Tuesday, November 28, 2017

This Week

It's just 2 weeks before I'm going to be laid up for at least 6 weeks so the countdown is on.  This week I have a huge list of To Do's and slowly I am working my way through them.  Today I posted out more than half of my christmas cards as well as gifts to some of my closest friends for Christmas.

I am still working on a few small things but the bulk of my gifts are done.  The shopping for the family and 6 grand babies is completed and wrapped and just waiting for the tree to be erected on Friday.

This is the first year that I have been so organised.  List making has made it so much easier as well as knowing way ahead of time what I was going to make.

My children are in charge of Christmas festivities this year and even though I am still going to be house bound, which I have been almost constantly for the last 6 months , they will take charge of all of the organising, baking etc and bring it all to me.  I will feel very spoilt - It will be the first Christmas ever as an adult that I haven't hosted a Christmas event.  I am secretly looking forward to it.

So the remainder of the week will be dedicated to crossing things off my list which I must admit has dwindled quite a lot - Thankfully.  BUT next week will be prepping projects to keep me busy whilst I am recovering.  I am hoping to work on some long term UFO's.  I really do hope that 2018 is the year of the UFO for me.  I have so many !

And if I feel up to it I will prep some meals for the freezer to take a bit of stress off hubby who does his best in the kitchen as well as taking care of me.  The poor thing will be under enough stress LOL

Finally I will leave you today with my new solar table lamp in my outdoor room.  It is just so pretty don't you think ?


Fee xx

Monday, November 27, 2017

8 months .....

It's been almost 8 months since I blogged.  I just can't believe it has been that long.  I have thought about my blog often but that is really about as far as I have got.

The last 10 months have been horrendous BUT hopefully with some surgery in 2 weeks time I might just be coming out the other side and back to some sort of normality (for me anyway).

So this morning I decided that enough is enough so here I am.

Not blogging hasn't meant no crafting - I have been quite busy in that department.  I haven't been able to sew very much but I have been able to do some small papercarft style projects (mostly from bed) but they have kept my creativity healthy and in the process I have been able to help some animal rescue organisations.  

I craft as much as I can for the month and then donate my made goodies to different charities helping animals.  This month all of these goodies are heading off to Southern Cat Rescue who run a pallative care programme for pets of owners who are undergoing treatment or are in pallative care.  It makes my heart sing to know that I am crafting for a cause and of course it gives me some purpose.  I probably won't be able to make enough throughout December so all of my crafty pursuits will go towards a January charity (Yet to be chosen).

I spent a few weeks stamping, colouring and cutting out some images to send out some handmade Christmas cards this year.  I haven't bothered with cards for many years as I find them to be too commercial and mass produced.  I think it is so much nicer to receive something that has been made with love with the recipient in mind.  So this week I gathered together all of my supplies and my cut out images and set about getting my cards made ready to post out this week.

It took me the best part of a full day and night but I am pleased to say that they are now all completed.  I am a self taught paper crafter who just muddles really so I'm pretty happy with the results.

This week is going to be dedicated to making class mate gifts for 4 of my grand children as well as finishing off some gifts for my friends so that they may also be posted by the end of the week.

Not being able to get around very much does have an upside !

I hope that you are all well and that you enjoy reading my first post for such a long time.

Love and Hugs,

Fee xxxx