This week in Cro… hold on!

There Will be a “This week in Crochet land” later in the week for last week. I am terribly behind. 

I am really REALLY sick! It came on so suddenly within hours l went from happily dancing around the house singing as l cleaned the house.  I spent three hours doing some “extra” bible study yep! I am “that” student that goes back and does stuff not required because l don’t want to miss anything. I suggested to my Study teacher Bianca, a few weeks ago that my work was so impressive l might need a gold star. She said she didn’t have any so she drew me a star! So l went and brought her some gold stars for next time l give her work for corrections. 

So Wednesday afternoon it all started sliding down hill, starting with a weird rattling in my chest and a tickle in my throat. By 5:00pm l was feverish and coughing. I think l was delirious asking my husband to ring Bianca and cancel our combined study and lunch date for the next day. He told me, after l woke him up at 12:45am asking him “Did you call Bianca?” 

“For the 5th time Yes! I called Bianca!”

It’s important not to let Bianca down because she’s taken me under her wing and added me to her “Sisterhood” and that sense of belonging is so precious!

Thursday- ALL day was a repeat of Wednesday afternoon now add being sore from coughing and being dizzy, no appetite my throats was so sore felt like l swallowed razor blades. I did a gentle house clean and because it was super windy l changed all the bedding and put that out on the line but even that simple task sent me to bed for three hours. More fevers and raspy voice. 

Friday although it looked lovely out the bedroom window and the temperature tells me its spring like weather l was shivering tucked up in bed, not even attempting to clean the house. The headache was the worst, painkillers were not touching it. So that night after only sleeping three very broken hours on Thursday l took a stronger pain killer Friday night and slept!

Saturday morning l open my eyes wearily. So far so good, no headache, no cough if l don’t breathe too deeply, but what’s this?! đŸ˜® a massive cold sore on my lip! The third one l’ve ever had! An ulcer on my tongue đŸ‘… and what’s wrong with my hands?! 

Every finger swollen and blistered! Awesome my Ross River Virsus has now joined the party! Cold water hurt my hands, hot water hurt more, l could barely close my hands to hold a glass. But the house was almost empty of food so we had to do shopping. 

I felt like a zombie, l don’t recall any of it except leaving my husband in a store and rushing outside for air l thought l was going to faint. I sat slumped like a homeless person until my husband came to collect me. Back home to bed! My eldest daughter was hosting a birthday party for our youngest Grand daughter “Faerygirl” and had warned us “Stay away!” I’m so glad we did.

Sunday l had a preplanned trip organised with my cousin to an American expo to do research for our 2018 trip but l honestly don’t know how l got through it. This morning l woke up half deaf!! But we did it and got lots of tour info to use. But back home again it was straight back to bed. 

So now it’s today, Monday and while l am still coughing up a lung, have very little voice, no taste sensation at all, l am forcing myself to eat to get better. I’ve had no pain relief since Sunday and lm up and dressed. Only because l had an appointment with the foot Dr about my “Acheillies tendinitis” I explained my foot is the least of my current woes until he pressed exactly on the right place and made me squeal. Ok so my foot is back in sticking plaster for another week but he says he approves of my spending so much down time laying around the house it’s helping my foot! Back to him in two weeks!

So while lm on a good run l began crocheting some of the 7 squares l missed out on. I’ll come back later with pics of those. 

I really cannot believe how severely this “bug” has hit me, l do not recall ever feeling this sick and l wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy!!

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This week in crochetland…

This week in crochetland, I actually managed to get all seven squares done… so week 31 looks like this.


And then one row each day for my Temperature blanket. Here in Australia its winter and as you can see its been fairly mild.

Light blue represents temperatures 10-15c ( about 50-59F) the greenish colour represents 16-20c ( 60-68F) then we have the dark navy blue that was when it was under 10c and thats cold for me. One more month of winter left woo hoo!

I decided to do my tempertaure blanket in two sections because it would have ended up massive if I did the whole year in one, so this one started 1st July. If I were to do this again I would make a few tweeks but over all its been a fun challenge. I would also make the temperature increments smaller, to show the different temps.


Its folded in half here it actually measures 40 inches across. Each week I do one stitch for the whole week, this week I used double crochet. This coming week I’m back to single, then half double then double again.

Thats all this week from crochetland, next week I hope to have an “UFO” ( Un finished Object) finished to show you, stay tumed for that one its been YEARS in the making đŸ˜³

Sometimes you just need a little reminder…

So this Saturday morning is different from usual as the Bloke had to go into work, a rare occasion on a Saturday. After cleaning the house Miss Three aka Sweetpea was restless and her Mum was growling at her, so Grandma to the rescue “Lets go to the park!” Says l, immediately regretting my hasty words. Its winter- although the sun is shining the wind is cold. 

So off we set Sweetpea and l. There is a little park at the end of our court, there are a few swings and some rocking rides on giant springs. We talked about springs and how you might spell it, a huge plane flew over so we talked about planes and where we would go on that big plane. 

We walked up the hill towards the bigger park as we walked we counted our stomping feet, we talked about shapes we could see when she spotted a triangle cut into a gate. We talked about the little Willy wagtail bird as he hopped along the ground in front of us, l told her about his beautiful song and she told me “Oh Grandma he’s so so SO cute and little!” 

At the next park, there were bigger obstacles to tackle, a slide, climbing frame and seesaws. Some she tackled bravely others she called “Grandma l need help!” 

