Wednesday, 22 June 2016

I Like to Keep Busy but.....................

.I really need to finish..................


...................... this cross stitch which needs making into a card ( better iron it first!)
 
















.......................and this one I'm still stitching

















.................... the small cotton bags need to be cut and stitched to hold the lavender for the sachets



......................... and this big pile of library books need reading
















..................plus the jigsaw needs completing


















.............and I really should write letters to penfriends and tie up some rain-flattened plants in the garden.

There's probably some housework that needs doing too - if only I could make time for it!


Many thanks for all the cuddly baby comments and to Barbara M for her first ever comment on the blog. AlisonB43 - I hope your tiny  little poorly granddaughter keeps fighting and gets well very soon. Suzanne asked if we will be able to visit our new grandson when Col is better and yes, they are in Surrey but we have the caravan and they'll have trouble keeping us away!( just need to get Colin through the stem cell treatment and the long recovery needed) although by then we will have another grandchild much nearer too - lovely.

And last but not least welcome to new followers Kitty and Debbie.

Back Soon
Sue

31 comments:

  1. Lovely lovely cross stitching Sue. Fingers crossed Col sails through this next bout of treatment xxx

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    1. Thank you - More news on the treatment soon

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  2. Love your cross stitch pictures. I used to enjoy cross stitching but my eyes won't let me do it any more-x-

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    1. Oh that's sad> I can only do 14hpi with a good light now - once upon a time I stitched on 18hpi and evenweave

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  3. The cross stitch is beautiful. I especially like the lavender ones. Do you dry your own lavender? X

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    1. No, the kits came cheap off ebay with lavender included

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  4. Well, you should have all that finished by morning tea time :-)

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  5. Thanks for showing the books you get, because we don't get quite a few of them in the States...first thing I do when I hit the UK is go into town and get something to read...and hit the charity shop bookshelves!
    This has been quite a lifestyle change for you. Thanks for posting it all and congratulations on those babies ...one here and one to come!

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    1. Hope you find some good books next time you are over. Do you think it is more expensive for you to buy off amazon than it is for us here?

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  6. your sewing is so good. X stitch and me just don't get along. I get in a terrible mess with it.

    Hope Col's treatment goes well. I feel for the both of you so much, having to be to & fro from hospital so much. We've just had yet another visit to the drs this morning, Violet seemed worse and is now on antibiotics, fingers crossed this sorts her out. xxx

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    1. Cross stitch is about the only craft I can do! Sorry to hear about Violet, I hope the antibiotics do the trick and soon

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  7. My friend cross stitches...if I did it you'd end up with a base of base material soaked in blood and attached to my hand by yards of yarn

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    1. Probably safer for you to stay well clear I think!

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  8. You have lots of things to keep occupied with! Hope they keep you busy and distracted. xx

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    1. I like to have several things on the go at once although I only read one book at a time

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  9. I'm sure it is good for you to keep busy Sue, and of course now that you have left your smallholding
    lives behind you do need to find something to do. You will be pleased when Christmas comes and your present list has lots of ticks on it before you even get started.

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    1. I need to get walking more too - forgot that on my list

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  10. Your cross stitch to-be-finished pile looks like mine. I am going to tackle some of them once I finish this one I'm working on for Mum. After that I need to work on some of the others I have ready to go (free kits and bargain ones I found). I'm planning to take some books with me when we go away next week so at least the reading will be tackled!

    Have a great week Sue!

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    1. My little cross stitch pics are teeny compared to your lovely big stitched pictures - hope you get all you want to do done before your Ipswich trip. have a good camping trip

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  11. We have a homemade card and crossstitch classes in our flower show
    Would you consider entering something

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  12. Lovely work. I have never tried to use cross stitch in a card..... Oh dear another project that could very easily interest me.

    God bless.

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    1. There are so many charts suitable for cards big and small - could keep you busy for years!

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  13. Very nice work Sue.
    Best wishes to Col, hope all goes well and that he is feeling much better very soon.
    Thinking of you both, loved the baby pictures.
    Pam in TX.xx

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    1. Thank you Pam. We are gearing ourselves up for the stem cell treatment and all the nasty side effects

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  14. However did you find the time of run your old place?! Take it easy...I can't see any of your unfinished projects growing legs and doing a runner anytime soon. x

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    1. I think I got up earlier and worked more hours, in summer it was sometimes nonstop

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  15. Those cross stitches are lovely. Such a lot of nice things to be busy with, and I'm sure they will all wait patiently for you to work your way around them.

    That rose in your new header photo is absolutely beautiful.

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    1. John G has asked me to enter cross stitch in his produce show - a long way to come to pick up the winnings!!:-)

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  16. I've done small cross stitch projects too but not recently. I started one of a tea pot but it's not finished yet. Rain has come here as well and will for one more day. Sigh! At least it keeps the land green and we save on water for watering the plants. Take care and pray all is well with you and Col!

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