Monday, 29 December 2008

a few pics from christmas.

downloaded my camera today and found a few pics to share with you all :o)

christmas morning james with the blanket, his pressies and looking at one a friend had made , a calender just with james in

tillee tots with her christmas santa ball.

some christmas baking, beef sausage rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie and chocolate log

hope you like them :o)
and Happy new Year again :o)

Sunday, 28 December 2008


Hello everyone, hope you all had wonderfull christmasses, ours was nice and quiet, just the five of us on christmas day, then stevie and mike went back home around 6pm, leaving paul, james and myself. boxing day very quiet aswell.

on christmas eve we let tillee open her pressie, she had a new bed (id made) and a stocking with treats and a ball inside........... well the ball hasnt left her side since LOL, plays with it, cries if she cant find it, sleeps with it curled up with her, loves playing fetch with it, and if she thinks youre going to take it and hide it ......... in her mouth it goes LoL she even tried barking with it there earlier.

paul brought me a new bracelet for christmas as id lost mine halloween, its nice to have a little chain with my watch again :o)

also james brought a lovely plaque, made me cry when i opened it.

"Mum Youre perfect!

you mean the world to me.

Your eyes sparkle when i am happy,

you are beside me when I am afraid

and you comfort me when i am sad.

I want to tell the whole world

simply this........

I Love You So ! "

isnt it lovely, he chose it all himself :o) just need to put a picture inside it and will put it up :o)

I also got a lot of smellies for christmas from my step children, and a lovely hooded fleece from mil2b. we had some money also given to us towards our forthcoming wedding arrangements. and my dad,brother and uncle brought me a new kenwood prosper machine, has all the bits to it, lovely large bowl, chopper, liquidiser ......... just amazing............. looks like more making and baking then LOL

Yesterday i sorted james room out for him again, moved his train track table to tother side of room and put his unit on its side so he now seems to have more room (james says it looks more grown up now) LOL.

if i dont get back before 1st then let me wish you all a very

Happy New Year

Monday, 22 December 2008

my secret santa pressie :oD

and heres my lovely secret santa pressie from the swap we did over at creative living forum, all insitue on my bed with cuddles and eyeore :o)

the last christmas presents

finally finished all the crimbo presents :oD these are for mil2b .

Saturday, 20 December 2008

happy christmas

id just like to wish everyone a Very Merry and Happy Christmas.

Friday, 19 December 2008

bits and pieces

sorry i havnt been around much on here, had a few hectic weeks again with hospitals etc. bad news with paul, the chemo hes just had hasnt done anything, and the cancer has grown in the liver :o( so as you can imagine a big shock, we thought hed have to have another 6 treatments but didnt even contemplate that the treatment wouldnt work at all and the cancer would grow.
we saw the chemo nurses thursday and both broke down, she sorted everything out for us, and told us to go home enjoy christmas have a few drinks, relax and recoop. the new treatment will not start till january so we can get our heads back round it all and be positive again :o) we are both relieved that we can have a couple of weeks leeway before starting on the new stuff with whatever side effects paul will encounter this time, we are aware of the possible ones, and he may loose his hair this time, so after crimbo will be giving him a grade one all over so not to noticable if he does.
we have both had down times since tuesday, wednesday we were both walking around like fogs situated in our brains, thursday we broke down with sue, today paul got out with a friend and that helped him no end, i was feeling really low this morning, but after a hug, chat and cuppa with his mum felt a lot better and was then able to carry on today. except my ulcer then kicked in with avengence on me have been in pain on and off all afternoon, milk and magnesia with pain killers didnt really touch it so resulted in pepsobismol twice , which after lots of gurgling noises has finally eased it :o) i really should ring my homeopath as she will be able to get rid of it again, its the time factor..... i now feel totally washed out LOL

on a better note ive finished mikes scarf, and 2/3 way through nephews scarf, so only a couple of cushion covers more to make, wrap them up and i think i may be there for christmas at last. o and i need to make fudge, chocolate log, christmas cookies, sausage rolls. so a day in the kitchen too :o)


on another note :o) my maggee may has settled , she and ellie may are now the best of friends , doesnt stop me missing her like hell, but at least i know she is happy and in good hands :o) M sent me a few more pics of her with ellie all snuggled up together the other day :o)


thank you all for bearing with me, i will endevour to write more in the new year and keep up to date a bit more LOL.

{{{{{hugs & love}}}}}

Sunday, 14 December 2008

chocolate covered hob nobs :o)

ive made these today for a friend, think we've started something else as they are scrumdiddlyumptious......... had to make another 7 choc ones as some mysteriously vanished from the tray LOL

Friday, 12 December 2008

Christmas Tree :o)

our christmas tree :o) all done today :o)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

christmas pressies and decorations

heres a few more pics, 4 patchwork cushions ive made, and some decorations for our tree this year, i make new ones each year to add to the previous years, one for each of us, paul, me, james, mike, stevie-louise and tillee tots :o)

im still finishing off a hat for mil2b and 2 scarves for mike and nephew.

