Wednesday, 3 December 2008

My Christmas Journal

I started Shimelle's Journal my Christmas worried a little of keeping up as I usually fall asleep not long after I get home from work. So when I had the accident on Sunday I thought it would give me the ideal opportunity to get on and keep up with the daily prompts.

Well here I am three days later and just finished the first three pages. I am sort of happy with what I have done but as most of my school reports said "could be better".....

Ok see what you think

I hope you like them.....


Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Well What a Start

Well as the Title Says what a start to December. For those reading and not knowing I have had problems with Knees for a long time and had multiple surgery on my right knee, the last op being August 2006. It has been getting worse over the last few months and I have seen a new Consultant who has said they may finally give me a new Knee.

Anyway on Sunday night as I was getting out of the bath my knee decided to give way and I fell out of the bath onto my bad knee and my right hip.

Then basically I was taken by Ambulance to Blackburn Hospital and xrayed and prodded and pocked given a pair of crutches as I cannot put any weight on my right leg and told to go home and see my doctor in a few days when the swelling had gone down to be referred to the consultant . Then they gave me more news.......... by the way did you know you have grade (or maybe type) 4 arthritis in both my Hips! great eh....

So onward soldier(as the hymn goes but missing out the christian bit) and cope with the pain
and get on with it !

So my first page of Shimelle's Journal your Christmas is all about spending half the night in an A&E dept. I will take photos later and of days one and two and see what everyone thinks.


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

ooh not long now till we start Shimelle's class for Christmas and I cannot wait.

I need to take my mind off things that are happening in our family at the moment, we have just found out this week that my mother has terminal cancer lymphatic cancer and needs to have chemotherapy. This will affect the other medication she is on as she has lots wrong with her so we are not sure how things will go. My family and I all remain hopeful and cheerful as does our mum who has surprised us all with her cheerful manner.

So I have signed up for lots to keep me occupied and help me give my mum things to do to help me.
I have been given a gift by my bessie of the shimelle class and am delighted to include in my blog her logo thingie as per her email today.


Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Tuesday Blues

Well home from work, I had to collect my son as he had been at nanny's for the night on a spoil me sleep over...... He came home with pj's slippers new trousers and socks and loads more....

I am tired today and feeling a little miffed at not getting on the main list for the Warrington crop I had been say there waiting and answered straight away but there where people alot faster than me so I got on the reserve list. Here's me now hopping people have to drop out so I can go.

I have booked our last minute holiday and am going to Dunoon in Scotland with the kids and mum this Saturday, Martin is in Vegas (lucky thing) for a week so Im all alone (but eagerly waiting him coming back with the stash I am having sent to his hotel for him to bring back.

I am going to take my laptop with me but not sure I will find a hotspot with bt connection. I hope I can get some access as I need my Ukscrappers fix.


Saturday, 1 November 2008

A few things for sale


I have a few things for sale and over the next few days I will post these items and hope you like the look of them.

here is the first ; This is a rack I bought from Paper Adventures when I had my shop and just a short time after I closed due to ill health. Until June this year the rack was wrapped in bubble wrap and stored in a dry storage place.

It just does not fit in with my craft room as I have very definate ideas about what I want in there.

I paid £90 for it and would like around £30.00 but I will consider all offers.

here is a pic


Ok so the kids both went to Halloween Party's last night and oh what a night!

Rosie as you can see from the pictures below was a devil woman and boy does she live up to that. Alex was a skeleton Warrior and while Rosie was at the party at her friends we took Alex to the Burnley Rugby Club for their party. We took along his friend Leon from next door.

Great fun was had by all and they eat sweets late into the night. Hyper all day today so far.

North West Warrington Crop

Tomorrow is crop day again and I am really looking forward to it with some great photo's of last night to scrap.... and this time I think I may have saved some space by putting together some kits of things this will also work for next week when we are away off to scotland.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Trying hard to customise my blog

Hi again, been spending the last few days trying to customise my blog and not succeeding in getting all that I want. I would like to add in the side bar a slide thingie to show pics. any help gratefully received.

