As it has been a bank holiday here this week in the UK I have only just remembered that I needed to write a blog post for Thursday….it is Wednesday at 4pm.
Over the bank holiday Jay came down with a virus ( not Covid ) – throat like he had swallowed a packet of razor blades, aching and full of cold and in the spirit of wedded bliss he has given it to me. Whilst he is now well on the road to recovery I am 4 days behind him. So the day where he spent most of it asleep, I am keeping a two year old Labrador occupied whilst he waits for his dad to come back for his dinner break to walk him as due to schedule conflicts / accident not one but two dog walker’s have let us down. It is just one of those things and it can’t be helped. It is just the day I needed a knackered pup more than most I wont have one and I feel so awful I could just cry!
I can update you on the car front we have a new set of wheels, which Jay collected last Tuesday. I have been taking HRT since 20th August and haven’t had a migraine since taking it. Which feels very strange after having three a week. This is the longest amount of time since May that I have gone without a migraine and that was just 10 days. I dont want to jinx myself but bloody hell, I haven’t missed them at all.
I can’t say I am surprised that both Jay and I have been hit by a virus with all the stress we have been under sorting out getting a car, dealing with the insurance, solicitors etc. It was going to come out one way or another. The only good thing is that I have lost my appetite which I have to say rarely happens.
Over the bank holiday weekend I got some crochet done and have manged little bits here and there over the weekend. I have to be careful due to the injury to my neck caused by the crash and not upsetting the nerves which make my hand go numb. I have a physio appointment scheduled for next week.
It is one of those weeks where stuff is going on behind the scenes that is private stuff. I share as much as I can on the blog but I am human and we all need some element of privacy/ Everything is ok with Mr Myasthenia Kid and I and of course our beloved Dembe. So don’t go worrying about us, I am just not in the mood to write a blog post, like I normally would so I thought I would share with you a few of my latest makes.
I have been searching for a lampshade for our landing for ages, years probably but just couldn’t find anything I liked. I found out that you can buy kits to buy lampshades so I had a look at the website ( if anyone is interested https://www.dannells.com/ ). I watched the video that accompanies the kit a day or so before hand and then gave it a go. I deliberately made sure that I didn’t rush and that I followed all the steps laid out in the colour instructions. Plus Jay aka Mr Myasthenia Kid was on hand to help when I needed it. I have to say I am ridiculously pleased with it. The fabric is Liberty called Conservatory Fruits, I bought half a metre of it last year because I liked it but had no clue what on earth I would do with it. Then I decided this was the project it was destined for. Is it sad that I am just thrilled with my work?
I have also been plodding away on a Christmas quilt I am making for my physiotherapist. I do a block every so often . I have just managed to complete the biggest block ( which is made of 4 smaller blocks ). I have also managed to get over my fear of metallic threads by switching to a totally different brand and the difference has been night and day! So I have managed to incorporate it onto this quilt.
I also have been brave enough to go back to my blanket that I am crocheting, it is the most complicated piece I have done – it is an intermediate level pattern and I am not ashamed to admit I have probably tried to run before I can walk with this one! More than once it has been shoved into a bag and left in the cupboard for weeks at a time.
The blanket is made of 12 squares, numerous triangles and Octagons. So I am trying to slowly make my way through the squares.
I also finished this shawl in the last week, I tend to crochet when I am in bed or too ill / sore to sit at the sewing machine.
I really enjoy crochet as I find it really relaxing and almost like meditation.
I’m pleased I have been able to continue with my crafts during the lockdown as I think it would have hit my mental health quite badly if I hadn’t have been able to. I have still been making masks as and when I can.