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}}}}