Hello, my friends. I’ve called this What’s on your workdesk Tuesday afternoon – because I know I won’t have the opportunity to write this post any later than now… It’s been one of those weeks! A dear couple from church are coming for dinner and a game of QUIRKLE this evening. Nothing odd in that, I hear you say – except that – now wait for the kindness in this!!! – they are bringing the complete meal! Ready cooked. All John and I have to do is sit and eat it. That is just so incredibly kind and thoughtful, as they understand that John would really struggle to go to their home at the moment. We will enjoy. Also this week we have had to call Stannah the stair lift people out twice… Poor John got half way up stairs the other evening when it simply stopped. Had to alternate turning off with the key, pressing start, turning off the key, pressing start… in order to get up stairs. Two new batteries later… and then the same happened again last evening. So, two more new batteries, a new circuit board, and a new charger unit later – he has yet to try it out this time – lying on the bed in the heat and trying to catch up with some sleep before the battle of wits which is quirkle!
So, what exactly IS on my desk this Tuesday afternoon? Not a lot different from last week….
So, here goes. My latest pergamano magazine, some Pollyanna Pickering bits it would have been rude NOT to buy the other day on a Create and Craft programme, Mrs D’s box of dies – which I must shortly get back to her house – the same cross stitch piece as last week – the eagle eyed of you will see a slight increase in the amount done – on the bed of the big shot are some plastic wallets. I decided it was time to be ruthless with my cross stitch patterns (collected over the last 30+ years). I hardened my heart and went through three folders of patterns (still got about 4 more to do!), and these are those I have chosen to keep. A VERY small pile. They will probably sit there on my desk, berating me for the loss of their friends, until I sort the rest and file just the few. The local charity shop is going to have an enormous shock when I take the rejects down there! Beyond that is a knitting pattern I might just try soon, then the desktop picture on the computer is of a small waterfall at Martin Mere.
Now, the shot so many of you asked for… those tie backs! I even had this picture ready for you last week – then forgot to post it. I really AM losing the plot!
I realise the first shot isn’t that special, just shows the context as it were… The two bowls in the centre of the window sill are filled with heart shaped stones found by our grandchildren down on the beach here. The bowls are handmade silk paper shaped over a pudding bowl, and painted by yours truly with silk paints. The second picture is actually clearer. So, one set of two are up, the second set sit to await me getting out the drill, rawl plugs, and hooks, sewing needle and thread. Yes, the second pair of curtains currently aren’t hemmed. Well, you have to allow them to hang, don’t you???
Also this week I have achieved another jigsaw – I so love doing them, and the Olympics have given me the perfect excuse to sit down. (I confess to having sat up to watch the Murray final, but that is the only really late session I have had.) The other excuse was that John had an infection and I went down with the most horrendous coldy, fluey, thing I think I have ever had. For two pins I would have simply curled up in bed for three days – but you can’t do that when you are the only carer, so I simply slowed right down and did as little as I could get away with!!! It really was the cutest picture…
So, there we go my friends. That is us here in North Wales. We are awaiting a phone call to say the hospital has a bed for John so he can have intravenous antibiotics – a necessary evil, which will hopefully relieve the necessity of emergency admissions. But he needs a bed… and they are about as rare as hens’ teeth on the chest ward…
Take care my friends. I really appreciate your visits and comments. I even managed to visit everyone last week – couldn’t comment on quite all of them – sorry for those of you who missed out.