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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.

God bless.


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    Super tiebacks, love the rich red of the curtains too. I knew someone would ask about the harp! I stopped lessons back in May when all my medical stuff was kicking off. I’ve played a bit over the Summer but really lost direction with it. Perhaps I’ll get back to lessons next month. Thanks for visiting me BJ#24
    Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:53:18

    Ali Wade
    Happy Belated WOYWW. I hope your stairlift is sorted – and you hear about a bed in the hospital soon. Also hoping you are feeling better. I did a similar sort-out of cross stitch patterns and kits last year, and sold/gave away a lot. Only kept 2 small kits, as I lost my stitchy bug completely for 4 years and only now feeling like getting the needle out again. I have started on the autumn design. I know that I will only be able to cope with small designs to stop me getting bored! Ali x #37
    Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:09:48

    Sorry to hear you have been poorly – and dear John too. I can imagine how worrying it is for you when you have a cold/flu like symptoms and know how it can affect him. Will put in a special prayer for you both to keep him out of the hospital. Don’t want a repeat of the other year. Well, you have been busy and I am intrigued by the bowls you made. Wonderful. Wonderful too were the friends who brought dinner along – what a lovely idea. One which I sometimes have wished my son and his partner would do, especially when my back starts to ache from standing too long. Take care, stay well. Blessings, Neet 5 xx
    Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:33:17

    Sorry to hear you’re chair lift is being a pain, I understand how difficult it can be as my mother has one and it’s very awkward to get at it when it stops halfway up the stairs. Waiting for a bed in the hospital isn’t good either and it’s very frustrating when you know there are beds but not enough staff so they remain unused. Still your desk is looking good and the jigsaw too. Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a have a great woyww, Angela x 15
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:09:09

    Diana Taylor
    I think it’s a great idea to do a jigsaw while the Olympics is on – I have definitely been feeling lazy watching so much TV – but it’s been fabulous hasn’t it! Sorry to hear you’ve been ill, hope you are feeling a lot better and your hubby gets a bed soon. Hope you finish your sorting out – it sounds like you are on the last few laps, Hope you have a good week, Diana #30 x
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:38:25

    Hi Margaret, I hope you here about a bed for John soon. If he is able to sit in a chair, couldn’t they do that? Your tie backs are lovely. Hope the stair lift behaves now. My aunt had one and if it stopped going up, you could only come down with it. I’ve not done a puzzle for years. Have a lovely meal with your friends. Not heard of that game. Hope you are completely over your bug. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #12
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:15:36

    Carol N
    Your tie backs are beautiful! And yes, curtains need tt hang, hemmed or not! LOL! Cool puzzle. Praying John gets a bed soon. Love how you were invited to dinner in your own home! Thanks for the visit and hope the rest of your week is great! God bless! Carol N #35
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:19:27

    Wow.. well done for sorting all your old patterns out. Great tie backs too
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:15:26

    Lovely idea of your friends, as good as going out but more comfortable! Had to have a word with Mr G to find out what Quirkle was, it looks good so I put it on my Christmas list!! Thank you for the idea. Hope you’re both feeling better by now and able to enjoy the sunshine. Take care Christine aka Bishopsmate #40
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:20:15

    Sharon Madson
    Oh, your space is just lovely and neat! What a nice space to work in. Also, what a nice area you seem to live in. So sorry to hear of the problems with John’s stair lift! How terrible for him. Lovely, that your friends are bringing dinner. Those are great friends. Thanks for showing a window into your lives. That is a neat puzzle, too. Oh, I just read further about waiting for a bed for John. Sending prayers. # 39
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:19:44

    Hi Margaret Thanks for the visit…I must have had your blog up while you were typing on mine but I got side tracked by the doorbell! Fingers crossed they find John a bed soon! You can come and sort out my patterns when you’ve finished…cross stitch, knitting, crochet, beading…..I need to be ruthless too! Happy WOYWW Caz #28
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:22:33

    Hi Margaret, much love to you both. I do hope they get John his antibiotics quickly, the last thing you need is him ill in hospital again,poor man.Love your tie backs, how lovely. As is the bowl.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8. xxx
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:07:53

    Great space to work at! And I need the lamp with magnifying glass too. Getting older I guess… 😉 I browzed your paperwork and your cards are so beautiful. Inspiring. Have a lovely week! SusanLotus nr 20 WOYWW
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:55:02

    Really hope they free up a hospital bed soon for John and you have no more problems with the stair lift. I too have been really strong when sorting out my boxes of stash and we took three boxes full of craft books and useful stash that I no longer use or have room for….at least someone will benefit from it all and they had been boxed up for well over 3 years 🙂 Have a great week. Stay well and strong. Hugs, Annie x
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:42:45

    YIKES! To be without a stairlift if you need one must be quite a worry, hope it’s now properly fixed and fit to use. No idea what Quirkle is … but I like the name! Happy WOYWW Kathyk #14
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:32:28

    Oh, I’ve been enjoying the Olympics too – aren’t Team GB doing well? Just what the country needed, I think. I love jigsaws too, but once I start, I can’t stop! I’m sorry to hear you’ve been poorly, hope you’re feeling a bit better now. Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:25:15

    sandra de
    Lovely goodies on your desk and I do hope your DH gets the treatment he needs. sandra de @11
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:10:36

    Hope you have a great evening, what a treat to have dinner guests who bring dinner! I have had to miss most of the late night/early morning stuff because of work but did sit up Saturday night! Hope John gets the bed for the drip soon, and the stairlift plays the game (I always take my picture on a Tuesday night shhh) Helen #2
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:04:08

    You are an amazing woman Margaret! I hope you are feeling better now and that flippin stair lift doesn’t give you more trouble! Visiting early today for a change – was awake at silly time so sitting enjoying peace and quiet with my coffee and biscuit!
    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:03:35

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