Monday, 8 December 2008

what type of sandwich are you LOL

You Are a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You are a traditional person with very simple tastes.

In your opinion, the best things in life are free, easy, and fun.

You totally go with the flow. And you enjoy every minute of it!

Your best friend: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Ham Sandwich

Sunday, 7 December 2008

what colour tree are you.?

im a white tree :o) found this link on

You Should Have a White Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent joy and spirituality.

The true meaning of Christmas is important to you - even if you're not religious.

The holidays are a time of reflection for you.

You like to spend time thinking about what's important in life.

Your white tree would look great with: Bright, bold ornaments

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: The Nativity Story

What you should bake for Santa: Sugar cookies - served up with a tall glass of milk

crimbo presents

this is some of what ive been making for crimbo presents this year, i dont know what order they have come out as, so there is james' knitted blanket, swapped with friends on the CL forum, also had a friend knit the simpson and thunderbird squares for me, and had a few extras sent to me as id not quite enough.
there are three scarves, xmas bags, denim bags which the charms are to go on once ive finished them, pic of a few of them too. a new stick bag for pauls long net poles, my dads head and arm covers for his chair and sofa, and my mums patchwork cushion i made today. also a blue PE type bag for the nephew. im in the process of knitting blue scarves one for the nephew the other for mike paul's eldest. and still need to finish off a hat my mum helped me with. think thats all for the moment.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

wow its december already .... christmas preps LOL

hi all its already 3rd december , where has the year gone, feels like yesterday rather than a year ago i was sorting christmas stuff out.

well im very slowly getting there, im in the prosess of putting james blanket together then ran out of squares for the borders. so one of my friends has kindly knitted me some more squares up to help, another is knitting a strip up for me to border the blanket and i have two more friends sending squares to me from the swap friendship blanket, so hopefully by the end of the week i should have enough to finish it then will post up a pic :o)
i have nearly finished the third scarf off, have done my dads head and arm rest covers for his sofa and chair. have made 3 denim bags and 5 christmas bags. 2/3 way finishing a hat. and another dear friend is kindly knitting another hat up for me. ive made the secret santa swap and secret decoration swap , ive managed to get most of the christmas cards signed and sent off today, just hand delivery ones to go and hope ive not forgotten anyone.

now what else needs doing,LOL , two scarves, patchwork cushion covers, finish bag dangly jewels im also making, cooking, need to make biscuits and sweets . also going to make a chocolate log for christmas this year. dont have fruit cake and puds anymore as im the only one who really likes them so seemed a waste of money to me.

paul and i are doing a little bit of shopping tomorrow need to find a few bits to go with the made bits, then can get on with the other taskes .

hope everyone is getting on well with all their christmas stuff.

will hopefully be posting pics up of finished items very soon.

take care {{{{hugs}}}}

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

awards wow :o)

Two Awards......

Wow, I've received two awards from pixiedust

7 things to do before I die

1. be a grandma :o)
2. see all the children happily settled and married
3. get my chickens LOL
4. have a brilliant wedding in may :o)
5. let tillee have puppies
6. finish my quilts LOL, and get the knitting machine set up and running.
7. paul to have the all clear

7 Things I do now

1. cook
2. walk
3. sew
4. knit
5. grow veg
6. draw
7. craft

7 Things I can't do

1. knit with knitting machine LOL
2. quilt
3. make proper yorkshire puddings, no really still have problems with these LOL
4. make soap
5. milk a cow
6. lay concrete
7. spray paint a car

7 Things I find attractive in the opposite sex

1. eyes
2. bottoms
3. character
4. down to earth, solid proper person
5. love of animals and children
6. gentle nature
7. clean and smell nice

7 things I say most often

1. lovely
2. oh poop
3. james
4. hello
5. good morning / afternoon
6. sweet dreams
7. love you

7 Celebs that I admire

Don't admire any celebs! ditto pixie on this LOL

7 Favourite foods

1. maltesers
2. chicken soup
3. homemade fish pie
4. tuna
5. bunny burgers
6. roast dinner
7. pineapple

7 people to join in the fun


for some reason the links arent linking today, so will leave full blog addresses up :)

The rules folks, Please leave a comment on the blogs that have been awarded, and feel free to have a go too.

