Friday, 8 May 2015

Five Photo Friday


Last weekend saw another trip to the woods,
 more beautiful bluebells and wild flowers.
 It's so wonderful spending time outside in Nature.







I've also been spinning some gorgeous merino.
Nice and thin!



Topped off with a little crochet play in the sunshine.
Whilst I recover from my day out in the woods!
 Yeah a whole week to get over one trip, Chronic Fatigue is RUBBISH!


Still least I can sit in my beautiful garden.
How's your week been, what have you all been making, doing, enjoying?
Do tell!
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 1 May 2015

Five Photo Friday

Bluebell Time!












Hope you're having a splendid week and that you've managed to find time to get outside and enjoy some Springtime beauty. 
We took a gentle stroll through the woods this evening and very pretty it was too!
Have a super Bank Holiday weekend whatever you're doing.
Much Love
♥Sue♥

Monday, 27 April 2015

Bright Jewel Blanket

Yay!
All the ends are sewn in, finally.
Oh hello, got a little bit over excited there!


I am loving this blanket so much.
 Just have to decide on an edging, nothing too fancy I think and I'm thinking the navy blue is the perfect colour. 
The yarn is Patons Diploma Gold DK which is a practical mix of wool, nylon and acrylic. It comes in lots of scrummy colours and is a dream to crochet with, having a beautiful drape and handle making it feel much more luxurious than it is!

Isn't it wonderful that Spring has sprung, flowers, birds, lighter evenings and the promise of long lazy summer days.

Blossom time!

Seeing blue sky and blossom has lifted my spirits a bit because frankly I've been feeling rubbish, since well AGES as I mentioned before.
Today saw another trip to the doctor and finally a diagnosis.
Post Viral Fatigue/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hmmm not nice.
At least now I know what I'm dealing with.
I'm doing a lot of sleeping and 'resting' eating properly, not that I didn't before.
I am getting out and about but not half as much as I would expect to, projects have slowed right down and enthusiasm is a bit low.
 So any suggestions on managing what may be a long term condition my friends?
I am finding spinning the most relaxing, stress free activity so am trying to spin my finest yarn yet. 
A pretty merino I dyed last summer.

It's thin, really thin. 
Small triumphs, tiny steps make me feel better.
Hoping that you are all full of the joys of Spring.
Talk soon.
Love
♥Sue♥



Thursday, 16 April 2015

Summer's here!

Hello, how are you all?
I'm still feeling yuk and waiting to find out what's wrong, 
but am just ignoring it cos being ill is sooo boring!
Here in Sunny Portsmouth, we've been enjoying glorious weather this week, it feels like Summer's here!
We've been enjoying some serious deck time, it's wonderful.
Best thing we ever did in our garden! 
Last night we fired up the chiminea, and just spent time together, so relaxing.
Ha ha you didn't expect it to look like that did you! 
It is the creation of my Lovely Man of course and is an actual work of art, by the way it doesn't normally have a saucepan on the top, there was some experimenting with heating water going on here!

Beautiful isn't it. Made from an old beer barrel!


By the way it is enormous and weighs a ton which is a bit of a hallmark of Lovely Man, we love it.
I've been spinning a lot this week too and having a sort out of all my yarn.
There's quite a lot!






Some of them have found their way to my shop. I'm hoping to add some more and some of my hand painted roving, so keep a look out.
How's the blanket going? Slowly is how's it's going I'm making myself sew in at least ten ends a night, nearly done now but next time I'm going to definitely sew as I go!


So that's a little round up of my week, it's been lovely hope yours has too.
Take care my blogland friends see you soon.
Love
♥Sue♥







Monday, 30 March 2015

At Home

Oh hello, I know back again. so soon!
What's going on?
Well I have a little bit more time on my hands at the moment. 
I'm signed off from work while the doctors try to discover why I seem to have been unable to shake off the Christmas flu!  I spent weeks trying to carry on as normal until I just felt so ill I had to see the doctor, where obviously I wept and wailed about how ill I felt. One doctor said it was all perfectly ok, I just kept picking up colds from the children at school, (really for three months) I stayed home for a week resting, sleeping, then went back to work and felt even worse. Back I went to the doctors and saw a lovely lady who immediately said "that's not right you shouldn't feel that ill, lets get you tested!" I was relieved to have someone acknowledge that how I felt wasn't normal!
So blood has been removed from my arm (yuk) and 
I await the results of blood tests. The doctor thinks it could be a thyroid problem (easyish to fix) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (not so easy to fix!) I'm hoping it's the first scenario if it has to be any!
On the up side I have time at the moment to browse the internet and dabble in some of my favourite crafts, interspersed with loads of sleeping, so much more comforting under a crochet blanket
I knew I made them for a reason LOL!

Lounge Life crochet blankets

We take our health so much for granted don't we and when things go a little wonky it's such a shock! 
It's been really hard to get used to not doing SO much, actually it's driving me a bit mad having to choose one thing to do as too much wipes me out and planning cooking and shopping has been an absolute nightmare, thank goodness for Lovely Man and Heather who have held the fort magnificently.
I'm really concentrating on looking after myself, good food, rest, no stress,
 vitamins galore and gentle exercise.
I'm also torturing myself by sewing in the ends of my Jewel Bright blanket.

crochet blanket sewing in ends

Oh goodie another blanket to snuggle under!
I've really enjoyed catching up on my blog reading too and seeing what all you lovely people have been up to, such a creative and talented bunch!
Thanks for visiting, I rambled a bit today!
Take care look after yourselves.
See you all soon
Love
♥Sue♥

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Spring!

 Hi folks the sun is shining brightly here in Portsmouth, birds are busy and flowers are blooming.
Yup Spring is definitely here and very pretty it is too.
Here some beauties I found on Pinterest.

Spring Blooms



I hope you enjoy them. I adore flowers of any kind but especially in Spring after months of muted tones, those little flowers pop up and dance around in the sunshine sending rays of colour into our hearts and making us feel energised and happy.
This year I actually remembered to plant some bulbs so now have a garden full of delight.
Spring

As an added bonus they smell divine.

Spring

I hope you're enjoying the amazingness of Mother Nature too.
I'm off to sit in the sunshine and spin........or crochet............or read........or think........or just be!
See you soon
Love
♥Sue♥

Friday, 20 March 2015

Five Photo Friday

A floral collection this week.
Today is International Day of Happiness!
Have a super happy Friday.






photo still life natural pebbles and seed pod

Oh and don't forget to look up (safely of course) and see the eclipse if you can.
Love 
♥Sue♥