As l sat there in the sunshine and watched the puffy white clouds skipping across the sky l thought about Jehovah and how he built the world in just 7 days, and how that silly rhyme goes about “Blue and green should never be seen unless a colour in between” which made me smile because God created Blue skies and Green trees which are usually seen together so how does that rhyme even make sense?! Is someone suggesting “HE” Got it wrong!?!

Just swinging with my girl!

She could be any little girl but she’s MINE!

“I’m driving a bus Grandma!”


Sometimes it’s the little things in your day that remind you about love, life and “just being”

I’ve had a horrible week! It started off well I spent Monday with my cousin who is on holidays and then Tuesday I attended my first night time bible study which was amazing, l also started a 21 day detox but come Wednesday I was so sick! My first thought was “Satan really got nervous that I attended bible study last night!” So l prayed harder! I spent all Day Wednesday vomiting and sleeping. Needless to say l gave up detox quick smart! Thursday l spent the day in bed sore- l felt like l had a metal belt wrapped around my mid section squeezing me tighter and tighter, Friday l felt a little better but still sore. 

So today’s trip to the park has been the highlight of the week! 

This week in crochet land….

IMG_2553So recently I have had a few friends comment about  missing me on Facehbook ( in my last post I explained about removing myself from social media) these ladies have been missing my crochet. In an earlier post I would have told you about how this year I am doing a crochet a square a day challenge with Nadia over @YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad.

So each day I crochet one square with Nadia’s help on her you tube channel. Currently its week 30 so we are well over half way. I have learnt heaps of new stitches and even some I really dont like. So I decided to share my squares here so my friends can see whats been happening this week in Crochet Land!

I am also doing a Temperature blanket, and so each day I crochet one row in a colour that corresponds with that days highest tempertaure. Photos soon!

Have a wonderful week.

Oops! I did it again!

I forgot to stop by and write and now it’s been five months since my last confession, errrr, I mean last posting.

So I won’t bore you all with the back story, lets just move on from here and start with HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

I hope that 2017 is turning out nicely for you. Me Im having some ups and downs. We’ve done loads of camping, which lead to being bitten by mozzies (AKA mosquitoes) typical camping hazard except mine also led to Ross River Virus so that hasn’t been pleasant, some days are worse than others. At least currently I can walk again without too much pain!

**UPDATE**

opps, its now July, almost August, I am such a bad blog Mother!

So the Ross River Virus has been in and off, my my foot never seemed to heal so last month I went back to the Dr because I noticed a lump on the back of my heel, he sent me to a “Foot Dr” it seems that I have had and am being treated for a case of acute tendonitis.  Great huh? So Ive been having my foot wrapped and then un wrapped and re wrapped, currently I am on the unwrap and I have to walk around two weeks then go back for the next discussion about what to do with my ankle.

In the meantime, I have quit all social media, and I am soending time with my crochet and bible studies, Monday will be three weeks since I quit social media and TV as well. I am finally getting some reading done and several hours per week specifically on bible studies, and I recently started to attend church service each week, first time in my life and I am loving it.

I have no idea why this post didn’t get posted when I wrote the first part of it, but oh well, here I am better late than not at all.

Happy 2017!

So its Feb 24th 2017

I’ve been missing in action, Im not going to replay everything that happened but lets just start from  here. This year has been busy already and its been a mixed bag, good and bad.

I am doing a crochet challenge, so each day I crochet one granny square… doing that with Nadia from YARNutopia.

I am also doing a temperature blanket, where we crochet one row a day with a colour that represents the days highest temperature. I am using this time to learn new stitches and techniques.

Plus 43 things is back! Oh how I have missed that site, its run by different people but similar to the old set up, so Ive been able to rcreate some of my old goals! One of the goals is about asking questions to see who will play along and answer them, so in response to today question was to share our blog.. I just realised how neglected mine has become.

I will endevour to keep up to date with my blog this year! I promise!!

 

Well starting in two weeks because next week I am away camping in South Australia.

 

Sometimes l surprise myself!

I also under estimate myself as well. I always talk myself down and suggest “I can’t do that” when in fact if l try l usually can… well, hold on there was that one time with the zig zag granny blanket. I pulled it out and started again five times the sixth time l gave up!

So l’ve been having a spate of baby blankets, one for my niece, which in turn convinced my daughter that my newest grand daughter, Faery girl needed one, so l made her one, then l made one for my middle girl child that was nightmarish! Then l made one for a friend of my first daughter who was having a baby shower, it was a rainbow blanket and l fell in love with it! 

So enough blankets l needed some fast projects, so l decided to make a dress for my doll which has been made a replica of my first Grand baby Sweetpea! Then number one daughter and my niece both commented they would dress their daughters in that dress! So l decided to make then each one.

My niece is due mid November so l started one for her baby shower which was last week however l didn’t get it finished in time, luckily l had made a nappy cake to take, my two daughters and l pooled our money and made a three layer nappy (Diaper for our overseas friends) cake. So anyways l’m keeping it now until she’s born. So the rush was gone l decided to add a bonnet and some booties. All the time wondering if l could even do it! 

Well tonight l finished the set and l’m pleasantly surprised with how good it’s turned out. I always feel nervous making things for other people my mind questions..

“What if they don’t like it!”

“What if the colours are wrong?”

“Is it too old fashioned?”

When my daughter took the rainbow blanket l told her “if the pregnant friend didn’t like it, bring it back l’ll make her something else” from reports she loved it. 

So here it is…