Monday, 27 January 2014

A Christmas photo!

I decided to upload the photo's from daughters party at the weekend (Mathew's 40th/housewarming) and was so pleased to find we have a Christmas photo LOL. Guess Eric took whilst I was doing my dying swan act!

Also found this gorgeous photo of Gangley. Gangey has good days and then a few bad days but on the whole is pretty good. Others are all okay just fed up being confined to indoors because of the wet and mud!

Eric bought me the silhouette cameo for Christmas and I totally love it! even more so now I've finally managed to export an image from the digi programme I use to the silhouette which then cuts it out for me. It is a bit more long winded than I expected but I'm sure as I get used to doing it I will become quicker, so no more cutting fiddly bits out by hand when I want to do a hybrid layout!

Talking of hands went to see my hand surgeon Friday and whilst there are several issues going on we both felt as I'm managing it would be best to leave them alone for now.

Looking forward to scrapping on Friday with Dawn and going to Bramford crop on Saturday.

We've booked our scrapping break, off to Caistor as usual but have decided to go Monday to Friday this time and have the extra day we always say we want after a long weekend LOL. It's not until May but it's something to look forward too.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

I scrapped!

Friday Dawn and I actually managed to have our normal scrap day, first time in ages and then Saturday I went to Papermaze crop and enjoyed a few well earned hours away from mud! With constant rain and storms everywhere is water logged and our garden is a bog. Poor dogs spend all day waiting for paws to dry out! It is very depressing.

This was a kit designed by Janet but as my photo was landscape and not portrait I made lots of changes and cuts lots of bits out using my new silhouette that I got for Christmas. Seems so long ago that that photo was taken just before Orin passed away so suddenly.

This one is a hybrid with some of it printed and some real!

Eric actually managed to get out in between showers last weekend on his bike and set up the thingy I bought him for Christmas which records distance and speed. He was very disappointed when it recorded 21mph as he had thought he must be doing 30mph LOL. We did laugh when he put the new sunglasses on as I had missed the ticket with retail price £49.99, poor Eric said I can't wear these they're too expensive what if I break them. Had to show him the receipt proving I paid £9.99 LOL.

Our daughter and family moved into the village last weekend and so now I get to take Ben to school when Vikki is working, first time he said Nanny I think I had better stay home with you I have a terrible tummy ache! 5 minutes later I caught him rolling around the bed playing with dogs, busted pal! nice try though ....

At the Christmas crop at Bramford I was lucky enough to win the star prize, a carousel for all your crafting bits and bobs, finally got around to sorting it out this week and I love it. Of course it had a roll on effect and I spent the rest of the week reorganising my crafting stuff.
So when I go to crop now I just put scissors etc in my tool bag and I'm sorted.

Other than being fed up with mud hounds are all well.

Herbie missed his 3rd chemo session as his blood count was low,  everyone is hoping it's just a blip. We've lost so many hounds to bone cancer and we only tried chemo the last time with Lucky but she never made it passed 2 cycles so desperatly hoping Herbie will be okay he really is greyhound gaps favourite hound totally adored by so many people.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Better late than never!


So yet again I manged to miss all of Christmas and New Year but at least Mr T managed to keep me out of hospital this time! Finally starting to feel better and starting to function again.

It's an exciting weekend for us as our daughter and family are moving to the village and my grandson has started school over the road from us. It's going to be so good so see little Ben everyday, although doing the school run is taking some getting used to, I  am so worried about forgetting to collect him I have to set an alarm LOL.

Dogs are all well and were fantastic whilst I was busy dying, not helped by Eric also getting sick. Several days they did get a walk at all and were quiet as little mice. With weeks of storms and rain everywhere is water logged and once again we battle the mud, our garden always gets very muddy but it's now so bad I daren't even walk around it.

A few pages of an album I made as a Christmas present.

and I tried to get the 8 hounds in one photo but of course failed as usual.

Looking forward to life returning to normal and going to crop next weekend.

Great news Dad is making fantastic progress with his new hip and we're all very proud of him and Mum who has been a star taking such good care of him.

Herbie has had two sessions of chemo and is fully adapted to life on three legs.

Think that brings me up to date LOL.