Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mum has been sick..and I've been out of touch ... 2016-6-25



..  Mum gave us a scare last week...

She had a severe attack of Atrial Fibulation. .. racing heart beat..  her heart rate went to 135 and wouldn't come down.
We took her to hospital where they were able to stabilise her.
They also found she had Pneumonia.

Mum was kept on bed rest for the next 3 days.

They got her up on the Tuesday and she was walking OK with a walker so they discharged her..

Mum has to use her walker in the house now, something she didn't do before this. She only used it when she went out.Mum is still unsteady on her feet.

BUT....   MUM is home and doing well ..  Thank the LORD.. xxxxxx

anyhow...
that is why I haven't been in touch with everyone lately......
I know you all accept my comings and goings as pretty normal for me and I "Thank You" for that..xxx

we have settled into routine again and I will now be commenting furiously ...  xxx

... this was the late afternoon sky yesterday....   our plum tree has only a few leaves left now..
we are having beautiful winter weather...  blue skies and sunshine..... but very cold....




I hope you are all well ...
...hugs, Barb xxxx





Thursday, June 16, 2016

..... my OCD has kicked in.. 2016-6-16



  ..... I'm having fun making scarves ...   like about 2 dozen or more scarves....  OCD can be a blessing sometimes.....



and this lot will be the last of my friend Edna's yarn and mine as well......  the bagged yarn is 3 scarves waiting to be crocheted ....


...  there are enough scarves for everyone in Edna's family to have one each....   I'm happy for that...  but it is sad that Edna herself will know nothing about it because she doesn't remember that she had  a yarn stash....

As you can see, I like varigated colours....   I like to use 2 sometimes 3 strands and because there wasn't enough of any one colour to do this..  I mixed them up..  I used a size 10mm hook to do them.


...  I did a few beanies too.....



I found this patterns on Pinterest and tried them out...   I like them and will be doing more to give away at Christmas.....  one used the ring pull tabs off drink cans... ant the other uses buttons.....


......aren't they cute...  xxxx




I have tried all different plants on my front verandah and nothing grows properly there..  so I finished making my rocks a feature..  I do like rocks....
..   neat....  tidy ...  no weeding...... no watering......   uncluttered.....    I love it......




..   this is my youngest Great Grandson....  he turned 1 on the 12 th of this month..... my daughter, his Nan,  brought him over for a visit while his parents went out for his Dad's birthday which is the day before his......  ....  here he is trying to eat a red onion...  he's gorgeous......




I'll leave you with a photo of my Iceberg Rose......
.................Hugs......  Barb  xxxx