren.

I am still doing a bit of stitching though not as much as I'd like but the garden is in dire need of some TLC and with the old bones giving me pain, I can't bend down to pull out the weeds for long. I went for an xray on Wednesday so I'm hoping that they don't find anything wrong with my hip and it is just old age catching up with me. I have to see the doctor again on Friday so I shall know what it is by then.

Time for bed I think, goodnight all,