Friday, 15 June 2018


We have two of these cat gym's in the house but the one in the hall has seen better days and doesn't  get used  only for scratching occasionally.
We were discussing wether we should get rid of the one in the hall and buy a nice little table to go under the mirror with a small lamp on, it would look nice in the evenings.

Enter Rupert.

Isn't it sod's law that as soon as we talk about getting rid of the thing Rupert decides he would very much like to use it again.

Nonchalantly laying there with one paw casually resting on an upright and the other carelessly dangling down, his tail doing a very gentle sway from side to side, he is daring us to get rid of it. lol

Thursday, 14 June 2018


Yesterday I spent most of the morning finishing the Shi Sha page for my journal.
It's turned out to be a really bling page, all shiny and glittery, just how I like it. lol

Who wants dull in this world with all the doom and gloom, I don't.
This page will back onto the Goldfinch page so now I just have to sew the two together.
I managed to use loads of the beads from the belly dancing thingy on this so my 50p has been well spent.

I'm still cogitating on how to fix the whole lot together into a book and am thinking that I may make eyelets on the edge and put them into one of those folders, or not, we'll see
Something will come to me it usually does.
I could cover the folder with my own fabric design.

Just waiting for the cat food to be delivered and then out for a naughty burger, haven't had one for ages.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


All is peaceful in the work room.
We've changed to the large back room, painted the floor with floor paints and bought a nice rug for the centre and now we can both sit together working on our different projects.
Tom has almost finished his tapestry and I have almost finished the shisha page.

Friday, 8 June 2018


We took Princess to the vets at 8.30a.m. this morning and left her there for more x-rays.
We were hopeful that the cast would be able to be removed as it had been on for five weeks but sadly no.
The bone is healing nicely but there is still a way to go.
So, she is back with another splint this time with a nice turquoise colour bandage and we have to take her back in one months time.
This time we hope that it will come off and she will be able to get back to normal.

She is 10 years old and I think that probably  if she was a younger cat it would be healing faster.
So as there's nothing we can do we will carry on.
I think that we are more upset than she is watching her trying to get about.

Thursday, 7 June 2018


We decided on the spur of the moment to go out for a breakfast this morning.
 This was a brilliant idea as it meant that I would not have to cook any dinner, just a bit of tea in the evening.  lol

Our son had told us of an offer of a 'Big Daddy Breakfast' on offer in Morrisons and we were straining at the leash to give it a try.

Here it is in all its glory.  The most unhealthy meal you could eat but delicious.
I think it appealed so much because for three months we were on the very low fat diet because of Tom's gall stones and didn't go anywhere near something like this.

 When we got back home we both needed a nap to allow this big boy to digest, lol

Later I picked the Belly dancing thingy to pieces taking off all of the beads.

Just look at all of those beads.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than picking something to bits like this, I could sit for ages playing with beads.  Sad isn't it?

Princess goes to the vets in the morning.  No food after 10 p.m. for her as she may have to have another anesthetic.  I am hoping that the leg is now mended and she will be able to have the splint off.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018


It seems that they now know our car as this happened this afternoon.

We parked outside the house and sat for a while in the car talking.
They were having non of it.
Well, it was about the time we put the cat biscuits out for them. lol

Monday, 4 June 2018


Sadly I think a couple of the fox cubs who visit each night may have mange.
I noticed that the smallest one had fur missing from one side of his neck but thought mayabe he had been in a tussle but then Tom saw that another cub was losing a bit on his rump.
This is a particularly nasty ailment caused by mites that will eventually kill the fox.

This isn't one of our foxes but you can see how the fur falls out leaving a bare patch and eventually they can lose all of the fur and die a horrible death.
In the past we have successfully treated foxes with mange and started last night to treat these little monkeys.

This is all that is needed to halt the mange, some homeopathic drops.
Just a few drops on the food each night for a couple of weeks or so and an improvement will be seen.
I will understand if some people can't understand that this would work but it does.
We are going to treat all of them as they must all come from the same den and the others could easily  end up with it.

If you see a fox with mange or have any visit your garden you can obtain these drops for free from here.

Saturday, 2 June 2018


I have finally shifted myself out of the glums to do a post and get on with more of my fabric journal.

A few weeks / months ago ( who knows the time goes so quickly) I bought this belly dancing thingy at the car boot. 
I think you tie it around the hips and it jingles as you dance.  I haven't tried it myself, probably because it wouldn't go aroung my hips, lol
Anyway, the reason for buying it was not to entertain Tom but for the coins and beads, loads of them.
It's been in with the other load of junk goodies until now, I just knew that it would come in handy.

Remember the first lot of shi sha that I worked a while ago, well, I thought I would make a page of it and the coins look good surrounding it.
I haven't stitched them on yet just placed them to see if they were going to fit.

 I have also almost completed the daisy shisha flowers on another page.
I am going to fill in between the flowers with beads and sequins I think, but don't hold me to it because I am known to change my mind. lol

In the meantime, Princess is still stomping around on her glitter leg.
We have to take her back next Friday, that will be 5 weeks since she has had the cast on.
Here's hoping that it will not be much longer.
She's a changed cat, so fed up and missing her feistiness.

Saturday, 19 May 2018


Princess has been back to the vets after having the cast on for 2 weeks, she's had it removed and x- rayed and it is healing nicely.
The new cast suits her perfectly as it is all glittery, lol

She's found a way of getting around and is a lot happier than she was.
Back to the vets in 2 weeks time again.
This is a long costly job.......

Saturday, 5 May 2018


I've made a start on a new page for the Fabric Journal.
The Goldfinch is finished and I have another sampler page on the go but I'm sort of hooked on the Shisha embroidery at the moment.

I'm working this one in a large hoop as its easier to do the shisha
This time I've coloured the linen to give a background.
This will be lots and lots of colour.

Now I'm covering it with shisha embroidered daisies.  Lots of bold bright colours.  Really enjoying this.

Car boot tomorrow,we've been waiting a long time for this one to start, the field has been so wet he was unable to put one on until now.
The weather is supposed to be nice, just hope we have the energy to get all round. lol