Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Catching up in June

Well it's been a couple of months since I last showed my face in blogland, I have been reading now and again but haven't felt at all like writing. I had a bit of a set back due to some different tablets that the doctor prescribed which meant that for the best part of May I was either in bed or cocooned on the sofa under a blanket hoping that by sleeping my way through the day and night the panic attacks that I was having would disappear. After a month when she kept telling me I would get better and no it wasn't the tablets making me ill my DH had a word with her and she put me back on my original tablets and by the following day I felt so good and I've been getting better every day. I still feel a bit nervous especially if I have to go out but it's so good just to want to do something again. On the plus side I lost nearly a stone in weight as I couldn't eat much, I felt so ill, but at the moment I could eat for England so I'm trying to keep busy so I don't think about food all day.

The past week, while the weather has been so nice I've been out in the garden every day. I love being out there even if it's been a bit tiring but the smell of the roses and newly cut grass do make me feel so good.

These are just a couple of the sweet smelling roses together with the peony which have grown huge this year, the flower heads are so heavy that we've had to put supports in. The other picture is of the pond which we've just cleaned out as we no longer have fish in there, it's looking a little bare but it will soon fill out again.

The top right photo is of the fruit patch; at the top we have blackcurrants, then the autumn raspberries and then the blackberries. The bottom left shows the potatoes and onions and in the greenhouse we have tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers growing.

Troy and Gizmo taking a rest from chasing the bees and butterflies, it was hard work and the bottom right photo is where I sit and relax when I take a breather from the garden.

I've hardly touched a needle and thread for the past month so there's not a lot to show.

This was the April monthly challenge with the ladies on Needlecraft Haven, it was a freebie from the Snowflower Diaries blog and it was the first time that I had actually done one but I never got round to posting it as I felt so yuk.

This is my new start, well it was new in April!! Celtic Noel by Lavender and Lace which has been stitching up lovely though I'm not too sure about the gold thread and all those beads that need stitching on.

Nothing else to report so I'll love you and leave you,

love and hugs,



gracie said...

Hoping you will soon feel much better. Lovely garden pictures.

stitcheranon said...

Panic attacks are something else arent they: I survived cancer but then my head had to catch up with the trauma and it did this by having a panic attack in the middle of the supermarket! I still get them but know they are a symptom of something else...they are gettting better so I hope yours do as well. People don't understand how scary or unpleasant they are. So sending you hugs. The flowers are amazing...and I love your snowflowers Spring finish..very pretty.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching Sue! Hope you'll feel better soon! x

cucki said...

Sweet stitches..
Love x

cucki said...

Hope you feel better soon x

cucki said...

Hope you feel better soon x

Julie said...

Your garden looks beautiful Sue. I hope with each passing day you are feeling brighter.
Lovely stitching!

Heather Cartwright said...

Oh god, I totally empathise with the panic attacks thing. They get so bad during stressful periods that I can't eat, so I totally feel your pain! Beautiful stitching, though - and I hope you're feeling better!

Kay said...

Beautiful stitching, feel well soon!

Marsha said...

Thank you for following me. Your flowers are beautiful. The roses have been unusually gorgeous this year in our town. Hope you feel yourself soon. I am following you now too.