Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Not Such A Wordless Wednesday After All ..

Oh deary me my bloggy friends, OH was in agony this morning, didn't sleep a wink last night, nor did i as i was awake all night too scared to move.

Managed to get an appointment with the doctors this morning and its not good news at all. We now have to wait for an appointment to be sent, god knows when that will be.. to go and have a scan done. Apparently it is looking like a prolapsed disc that will need an operation. To top it all of the doctor said quiet shockingly that if OH bowel movements change today or start loosing blood then we have to get to the emergency department ASAP..

All i can say is i am worried sick, OH is only just turned 30 and this is the 3rd time in a year that we have been up to the doctors with this complaint, they sent OH on a handling course last time for picking things up in the correct way !!!  Oooooh rant over.. so OH been signed off for 2 weeks and just waiting for more medication now, lets hope it helps with the pain.

Anyway lets hope my dearly beloved feels better soon - I Love You xoxoxo

Wordless Wednesday ..

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sneeky Peek .. A Cath Kidston Style Quilt

Good evening everyone .. Ok so here is a Lil snippet of my quilt that i am making for the spare bedroom. It is all fabrics that i had already in my stash so i just cut up matching pieces and randomly placed them in rows and stitched along the edges... i think it is going to look ok, just need to sew along the the lengths then so on ... but pleased with my progress so far ..
There is some Cath Kidston Rosali blue, Checks, random polka dots, red, pink and blue solids ..

I wanted to get the lengths sewed together today but my OH started with a sickness bug last night so had the day off work today which meant i have had no time to get it done. Ive still got the washing up to do from tea yet, so best get that sorted, then up to bed with a cuppa and a little more of a read before up for work at 7am. Oh and to top it all of OH's back has gone this evening..i tell ya it doesn't rain it pours in this house ...

Lets hope tomorrow is brighter, i hope so as we are supposed to be off to Manchester MEN to watch our son sing in the evening.. so i am crossing everything.

Mantha xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

A Monday Make ..

Hello my bloggy friends, well after a very hectic week last week i didn't manage to blog at all, we had a complete new boiler system fitted which seemed to disrupt the week.I did manage to get some of my quilt top pieced and sewed in strips, just the lengths to sew together and then the top is done, hopefully get that done tomorrow all being well.

So my Monday make for this week is some shabby chic twinkle twinkle little star hangers that a friend asked me to make for her..these always sell well at craft fairs ...

So there we are, perfect for hanging up in a nursery or little ones room.

Hope you all had a great weekend? I'm still recovering from a house warming party..haha.. i must remember that i am getting older now and drinking and playing party games until 2.30am before a 1 hour trip to get home is a bit much for me nowadays!! the 5 bottles of wine didn't help either ..
I'm off to bed now with a nice cup of tea and a read of my book..nanite everyone.

Mantha xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

A quick make and new pj's

I was planning on starting my patchy quilt today, but like i said yesterday my mind wanders quiet frequently, yesterday i was playing about with my bunting and my mind wandered off and i started thinking about my feedsack stash ! So today i made two Cath Rosali cushions for the spare room .. quiet happy with them although i should have made the flap a little larger on the back, but the inserts are really fluffy so i think they are pulling a little, i might take some of the stuffing out so they not too springy .. anyway still pretty to look at.

I have pondered about getting some CK pyjamas but can't justify spending £50 on a pair when there is a house to run and a family to feed. Well seeing as there is a massive sale on i found these beauties...

and they are only £15 ... sooo ... they slipped into my basket, and i feel really guilty ? i dunno. I did have some christmas money but i said i would put it towards our summer hols this year as money is tight .. i will hide them away for a few weeks then get them out lol ..

Hope you are having a good Tuesday my bloggy friends?
Mantha xx

Monday, 9 January 2012

A Monday Make Tada and a Birthday ...

Firstly I just want to say Happy Birthday Sarah my big sister turned 42 today .. woohoo .. hope you have a great day honey love you loads x x x x

Ok back to my Monday Make hopefully I can keep this up and on every Monday I will show what I have made, I am hoping that this will keep me on track as I tend to let my mind wander off and start planning another crafty adventure before I have finished the 10 or more that i actually need to finish off i'm sure its not just me that does that, is it ?

See already I am thinking right, where have i put all that Vintage Feedsack .. deary me !!

Ok so here is my Tada ... Cath Kidston bunting that I have made for my two kitchen windows..

Bit of a wonky photo but never mind lol .. and i must show you this, I Love this picture it is a greetings card that I bought from Tesco, I put in a old pine frame that I had, it matches my bunting a treat, and I Love a cuppa, It must be Tea O'Clock ... Simple Pleasures Are The Best ... Go on then just a quick one before I go to work :)

Seeing as I will not get home till late this evening i have already prepared our tea, cauliflower cheese, green beans and savory rice .. yummy .. can't wait to come home wiz it in the microwave for 2 mins and sit down and catch up on a few bloggy reads..

Have a great Monday everyone :)
Mantha xx

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Follow RUPERT every morning ...

I needed a new calendar this year but didn't purchase one as i usually receive one or two for christmas but this year i didn't so i went down town after looking in several shops i couldn't see any, its like oh well christmas is over lets take all the calendar's and hide them away as no one will want one now Pfft !!
Anyhow i was in The Works and having a little mooch about and i happened upon this little fellow, now it was love at first sight, I love Rupert so this came home with me.

All the pictures are stunning and i really don't want to write on the pages .. i may have to buy another hehe..
January's picture is delightful ..

And come with this passage :

1971 page 115

Rupert made his first appearance in the Daily Express on 8 November 1920. He was drawn in black and white in the strip, but was shown in a blue jumper on early book covers. It was not long, however, before he donned his trademark red sweater which, together with his yellow check trousers and scarf, make him on of the most recognizable cartoon characters in Britain.

How lovely, im so so glad I purchased this, and i already cannot wait for Feburary's picture :)

Happy Sunday Everyone xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

Show and Tell ...

Morning bloggers, so i was rather lucky this christmas Santa delivered lots of fantastic pressies.. i must have been a good girl :) ha ha more like my OH knows exactly what i love.. so i had lots of lovely Cath Kidston bits, books, purse, keyring, smellies,pencil case, mugs and a Kirstie Allsopp book .. i was so chuffed, as you can tell i love CK and i love to read.

My mum purchased the Kirstie book for me also but as i had already received it i ordered some other books that i wanted from Amazon and they arrived yesterday but as our mail box is so small i had to collect this morning from the Depot .. Cecelia Ahern, i have all her books now and they are a fantastic read.. my mum decided to keep the Kirstie book for out dad you may find a addiction starting lol .

So lots for me to be doing, or reading i should say..

Happy Friday Everyone xx

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Its Raining Its Pouring ... Brr

Morning bloggers, well i think i have fineally managed to sort out the nightmare of my blog hack and now all looks back to normal .. 'fingers crossed' so hopefully i can now keep on track and get back to blogging .

Weather is terrible up North today rain and hail pounding against the windows, grey sky's and really strong winds too. The Little Man went back to school yesterday and then we had a phone call - please can you pick LM as he has a stiff neck and feels sick !! so LM is home but feeling much better now, Mummy has a few erands to run this morning so we are off for a quick hour or so.

Wet and windy it was too down town we dashed about then came home and made mini chocolate cupcakes, played lego, and made a ladybird from air dry clay phew.. hopefully LM is back to school tomorrow .

And yummy they are too :)

Happy Thursday everyone xx

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year Everyone

Happy New Year to all my friends family and loved ones .. lets hope that 2012 will be a year to remember .