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Saturday, 27 February 2010

A good day today.


Had a really good day so far today.

Our great grandson ,Phoenix has been over for the best part of the day,so we really have had a day filled with fun and laughter.

This makes a change as my husband and I dont get many visitors ,and its great to have some company.

Our daughter popped in later,so had a good old natter to her.

Phee took my sock monkey home ,dont know how long he will last in the company of a boistorous 5 year old though,hope my hand stitching holds out to all that throwing around by his tail.



THE MAKING OF TEDDY

first arm made ready
here he is with his head attached.

2 arms crochetted.


hes looking better,now he can scratch nis nose.



first leg attached ,maybe he can hop now





looking good






My finished bear






My first teddy following a pattern.








Thursday, 25 February 2010

SAYINGS I LIKE.

Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll create a life. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give... her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.
If you can't get it free, find it at a discount. If you cannot get it at a discount, don't buy it, but wait until you can find it free or discounted!
I would be unstoppable if only I could get started !

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

MORE SNOW


Its snowing again,thought I,d seen the last of the horrible white stuff,but its coming down again.

Hope its not going to stay as long as the last lt did

Couldn,t get up the front steps last time, as you can see by this pic .

Monday, 22 February 2010

Doll house mania.
















My passion for dollhouses go back quite a few years now,Here are my houses and some of my hand crafted miniatures.








Heres a few of my little miniatures including 2 babies and a tiny blackbird on a flower pot
















MY EXPERIENCES WITH OUR LOCAL COUNCIL[I really hate them turning up on my doorstep]

Monday 22nd FEbruary 2010.
Today I am really peeed off with the local Council.
They were suppossed to come this morning to replace rotten floorboards in my upstairs loo.
10 past 8 along comes a plumber who removes 3 screws holding the toilet to the floor,there should have been 4 but only 3 were screwed in,takes toilet out my front garden ,says see you tomorrow at the same time to put it back in.
Fine,
9 oclock comes ,no sign of any workmen,phone the council up ,lovely helful lady tells me ,You have an ;appointment;for between 8 am and 12 midday for the carpentor to do your floorboards .
GOOD.
Wait until 10 past midday,phone again ,new lady ,calle Ter...sa,says she will phone the first lady i talked to and find out what was happening.
Phoned back in 5 mins to tell me that they are coming at 8 oclock the next morning
SO now I have the plumber coming at 8 to put toilet back in,carpenter coming at 8 to remove and replace floorboards.
What a fiasco ,
I am not very good on my legs and sleep rather badly needing to use the loo a few times in the night,so now I have to sleep on a 2 seater sofa ,as the upstairs toilet is in the garden,lol.
We do have a downstairs loo so I shall have to use that.
Right rant over,just really,really annoyed with the council and the way they treat their tenants,
We have rented this house for 43 years by the way.

UPDATE...........................................

Tuesday morning,update.7.12.am.
Went to bed at half twelve,got up at 4 to grope my way down in the cold to use the loo ,crawled back to bed,but couldn,t get back to sleep until after 5.
so was not happy when the recycling lorry woke me at 6.25.God I hate the Council.
So now I,m sitting on my comp,bleary eyed and ready to face another run in with council workers.lol.
Its now 10 past 8 am ,no sign of any workers,yet.
Carpenter came at 10 past 10 to renew floorboards.
After looking at the boards wanted to renew the whole floor ,but had only been told to renew 2 square feet beneath where the toilet is fixed,"so it doesn,t fall through the ceiling",councils instructions.
He even phoned them up to see if it was possible to do a proper job,but they said no ,he was only to renew the 2 square feet.
So 2 hours later hes finished and gone.
Now I,m waiting for the plomber to come and put the toilet back in.
They like making a meal of every job they do ,plumber has to fix 4 screws in the floor.

I LIVE IN HOPE THAT IT WILL BE FINISHED TODAY

ITS officially finished ,The plumber came for all of 5 minutes and screwed it down ,I now have an upstairs loo,WAYHAY.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

My blankets sold on ebay.

28th feb
pink shawl listed today























Here are some of my baby blankets I have sold on ebay .

MY 2010 CRAFTY STUFF

my last make for February,roll on March.








My new little bits of crochet.
my cushions seem to breed in the night,lol.