Monday, 24 November 2008

me again :o)

hi everyone, thank you for reading my blog :o)
im trying to keep up with everything but not really succeeding LOL
have mountains of christmas gifts to make, you know the one, just needs time........
i have made all the christmas cards now , just need to sign, address and send.. did go to do them saturday got two signed, just couldnt get into it..... you know have to be really in the mood, will attempt sometime this week, well need to get james school pic photocopied first really, so once id realised id not done that, defeated the object really so must get them done.. at least they are in my bag now one step closer then :o) i have lots of cousins and older friends of the family as well as relatives spread around, so they like a pic to see how he is.

couldnt believe it paul and i were looking at all james school pics from reception to now (keep in same frame) and the change from a baby at 4 to a little man now at 8 and just in four years......... just wow........... when i go to the school to collect james, you see the little ones and they are just babies. most are still only 4 or just starting to have their 5th birthdays.

quick update on maggee may, i had an email from michael the other day, and she and ellie may are both starting to get on well, infact he does not intervein now if mags starts, as ellie will just stand over her until she behaves herself, lol. and because mags is so good and obedient on and off the lead, he has started to attach ellie to her so she goes back and learns the same as mags does. says ellie is fine till going home time, then stands 10 foot away lol, this way as mags comes back to you and sits to have her lead put back on ellie has no choice but to do the same.
he sent a couple of pics and she does look more settled, so only a matter of time and im sure will be fine :o) they both also now sleep together so thats good. and also one of his nephews came over the other day and played football with her, he didnt manage to get the ball much mind lol, but she loved playing football with james, so was good for her :o)
i still miss her terribly, but i know its for the best, my tillee tots is far happier now too and is back to her old playfull, full of character self, also very chatty barky lol, as soon as we leave the house , especially if walking james to school she barks and barks to let every one know shes on her way, then when waiting in the evening for him she gets fed up and sits there barking for him to hurry up, which everyone of course finds highly amusing, especially the children who love to pet her. it is easier with just tills what with all the hospital visits etc. and she doesnt need to go out everyday, or can ,manage a small walk inbetween longer ones on other days, whereas my mags had to go out everyday and for longer walks and have the training for her head all the time or shed get very bored and myschievious as collies do... and she wasnt a hypa collie either.

best go to bed now, speak soon take care all {{{hugs}}}

Thursday, 20 November 2008

chitty chat

wow what a week, just looked and its been another week since posting .....

well i rearranged our bedroom so now i have a nice crafty side of the room and space to cut and make :o) just need the time now to do stuff lol..... and there is now room to set up the knitting machine :o) again just a time issue........

i also sorted james room on sunday gave him one of my tables and put the futon frame behind / under his cabin bed, i need to make a cover for the matress part as have put as a cushion folded on the floor with all his other cushions on top, he says it is far better and has given him more room :o)

had to go and see his teachers again this week, as he got very upset tuesday, think it all a build up what with maggee may going and paul not the best of people to be around when he comes off the steroids for a couple of days, so fireworks flew and james and myself ended up crying, all back to normal now and paul is now fine again, this is the good weekend then treatment starts again monday and away we all go again............ tired, sicky, fatigued, tetchy, hungry, bear just out of hybernation......... then in two weeks time back to normal for a few days LOL no wonder we have ups and downs, then paul wonders why i dont sleep and why i get ratty ..... sel a vie..... all will get better. and he wonders why james gets like he does, poor lad hes only 8 1/2 .......

well thats me done for the moment, my brain seems to be half awake today, should have popped on here yesterday when it felt a bit more alive. im sure in a couple of days will be ok.
o and i have made a few more xmas cards, and pies and biscuits and soya milk and normal dinners all week too. and scrubbed the bathroom sunday, still looks nice and clean :o)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

dedication to my maggee may

ive had to rehome my maggeemay, and found a lovely home for her in portsmouth, we met half way today in eastbourne , she did her usual roll on the back for belly rubble, and was really silly with them, the lady Lynne who will be her new mum, was lovely and mags will have a super time with her, she has woods, streams, and a beach near them, so maggee heaven. have been very upset at letting her go but we had no choice due to tillee and maggee fighting and generally starting not to get on :( , since been informed that collies and terriers do not often get on. so as maggee was getting older and coming into her own the problems started, and tillee was becoming very unhappy and distresed by it all. we now can see how much as tillee has settled with us tonight properly for the first time in ages and is all snuggled up to me on the sofa on a new blankey and a chewey bone.

so im posting pics of mags from 8 weeks old to 21months old when we said a very tearfull and heart renching goodbye.

so heres maggee may and hope she settles in quickley in her new loving home with her new mum :)

Monday, 10 November 2008

five things

anne from silversewer has asked me to post a list of five things I would like/want: This is my list...........

1. my chickens all set up in the garden laying eggs for me

2. a loving good home for my maggee may, where she can enjoy the countryside and get out and about everyday.

3. paul to be given the all clear and never to have the cancer back again.

4. my wedding next year to go without a hitch and the day to be wonderfull

5. peace and harmony with no wars in the whole world.

i know i should nominate someone else so will think on this later.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

knitting machine

have a look at all the goodies and knitting machine i picked up today, purchased from ebay, with a large black bag full or wool, bag full of knitting mags, and all the bits and pieces :D im hopeing to have a play tomorrow and try and get it all set up, has the manual with it, and punch cards. and have a lovely alice helping me from the cl forum with detailed how to pictures and descriptions.

Monday, 3 November 2008

bits and bobs

few more pics, made a start on my christmas cards today, managed 48 :D,
also a pic of my pumpkin pie and the seeds saved for next years planting and hopefully swaps on the cl forum .