I went to the Burnley Crop on Sunday and well what a farce they had organised a demo day as well and the shop was really busy with only two staff and one of them doing the demo and one serving that left noone to make brews and serve lunch and generally look after the girls at the crop. With the price being charged I think this was a bad move. We understand that the cafe is not open on a sunday and that the previous crops (held on a Saturday) where catered for by the staff of the cafe so to my mind an extra member of staff or not to hold demos on days you have classes or crops without enough staff.

So we are now on the hunt for a new venue with enough space for us all (another problem with the current venue) and easy access so again any help there would be good.

I will be clearing lots of items soon from my craft room so watch this space.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Bad blogger

Oh my I am a bad blogger, not been on for ages and I want to do and say so much.....

ok where to start,

New job with Thomas Cook is going great I am very happy and the girls I work with are lovely and have been very nice. I am going great guns with targets too so happy as a pig in ****

We moved up to Burnley in March this year from Salisbury in Wilts and thought we had found a good school for both the kids, Alex spent the last part of the year at the separate infant school and really came into his own and did so well. Rosie on the other hand has changed from a top student to what can only be described as a trouble maker the clown of the class and this week ended up in detention !! we where so mad with her she is mixing with the wrong crowd and her nice manered accent has gone making way for slang and ignorance. I know I sound like a snob but I just want her to do well and be a nice girl that gets on with all Like she used to do.

We have another Burnley crop on Sunday and I am looking forward to this one with more new people coming and a few old friends coming for the first time....

I want to customise this blog but not sure what to do I have tried and just get myself in a right mess so all help will be gratefully received.

Anyway enough for tonight and I promise to get back on with updating more.......


Monday, 8 September 2008

Burnley crop

Hiya guys and gals well just getting ready for the next Burnley crop which is this Saturday at Craft Range at Network 65.

This turned out to be a great crop last month and should be again as we have new new ladies joining us.

peek back on Monday and I will upload the layouts I have done.

thanks as usual for looking and reading myblog

Monday, 25 August 2008

Awareness Ribbon Pin

Hi again everyone,

Well I have been playing with the pattern for this lovely beaded breast cancer awareness pin, we are having a little get together to try and make some to sell at the Goldbourne crop I am going to in October.

Here is a picture of the first attempt I have made......

Please do contact me if you would like to come along and try your hand at this lovely ribbon we are meeting at my house on the 3rd September

thanks for looking

Saturday, 23 August 2008

First Burnley Crop

Hiya Gang,

Well got up early this morning for the first crop I have managed to organize in Burnley. It is held at The Craft Range, the shop at Network 65 in Burnley.

With everyone on holidays and kids off school I did not expect this one to be very big at all, I started at the beginning of the week with just four people and today we ended up with seven.. it was just right for the first time and we all had fun so much we have arranged the next one for 21st September.

I managed to get four layouts done and the work that all the girls where doing was great I loved the layout Allison started with the Rusty Pickle Papers, I will have to pick me up some of them.

Anyway its been a long day and I'm off to bed now as up again tomorrow with the 'boys' for Rugby.

Friday, 22 August 2008

New Job !!

Yay ! I have a new job ......

I was called this morning to go for an interview at a local Travel agent and within an hour of me leaving the shop they rang to offer me the job. I am so happy no more traveling miles and fighting for bits of commission.......

I Just have to tell my current employer now which is difficult as I am off sick at the moment after my car crash. I will have to talk to HR on Monday and see what I have to do.

I am off to my first local crop tomorrow and what started with just four of us has turned out to be eight so should be a good day for us, I am looking forward to meeting some new girls and some of girls I already crop with.

Our new puppy Misty is doing well and is great on the lead.... just wish she would do her business while we are out instead of saving it up for the yard at home..

anyway off now to have supper and an early night I don't want to be late for the first crop.

bye for now

Thursday, 21 August 2008


HI everyone and welcome to my new blog. I hope to keep this as up to date as possible and apologise now if I fall behind.......

Well what do I start with this week has been a difficult one as I had a car accident last Tuesday the day before I was due to hand back the car and get my new one (I have a motability car) .

A women ran up the back of me on the Runcorn bridge on my way back from some stash shopping with my friend Helen...... well it really was not worth the trouble it caused in the end and now I am going through a claim for time off work and injury as it has given me whiplash and aggravated the Fibro..

I have on the upside managed to sort through my stash and will have lots for sale as I need to have a clear out .. so do pop back and see whats going.

see ya soon